Monday, 2 May 2016

The Year So Far

 Its been a quiet start to 2016. There hasn't been that much to report. I must admit to posting more on Twitter now that this blog. But here is a quick update. In February half term we spent three days in Wales. We stayed in a little cottage in the middle of nowhere somewhere just outside of Snowdonia National Park. It was very cold but quite sunny. We went for a walk up Snowdon with Willow. This lake is about as far as we went before the girls got fed up. We were no where near the snowline, but never mind. Carl wasn't very happy and went back the following weekend to make it to the top (it was rainy and horrible by then!)
 Snowdon's summit in the background. The little train wasn't running cos it was still only February. So one day I think I'll have to go back too.
 On the second day we went for a drive round the local area and stopped at the village of Beddgelert, amongst other places. We went to visit the grave of the dog Gelert (if you don't know the story look it up - it's very sad) and then followed the path along the river for a ways. We saw the steam train pass us. It was a nice little break.
 In April I took Ellie up to London for the weekend with Jo and Kia. We went to the Shadowhunters Super Fan Event. Cassandra Clare did a talk about all things Mortal Instruments and her new book Lady Midnight. She signed Ellie's book.
And the icing on the cake was the appearance of Dominic Sherwood and the chance to have her photo taken with him!