Well I have been very busy of the last couple of weeks getting ready for our scrappersunlimited retreat at the Brecon Beacons - one of the most beautiful places on this earth I would say :)
Anyway we decided to go down a day early via Chirk Castle, nr Wrexham and Llandrindod Wells where we stayed in a hotel overnight - the hotel looked to me as if it had not been decorated since the early victorian times (you know, when folk used to go to take the 'waters'). We decided not to eat our dinner at the hotel and went out walking to look for a restaurant - well LW had one chinese and one indian restaurant that we could find and that was it so off we trundled back to the car and drove about 20 minutes up the road and had our dinner at a little chef, which just happened to be the same one as we went in last time we were down that way 12 months ago :) we decided to have an early night as we knew the weekend was going to be mammothly busy so we were in bed well by 10pm and then awake again at 5am...... oh well so much for an early night.
the next couple of photos are from Chirk Castle and its grounds :-
and these two were in the grounds :)
front view and back view (take note of what he has in his hands)
We left LW at about 8.30am and arrived at our hotel The Manor, near Crickhowell at about 9.30am - a wee bit earlier than anticipated so we went for a stroll round the gardens with our cameras.
I think is enough for today - will upload some pictures of the layouts that we did at the retreat and some of the lovely gorgeous people that we met :) tomorrow or soon after :)