Apart from the mountains that is. We tried going mountain biking today, and after a 1 hour drive to get to the trailhead (pro-speak), we were naturally thrilled to see the sign on the bike hire door saying ‘Shut for stock-taking‘. So we drove around until 5, having stopped firstly in Minnford, then Bleanau Ffestiniog (which was definitely mostly shut and going under) and finally in Betwys-y-coed (home of the blue Subaru) for a quick beer and a re-visit of everything 70′s at a bar just before getting into the town itself, (including looping Abba on the jukebox) before we returned back to the house and started watching ‘Vanilla Sky’.
Somehow, and fairly predictably, Abba was better than Tom Cruise. We’re going to try to mountain bike again on tuesday, which should be fine.
Unless they’ve got more bikes than I thought when I looked through the window today.
Barmouth – for a week. England beat the Welsh at rugby and the sun is shining. Which it is all over the UK apparently. After a short stroll on the five mile beach here last night today we’re going mountain biking at the grid ref above. Coed y brenin to be exact. You can see people actually breaking things on these tracks so if there is no more news tomorrow you know what’s happened. Wednesday will be zip-line day, tuesday who knows, and the obvious will happen on thursday. Phil has had the usual stomach stuff going on, but that shouldn’t discourage her from hurtling up Snowdon this week.
Sunday night on Barmouth beach.
The company that I started working for in April 2013, a multi-diverse consultancy practice, has just recruited two new staff – an arboriculturist and a junior ecologist – in time for the rush of new work that awaits it’s ever growing management team. Although this means the Arb team has now three staff not including the MD, to whom I am PA, they are still searching for a senior, who has eluded them now for three months since the departure of Ian Lee to Lloyd Bore in Canterbury. The ecology team now comprises some 7 full time staff.
Well the awards keep coming for my mum so tomorrow I’ll be heading off back to Forest Row to escort her back to the Stag Theatre where she is the guest of honour at the ‘Friends of the Stag’ celebration of the theatre’s first 30 years. Being held in the Plaza Suite, I’ll be leaving Essex at 11.30, arriving for lunch at about 1, then going to the theatre for 5pm. Likely to be a long day but for a very special woman – and the last time she is likely to be seen at the theatre. Pics, hopefully, on sunday.
We returned from La Palma on 27th September at 02.30hrs – click here to find out where we went and what we did.
Gazing out over the cloud cover at 2500 meters to the astrofisica locations on the other side of the caldera.