Sunday, 28 June 2009

48 Hours Of Peace And Quiet

We arrived here Friday afternoon and we were greeted by this on the table. There was also another bottle of wine in the fridge. We did manage to resist opening the chocolates for over 24 hours.

This is a picture of the master bedroom, the bed is very comfortable.

The best thing of all though is this view from the front door and it's what the weekend is all about - peace and quiet.

It really is very beautiful here and we have been so lucky with the weather. It was scorching hot yesterday and today the sun is shining with a light breeze. The birds are happy and chirping, the cows are mooing and the sheep are bleating. I'm not sure I want to go home, except I miss my sewing machine.

Yesterday we visited the Centre for Alternative Technology on the outskirts of Machynlleth. Set in stunning surroundings the whole site is a thought-provoking exhibition of the dangers of and remedies for global warming. After starting with a water-driven cliff-railway ride, we (well Neil actually) sampled waterless toilets and (both of us of course!) organic ice-cream. The whole site is like a giant Science Museum with inter-active demonstrations and exhibitions with lots of things to pull, twist and push. With no children evident Neil felt it his duty to push, pull and twist every knob! He even ran on a treadmill, which anyone who knows Neil will understand was something of a feat...


Gina said...

Sounds like bliss!

Julie said...

What a beautiful place to stay! It's an ambition of mine to go to Machynlleth. I was there briefly about 12 years ago and would love to see it now.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow - hope you've ordered lots of ice to keep us cool lol