We also spent a day in the Brecon Beacons, which were stunning. We got out of the car and walked and walked, the scenery was breathtaking.
I had forgotten to take my walking boots on holiday and walked the mountains in a really cute pair of cerise pink ballet pumps, which were immediately binned when we got back to the tent as they got so wet the sole fell off!
We also tried to get in to Merthyr Tydfil as I wanted to pay homage to Kier Hardy. However, the place was packed and we couldn't get parked anywhere, so we gave up and went into the Welsh Valleys. It was only later that we learned that the reason it was so busy was because Jeremy Corbyn was in town. I really wish we had made more effort to find a place to park as I would love to hear him speak. We really did have a lovely relaxing time on holiday and came back completely chilled, until......
.....my daft husband fell from the top of his ladder to the stony ground, hitting his side and back as he went down. Having spent his entire life running up and down ladders, Pete is well aware of ladder safety rules, he always ties his ladder off. Anyway, he had untied the ladder that was against the yacht when we went on holiday to prevent any theft, and was putting it back and was going to tie it off again. The ladder slipped on the stones and down Pete went, about 12ft. He has broken several ribs and punctured his lung and had to spend several days in hospital. He is in considerable pain and will be for sometime yet, but he is also aware that it could have been a lot worse. Pete is not one for sitting around doing nothing and I see problems ahead in keeping him down. Please send all jokes that I shall save for when he is being particularly difficult!
I have had enough of Broomfield Hospital this year, what with mum being in for several weeks and now Pete (funnily enough they were both in the same bed, not together obviously!). But once again, the staff did an amazing job especially considering the pressure they are under. I am always in awe about how cheerful and caring they are. So thanks again to the staff there. Oh, and to finish, I bought the girls little Welsh National costumes and Bobby a flat cap and waistcoat, so here is Jessica modelling her outfit.
Back soon ......hugs and kisses all.