So Year 7 is over – can’t believe it. H finished school last Friday and we have been enjoying the first week of the school summer holidays. A chilled out Saturday at home followed by a trip to Malvern for a driving lesson for H. We’ve been to Merry Hill for H’s previous Young Driver lessons (this one was his fourth), but this time we went to the Three Counties Showground. It was the perfect step up for him as they have an internal road system that the driving school use and it makes the whole thing seem more realistic. This time H was concentrating on clutch control and starting to master it. It was a lovely day and a lovely spot so I found a bench under a tree, enjoyed the view and read my book – very relaxing.
On the way home we decided to visit the cemetery in Malvern as that is where my grandmother is buried. We had a bit of a job finding it. I thought I’d remembered where it was, but I got it slightly wrong. Luckily a kind lady stopped and asked if we were struggling and told us which section to look in (based on the date of burial). She was right and we did find it.
On the Monday we were up at the crack of dawn to head off to Wales. We made very good time and were in Barmouth before 9.30. H was difficult to motivate to go out on day trips, so we didn’t bother with them, but went for a good walk each day. Someone decided they either wanted to get in the way of my pictures or not be in them at all. So these are the best of H I’ve managed to get.
We did some lovely walks and I’d have liked to walk a bit further, but the weather was so hot most of the days, so it was a case of getting in a walk before it got unbearably hot. Being by the seaside helped a little as the sea breeze moves the air a little, but you know when it’s a scorcher when the breeze is warm.
This is one of my favourite walks along Barmouth railway bridge. There’s a foot and cycle path to the side of the rails and there are great views of Barmouth, out to sea (like this one) and down the estuary.
I took loads of pictures and hopefully will be sharing them on my Instagram feed and using some of them in blogging content I have planned. This old boat caught my eye – I might try it in black and white as I think it would look good.
We headed home through the heat. The motorway part of the trip was so hot and the air conditioning in the car wasn’t really up to the job – it’s an old car now and air conditioning was still quite unusual at the time I bought it, plus it was quite a test. Back at home I went to the relaunch of a local restaurant: Marmalade at the Rep. I got to try a number of lovely items off their menu and I’d like to go back to sample some more.