Since I haven’t written a walking piece for a while, I thought I’d share my most recent walk with you all. As Christmas is fast approaching, and I live in Wales, we are having our annual ‘wet’ Christmas. So, with this in mind, my walks have been less frequent and not as long. But, nonetheless, I have been exploring. Yesterday’s walk was rather pleasant, hiking up to my favourite spot on the Brecon Beacons. About a mile from my house, up the mountain, there is a quiet and hidden location overlooking the surrounding mountains, with a small bench to take soak up the view. This is my favourite spot for a number of reasons:

  1. It’s not a long hike, just enough exercise for a miserable and cold day.
  2. It’s a great spot for a picnic
  3. The view is impeccable, overlooking all of the surrounding mountains and forestry – which is beautiful, even on a rainy day.
  4. It’s a great place to sit, relax and gather my thoughts.

Now that university is over for the term, and the stress of finals is finally over, I feel I can relax and take some time to focus on my job and thoughts. If I have learnt anything from this blog, it’s that we all need a little time to think, to cry and let out our internal screaming. And what better place to do that than on a small bench on the top of a mountain? So what do I do when I am up there? I sit on the bench and open my notebook. I write a poem, a story or even a diary entry. I turn my thoughts into words and drawings.

Here are some photos for you to enjoy:

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(Sorry about the quality, too much blooming rain!)

As my time has finally freed up, I will be posting on the blog more often, aiming for either once a day, or every other day. The posts may be short some days, as I am currently working out ways to expand the blogs content. I am now open to ideas, and if anyone has a topic that they would like to see on the blog, or a story they are interested in reading, then please feel free to comment or contact me.

Thank you,

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