ST. DONAT’S CASTLE

The second half of my trip to the UK was spent in Wales.  We visited Carol’s school, Atlantic College which is housed in a twelfth century castle, complete with a jousting ground.  I was able to spend one cold afternoon exploring the grounds.  I took so many pictures, I think it will have to be a two part post.  Really incredible!  Carol feels so lucky to have had this opportunity to attend school in such a magical setting.  Carol’s dad is an earlier graduate of Atlantic College, and is actively trying to help them raise funds to restore the castle-it desperately needs a little TLC.

There is a tiny church on the castle grounds surrounded by the most beautiful old cemetery.  I took lots of photos.  All of Wales looks just like a movie set.  I wish I had photographed the roads–they were really something to see.  Tiny, tiny passage ways with ancient stone walls on either side.  Makes for a very interesting car ride.

Ran into this gorgeous German Shepard walking around the church grounds.  Such a pretty boy.

Stained glass window inside the church.

That’s all for now–I have some pictures to share of the beach in my next post.

 

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  • Kym January 09, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    Wonderful photos, Judy. I can feel the cool moistness in my bones just looking at them!

    I have an off-topic question for you: I love your Balenciaga black & white sandals from a few years ago, can you tell me how they run? My feet are a little wide, so I’m 39.5 in Prada, but in many Dries I’m 38.5. In other words, I wear a different size in each brand (Givenchy, Bottega, Manolo, etc) I’m looking to stalk a pair on ebay for myself – but not sure what size and they are usually “no returns” listings. Tried on a pair of your funky black open toe sling back Balenciaga with the leather upper coming up high on the front of the foot and found they ran pretty narrow…maybe it was just that shoe? Thanks for your help to a fellow shoe-aholic

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  • judy ALDRIDGE January 09, 2013 at 4:31 AM

    Hi Kym,

    Good to hear from you! Those are the best shoes ever–I took a size 10 in my Balenciagas, and that is my normal size. They fit just fine, but I would say it’s a smallish 10, so you could probably go with your normal size, or half a size up. Good luck! judy

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    • Kym January 09, 2013 at 5:59 AM

      Thanks so much, Judy! I’m so glad you’re back to blogging – missed you!

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  • judy ALDRIDGE January 09, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    One more thing–my feet are very narrow–however, given the woven nature of that particular sandal, there is more flexibility in the width!

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