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We're going away to the middle of nowhere - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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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