“In this life so full of care there is no time to stand and stare” (William Henry Davies). It was a wonderful treat to take a few days off and spend time in the beautiful Welsh countryside surrounded by lush green fields, beautiful Spring blooms, and not forgetting the sheep and lambs dotted over the hills.
My capsule wardrobe stood up well to the task. At the last minute I swapped my light blue raincoat for my more robust black mac with a hood as the on the morning we left London it was raining buckets! In hindsight, this was not necessary because as soon as we arrived in Wales the sun came out and shone for the next two days. I wore my Hopefashion Navy cotton stretch trousers every day. My mid-wellington boots came in useful for country walks. My pink scarf co-ordinated perfectly with the vibrant tulips.
You can check out my full capsule wardrobe in my previous post here. I wore my navy print midi dress with my silver flats for the first evening out plus my cashmere poncho over the top when it became chilly. I had just bought my blue fedora hat in a cafe in Hay-on-Wye. I am addicted to hats I just can’t resist them.
We ate at The Walnut tree Inn, just outside Abergavenny. If you are ever in that area I would highly recommend it. The food is an eclectic mix paired with sound cooking techniques; rather than a particular country’s cuisine. A unifying feature is the core of excellent ingredients. For the second evening, I teamed my Hopefashion foundation scoop neck top and leggings with my pink sweater.
It must have taken hours to carve this seat out of a tree stump.
Rhododendrons in all their glory!
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The photographs above were taken by my friend Karen in the grounds of the Gliffaes Hotel. We had eaten the most delicious lunch in their restaurant before these photos were taken.