Portmeirion was designed and built in the Italianate style by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between the 1920s and 1970s, with colourful, elaborate buildings.
I noticed this the other day and it wouldn’t surprise me to realise I’m probably in the minority, not knowing what it was. I’m amazed I haven’t seen one before, maybe I have and it didn’t register, but anyway thanks to good old Google I now know it’s a triangulation pillar used originally as a surveying station for improved and accurate map making and built by the original Ordnance Surveyors. Continue reading
I’m having issues with the mobile wi-fi purchased for the purpose of filling in until the proper wi-fi was able to be connected. The actual device seems to be at fault which, of course, is past the date for replacement. The only way I can get online is through my phone’s hotspot and that’s so slow it’s like going backwards.
The previous house owner wanted to keep his phone number which resulted in the line being blocked, so our internet provider was locked out. He’s moving into the new property on the 20th so hopefully we’ll be up and running soon after. Continue reading
We moved into our new house ten days before Christmas and had a hectic time, unpacking boxes, cleaning, positioning furniture, generally getting everything straight and up and running before our daughter and grandson arrived. Even the wi-fi seemed to have been connected without a hitch. I should have known it was too good to be true!
We were so lucky with the weather, only one cloudy day and no rain!
The first gallery is mostly showing the ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey which is situated in the town of the same name, close to Cardigan, in Pembrokeshire. It dates from around 1115 and initially was home to the prior and twelve monks of the Tironensian order. The dissolution of the abbey is one of the many brought about by Henry VIII.
The few photos of Snowdonia were taken through the windscreen of the car as we drove through – there was a lack of stopping places and those we passed had no views to speak of. So I kept clicking and hoped for the best.
This next set is from Tenby, on the south coast of Pembrokeshire ~ a lovely, quaint town with a stunning beach and a pretty church. From there we visited Saundersfoot, just along the coast, and were amazed at the number of jellyfish washed up on the beach. They weren’t small ones, either! Continue reading
The pretty village of Helford on the river
A thousand miles away from Torquay in atmosphere and character yet less than a mile in reality.
The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has been used as a film set for, amongst others, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and a couple of the Harry Potter films. The older houses in the village date from the 18th century.
The medieval church Continue reading