Thu. March 10, 2016
Any regular readers of this blog will know how much I write about our holiday adventures. No Hideous Kinky exotic trips for us Bowen’s… yet. This half term, we decided to stay close to home. Having booked three Landmark Trust holiday’s for Easter, Summer and a much anticipated trip to the Georgian House at Hampton Court Palace for the autumn, this week was always going to spent having small adventures, close to home. We each made a list of what we wanted to do. Everyone had included visiting cousins at Clydey Cottages. In our urgency to pack and get to Boncath we omitted to take enough winter woolies and our Sunday morning walk on Poppit Sands
with cousin Catrin’s pony Seren, whilst boys threw a rugby ball around was a chilly affair, but much enjoyed. Luckily, the cafe at Poppit supplied warming hot chocolate with cream and marshmallow’s, toasted sarnies, ice cream (yes in February!) and Welsh speaking friendly and helpful staff. Our next adventure was a chilly walk around Kidwelly Quay with the dogs. The dogs then slept in the car whilst we had a decilious lunch
of homemade quiche, sandwiches and chocolate cake at Parc y Bocs, the Burns farmshop with the best play area (second only to Folly Farm and as voted by the Bowenettes). I’m a big fan of Burn’s dog food, and the business is a good local employer constantly re-investing in the community. The shop is a great place for picking up organic food and Burn’s own farm grown veg. We combined Tim’s wish to see the workings of a particular clock at Carmarthen Museum
with a trip around the now familiar exhibits. I say that but we always find something we never noticed before. The 19th century schoolroom brings out the best and worst in Megan who plays her role as teacher with strict discipline. Tomi knows loves to talk about General Picton and his death at the battle of Waterloo which is commemorated in the frieze below (photographed by Morwenna).