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Hello my friends :) I hope you are all well …
I’m sorry I haven’t been able to send you any comments recently, but it has been rather a difficult time for us here these past few months.

Beryl is quite disabled with arthritis, and it has got so bad that she now relies heavily on me for support with most things.

She also had a sudden illness a few weeks ago which resulted in her being admitted to hospital for a while,
and those are not the nicest of places, …

All in all (including several things going wrong with the house) it seemed to drain my energy away, so that I wasn’t able to concentrate on GoY nor anything else much for a time.

However, now that we’ve had a special seat installed in the car, so that Beryl can get in, we decided over the week end that it was time, at last, to venture out into the big wide world again :o)

The seat swivels around, then it slides out.

You sit on it, slide it back in, and then it swivels back into the car,
and then you are ready for your journey :o)

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We didn’t go far – only 7 miles to a little village
near-by, where there’s a nice café and a few small shops …
and we took the scenic route lol … which went past Castell Carreg Cennen,
and I took some views of it from different angles as the road winded it’s way along :-

It was a beautiful day, and here are some autumn views of the Carmarthenshire countryside around where we live.

I think the fresh air tired us both out lol but I hope to be able to visit here a bit more often from now on :o)

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Hello Hywel! So nice to see you back. I'm pleased to hear things are on the up for you both.
Lovely views!

2 Nov, 2015

 

Brilliant Hywel, it so good to see you again and really delighted to hear Beryl is well enough to enjoy a few trips out, that seat will be a great help for both of you, looks comfy as well, doesn't matter if you stayed local its still a change of scenery and being tired caused by fresh air is always good for body and mind.
You picked a good day for it and the scenery is spectacular, was good here in lincs as well, unlike today as we are shrouded in fog...

2 Nov, 2015

 

Lovely views and blue skies, Hywel. Sorry to hear about the difficulties both you are Beryl are having. That seat looks very useful and will make life a little easier for both of you. A change of scenery is always beneficial even if it is fairly local.

2 Nov, 2015

 

Wekcome back Hywel,and so pleased things are much better for you and Beryl..How nice to be able to get out for a change of scenery,and that seat for Beryl looks great..how much easier it will be for her...you photo's are lovely,and I wish you many more outings in the future..and better health for you both..it's lovely to see you back again take care,:o) xx

2 Nov, 2015

 

Wonderful to hear from you Hywel. That is a great seat in your car for Beryl.......I bet she was pleased to get out and about again. Great photos ........take it easy.....love Linda. X

2 Nov, 2015

 

so glad Beryl is well enough to go out in the new car seat...thats a great idea...sending lots of good wishes..x

2 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Hywel

Sorry to hear Beryl has been poorly glad she is on the mend to get out and about, you picked the best day to go the weather here in Wales was amazing as your photos are showing everyone.

ps the plant you sent me I have managed to create 5 new plants from the cuttings so thank you again...

Gg

2 Nov, 2015

 

So very pleased to have you back with us and to hear that Beryl is now able to go out in the car and enjoy a change of scene.

I hope that this outing is the first of many, and that you can both enjoy the beautiful countryside near where you live.

Lovely to hear from you again.

2 Nov, 2015

 

What a good idea, that seat. It must make you both feel much better, being able to get out!
Hopefully, you'll be able to make more trips out now.

2 Nov, 2015

 

Good to hear from you again, Hywel. I do hope Beryl is on the mend after her stay in hospital. You are right: even though everyone is very kind, they are not the nicest places to be. The car seat looks very good, and I hope you'll enjoy many more trips. The photos are lovely.
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2 Nov, 2015

 

Hi there have missed you......sorry to hear about your problems, do hope Beryl is feeling better now, the car seat is a great idea, and I can see it being used on a regular basis...
Beautiful photographs of lovely Wales.....take care of yourselves....

2 Nov, 2015

 

So happy to see you back on line Hywel. My best regards to Beryl. That looks like a comfortable seat and handy to go in and out.
Thank you for taking time to post pictures of your beautiful countryside. Looking forward to see more.
Hugs.

3 Nov, 2015

 

Hello Hywel - so sorry to hear that you both are not feeling to great - that seat looks very comfortable and handy - it is good to get out and perhaps call for a coffee or something - a change of scenery does everyone good - a few weeks back we drove through Laugharne on our way back from St Davids - such pretty countryside - I remembered your blog on the sea lavender - we parked up - we could just see the Dylan Thomas boathouse - best wishes to you both - Jane

3 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Hywel good to hear from you again that car seat looks useful and comfy too. Hope you are coping and getting out and about more and feel better for it, best wishes to you both Denise xx

3 Nov, 2015

 

Sorry you have had so many problems hope thing improve for you nice to see you posting again.

3 Nov, 2015

 

So pleased to see you Hywel 😊
nice to hear that Beryls improving and you are out and about again. ....love the car seat 😆

photos impressive too, its been a lovely autumn this year....

3 Nov, 2015

 

Prynhawn da, Hywel.

Sorry to hear about your problems but glad you are beginning to overcome them. It's odd how everything happens at once.

Your photos of Castell Carreg Cennen brought back some memories. I was going on 18 the last time I visited the castle, a very long time ago. As Sixth Formers we walked from Sennybridge over the Beacons and Llyn y Fan Fawr, I think it was., with our Geography teachers. Recall going down a dark stone passageway to a well in the ruined castle. I bet a lot has changed now.

Glad you are able to see such a beautiful landscape again now you have that special chair. Give the place a wave from me next time you're passing!

3 Nov, 2015

 

Nice to see you back Hywel, that car seats great! Glad you're both able to get out and about again, those views are enough to lift anyone's spirits, thanks for sharing :-) x

3 Nov, 2015

 

That's amazing Hywel - just before looking at today's blogs I sent you a PM - which you've probably seen by now. Its such good news that you've managed to have a trip out. That car seat is splendid and must be a godsend for Beryl. I hope she is fully recovered from her illness anyway and that your house problems are sorted. It must have done you both good to get out into the countryside for a while.

3 Nov, 2015

 

So pleased to see you back on GOY Hywel and to hear that Beryl is improving, the special seat will be a godsend for you both and so nice you are able to get out and about especially as the weather has been so lovely lately, I am sure the day out would do wonders for you both, my best wishes xxx

3 Nov, 2015

 

So nice to have you back Hywel, you have been missed. Sorry to hear about yours and Beryls trial and tribulations, I'm glad things are now improving. The new car seat for Beryl seems a wonderful idea. Your day out looks to have been lovely time and views are super. I'm sure you'll be having many more days out like that in the future.

4 Nov, 2015

 

Beautiful Welsh views,Hywel.......a drive out does the power of good......hope your "downs" disappear quickly.

4 Nov, 2015

 

Great news that you feel able to visit GoY after some problems - that car seat will be a boon for Beryl and being able to go out for a drive will certainly help her on the road to recovery. Thank you for sharing your visit with us. Take care Hywel :o)

4 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you all for your comments and good wishes :o) x

4 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Hywel, I hope Beryl enjoyed her trip out...? Those special seats are a god send, and make your life just so much easier. And there's nothing nicer than a drive into your beautiful Welsh countryside to boost the spirits... ;o)

4 Nov, 2015

 

So happy your both getting out and about and Beryl is finding that chair is easier for her to get into the car.
What wonderful pictures lovely autumn colours and love the castle ones and a lovely blue sky to go with your outing. Welcome back Hywel x ☺

4 Nov, 2015

 

As you can see from the comments how well you are thought of on Goy best wishes to you both xx

5 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you all :) x

6 Nov, 2015

 

What a great ides that car seat is. A day out makes such a difference especially one with blue skies.
Do hope your feeling brighter too now that Beryl is improving & that the house troubles are not too big to be resolved.
All the best to you both.

6 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you. Things are looking up now :)

7 Nov, 2015

 

Lovely to hear from you Hywel .
You can see how well loved you are !
OH enjoyed looking at Castell Carry Cennen , he said that it was from unusual angles .

7 Nov, 2015

 

Glad there is an improvement for Beryl, Hywel. Good supportive car seat for her. Nice that you can both get out and about for a while.

11 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you both :)

11 Nov, 2015

 

I did wonder where you had gone. There are some people,even though I don't know you, that one seems to attach themselves. In the world of GOYS you are one of them. I do hope that everything is starting the upward spiral. I have never seen that seat before, but what a brilliant idea. I have had five hip operations, and could have used one.

We will be pushing for you and your family.PS I loved the photos, just beautiful.

14 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks for your comment and kind thoughts. I hope you are all right also.

15 Nov, 2015

 

So sorry to hear things haven't been too good Hywel, I hope things will improve for Beryl and I'm sure getting out in the car will help. That is a great invention and looks quite easy to use.........thinking of you both. X

15 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you Janey ... hope you are ok too :) x

16 Nov, 2015

 

Just catching up with a few blogs I was unable to read while away in Spain for the first couple of weeks of November.

As always it was great to see the Welsh countryside again through the lens of your camera! :-))

Sorry to hear about Beryl but glad for you both that she is recovering. I wondered where you had got to in the week or two before we went to Spain. Now I know! LOL!

27 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you :)

29 Nov, 2015

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