For the first time ever we treated ourselves to a little break without the children. We've had the odd overnight stay in London without them but this was the first time where it was 3 nights. This is a trip we'd been planning for about 12 months and was really looking forward to it. The girls would be staying with their grandparents and they too were looking forward to staying with them...mainly because they get treated to all sorts while there.Read More
We visited the beautiful town of Beaumaris as we'd been in a local town and fancied visiting a town with some shops and places to look around. Driving into the town it looks like a historic place kind of like Lewes in East Sussex or possibly Padstow in Cornwall.
The previous places we'd visited in North Wales had so much to offer but this time we wanted gift shops, ice creams and to admire and enjoy a relaxing walk around a town.Read More
Whilst staying in North Wales we had plans to get out as much as possible and see a lot of different things. We have a soft spot for a castle or two...or rather I do.
We looked at all the ones local to Bangor and most places seemed to say that Penrhyn Castle is the best one around and the views are also stunning.Read More
When we stayed in Bangor in the summer we had planned a beach day and after looking online we found that Llandudno was the best around. This was a 20-minute drive for us and what grabbed us was that is had arcades, a town to visit and a beach.Read More
Before we arrived in Wales a few people had mentioned GreenWood and when we got to our hotel we saw a couple of leaflets and it reminded us that this was a place we need to visit. The best way to describe this place is a theme park that is in the forest.Read More
Pili Palas is a farm/animal family attraction which is located in Anglesey. We were based in Bangor so this was a short 15-minute drive for us, simply crossing the Menai Strait and you're pretty much there.
To describe it I'd call it a secret gem, we might have gone at a quiet time but it's really worth a visit and we loved it. We got there at 10 am so for the first 15 minutes we pretty much had the place to ourselves.Read More
On route to our weeks stay in North Wales we planned a stop off at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, this was midway between Stoke-on-Trent and our hotel.
As the name suggests this is high up in the mountains that surround Colwyn Bay and to get there you do feel like you are driving into the clouds. Narrow roads take you to the entrance gate and before you park up you have to pay the entrance fee to the staff in the wooden huts. Parking is free and plenty of it.Read More
This weekend we're treating ourselves to a little trip to Winchester Christmas Market. The place will be filled with yummy food, lots of wonderful gifts and everything in-between. The market is held in the Cathedral grounds so what a wonderful setting for this. This photo is from their website to give you an ideal.Read More
It's the season, it's ok to mention it...yep we're talking Christmas. Yesterday the girls finished their lists for Santa and off we headed to post them to him. I'm amazed they managed to get it into an envelope as they seemed to add everything.Read More
Nothing makes you enjoy a meal more than when you've earned it and that was true for our meal we had in a place called The Old Inn in St Breward on the Bodmin Moors. We've stayed at Coombe Mill for the past three years and every time we make sure that we visit this place as the food is yummy, the portions huge and the place very welcoming. It's claim to fame is the fact that it is the highest inn in Cornwall.Read More