Rentable holiday cottage in Pont-Rhyd-Y-Groes in Ceredigion, near Aberystwyth
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
We have come up for a winter break, and we met ice on the hill when we arrived. Couldn't make it around that final, steep, hairpin bend until a kind neighbour took his wheelbarrow up to a salt and grit bin at the top of the hill, then skidded back down with it. The one on the corner was already empty.
But we made it. This morning the world is covered with snow, much to the bemusement of the dog.
As I looked out the window a red kite came in to land on one of the nearby trees, when I crunched out to see if I could get a better shot it didn't like being looked at, and took off...that is how close they come!