It has been manic here at Stoatie Towers for the last month or so. The good news is that the daughter, her boyfriend and her dog are finally moving out at the end of this week. The bad news is that for the past month or so she has been on a shopping frenzy and the few habitable rooms in the house have been filling up with second hand furniture and furnishings. Not to mention the boxes and boxes of belongings which had been palmed out on other members of the family to store, and that are now being assembled here ready for the big day. If you add this to their usual level of mess, and their total inability to clean up after themselves you can see how Mr Stoatie and I have been feeling rather frazzled and stretched just recently!
We were also getting rather itchy feet, a really bad case of cabin fever! – cue gratuitous use of one of the best ever Muppet songs :)
We decided that to save our sanity we should have a few days away at our friends in Wales. Hurrah! a trip in the Scooby Van!
Unfortunately it was rather grey and overcast for most of the time, which was disappointing, but at least it meant that we didn’t have to worry about freezing at night -we were parked up as usual in the layby and so there was no electric hook up for the heater!
Mr Stoatie and I stopped off in Llandudno for a while on the way over. We didn’t take the dogs as our friend lives in the middle of sheep country and has a rather nervous little rescue dog, so we were both able to go into a shop at the same time, and even got to sit and eat inside a cafe! We didn’t do a lot as we only had one full day away, so we spent most of the time just chatting and had half a day pottering around Llanberis and it’s surrounds with our friend. On the way back home we stopped off at Mr Stoatie’s Auntie’s in Llanrwst, she has one of those teensy tiny ‘teacup’ Yorkies and I was even more relieved I hadn’t taken our two with us, one bite and it would have all been over!
There were a few wonderful rainbows.