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We're going away to the middle of nowhere - Helen's journal and online home
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heleninwales
We're going away to the middle of nowhere
Today was supposed to be spent packing and organising for our mini-break at Moel Gopyn which is a cottage in the middle of nowhere about 8 miles from Betws y Coed. It's off-grid, with limited electricity from a generator and no phone signal or internet, so I won't be posting for a few days.

So far all I've done is brought the suitcase in from the garage and started making a packing list. I did, however, phone the National Trust holiday homes people (the cottage is one of theirs) to clarify whether there was a proper cooker. The photos on their website only show one shot of the kitchen and that’s of the sink not the cooker. The list of things included mentions a microwave and fridge, but again no cooker.

The chap I spoke to assured me that hobs are standard in all their properties, which is what I had also assumed, but then had had a Moment of Doubt. But as usual, I was over-thinking it. So now I can plan the menu and decide what food to take with us.
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steepholm From: steepholm Date: September 19th, 2017 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you like it, maybe next year you can stay in the outskirts of nowhere?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 24th, 2017 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be honest, it was actually more like the outskirts of nowhere. It was only a few hundred yards from a farm and a mere mile from the nearest village.

I suppose to a city dweller it would seem terribly remote, but it was about the same remoteness at the youth hostel we were wardens of for 6 years in the late-70s to early 80s.

But it was very peaceful and we enjoyed ourselves, which is what matters.
tx_cronopio From: tx_cronopio Date: September 19th, 2017 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds great, can't wait to see pics!
sallymn From: sallymn Date: September 19th, 2017 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's still rather more than I would have gotten done....
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