…. were spent in Herefordshire, for the second year running, and featured:
Mince pies by Maestro Phil
A fabulous hamper of festive treats from dad and Jean
Our Christmas Hamper from dad and Jean: a veritable feast!
Christmas Day presents galore
Christmas Day: Presents Revealed
and a very fine Christmas Dinner
Superb sunsets over Skirrid
Skirrid sunset, from Forty Acres
1) Forty Acres – Abbey Dore – Bacton – Kerry’s Gate – Forty Acres (the reverse of our usual route)
A wonderful day for a walk: the usual Kerry Gate – Bacton – Abbey Dore route
2) Forty Acres – Abbey Dore – Riverdale – Bacton – Tremorthic Road – Dore Abbey – Forty Acres
Abbey Dore – Riverdale – Bacton – Tremorthic Road – Abbey Dore: Mist and Shadows
“Mountains” – well one, even if Skirrid / Ysgyryd Fawr at 486 m / 1,594 ft isn’t technically a mountain …
Skirrid / Ysgyryd Fawr (486 m / 1,594 ft): trig point
… but it does have superb views, both east over misty Herefordshire…
… and west, into the beautiful Brecon Beacons
New Year’s Eve (part 1) with Dad and Jean, Annette and Michael.
Forays into Hereford for the Panto (with dad and Jean, Kate, Warwick and Oscar), tablet cover shopping with Jean and mooching with Phil.
Tech support at The New Barn and a fine final meal at The Kilpeck Inn.
Rain to wave us off on the return to London on Saturday.