Sunday, 3 July 2011

Glorious sunshine and scenery and Gold Wing friends.

Well, hello folks. I have been away from the blogspot for a few days -  a couple of weeks in fact - but am back now with more chatter. 
Taking a break from deadlines and updates we escaped to beautiful Llangollen on Friday for a few hours to chill out. We made a beeline for the Ponsonby Arms for a cool drink to enjoy in the garden overlooking the river. Parking is free for customers. This Pub is biker friendly and a warm welcome awaits from Carl and staff. Take a look at the photos on the new website. Afterwards we strolled along the fairly recently made Riverside Walk. I had never seen the river on this side of the bridge before - mainly because there wasn't a path as far as we knew. It is lovely and we came up by the bridge onto the main street. Llangollen last Friday was en fete; all prepared for the International Eisteddfod which starts on Tuesday when the town will be packed with singers and dancers of all nationalities who come to express their joy in music - the food of the soul. The bridge is decked with a profusion of flowers underneath the host of flags of many nations. The ice-cream is good too!
Saturday took us to Shropshire to meet with Gold Wing friends. We took a drive through the enchanting town of Whittington with its ruined castle before grabbing a sandwich at the Queens Head Hotel.
Sunday (today) took us through valleys and up mountains to Betws-y-Coed for another meeting with Gold Wing friends. After a lengthy chin-wag we decided to take the long way home, turning at Pentrefoelas to go over the Denbighshire Moors. From Ruthin we headed over the Llandegla Moors and the fantastic and breathtaking Horseshoe Pass down to Llangollen.
Everywhere we looked we could see for miles (that is unless there was a mountain in the way)!
What a beautiful country we live in. What contrasts in such a small area with mountains, valleys, lakes, cows and sheep grazing lazily in the sunshine. No two views are the same - a different picture at every turn. We must appreciate it and enjoy it while we can. 
Now ready to meet some deadlines in the pre-publication programme for the new series of Lifelong Learning:Personal Effectiveness Guides due out in September but available for pre-order on-line.Also must plan more events for Chasing Rainbows:with Just Us two also available on-line worldwide and from local bookstores e.g. Waterstones,WHSmith. and more. Finished off with  trip to the Golden Lion in Rossett for a meal to round off.
Back to the grindstone tomorrow . . .