Saturday dawned horrible too, but we went up to see my Dad who lives on the North Wales coast and have lunch with him. A had bought food: cold meats, soup, cheese, rolls etc. which was supplemented by the salad we had in the fridge. We had a very pleasant time and my Dad was in good form, the sciatica he was suffering from at Christmas is now better. Back in time for evening meal at home while A went out to spend some time with her old friends. One friend, S, a firefighter, is getting married in the summer and A is going to be her chief bridesmaid so they had wedding stuff to discuss.
This morning, A and I went for a circular walk from the Cadair Idris car park down to the Youth Hostel, where we used to live, and then back up via the tracks and lanes. It was a good walk, though a bit scary at first because the trees were swaying alarmingly at times. The wind had not died down as much as we thought. We live in a normally sheltered spot, so it was quite calm at home, but not when you went higher to more exposed areas.
A set off home after lunch and I caught up with the OU online conferences and printed out the next block of the poetry course. This block covers small poems, including haiku and limericks. I also need to start seriously thinking about the poem for the second assignment.