Just about caught up, apart from Picos Flickring and Photos & Notes.
Sunshine Club Talk and Lowland Leader training weekend.
Tuesday afternoon was my long awaited talk at the Sunshine Club in Kingstone. N’s mum had suggested me earlier in the year. So after a morning’s ‘work’ work it was over to Kingstone to talk to 30 ladies about my travels in Nepal. Tech set up was impeccable and the talk went well.
KMCA Social Zoom (sans drinks) in the evening.
Work as usual on Weds and Thurs. Off schedule VWW provided chance to see R and F as well as H. No Family Zoom on Thursday as on Friday afternoon I headed into Tupsley for tea and cake with dad and Jean, returned from their Northern Tour. The catch up was sandwiched between admin in the morning (including swopping over to my new iPhone – at last!) and supermarket shopping late afternoon / early evening. Courgettes proved hard to find.
Pizza for dinner – not had that for a while.
Early start on Saturday to rendezvous with JP for the drive to The Gower where we spent the weekend on a Lowland Leader training course courtesy of Matt Woodfield / Outdoor Matters (instructor) and the GVWC (£).
Lots to take in, and by Saturday afternoon I’d realised my extroverted introvert batteries were running empty. Looking back I haven’t had a day “off” since early September.
Beautiful weekend on the Gower mind, and the Gower Golf Club provided good value, great location accommodation and a tasty, filling dinner on Saturday evening. Thankfully, given we’d only got our outdoor clothes, the dining was not as fancy as the website photos suggest!
I’ve got to clock up 20 Quality Lowland Days and a First Aid Course (booked for early Dec) before my assessment. Looking at the diary, I reckon that’ll take 6-12 months.
Returned home to discover I’d just missed dad and Jean calling round after the Harvest Festival at Dore Abbey (with cake), and a young sparrowhawk crashing into the conservatory window.
Gorgeous sunny day on Monday, perfect for a walk with Phil as far as Kerrys Gate, then on to Tremorithic, back via Ewyas Harold Common and Dore Abbey. Ate a lot of blackberries.
More than warm enough to lunch outside. Read and relaxed for the rest of the day. Strawberries and cherry toms from the greenhouse provided two types of tasty redness to our dinner.
Podcasts: History Extra
Photos: Herefordshire week 145 on Flickr.
Phil: w/e 2022-10-09