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Aug 6, 2015 - Llechryd

Thursday August 6 Today, Richard took a day off work and the four of us had a "tourist" day out. We visited the newly renovated and recently reopened Cardigan Castle. We toured Cardigan Castle and had lunch there as well. Following lunch, we had a walk about in Cardigan looking for a certain type of chocolate biscuit, without any success, then back to the house. For dinner, we drove Pat and Richard to the Three Horseshoes pub in Cenarth, where we have always found the food to be very good. We were not disappointed.

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Aug 5, 2015 - Llechryd

Wednesday August 5 We started the day having breakfast with Richard and Pat, then drove to the little village of Llandygwydd to visit Ruth and John, gardening friends of Heather's parent, who are realizing some failing health issues, but continue to live in the bungalow that they built by themselves over 40 years ago. After our morning coffee with Ruth and John, we drove into Cardigan to do some requisite banking and to have lunch at one of the pleasant cafés in town. We later decided to visit a nearby seaside village, Aberporth, where we...

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Aug 4, 2015 - Llechryd

Tuesday August 4 On our last morning in Wrexham, we visited Heather's mother's cousin, Eluned for a cup of tea before starting to drive to South Wales. En route, we stopped briefly in Bala, then continued driving through to the west coast on down the A487 towards Cardigan. We arrived in Llechryd, the village 3 miles from Cardigan where Heather's parents had lived, in late afternoon. We had been invited to stay with Richard and Pat Harman for a few days. We have known Richard since 2006, when he first started tending the gardens at...

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Apr 17, 2014 - Llechryd - new construction

Thursday April 17 We awoke quite late and Richard took the day off so we could spend the day together. However, as his van had broken down yesterday, he went into the garage in the morning to see if he could have it assessed and repaired. While Richard was out, Heather spoke with Ruth Minter and arranged for us to drive up to see Ruth and John for a cup of coffee. John had recently had cataract surgery and could now see much better. Ruth is still having great problems with a foot and cannot walk very well. She was nevertheless in good...

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Apr 16, 2014 - Llechryd - Wednesday visits

Wednesday April 16 We woke earlier but both of us showered and we did not sit down to eat breakfast till quite late. Richard left for work and we sat for a while to talk with Pat while our second load of laundry was washing. After all the laundry had been placed on the line, Pat called Ruth Minter to see if a visit from us was in order. John was having a few problems and Ruth was a bit flustered so we decided to wait until tomorrow for a visit. We drove into Cardigan to visit Brondesbury Lodge where Heather' mother had resided. A few of...

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Apr 15, 2014 - Llechryd, Wales

Tuesday April 15 We began the morning having breakfast with Richard and Pat enjoying the view over the fields from their breakfast table window. It was a lovely sunny day. Later in the morning we drove to Cardigan and parked in the area behind the Market Hall. Within two minutes of parking the car, the first person we saw was Mary Kate who recognized us from our 'local pub' at Pen y Bryn. We chatted for a while and then said we would see her and the other folks at the pub on Thursday night. It was quite funny to meet someone we knew so...

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Apr 14, 2014 - Wrexham to Llechryd, Wales

Monday April 14 Robert left the hotel early this a.m. to catch the bus to Chester railway station en route back to Scotland via train. We did not leave the hotel until after 9:00 a.m., and our first stop was at the Pentre Buchan crematorium grounds where we went for a walk to say "hello" to Menna and Arthur in the Daffodil Meadow, a small meadow surrounded by trees where their ashes rest. We the drove towards Llangollen via the highest village in Wales, Bwlchgwyn, and up and over through the Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen. Our next stop was...

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Sep 16, 2012 - Llechryd and Cardigan area

Sunday September 16 After our breakfast, we spent some time checking e-mails and generally catching up. Julie offered to do a small load of laundry for us which was very convenient. When the washing was done, we took the load to the Laundrette in Newcastle Emlyn to dry the clothes. Following this somewhat industrious morning, we drove to the coast to Aberporth, where we were very lucky to see bottle-nosed dolphins swimming out in the bay. They were a bit far out from sore for a photograph to do any justice, but they were fun to spot and it...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Llechryd and Cardigan area

Saturday September 15 We began the day with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and spent some time in the B&B catching up on e-mail and writing the travel diary. Julie (our B&B proprietor) made us an extra pot of coffee and lit a log fire in the wood stove for us, making it rather cosy in the sitting room. The weather is certainly showing the beginning of autumn with mornings that are clear and somewhat chilly. We have not seen frost yet, but it would not surprise us if we did. When we finally left the B&B, we drove to ‘Sunfold’ (the bungalow) and...

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Sep 14, 2012 - Llechryd and Cardigan area

Friday September 14 After a hearty full Welsh breakfast (we declined the black pudding), we headed into Cardigan to visit the bank, meet with the estate agent regarding the sale of ‘Sunfold’. By mid-morning we were finished in town and off to see Colin and Jeanette our good friends and ‘Sunfold’ neighbours who very kindly also keep an eye on the place for us. We enjoyed a morning coffee and catching up on local news. It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since we last visited; it seems like last week! For lunch, we dropped...

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Apr 26, 2008 - Llechryd

Today was ‘Barley Saturday’ (the annual spring horse fair) in Llechryd, and we took Mum out in her wheel chair to watch the parade of horses, tractors and old cars through the centre of Cardigan. It was the first time that Mum had been out of the Lodge grounds since last year. The weather was cooperative; not too hot and it turned sunny towards the end of the parade. In the evening we went out for dinner with Andrina at La Calabria Restaurant near Newcastle Emlyn; our last meal together in Wales as she and Rob move to Northamptonshire on...

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Wales - Spring 2008

Apr 7, 2008 - Llechryd

Today was Gary’s birthday, and when we visited Brondesbury Lodge (Menna’s nursing home), many of the staff wished him Happy Birthday – Menna had told everyone! Menna appears to be doing very well, and although some of the residents that we knew were no longer there, not many of the staff have changed and it seemed like we had last visited just a few weeks ago. Back in the village, Andrina and Rob (our friends a few doors down the road) completed the sale of their B&B and we all celebrated with a couple of glasses of wine and a trip to a...

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Wales - Spring 2008

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