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“To my mind the life of the lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

Two more lambs were born overnight and another this morning followed in quick succession by another one! Most of the sheep seem to be having triplets or twins. It’s quite surreal looking down  onto the field and seeing a small bundle of lamb sitting there when it wasn’t even in the world a few minutes before! Once in the world, lambs are able to very quickly suss things out and are walking within a few minutes, drinking within a few more and moaning by the first hour of life!

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After another amazing breakfast of fresh sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes, we headed to Hay-On-Wye (The town of books!) Last time we visited it was a Sunday in October, hardly the busy bustling tourist season that we expected so we sort of had dubious thoughts about how amazing it would be today. We weren’t disappointed though!

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The town was buzzing with locals selling their handmade crafts, lots and lots of bookshops, plenty of craft and trinket shops and lots of pretty buildings! Hay-On-Wye also has its very own Gold Post Box courtesy of Paralympian Josie Pearson. In 2012, Josie achieved gold in Discus. Although not her home-town, Josie chose Hay-On-Wye because she spent a lot of time living there. The Royal Mail traditionally paints a post box gold in the hometown of gold medalist competitors during each Olympics.

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The car park was full by the time we decided to leave and we took a slow wander back to our base in Knighton. We had to take a detour when we saw signs to the Orgasmic Cider Company. It looked pretty deserted but the owner was happy to let us sample the different ciders that were on offer and we departed armed with a couple of bottles!  We continued on through beautiful scenery, dipping in and out of England along the way and the small glimpses of sunshine provided a bit of warmth.

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The afternoon was spent relaxing and reading and enjoying the views (and the sheep!) – tomorrow it’s time to head back home to Hampshire and to the prospect of turning 25 years old as it will be my Birthday ;)

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“Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens. ”
-Tony DeLiso

We arrived in Wales around midday after paying an extortionate amount of money to drive across the Severn Bridge (£6.40). I write this because in about fifty years time, this blog will still likely somehow be online and future generations will be laughing at the fact that something cost so little, yet we thought it so much!

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We travelled through some of Brecon, which was beautiful, and then into Llandovery. (My spelling of these places is awful!) After a slow trek we arrived at our destination in Dutlas at about half past three having spent a good few miles heading down a dead end track that the satnav didn’t recognise at all. We had to go through farm gates and pyschotic dogs as Collie’s from another farm encircled the car and barked constantly. The owner of our holiday place told us next time to keep driving as it was the only way to get past them!

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The views from where we are staying are incredible, and completely private. They aren’t shared with anyone else at all and the rolling hills seem endless. We’re going to explore them tomorrow rather than venture too far into pyschotic dog land. Right below our balconey, there is a field of female sheep. We’re on sheep watch for the owners because they’re due to give birth from tomorrow onwards. However one was fairly ahead of the game, but sadly her first lamb was stillborn. Much rejoicing later though when we found out that she was having triplets. The other two lambs seem to be going strong in their pen this evening. Hopefully tomorrow will lend itself to some lamb photographs!

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