2014 in pics. Where we went and what we did.



14 1 1A quiet month – as January always is – but this  was particularly so. We’d retired, sold the house and were living in a large, comfy rented flat overlooking Pontcanna Fields whilst we adjusted to a life of leisure. Most days we walked, and this is Michael at Blackweir.


FEBRUARY14 2 3It was pretty cold that month, our last month in Cardiff. We’d found our new home and now we just had to wait for the legal wheels to turn.


MARCHgower1 mar 2014We took ourselves off to the Gower peninsula for a day to enjoy the early spring sunshine

2014 13.3 1And then we were in! Sort of…

…and here it is, nestling amongst the treesmar 2014 2



APRILDSCF1733We tore ourselves away from the DIY and travelled to Rome for a week. The weather was certainly better! Michael and Alex here on the Via Appia Antica


MAYapr 2014 1We started to explore the high lanes above Crickhowell

may 2014 1And welcomed the three girls to the new family home for the first time. At Glanusk Park


JUNEabergavenny church1 2015We also started exploring churches and cathedrals – well, why not? There are plenty of them! Effigies in St Mary’s Priory church, Abergavenny

jun 2015 1The church of St Catwg, Llangattock



Celebrating my birthday with afternoon tea at Gliffaes hotel with Alex and Michael…20140709_162853_Android

…and again the following day with Michael, Alex and Katie20140711_190153


AUGUSTaug 2015 1Crickhowell bridge


SEPTEMBER20140925_165209_AndroidWe took a trip to Lyme Regis…

20140927_165431_Android…and London…where I took a trip of a different kind the following day in Richmond Park, resulting in bilateral fractured radial heads. No pictures of those here!


OCTOBERoct 2015 1We stayed close to home that month. Glanusk Park again


NOVEMBERDSCF1849The furthest north I’d ever been! Nothumberland, at Hadrian’s Wall


DECEMBERdec 2014 4December looking exactly the way it should!

A good first year. The house was starting to look and feel the way we wanted, the village and the area were already exactly what we wanted and hopefully the girls were starting like it as much as we did. What more could we ask?