The waterfalls.

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On Saturday we packed our bags, put on our comfy shoes and headed towards The Brecon Beacons in search of Ystradfellte waterfalls. 

While I was pregnant I stumbled across photos of these wonderful waterfalls that you could walk behind and I became obsessed with the idea of finding them. I found a map online showing the walk and got the postcode to the car park from trip advisor. 

On Saturday however the postcode turned out to be wrong and took us to a nearby place called Pontneddfechan which had its own waterfall walk (we didn't realise it was the wrong place until we reached the end!!). 

 

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We set off, little Osian safely strapped into the ergobaby carrier, which is by far the best baby carrier that I have tried, and started the walk. 

The woods were filled with wild garlic and bluebells wherever you looked. It was such a beautiful day and a wonderful change to be exploring somewhere unfamiliar together. I was like a small child in search of these falls, hoping that the next one would be the one that you could walk under. 

 

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We walked and walked until we came to a small car park with a map of the area. Nooooooo, we were at the wrong place!  

It always happens to us, we always seem to go the wrong way.  oh well, it was such a lovely day that we didn't mind at all and it's the perfect excuse to go back and find the rights ones.. This time checking the postcode leads to the right place! 

 

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Do you have any beautiful walks in your area? 

Farewel 2015

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2015 has definitely been a whirlwind adventure. So much has happened and our lives have completely changed. Through everything that has happened I could not have wished to spend it with better people. Here are some of my favourite photos of the year.  

 

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So, as we prepare to enter 2016 as a trio, in 7 short weeks we will be welcoming baby Osian to the world and spending the next year as four. I cannot wait to find out what the coming year has install for us.  

from my family to yours, We hope you have a wonderful new year and it brings everything you could ever wish for. 

 

Happy new year!!! 

  

Tranquility.

 

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Sonnet Xvii

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, 
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. 
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, 
in secret, between the shadow and the soul. 

I love you as the plant that never blooms 
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; 
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, 
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. 

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. 
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; 
so I love you because I know no other way 

than this: where I does not exist, nor you, 
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, 
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

by Pablo Neruda

The words I see as I go to bed each and every night. They hang above my bed, watching over me as I sleep. Those beautiful beautiful words. Those words that spoke to me so deeply and ignited my love for the Spanish genius that was Pablo Neruda. 

The light is fading quickly outside. I lay here on my bed, reading through the pages of Nerudas poetry, letting each one speak to me as if a friend. It's quiet moments like these that we take for granted. The moments that we get fully to ourselves. Those moments make you feel as if a wave of tranquility has washed over your body. 

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What makes you feel that way? 

The small things.. One.

A few of the small things that have happened in the past week that have made me happy.

 

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  1. Spending the day at Cardiff museum with Evan last Saturday. He is absolutely fascinated by the natural history exhibition. His favourite part about the museum is the mammoth. 
  2. It's not often that I'm in cardiff at 9am, so a flat white in the lovely Artigiano was just what I needed. 
  3. Knitting.. who'd have thought it?! I'm really rubbish and I keep dropping stitches and I have somehow added an extra 30 stitches to each row, but it's sooo relaxing! 
  4. Taking time to sit at the kitchen table with a big mug of green tea and think. 
  5. Slowly ticking off our big list of things we need to buy for the baby. Dan bought our pram online this week and I'm so excited for it to arrive. 
  6. Our 20 week scan and finding out that our little one will be a boy! I was so sure that it was going to be a girl that I hadn't even thought of boys names.. so that's what's keeping me occupied at the moment. 
  7. Fully appreciating the beauty of the country that I live in and seeing old couples so happy together. I just know that will be me and Dan one day.