Meeting L and Everest Trek Get Together No. 17.
Powered through more of the admin pile on Tuesday morning, work in the afternoon, and down the road taking dinner for T & J – and new arrival L! Lovely evening.
BAU Weds and Thurs, but no Family Zoom as dad and Jean were on their Northern Tour.
H arrived 10pm Thursday evening (Mary-the-taxi arrived at HFD a little later….), allowing for a cheese and wine supper once home. And a late night. H had very kindly brought the 9 tubs of (still frozen) damsons I’d left in her freezer – my post-Picos rucksack had proved too full to fit them in.
Cloud and damp on Friday, so H and I headed into Hereford for library, a look around and lunch. I think it’s the longest I have spent mooching around Hereford’s clothes shops ever. Nice! Plus lunch at All Saints / Bill’s Kitchen, Pembs contributions purchased from M&S / Waitrose and a leisurely look around Wren Kitchens….
Home to unload / repack, a cup of tea, then off West to Steffi’s for Everest Trek Get Together No. 17!
A smashing weekend – curries on arrival at Mayhem, then over to Newgale for our final stay in the current caravan.
Saturday was sunnier than expected, perfect for a circular coastal walk from Marloes, seal spotting, blackberry picking and lunching at the superb Runwayskiln. Very glad Steffi had booked!
Sunday’s forecast had been rain rain rain, so waking up to blue skies came as a surprise. An hour or so helping S pack up the contents of her kitchen, which D Jenga-Tardissed into his Touran, just time for a short walk along the beach (high tide imminent), then off to Mayhem for Sunday lunch. M, M & C did not disappoint.
3pm-ish, D & H headed off for Newport, and I drove home.
Another fab weekend.
VIP news from Phil while I was away: he’d seen goldfish in the pond!
Spent most of Monday preparing my talk for Kingstone’s Sunshine Club. N’s mum had suggested me earlier in the year, and I’d agreed to give a talk about Nepal. I’d planned to just do a “My first visit was in 2005 and this is what I saw/did …. My first trek was in…. ” etc but as I was pulling photos together into a Flickr Album I decided themes was the way to go – cities, villages and farms; transport, roads and bridges; homes, crops and animals; rivers, hills and mountains – and that worked much better.
Podcasts: Not really any other than History Extra ones I fell asleep to (intentionally). Busy workdays sometimes lead to sketchy sleeping.
Photos: Herefordshire week 144 on Flickr.
Phil: w/e 2022-10-02