Monday, 13 July 2015

Welsh Travels

I'm here to share some more about my trip to Wales in April, but first - you might have noticed this little blog has undergone a bit of redesign (or possibly un-design at the moment?). I was craving a more minimalist look and while at the moment it's a bit too minimalist, hopefully soon I can get a pretty, simple header up. But for now it's a bit of a work in progress! Does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish custom headers...? I've found a few options on etsy but any recommendations would be appreciated!

The above pictures were taken at Ruthin Castle Hotel, which is a completely gorgeous place to spend the afternoon having lunch or tea and spend an afternoon roaming the grounds - which include a huge family of peacocks! If you're so inclined you can get married there, either in one of their reception rooms or with a full medieval theme in their banqueting hall (above) complete with suit of armour - take note, Game of Thrones fans. ;)

Another day we went on a drive to Conwy with my cousin, where we had the most delicious fish and chips with ice cream to follow at Parisella's.

And in Conwy we visited the smallest house in Great Britain! It was actually lived in from the 16th century until 1900 and the last owner was a 6ft 3in fisherman - the whole house is only 10ft 2in and it manages to have two floors. It's well worth paying the £1 to peek inside if you're in the area.

We also took a drive down the coast to Llandudno and various coastal spots and spent an evening with some family in Ruthin listening to some accomplished harp playing from both my cousin and her nine-year-old daughter.

The above picture is the beautiful sunset over Ruthin as seen from outside my cousin's house - the picture does not do it justice though, as is usually the case!

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