No politics for a day

Sunday. A day spent away from the politics. A day to enjoy the wonderful autumn air, wide open spaces and the company of those I love.

At the outer edge of the Brecon Beacons lies the town of Abergavenny, an historic castle town at the point where the River (Aber in Welsh) Gavenny joins the River Usk. The Castle, originally built by the Norman Lord William de Braose in the 12th century is mounted atop a hill overlooking the river and the extensive meadowland of the Usk Valley which faces the first Beacon mountain, the Blorenge.

This is the view from the Castle meadow earlier today when my wife and I, accompanied by our springer spaniel spent the early afternoon just enjoying the natural beauty that this area provides, looking towards the River Usk nestled in the trees and the Blorenge. (click to enlarge)

The front of this mountain rises to an impressive 1841 feet, and in the summer months is used extensively by hang glider and para gliding clubs. The other side of the Blorenge marks the eastern boundary of what was once the South Wales coalfields, with the former mining town of Blaenavon, a place I now call home, at an elevation of 1650 feet, which incidentally puts me into the tiny minority group of the 1% of the UK population that live in excess of 1000 feet above sea level.

Sometimes life is good, its just wonderful here, and a simple mobile phone photo just doesn’t do it justice.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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5 Responses to No politics for a day

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  2. Sean O'Hare says:

    Glad to see your springer still has its tail entact as did ours. They have really beautiful fantails and it is a shame that so many of them are lopped off, supposedly for working dogs reasons.

    You both deserve some sympathy though, springers are mad and really tiring. They never slow down until just before they are ready to drop and that goes on until well into old age.

    • At home, totally docile and unusually non destructive, but show him grass, marshes or water, the looney gene kicks in… I wouldn’t have him any other way.

      He’s not a working dog, so the tail stays the way nature intended, and with the feathering on his legs it just gives him such a great shape.

  3. Indeed, it’s one basic product, three different marketing strategies, which I refer to as the Indian bicycle market. This helps explain why Part A never defends itself when Party B lies about it.

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