Our Bubble Is A Yurt

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We met for the weekend at a local Yurt! It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen our daughters and grandchildren.

Meeting Time

Like most families during this awful Corona Virus pandemic, isolation has meant we haven’t seen our children face to face in what seems a lifetime. We’ve done ‘FaceTime’ and ‘Zoom’, but it’s nothing like meeting in real life. So imagine our joy when restrictions were lifted and our eldest daughter and her family announced they had booked a Yurt for a weekend away and it was only a few miles from our house.

BBQ

We were both overjoyed at the news and if the truth is known, the excitement set off an itchy rash on my arm, although it could have been an insect bite. The kids were coming on Friday and would arrive around 2:00 pm. They had permission from the owner of the Yurt that we could meet there, providing social distant rules were adhered to and enjoy a BBQ together.

The Long Wait

Friday seemed to take forever to get here! Honestly, it was one of the longest weeks I’ve ever known, even longer than a week of working night shift back in the day, or should that be night. On arrival at Red Wood Valley, we made our way through the trees, down the steep footpath and onto the main area. After about 200 yards, there on the right, nestled between the bushes was what looked like a flying saucer with people sat outside. Could it be them? I can’t tell until we get a little closer. Then two young children start waving and shouting excitedly, yes, it’s them!

Damn Swing

For obvious reasons, we couldn’t hug and greet each other, but it didn’t matter, it was so nice to be able to see them after so long. My 5-year-old Grandson told me not to forget “social distancing, Dude!” Most of the afternoon was spent on the platform outside the yurt, chatting while the ladies cooked on the BBQ. I nearly got to break my neck on the swing hanging from the huge oak tree. I must remember I’m not 12 anymore! Everything was so nice about the afternoon, the weather, the setting, the family and indeed, the yurt.

Elan Valley

I’ve never been in a yurt before and only seen them in magazine adverts. I was surprised at how comfortable and warm they are. It’s like being inside a giant boob complete with the pointy bit on top. There’s even a small wood burner in the corner, well, it’s not the corner as the yurt is round, but you know what I mean. As with most reunions, this one passed way too quick. The following day we travelled up to the Elan Valley and finished it off with another unhealthy BBQ.

So Greatful

We parted our ways on Sunday, but it had been a fantastic couple of days that we are all so grateful for. Hopefully, life is easing up a little for everyone and there will be more opportunities for meeting loved ones soon. Stay safe everyone.

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69 Comments
  • gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    July 21, 2020

    Trev, I am so glad you were able to spend a few days with family. Sounds like a little bit of heaven! Thanks for sharing. All the best! Cheryl

    • Trev
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you, Cheryl. It was just fantastic and I think I was in heaven. 🙂

    • susiesopinions
      July 21, 2020

      I have never heard of a yurt. So it’s a big round tent. So pleased you got to spend quality time with your family.

      • Trev
        July 21, 2020

        Yes, it’s a big round tent, Susie, but with a window and door and proper heating. More of a permanent fixture. Thank you, Susie 🙂

    • SueW
      July 22, 2020

      I’ve always liked the idea of a yurt and glamping.
      I’m so glad you had a great weekend, it sounds lovely.

      • Trev
        July 22, 2020

        It was lovely, Sue. Peace, nature and family we haven’t seen in ages. It was all lovely, thank you, Sue. 😊

  • Yetismith
    July 21, 2020

    So glad for you Trev. Must have been so wonderful.

    • Trev
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you, Yeti, it was just wonderful. 🙂

  • librepaley
    July 21, 2020

    How wonderful. Difficult not to give the grandkids a hug though.

    • Trev
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you, Libre and yes, it was so difficult no to. 🙂

  • Spoilt Victorian Child
    July 21, 2020

    Nice. Looks idyllic!

    • Trev
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you, it really is a beautiful place, even when it rains. 🙂

  • ladyp25
    July 21, 2020

    I can imagine how glad you were seeing them. Family is everything.

    • Trev
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you, Lady P and you are right. 🙂

  • Cindy Georgakas
    July 21, 2020

    I have such fond memories of our times in a Yurt. Thanks for bringing them back!

    • Trev
      July 21, 2020

      Thank you, Cindy and I’m so pleased they have brought back fond memories for you. 🙂

  • PiedType
    July 21, 2020

    LOL. Got a big chuckle from your yurt description. What a fun way to spend a couple of days.

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Thank you, it was great fun. 😊

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    July 21, 2020

    How wonderful that you and your family could get together!

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Thank you, Rosaliene, it was 😊

  • YouLittleCharmer
    July 21, 2020

    Amazing!!! 😁😁🖤

  • Peter's pondering
    July 21, 2020

    If you go again, pictures inside please! Happy for you all.

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Ok Peter, thank you 😊

  • Going Batty in Wales
    July 22, 2020

    My family are coming over this weekend and camping in and around the cabin in the garden. Like you I have really missed seeing them and am like an over-excited kid! We used to live in Rhayader back in the 70’s and loved the Elan Valley.

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      I am so pleased for you, wonderful. We live about 20 miles from Rhayader. Enjoy your weekend 😊

  • albigensia
    July 22, 2020

    That is wonderful! I’m glad you got to reconnect with your family!

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Thank you, Marc 😊

  • azurea20
    July 22, 2020

    Qué bonito y que ternura. Felicidades y que pronto puedas volver a disfrutar de tus hijos y nietos. Un saludo.

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Thank you, Azurea. That’s very kind of you to say. Stay safe. 🙂

  • Invisibly Me
    July 22, 2020

    Aww what an awesome weekend! I love that the kids were fully on board with the pandemic precautions so as to remind you about “social distancing, Dude”! I’ve likewise never been in a yurt before. They seem to be quite a new trend and I’ve only seen the odd pictures online. I’ve never known anyone that’s stayed in one so it’s interesting to read a little more of what they’re really like. Sounds quite nice actually, a good midway point between camping and a B&B, which then makes me wonder where glamping comes into it. Too many words. I’m glad you got to spend some time safely with your family. Hopefully you won’t have too long to wait before you can see them all again  ♥

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Thank you as always, Caz. I’m not keen on camping, but staying in a yurt I think would be great. I was impressed with what I saw. Thank you 😊

  • Herb
    July 22, 2020

    Very awesome. Including the social distancing, dude.

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Than you, Herb 😊

  • Sunshiny SA, Kavitha
    July 22, 2020

    Good memories. 🌺

    • Trev
      July 22, 2020

      Thank you, Sunshiny. 🙂

  • Crystal Byers
    July 23, 2020

    You taught me something new today. Happy you saw your people!

    • Trev
      July 23, 2020

      I’m pleased I taught you something new, Crystal. I wonder what it was? Thank you for your kind words 😊

  • Sarah Angleton
    July 23, 2020

    That sounds like a wonderful visit! My children haven’t seen their grandparents in quite some time now. We did go to their houses about a month ago and visit with them from the front yard while they remained on the porch. And Zoom has been a gift for sure.

    • Trev
      July 23, 2020

      Thank you, Sarah. Indeed, it was a wonderful visit. Let’s hope we all get through this sooner than later and we can all visit our families in their homes. 🙂

  • iammrsshecky
    July 24, 2020

    A “giant boob” I laughed so hard! Its great you got to see the family and have a great time!

    • Trev
      July 24, 2020

      Thank you, Mrs Schecky, I’m glad it gave you a laugh 😀

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    July 27, 2020

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  • Nawazish
    July 27, 2020

    Beautifully written!!🤗🤗 I am glad you reconnected with your family

    • Trev
      July 27, 2020

      Thank you, Nawazish, that’s very kind of you 😊

  • Dave Kingsbury
    July 28, 2020

    Delightful and heart-warming account, Steve, and another lockdown example of how we’re all basically the same when it comes down to it, with simple needs, in a good sense.

    • Trev
      July 28, 2020

      Thank you, Dave 😊

      • Dave Kingsbury
        July 28, 2020

        Sorry, Trev, not Steve. Ah well, a rose by any other name …

        • Trev
          July 28, 2020

          That’s ok, Bill, 😉thank you

  • Olivia
    July 28, 2020

    This looks amazing! So lovely to hear about your time with your family. Looking forward to reading some more of your posts!

    • Trev
      July 28, 2020

      Thank you, Olivia, I appreciate your very kind words. 🙂

  • Amanda Ricks
    July 31, 2020

    Sounds wonderful I’m so glad you got to see everyone again.

    • Trev
      July 31, 2020

      Thank you, Amanda, it was wonderful. 😊

  • Michele Pruitt
    August 1, 2020

    What a wonderful recount of surely a splendid time!

    • Trev
      August 1, 2020

      Thank you, Michele, that’s very kind of you.

  • cbholganza
    August 6, 2020

    social distancing, dude! loved this post, trev. and i sympathize with you. i too am retired, and have kids away from me. plus a supersweet grandkid that i so miss. very much. hence your post here is something close to my heart. miss my kids – and most of all, my grandkid so. i’ve been blogging about this grandkid here: https://cbholganza.com/2020/08/02/buchi-is-a-blast-part-2/?wref=tp

    • Trev
      August 6, 2020

      Hi Charly, thank you for your kind words. I will have a look at your post now. It is a hard time for everyone, no matter where we are in the world. Thank you again. 🙂

  • lorriebowden
    August 9, 2020

    Wow…a family reunion in a yurt!! Can’t think of a better scenario 🙂 Happy you were able to share that time…and thanks for sharing it with us. I miss my son and know that it will be quite a while before I get to see him in person. It’s nice to know he is always in my heart.
    Stay well!

    • Trev
      August 9, 2020

      Thank you, Lorrie and yes, it was wonderful. Sorry to hear that you can’t see your son for a while. I hope the time passes quickly for you until the reunion.

  • thewanderingempath
    August 13, 2020

    Love this! It sounds amazing. Stay well!!!

  • singhpiyush6089
    August 14, 2020

    A little time with family is nothing less than heaven

    • Trev
      August 14, 2020

      Thank you and indeed it is heaven 😊

  • caahli
    August 17, 2020

    So sweet!

    • Trev
      August 17, 2020

      Thank you, Caahli. 🙂

  • arielaonthego
    August 17, 2020

    I’ve stayed in a yurt before. It’s fun!

    • Trev
      August 17, 2020

      Thank you, yes, they look great fun especially if you’re out in the country. 🙂

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