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Posted by raetsel at Thursday, September 02, 2010

Welcome to Wales


The end of my convalescence was spent with a relaxing weekend in Wales. By happenstance Gareth and I had already decided we were going to go away for a short break somewhere over the August Bank Holiday and it coincided nicely with the end of the sick note for my shingles.

We stayed at the Plas Morfa Hotel in Llanon, Ceredigion overlooking Cardigan Bay. As you will see from the pictures the sea was literally a stone's throw from our hotel room.

We arrived on the Saturday and just walked along the local beach and had a very nice meal in the hotel on the evening. On the Sunday we did a four mile coastal path walk into the small town of Aberaeron which according to the sign was just four miles away. It was quite a hilly path and I thought I coped pretty well really. It took us 90 minutes to do the walk but later that day we got the bus back and it took 9 minutes. ( Though the view wasn't that good).

We had a fish and chip lunch on the front at Aberaeron and after returning to the hotel via said bus we drove into Aberystwyth on the night for a look round the town and delicious meal at the Olive Branch Greek Restaurant overlooking the pier.

Monday we drove back via Devil's Bridge and took in eponymous bridge and the stunning nature trail along the valley by the spectacular Gyfarllwyd Falls on the Rheidol river.

Pictures of the trip can be seen here and here.

There are also a couple of videos. One of the rather windy start to the day on the Sunday and one of the waterfalls at Devil's Bridge.



Back to Work

Tuesday saw me back at work and I went in to the office so I could get a clean break from my stay at home as it were and also as after three weeks at home I was missing the day time company. It was a tiring day but I was glad I did it. I was able to work from home yesterday and it was easy to get back into the work groove.

Today I was back in the office and tomorrow is a usual Friday working from home.

My shingles pain is still very up and down but overall improving and I can go almost a whole day without any significant twinges.

Sunday

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