Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, on the edge Bangor, is one of those historic sites that does an impressive job acknowledging and talking about its conflicted history. It’s one of those “castles” that’s really a castle-like mansion — and this one was built by a family that first made its fortune from sugar plantations in Jamaica, owning hundreds … Continue reading Penrhyn Castle

Buying Local

I have never been very good at deciding what to cook based on what looks good (or has a good price!) in the supermarket. That requires a level of creativity, flexibility, and comfort with experimentation that I’m only just developing. No, I usually pick recipes and then send my husband to the store to get … Continue reading Buying Local

Exploring the Unknown

Have you ever gone somewhere very familiar and suddenly discovered a part of it you never knew existed? I had that happen during my pilgrim walk around Bangor, when we discovered Ogwen Trail. And it happened again, later, during a walk toward Llandudno. It started when my parents and I decided we wanted to go … Continue reading Exploring the Unknown