We managed to get away for five days last week in Wales and that was good. We had planned to spend a week in July with all the kids in Mid-Wales but the current situation precluded it so we two and Rhodri and family stayed in a lovely cottage in Cwmbran (technically) and we met up with the two boys based in Cardiff and Eleri's sisters and her father and Babara at different times plus others. We managed to get to the top of Twm Barlwm on a gloriously sunny day and really enjoyed the amazing view and spent other days in Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff and Porthkerry Park, Barry. Other projects had to be abandoned due to lack of time. On the final day we went to Southerndown where we managed to locate one of the only storms in the country on what was otherwise one of the hottest days of the year. I had forgotten what a truly beautiful part of the world Monmouthshire is.