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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cardiff - A Winter wonderland

video

and some soothing music.

I dont know who made this video but many thanks to whoever did.

A Merry Christmas to you all.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow - At least its seasonal



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If only we could cope with it, when we have snow like this, the whole country just grinds to a halt.
But this has happened now for the last two years, and if its the weather pattern of the future then surely we have to change and invest in facilities to deal with adverse weather.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In the Bleak Mid Winter




In the Bleak Mid Winter by Christina Rossetti, its one of my favourites!

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tongwynlais


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The next village along from Taffs Well going towards Cardiff is Tongwynlais.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Before and after


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The top is the old road bridge to Taffs Well but now its by passed by the A470, certainly making for a quieter village with the volume of traffic today .

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Winter Sun

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Its quickly disappearing, and then you notice how cold it is.