Saturday, 24 April 2010

Love Match Wales

Another lovely day, more time out in the sun.  After a relaxed morning poking around in fields, we stopped for a picnic at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian, the Welsh Assembly Government's Forestry centre near Ponterwyd.  While eating, in the picnic area, gazing at the beautiful view from our hillside seat, we realised (yet again) just how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world.  Wales is, of course, more beautiful when the sun shines, but where isn't?  And really, what clould be nicer than snuggling up in front of a roaring fire, blanket on lap, while the rain thyunders down outside as you sit in a warm Welsh stone cottage?  Look beyond, though, at hills and mountains, polka-dotted with sheep, or covered by Wagnerian pine forests; rivers laid like silver ribbons along the valleys; only farms and dwti cottages  occasionally puncturing nature's canvas (and the A44, of course, but we couldn't see that from where we were, only hear the odd motorbike here and there). 

Therein, of course lies a problem inherent with life here, now at least.  You want to go to fabulous places for picnics and you want to enjoy your picnic.  What could be nicer with a picnic than a cold beer? But drinking and driving? No, no, no, no, NO!  Thankfully, we are able to take icy bottles of Cobra Zero with us, all the taste and 0%!  Alcohol-free beers (known as 'non-stick' beers in my family) are truly the way forward for picnickers, I feel... and I also heartily recommend the alcohol-free Becks 'Blue'.

Here ends my 'I love Wales' rant, for the time being at least...
Hwyl fawr, Cath xx

1 comment:

picnic backpacks said...

I can't help but admire the cute pink picnic basket. Also, the knitted picnic blanket is just lovely. Picnic season once again. Thanks for sharing!


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