I mentioned in the ‘Lovely Things April 2016‘ post that I had been on holiday last week, our vacation was spent in the very rural county of Herefordshire! I had no idea where it was until we actually booked it, but FYI it’s right over next to Wales just above Gloucestershire (I really need to up my geography game!). It is very different to Kent – in a good way! It’s very rural and full of sheep, cows and birdsong – just the way I like it. Although I’ve lived in the suburbs my whole life, I do think I’m a country girl at heart, it definitely got my thinking about what I want and where I want to live, so there might be a few changes coming next year!!!!!
Anyway, I don’t want to bore you with a ream of sheep photos but I’ve got a few pictures to show you of how beautiful it is – I think I could work for the Herefordshire Tourist Board after this!
— Herefordshire —
While we were over there we took a few trips into beautiful Wales and did a drive through the amazing Brecon Beacons (It was like being in a different world!) and down to Abergavenny and Mertha Tydfil. We went through mountains and valleys and fields full of sheep grazing – and sometimes just trotting over the road in front of us! My highlight of the trip – apart from waking up to Birdsong instead of the sound of the M20 – was time spent in Hay-On-Wye. You may have heard of this place as It’s where thay hold the annual Hay Book Festival which is one of the most prestigious literary festivals in the world! We saw them setting up the tents while we were there and wished we’d made our trip a few weeks later, but nevermind! We had a lovely time there and visited some of the many book shops in the town (plus the amazing Fudge Shop!!!!!).
I think one of the things that this trip made me realise is that I love beautiful, colourful landscapes! I’m sure most people do too, but it made me realise I want to paint these sorts of pictures more! It’s been in my head to do more ‘scenic’ pieces for a while and that is definitly a direction I think you’ll start seeing me go down! Anyway, I’ll be back soon with some Audrey Hepburn inspired art! Till then…