October 8th, 2012

View from study (sunny)

Christmas bauble & Cadair Idris

40/52 for the group 52 of 2012

This week's theme was: Bokeh

Though bokeh is often used to refer to the blobby, colourful type of background blur, bokeh simply means blurred, so this is an example of smooth bokeh.

The top of Pared y Cefn Hir was an unexpected place to find a Christmas tree, still with a few decorations left from last year.

(More on this strange find to follow...)

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An abandoned ship and lots of wool

I've been rather remiss about posting this week. The usual problem of having lots to do and therefore plenty to write about, but no time to do it!

G had to spend last Monday in Deeside College which is getting on for 2 hours drive away. Rather than set off at the crack of dawn to get there for 9 am, we went up the night before and stayed overnight in the Holiday Inn a few miles away. Of course it turned out not to take quite that long, but it probably would have in morning rush hour traffic. Anyway, the hotel was comfortable and after dropping G off at the college on the Monday morning, I drove to Abakhan in Mostyn, a bit further west along the coast.

If you're unfamiliar with Abakhan, they sell knitting yarn and fabric and everything you need for needlework, knitting, crochet and many other crafts. As they didn't open until 9.30 am and I had arrived a little early, I went for a short walk to look at the Duke of Lancaster, aka The Fun Ship. Someone seems to have been painting the ship since that article was written.

Duke of Lancaster, near Mostyn

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After purchasing more wool, fabric and felt for my craft projects, I had a very nice cup of tea and a toasted teacake in their cafe and then went in search of St Winefride's well.

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Holywell and Basingwerk Abbey

After leaving Abakhan, I drove the few miles to Holywell. By now the weather had cleared up, so I had a nice wander around the town. I'm not quite why I've never been here before. Perhaps because it never seemed quite spectacular enough to make a special journey and it's not exactly close by, but it was definitely worth a visit.

The well itself is a kind of Welsh Lourdes.

St Winefride's well

The actual healing pool is between the buildings, where the brightly coloured tents are.

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