Last month I went on a trip to Wales and Ireland. my pal, Amber, her sis, Callie, Callie’s husband, Martin and their two dogs, koby (named after, Kobayashi the hot dog eating champion) and jackson all piled in our minivan and set off on our adventure. Here are some pics of our adventures and some people we met along the way.
amber getting jostled around in the cab on the way to callie & martin’s
waiting for our train, heading in the direction of clapham junction
amber needed a mirror but couldn’t find one.
amber made birthday cupcakes for callie. i admired the plants at callie & martin’s flat.
setting out for wales. keeping track of towns and treasures…
arriving to the town of Dolwyddelan in Conwy County..Martin taking cover from the rain.
getting warm at the cottage.
walking down the street, the church advertised an event for the “biggest coffee morning in the world” would’ve liked to have seen just how big it was.
i made my own instead. this milk was delicious. so creamy good. i’d like to imagine it came from the teet of a cow that very morning…
strolling through fairy glen
these black sheep had some wool…
lots of clover, and berries…
koby rolled around in the sand like a pig after being stuck in the car for hours..
found this gem of a trailer, tea bar passing through the countryside so had to stop!
rachel jacobson prepared some fried eggs and toast for our lunch.
and helped this elderly woman count change for tea.
amber colored while she waited..
next we came across glasfryn pottery in the town of cerrigydrudion. john and kate run the place. john is a potter, kate an artist and gardener. they were kindred spirits and i loved them.
john and kate. kate’s beautiful geraniums.
ferry to southeastern ireland. many barf bags later (none for me, happily!) glad to see land.
pembroke, southern wales
barfundle bay, pembroke beach.
breakfast at the guiting guest house in glouchestershire…then home.