Monday, 17 March 2014

A Great Welsh Adventure

Spotted taking a photo (at 'The King of Hay' Richard Booth's birthday party at The Globe last summer), in the final series of Griff Rhys Jones' Great Welsh Adventure on BBC1.


Boys ski-venture

The latest Balch boy-venture was a ski-venture in Switzerland. Ollie took Seth and Bo off to London for a night with Macu (Seth's godmother) and Jamie before flying to Zurich and then by train (with a playground carriage) to Bern. They were guests of our ex-neighbours in Buenos Aires, Emma and Per from Sweden, whose son Julius was born a couple of months after Seth. We've stayed in touch and visited them two years ago on our inter-railing trip around Europe. Julius is not even five but already a pro on the slopes. The three imps hit it off and by the sounds of it caused a lot of noise and chaos in what I imagine is their usually calm and quiet flat!

Here are the boys all set to go...


Bo still unconvinced....


Sethie taking a break below the Eiger.


In the end he loved it!


video

New (old) wheels


Walking the Cat's Back

Fabulous views when walking the Cat's Back and the Olchon Valley this weekend. Fresh air in my lungs after last weekend in the Big Smoke.







Springtime at the Warren

Our first sunny afternoon down at the Warren in Hay. The levels of the River Wye have dropped and the pebbled beach is back so we had a lazy aft skimming stones, building mud rock castles and damns.

Ah, resting briefly on the Wye Valley Walk from Hay Bridge to the Warren.




Across the meadow towards the beach and The Net House.





Portrait by Sethie - with photographer's shadow.



Paddy's Day Pens