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The weather is bright and sunny and I felt a lot perkier today.… - Helen's journal and online home
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heleninwales
heleninwales
The weather is bright and sunny and I felt a lot perkier today. Coincidence? Possibly. Possibly it was the early night, but it might have been a touch of SAD. It doesn't feel right using a lightbox in the summer, but if it stops the gloomy feeling, then lightbox it is.

Anyway, we're having a nice mini-break in the Forest of Dean which is an area I've never visited before. So far we have successfully found the hotel (didn't get lost in the little lanes!) and also visited the Clearwell Caves which are about half a mile away. Weather is lovely, which makes a nice change. We are looking forward to dinner in the hotel restaurant. This part of the mini-break is courtesy of our daughter who bought me a Groupon for my birthday. As we were too busy at the end of May to go away then, we are spending it now.

Phone picture of our room. The hotel is stone built, having been converted from an old farmhouse and outbuildings in the centre of the village of Clearwell.

From from phone
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karinfromnosund From: karinfromnosund Date: August 9th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I looks very nice -- especially that wall.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 11th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The room had a lovely cottagey feel to it. Also the food in the restaurant was delicious! :)
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: August 9th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope you get lots of sun. We had a glimpse of summer last weekend at Cronulla beach, but it's back to winter again this week.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 11th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
No sun to speak of, unfortunately, though it stayed dry for our couple of days in the Forest of Dean.

It must have been wetter here judging by the waterfall pouring down the mountain as we came over the pass from Dinas Mawddwy. There isn't usually a noticable waterfall there!
blackberry44 From: blackberry44 Date: August 9th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! That's a big bed!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 11th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was rather large, but very comfy. Also the food in the restaurant was delicious! :)

All in all, a very nice break, though I've come back tired out and G has been having a nap all afternoon.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: August 12th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
So... Did you see any wild boar??
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