Monday, 18 August 2008

Answers (to the postcard question)

This should have been posted sooner, so apologies if anyone out there has been waiting, baited-breath style (very doubtful) but the server here in the metropolis of south Lincolnshire has been down. Typical. You spend a week in Wales (yes, it was the Welsh coast) in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountains (everything above sea-level is a mountain when you live round here) with a better TV picture and a faster internet connection than you get in the so-called civilisation of Boston. Anyway, being in the vicinity of first-class cricket, we started off in Worcester - New Road, with the cathedral in the background, and England under 19s against New Zealand. From there we travelled into Wales, and it started raining. Heavily. Especially when we went to Laugharne, to visit the Boathouse. Still, Charlie warmed himself by Dylan Thomas's fire, and we dried out (a little) looking round the excellent displays. Next day we decided that it was the beach come what may, so we went to Aberreidy, complete with its abandoned slate-workings (responsible for the dark sand, Mr Clack) and Charlie has a paddle for the first time. He didn't like it much, but it was very cold. Then, miraculously, the weather cleared and we had a lovely day at Solva, walking along the cliff-top path and enjoying the sun. The sea was still after several days of gale-force winds, the little boats were out and it was one of those tranquil, timeless moments that somehow seems to represent an entire summer. That's what we'll remember; in a few months, once everything has dried out, that one day will represent the whole week's holiday at Chapel House, Blaenllyn (and that pic didn't need guessing). So, no-one managed a complete set of correct answers. Nevertheless, the judges (Sally and Sarah) have decided to award the prize to Mr Clack both for his geological perspicacity and logical deductivity. Now all I've got to do is get it to him!

11 comments:

  1. Hi there,

    I answered your question on re: Roy Thompson by adding a link on the post to tell you more about him.

    Glad you managed to all dry out and enjoy your vacation.

    Gill from Canada

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  2. Sounds like yall had a great time even with the rain.

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  3. Hello Tim - thanks for visiting my blog. Thought I'd do a return visit. Glad to see you had a good holiday in spite of weather. It certainly looks as though Charlie enjoyed his holiday and first trip to the beach. A

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  4. Oh. I see that I'm too late to enter the competition. Also see that lovely cathedral at Worcester. What are those johnnies in white doing spoiling the view?

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  5. Well the weather might not have been great but the picture dipict you enjoying yourselves. We do have to make the most of our British weather don't we. Otherwise we'd stay indoors all our lives and play snakes & ladders.

    CJ xx

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  6. love the house on the estuary, I want to stay there and hear the tide coming in.

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  7. Ah, South Wales has much to offer the intrepid traveller. I like Rhossili Beach and the waterfalls at Ystradfellte very much. Laugharne's nice too: hard to imagine the highly abusive Mr Thomas stalking it's streets!

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  8. Hi, I thought I'd return the visit, does your other half/wife/partner know you spend your time lurking around other women's blogs making comments!
    Josie x

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  9. Mr Dotterel...why did I need to look on the engine when I already had four of them in the house!!! lol
    Josie x

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  10. So glad you had a good time. The photo looks idilic!

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  11. I love Solva. it's a very pretty village.

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