The beginning of this month has been lovely – in spite of the heavy rain.
I have been on holiday and started this week, and a new month, with an evening spent with friends in the park cooking bread on sticks over our bucket BBQ’s and making ‘grass dolls’ as we didn’t have any corn, wheat or barley. This was to mark Lammas; another step closer to the end of the year. We chatted and cooked supper out and then played hide and seek in the dark – a treat in the longer days of the summer.
The view from the Brecon Beacons: August 2013
Then the next day I travelled up to Borth, stopping on the way to have lunch in the Brecon Beacons before carrying on to arrive in time for a paddle in the sea and a chance to lazy around watching the waves lap at the sand before back to a nearby camp site to cook dinner of pasta and cheese on a fire of drift wood.
Borth beach; August 2013
Kite surfer; Borth beach August 2013
Campsite BBQ; August 2013
A rainbow over the campsite after a sudden down pour; August 2013
The next day was spent at The Centre for Alternative Technology with time to call in on old neighbours before reaching home.
Giant sunflower on the edge of one of the many organic vegetable beds; CAT August 2013
Cord wood centre piece; CAT August 2012
Centre for Alternative Technology; August 2013
Sand turtles - 23rd January 2011
I have been away over the weekend playing in the sand, cooking outdoors and staying up far too late with my works annual residential trip.
It was a lovely weekend but now I am back to reality and gearing up for the big moving push this weekend
Me and Rhys went down to Brighton on Friday. Rhys was playing a Halloween show so I went as well. We’re there for less than 24 hours but it was still nice to get away. It was the first time I saw the sea this year, I like the sea better in winter. There’s something comforting and peaceful about feeling the wind and the rain while watching waves and seagulls on an empty beach.
I also like visiting bigger green grocers in cities; they have such magical looking fruit and veg, some of which I can’t even guess what it is or how it would be used.