It snowed! In Conwy! The first snow I’ve seen here in the four years since we arrived. I woke up at 7:30 AM (which pretty much never happens on the weekend, especially in winter) and had a feeling that made me get out of bed and peek out the window. There, greeting me in the twilight, … Continue reading Snow!
Ever since we moved to North Wales my husband and I have enjoyed driving along Marine Drive, around the Great Orme in Llandudno. This year, though, we’ve decided that walking it is even better. We start by driving into Llandudno and parking somewhere near the Great Orme. There are a couple large car parks on … Continue reading Walking Marine Drive in Llandudno
I ended up in Manchester for a couple days this week — my husband needed to go for work, and I needed to take my laptop to the Apple store to replace a failed hard drive (boo!). I couldn’t get a Genius Bar appointment, so I showed up shortly after the store opened and hoped … Continue reading Wandering Manchester
It should be no surprise to my readers that I’m in love with Bodnant Garden. Somehow, though, I’ve never shared my experiences visiting the garden in autumn! We decided to take a friend there while she was visiting us. Although there was a bit of rain, it wasn’t enough to drown us and we ended … Continue reading Bodnant Garden in Autumn
When my parents visit, we tend to do a lot of walks in the Conwy valley. The walks (besides being gorgeous and interesting) are relatively nearby and usually easy to access with public transport. However, we often talk about possible walks on Anglesey and really wanted to fit one in during their trip this spring. … Continue reading Walk on Ynys Llanddwyn
In early June, we drove just south along the river to Tal-y-Cafn, for a walk to Caerhun (walk #7 in Walking in the Conwy Valley). The main attraction is Caerhun Church, the site of a first century Roman fort. The walk started by passing through a farm and into the woods, where we encountered a very … Continue reading Caerhun Walk
After leaving the Isle of Mull, we stopped in Stirling for a visit to its old town and Stirling Castle. I think I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to castles (nothing is ever quite as impressive to me as Conwy) but Stirling does have its own charm. Before getting all the way up to … Continue reading Stirling Castle