I did one of my regular drives yesterday, and what a wonderful day it was.
I drove first to Usk, where I had a cup of coffee in the car park café, and bought some pork sausages for my Friday lunch. (I despise myself for not being a vegetarian. The reason for my not being one is that I’m extremely fussy with food and like so few dishes I would be left with just one or two if I cut out meat.)
I then drove up the Vale of Eywas to the ruins (in which, incidentally, my horror story The Ruin is set).. The car park was full, which is unusual at this time of the year, and so I immediately drove back before heading for The Old Pandy Inn, for a lunch of half a Guinness and a ham eggs and chips. The food this inn now serves is of very good quality. And it’s new Romanian proprietor is extremely welcoming, informative and friendly.
I then drove back .the way I had come – through delightful country road.
My good deed for the day was to inform a farmer of two sheep: a lamb and a very frightened ewe on the road near LLantilio Crosseny..