Yet another year older for me yesterday and we awoke to snow in Mid Wales.
The first order of the day for me was a frosty run around Ynyslas. I had to take it easy on any stretches of tarmac as it was pretty slippery, but the frozen ground along the Leri was nice to crunch through.
Next was some present opening. A nice new pair of trousers, money for a kayaking helmet, some tasty looking beers, some chocolate and some particularly potent smelling truffle dust!
We then headed off into the hills to the Brigands Inn. The roads were clear of snow and ice but the hills looked lovely with a nice fresh covering. The bare trees were now coated in a frosty crust of snow as we drove through a winter wonderland.
The Brigands Inn
Lunch at the Brigands Inn was nice. Anna’s Cauliflower Fritter starter was huge! Morgan and I had some delicious pheasant goujons with chilli sauce. I did of course have one of Anna’s fritters too. Our main course was a classic Roast Beef Sunday Lunch.
There was plenty choice but we all chose the beef today. I had a Christmas pudding and Morgan had Sticky Toffee Pudding while Anna made do with a coffee.
The Brigands Pass
After chilling in the Brigands Inn for a while it was back into the car for a drive up and over the Brigands Pass. I had planned to stop here for a play in the snow with Morgan but we continued on past the Cross Foxes to stop at the top of the Tal y Llyn Pass instead.
Here Morgan and I headed off up the hill a little with our snow clothes on. It was a good choice to stop here as the sun was low in the sky to the west providing some dramatic lighting as it shone through the clouds.
We didn’t walk too far, just enough to stretch our legs and get out in the snow. Things always look so much better in the snow, and even a small hill walk can be an adventure.
It was good to get out in the hills with Morgan, and a nice day out for all of us. Mind you, with various Christmas lunches and dinners this week I think we’ll barely be eating at home!