It hasn’t been the best of weeks if I’m at all honest. My back started aching a little bit last week after I carried Benjamin on the school run, but on Monday evening, I got up to go to bed and could barely move. For two days, I was in absolute agony. Last year, I slipped a disc in my back and I think carrying Ben might have aggravated it again. It’s been pressing on my sciatic nerve, which made my leg feel all funny as well. I’ve dosed up on pain relief and tried to hobble about as much as possible, but it’s made me feel really miserable.
On Thursday, it started to ease. I still needed Graham to put my socks on for me and I still needed to pop super strong pain killers as often as I could, but I was able to walk a few steps without yelping. Harrison had film night after school, so we had a bit longer in between picking Alex up from nursery at 11.30am and picking him up. We decided to go out for a drive in the car so that I could get a bit of fresh air if nothing else.
We headed over to a little village nestled in the mountains of Snowdonia. We weren’t intending to go there but when we saw the tops of the mountains from the main road, covered in snow, we knew we had to go and look!
It was like driving into a completely different world. It was so, so quiet, and all around were huge craggy mountains, covered in snow. At the foot of the mountains was a forest, which from where we were standing looked like a carpet of orange and red, and a massive lake at the bottom. It was breathtakingly beautiful and magical. My photos do not do it justice one little bit.
There was a lovely little play area which the kids had a good hour playing in. It was freezing cold, but with views like this in the background, it was more than bearable!
We loved it that much there that we are going back over with Harrison this weekend. Now that my back is pretty much ok, we can really go and explore. There’s a waterfall behind the village which we are going to look for, as well as popping into the slate museum and the old quarry hospital to check out the old operating theatre!