A Welsh Farm
Trip Start Dec 26, 2005
289Trip End Jan 25, 2009
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James took me on his tractor... another first in my life. I enjoyed observing the pattern James took to keep the farm's grass at a respectable length. The tractor did a good job, but slid on a few occasions. Later that weekend, the tractor got stuck in the deep mud but James' friends came to the rescue in releasing it
The farm's house is a 2 story basic set up but warm and comfortable. Nearby is a 200 year old delapidated old house, joined to a barn which I loved exploring. Many, many generations of the same family lived in the house... it is only recently (30 years) that the people moved into the 2 story house. Around the house are rolling green hills with some cows and bulls in the distance.
On Saturday night, I met Enron and Margaret... two friends of James and Wendy who go back several years. I loved having another opportunity to meet the locals... which I believe is the most important thing I can do on this trip. We went to Kookaba - an Australian-themed restaurant in Saudersfoot - on the coast of Southern Wales. I'm happy to say that the menu, decoration, welcome and drinks were superbly Australian and for a moment, I felt at home. But they could of done something with the music... I think it was Welsh music which added a unique ambience to the restaurant. In the end, I had Italian food... canneloni... with VB and Australian wine. A great night. Luckily I'm returning in 2 weeks because I'm starting to want more and more of home these days.
I spent most of Sunday relaxing, including a 2 hour walk around the farm's confines
We left the South Dairy Farm at 7.30pm and arrived back into Cheam at midnight... exhausted. All of us succombed to our beds and woke up for what would be my final night with such great people.