Alas, we did not go 'castle ing' this time. A few days of relaxation to recharge our batteries. The days were sunshiny and wonderful. It was flipping freezing at night! There is a scary interlude here. On the Monday morning I was folding the big woollen blankets we'd had atop of the duvets, to put back in the wardrobes. To my horror I saw a GIANT SPIDER. IT MUST HAVE BEEN IN BED WITH US! I did what any sane person would. I grimly folded it back up in with the blankets and kindly left it for the next people!!! Shudder.
I have not enhanced these images at all. I'm a point n shoot kinda photographer and what you see is what you get.
We strolled for for *miles up and down Llandudno's front and pier. What a gorgeous place!
Yes, the sky was really that blue and yes the sea was even bluer! I think that's the Great Orme you can see in the distance. It means great worm and was so named by the Vikings apparently.
I've never been to Llandudno before. We'd stopped off to visit my cousin who lives in Prestatyn, which was a pretty enough place......but then we drove through Rhyll and Towyn to get to Llandudno. What a pair of nasty, cheap, rundown hideous places they are. Even the blue sky and blue sea couldn't disguise the fact that this clearly was the Jeremy Kyle fodder holiday destination of choice. I am a snob! I judge people! I would not stay here if you paid me! It was horrible. Then you drive on a bit and hit where the snobby judgey people like to be!
The town centre was packed with cars. There was NOWHERE to park. We drove onto the front and decided to park right on the outskirts! It was a lovely day. *Afterwards we checked with google maps, we really had walked for miles. We realised this when standing on the pier and saw the distance betwixt us and the car. See the teeny little silver dots in the distance, just at the headland? That's where our car was!
It doesn't look that far in the photo. But we'd walked one and a half miles to get to the pier, then strolled right to the end - which is half a mile out to sea - and all the way back again!
That's the cable car base. I WAS NOT going on those. ( I also have no idea who those people are )
I'm going to do this on my back grass!!
Another place we went was Llanberis. I've been here before but the geek in me could stand another visit! It holds the National Slate Museum which is FREE! And the Electric Mountain which isn't, but to my annoyance all the tours were fully booked up. Again, the weather was glorious. We went on the little Steam train round the lake. The place is STEEPED in history, splendiferous views and majesticness! I really adore Wales as if you can't tell! The HG likes it because we drive through tunnels to get there! The teens are less enamoured...but tough!!
These are a few shots from the train.
We also packed in a trip over to Anglesey, the a Welsh Mountain Zoo ( I will never go there again ), a working Wool Mill and Morrisons!!! ( Stocked up on welsh butter! ) We stopped off at Cheshire Oaks on the way home so the brand new 17year old could spend his birthday money. I treated myself to some new wristwear! Two new bargain bracelets and a star charm for my charm bracelet. It's Pilgrim Jewellery and I love it!
Anyhoo, it all seems so long ago now, when it's actually only a week! Work was a brutal shock to the system. I know I whinge about it, but I do love my job and all of the above wouldn't be possible without it! I was 'star of the week' in the Friday worship. The new Head decreed as we nominate children for the honour, the children should be able to nominate the adults in school. ( it's basically a tick you off the list job I think ) but the children don't realise and we receive these nominations! My favourite one reads.
I nominate *Mrs Radiostar* because she is really nice and doesn't shout that much! Others said I'm kind and lovely and helpful. Arty cropped up on a couple ( I think from some Night Owlers ) . One little soul just wrote I'd been there when they needed me. Ahhhh!
So, it's Sunday morning.Shortly, I'm about to start the drain on the National Grid with the washer etc. This coming week is a full five days of work! Shocking.
How will I manage?!
Off to read some blogs now.
Love from Rachel *Pro Procrastinator * Radiostar xx
Ps. I still haven't finished that sock!