Week-end flying visit from old friends Peter and Sarah.
Sat 1.00 After good lunch of some of Ann's amazing homemade soup, I cart off P & S to Parys Mountain (not really a mountain but an old copper mine) Fine rain greets us but we carry on until it clears. They have been before but soon realise they had forgotten what amazing colours there are. Usual comments on how such colours are reflected in my paintings back at studio. Sarah busy pointing camera at all kinds of close-ups. Both ever occupied by tablets and phone shooting. I take a few snaps on their phones. We contain our walk roughly to a circular one and a stoppage at the windmill where Peter shares a very personal tribute to Michele whose funeral is on Wednesday. I feel honoured by this and it is poignant and moving. We return home for some of Ann's comforting chocolate cake/tea/coffee. The rugby World Cup just started. Wood-burner roaring away, I settle to support The All Blacks. They win, convincingly!
Peter opens pink Champers. More of Ann's gastronomy in the evening, Pastitsio. P would like anything with 'tit' in it. Red wine and chatter.
Sun: Breakfast includes some of Sarah's homemade Marmalade with stem ginger, yummy. All four of us go to Swtan in Porth Swtan. P&S take lots of snaps and we pop into the Wavecrest and have some top quality Lemon Drizzle and Bara Brith and coffee. We walk down to the beach but tide is in. Cemlyn next, the weather is apparently more summer than summer itself. Sun is so warm on our backs. I take some photos of an 'assemblage of stones' left there by previous walkers. Back to the studio to talk and discuss my website, Peter meddles with my 'back-end' and discovers that he's not as knowledgable as he pretends. He orders me to write and blog, hence THIS!
6.00pm. P&S drive off in their little Smartcar, glad to see their 'back-end'.Mynydd Parys Swtan Cerrig
Cyfeillion Peter a Sarah drosodd o M’ceinion, cerdded ar Mynydd Parys, wedyn Swtan ac wedyn Cemlyn. Diwrnod bendigedig o braf. I’r stiwdio wedyn i drio meistroli ‘back end’ y wefan.