View from the Top...and Taking Time on the High Street
Thought you might like to see a couple of views I saw "from the top" yesterday. It's those changing weather conditions that produce some of this nice light. It sure is great to be here among all these wonderful folks in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world! If you've never visited Wales you owe yourself a holiday over here. Bring your hiking shoes and prepare to see some of the wildest, most wonderful countryside imaginable. Be sure to stop off at some of the little old country chapels and the market towns. It's fun on market day (changes from town to town) to see the elderly ladies with their market baskets. They look like my granny's egg basket. They're full of fresh-baked bread, vegetables from the WI (Women's Institute weekly sales at the Baptist chapel), the weekly paper (headlines usually about some very petty crime, isn't it a wonderful thing!) and probably some scones from the local baker.
Now you can't be in any hurry around here because getting up the narrow sidewalks with all these folks standing around chatting can sure take some time. And while there are small grocery stores, many folks still go to the local butchers (also on the "High Street") for meat and to the baker for bread and to the greengrocer for vegetables and the newsagent for magazines...you get the picture. It's not one-stop shopping at WalMart - it's two hours of shopping at 15 shops on the High Street. And I like that. Do it and don't be in a hurry.
I'll have to make some photos of local market towns; right now I'm afraid I don't have any.