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    Weekend Reads: Remember No More by Jan Newton

      Review I confess, I was initially drawn to Remember No More in part because of the synopsis, and in part due to the fact that I spent nearly four years in this part of Wales.  Jan Newton does not disappoint with her writing nor with the stunningly depicted setting. This the perfect book to get lost in on a quiet Sunday afternoon, and I confess I devoured it in one sitting. Newton’s debut novel is well crafted with a tightly knit story that twists and turns. While I thought I might have figured out “whodunit” midway through the story, she so skillfully dropped red herrings that I was fully in doubt of my detective work.…

  • An American in Wales

    (It Should Be) Wordless Wednesday…(But It’s Not)

    I had several lovely photos all picked out for Wordless Wednesday from yesterday’s St. David’s Day assembly…but then it occurred to me that my non-Welsh followers (all six of you) aren’t familiar with St. David, the patron saint of Wales, so a little background info would be helpful. St. David is the patron saint of Wales, and his feast day, March 1 is a national day of celebration in Wales. For the school celebration, there were many little girls wearing traditional Welsh costumes (a flannel or wool dress, apron, shawl, and hat), and  the boys were quite happy to wear red shirts that said “Cymru” (Wales) or Welsh Rugby shirts.…

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    In which I discuss walking through the sheep field coming from town

    I may have mentioned previously that one way to get to town is to walk up the Dingle, down a footpath, over a bridge, and through two fields. We end up at the Car Park in town (and the primary school). On nice (i.e., not rainy) days, this would be a good way to get to school. If my 3yo weren’t lazy, that is. Its a loooong way to give a girl a piggyback ride, let me tell you. Today, after visiting the playing field, we went for a walk into town. Its a short walk if we go down the Dingle to the main road, vs through the fields…