Sunday, 10 February 2019

Early Daffodils

One clump of daffodils in front garden opened today. Seems early; I think of daffs flowering at the beginning of April.

These ones have been knocked down multiple times by frost, yet all but one has come back to the upright.

No sign of any others in the front. The ones in the back are nowhere ready to flower yet

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Red Riding Hood at Criccieth

To Criccieth for a long weekend to see the Starlight Player’s production of Red Riding Hood.
Dan and Joan

Dan was the evil Squire Bullymore, and he had a lot of fun in the part. Mention has to go to the very impressive performance by 12 year old Jake Rice playing Patches.

Snow on mountains behind Dylan's Restaurant on Criccieth beach

Weather was cold but bright. There was some snow on the mountains but it didn't snow lower down till we came back on the Tuesday and caught it on the passes to Bala and Tanat Valley.
Dinner at Dylan's

We had dinner on Sunday with Dan and Krisie at the apartment where I cooked a roast for them after the matinee and on Monday evening at Dylan’s
Criccieth Castle at night

Display on Criccieth Railway Station

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

First Snow of 2019

Tuesday 22 January was cold but the sun shone and the sky was blue without a cloud, so weather warnings of snow seemed unlikely, but come 15:45 the sky had darkened, covered by a low sullen grey cloud then the first few drops of rain turned to sleet then snow. The flakes grew larger and settled. The road was covered.

Following morning  (pictured) the roads were clearing and by the afternoon only grassy areas in shade had any snow left.

Monday, 21 January 2019

MI5 I SPY numberplate

Great number plate!

Seen parked outside Waterstones.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Grump of the Month

Delighted to win Grump of the Month January 2019 at the Six Bells, St Michaels Village.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Flight Home

Asian vegetarian on way home, (rather dry) chick peas, rice and vegetable curry. And Champagne.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Christmas Dinner on Gran Canaria

At Christmas evening pre-dinner cocktail party at Costa Canaria hotel, San Augustin, Gran Canaria, with live musicians.

For dinner Joan started with plump prawns, griddled in front of her, I went straight to the roast turkey. But no roast potatoes so chips had to suffice.

The generously poured red was CVNE Crianza Rioja, 2015. 

And who did we spot earlier that day?