I have just come back from my favourite place, Llangiwg Church, which lies above Pontardawe in South Wales. It has views in one direction North to the Brecon Beacons and Pen Y Fan and to the South to Swansea.
It is peaceful and calming, with the sounds of nature in the background. I find it a place where I can recharge and reconnect with myself. In a time of chaos, change and uncertainty I can stroll in the church yard and be at peace. I cannot explain to you why, perhaps it is because my family make up a large percentage of the graves, perhaps it is because it is somewhere I have been going since I was a baby. I don’t really know.
I can only recommend it to you as place of peace and a place of restoration.
This is a picture I took last year.
This is a view I took of the view towards Pen Y Fan
This is a view of the farm where my Aunt lived when I was a child. Its about 2 miles from the church.
This is a pic of my father outside the church
Another shot from last year
A shot from 2014
Finally a family pic of my father at his family farm just below the church in the 1950s