I took these photos in August 2009, just a few weeks before I left the UK (for the second time!) to return to Australia. I had joined my relatives (my father is from Manchester) for a week on their annual family holiday in Wales. My cousin’s husband and I, both keen walkers, had some marvellous walks along stunning paths — though not, it must be admitted, in stunning weather! Summer in Wales bears little resemblance to summer in Australia. What Wales lacks in sunshine, however, it more than makes up for in scenery and wild flowers.