Cowart's Common Room
Shredding (resumed)

Eventually I found it, the shredding place in Merthyr or rather Pentrebach. The SatNav, foxed by new roads and roundabouts, gave up in a sulk having taking me a long way north of where I needed to be. I stopped at a builders' merchants. They directed me and I found the industrial estate but then, round it and round it I went, like a maze: a signboard that made no mention of my destination - or even the right set of units. At last someone said 'have you tried up there beside the railway?' Even then I saw the place in a street beyond the street I was in. But eventually, when I was about to give up, I found it and all was well. The paper shredded. They even gave me a certificate.

Once Merthyr was the third largest town in Britain after London and Glasgow. It was the first steel making town: iron ore and coal bursting out of the ground and on tap. It declined to almost nothing in the seventies but is now picking itself up again, fuelled by public money. It is quite high up in the hills and so autumn comes early but the trees and deciduous forests are very pretty and the sun was shining.

It's a photoshoot this morning in Old Hall Gardens. We shall be handing out our new history and ecology leaflets and the photos will go to the kind people who have paid for them. Then it's back to a 70th birthday party at our neighbours which will last all day.

Last evening I was briefly with some Bulgarian musicians whose concert I had missed for a meeting of the Vale of Glamorgan for Europe Group to which the Bulgarians were going to have come too except that they had given too many encores and were out of time. But they seemed not in the least fazed by their efforts. Bright eyed and bush tailed. Once I had that energy too and I do miss it now. But having given up coffee again I am starting to feel better. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 13th Sep 2018 - 08:18AM   Posted by Fennie   Shredding (resumed) Comments: 3

Faith's Avatar You are also so busy Fennie and seem, to me, to be bursting with energy. How much coffee were you drinking? I very rarely have more than one a day.

Posted by: Faith on 13th Sep 2018 at 09:48AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar At least you seem to have found your way home again... unless you are using your phone to write this while sitting forlornly in your car waiting for the Merthyr search and rescue to come and find you with helicopters and sniffer dogs. Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th Sep 2018 at 10:13AM

Camilla's Avatar Glad you found the site Fennie, I have reduced my coffee intake to just 1 cup a day now although I hardly drank much if it before .

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Sep 2018 at 10:09PM

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