South Stack Lighthouse

Day Five: A trip to the Lighthouse Ragged and wild, I felt at home. Seagulls soar below, dark wings arched. Uneven steps narrow and worn. The Lighthouse white and sturdy against the rough seas. Dark sprawling patches of water like the shadow of a Kraken. Tides meeting, white waves crashing against placid waters. A thrill … Continue reading South Stack Lighthouse

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Plas Newydd

Day Four: Magnolia Garden and two friendly robins Tom is still struggling today, weak legs and extreme fatigue. My mother-in-law is brewing a pot of tea and my father in law is off trying to take photos of RAF planes. Ridicules in it's opulence, tiered gardens, canons positioned against balustrades, the Menai straits spreading out … Continue reading Plas Newydd

The Oyster Catcher, Anglesey

Day Three: Games and Rhosneigr Tom and I played a pretty little game called Patchwork. tiles fit neatly into a grid, which represents the quilt. Essentially the one to fill the most of their quilt with the patchwork tiles wins. Shut up & Sit Down have done a great review. I won the first game … Continue reading The Oyster Catcher, Anglesey

Anglesey Again

Day Two: Silver Bay A lazy morning, and the discovery we'd forgotten a good many things. Most importantly my food. I'm still not confident with different foods. Tom was terribly ill in the morning and we both completely let things slip through the sleepy net. We'll be heading to a supermarket tomorrow. I've been writing … Continue reading Anglesey Again

A Week Away In Anglesey

I've been away living in a tiny cottage with no Wifi. Though I have not blogged, that doesn't mean I've not written...Our First Stop: Attingham ParkA windy path to a grand blocky mansion. Small seating areas scattered about the old stable blocks, seats outside in a sheltered courtyard. A variety of dogs big and small, … Continue reading A Week Away In Anglesey

Day Five in the Mountain

Dantercepies, Selva Val Gardena, Italy 30th June 2016, 11.05am Standing on the plains, hoary wisps float about, almost solid enough to touch.cold bites in and a cafe offers welcome refuge. We are surrounded by white. Varying shades push in at the glass windows. Clouds shift, revealing a mass of craggy mountain peaks.  A stout little marmot sits … Continue reading Day Five in the Mountain

Day Four: In Which I Recover From Sunburn

I've been feeling pretty dreadful recently. This is my escape to the mountains, day four. Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena,Italy 29th June 2016, 12.50pm I only left the hotel an hour ago. Yesterday was incredible, but tiring. We managed to spot some edelweiss. They are a strange flower.  A group of german walkers were delighted … Continue reading Day Four: In Which I Recover From Sunburn

Day Three: Mount Seceda

It is taking me some time to get my musings up online. However, I am very much enjoying dipping back into the past. I can almost breathe the fresh mountain air. Mount Seceda, The Dolomites 28th June 2016, 11.42am   Sitting at  ten thousand feet on the peak of mount Seceda, I understand what craggy means. Looking … Continue reading Day Three: Mount Seceda

Day Two in The Mountains

Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena 27th June 2016, 11.55pm The problem with describing mountains is, I have very little context. Mountains of this scale should be far in the distance. Looking to my left, from the hotel balcony, a huge craggy mountain stands proud. The flat top looks no higher than a sky scrapper. I'm … Continue reading Day Two in The Mountains

A Bit of Observational Writing

Writing up my notes from Italy brought me straight back there. My father in law is already looking at booking for next year. I can't wait. Here's the first day of notes from Italy. Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena  26th January 2016, 11.00 am Rain pours down in sheets.We're sitting in the hotel bar, maps strewn … Continue reading A Bit of Observational Writing