Friday, 30 September 2011

A Little Bit of Haven in Wales

Hello all!!

This last week I traded the life in the big smoke for a little bit of haven in beautiful and green Wales. In over 20 years in Britain, this is the first time I have visited this wonderful land and here are a few pictures I took at the edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

Dusk in Brecon:
 


9 o'clock in the morning at the beginning of our first mountain hike (we did 2, altogether 13,5 km)
 


Some of the most impressive architects working around, building beautiful webs. Quite perfect!
 

Looking down from the top of a hill:
 

In sync - a happy couple.
 

Our best friends - trees.
 

Stylish - wearing three colours so successfully :-)
 

Looking at the Welsh dragon outlined in the mountains.
 

Pretty - and pretty blurry in red.
 

Just as you thought I was only enjoying the beautiful landscape, I was actually conquering my fear of heights. Here is me wobbling on the trapeze. For the whole 2 seconds!!!
 


And once I was done with the trapeze, I was off on a zip wire. It was the second best thing to flying. One of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had. I first climbed up a tree, good 20 meters high and then screamed all the way down. The best fun ever!!!


This is me attempting to do a bit of yoga high up in the air.



This week has been one of the most challenging ones I have had in a while. I have finally conquered some of my biggest fears (with a smile on my face, may I add), did things I have never done before, hiked for 6 hours (OK, with 2 hour break), spent time with and learnt so much from some of the most inspiring 10-11 year olds, star gazed and realised and learnt new things about myself.

I hope your week was as eventful and full of surprises as mine was. Here is to a great weekend!!

Red xx

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

... and everything with style!
beautiful (everything).
xx

Boye By Red said...

Ha ha! Of course with style. Thank you darling :-)

Xx

Fifi B said...

What a divine few days you have had. The fresh air and the gorgeous rolling hills would be hard to leave, however London is a magical place too. I hope you had a fabulous time. Fifi xo

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red:
This area of the country is so well known to us having lived for so many years close by in Herefordshire. But never, in more than twenty-five years, did we attempt such feats of bravery. Congratulations.

The whole of the Welsh March contains the most wonderful countryside; we do hope that you will return to explore further.

Saf said...

How wonderful hun, the photos are beautiful and I like how you got your funky sunnies on and lost of jewlery while strapping yourself up the wire:):) Not sure about that spider web thought but must admit it's quite impressive. Can't wait to hear all about your Chip.xx

Boye By Red said...

Fifi - yes, i had a wonderful time. I am now slightly lost being back in London, but i'll get used to it i am sure. Thanks for stopping by. Red xx

Jane and Lance - i will definitely be going back. For some reason in all these years i have never ventured up there, but i am now hooked. As for being brave - i had to be. I was encouriging lots of kids to face their fears, so i had to do it too. And i am glad i did!

Saf - let's talk Chips soon. I can't wait -:) miss you. And of course i had a full bling on -:), it wouldn't have been me if i didn't. Xxxx

Emina said...

hvala ti na komentaru, jako bih voljela posjetiti Wales, uvijek kad mi sve ovdje dosadi kažem : Idem kupiti stado ovaca i pravac na Wales ! :D

Boye By Red said...

Ha ha Emina, baš si me nasmijala.
Hvala na posjeti, vidimo se uskoro na blogovima.
Cao

Red

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Cripes, I could never have done that, I feel sick just looking at you there!

So two days of 80 degrees and now peeing rain - I spent the whole morning in bed with papers and coffee!

Boye By Red said...

Tabitha, i did the same, only i was sitting in glorious sunshine on my terrace. A good way to spend Saturday morning, that's for sure.

PantsWithNames said...

Looks amazing! And congrats on conquoring your fears.

Vidimo se!

PantsWithNames said...

PS - are you from Tuzla?

Boye By Red said...

Hello pants with Names, nice to see you here.
Yep, i am from Tuzla. How did you guess?
I've known about uoir blog for a while since you were writing from Bosnia.

And your Bosnian is great :-)

Vidimo se :-)

fashion and frank said...

Wow - i am impressed - not keen on heights myself - love a good hike though - what a great way to spend a week x

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Your adventure sounds so amazing! I've always been curious about Wales, it looks like a slice of heaven!

xo Mary Jo