A Weekend Away in Wales

Wales is quickly becoming one of my favourite places to visit, particularly North Wales. Last weekend, we booked a couple of nights in a Travelodge in Llandudno and spent the time looking round Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno. The trip was completely funded from clothes we’d sold on eBay, given to us by Andrea (Grandma),…

Camping, Seaside and Sunshine

We returned last Friday¬†from our first proper holiday of the summer. And what a week we had! Finally, some proper sunshine to help us make the most of our week away. We went camping in Suffolk, at the Southwold Camping and Caravan Park. It’s not the most luxurious campsite around: the amenities are pretty basic…

Day 3: Antiques Galore

There are lots of lovely little antiques places in Southwold. Today, we managed a walk up the high street and a look around a few of them. My challenge of just doing one picture a day has already gone out of the window, so just enjoy the pictures of old junk! I resisted buying the…

Day 2: Settling In

After a relatively late arrival yesterday, we had a lazy morning over a cooked breakfast and a slow meander along the seafront. We took the ferry across to Walberswick… When I say ferry, I mean a man with a rowing boat. Once there, we walked to the cafe and just had a little look in…

Day 1: Elsecar Heritage Centre

We didn’t set off until this afternoon, after a very late night and mad morning of decorating. We have a finished study and spare bedroom now though. Our journey to Southwold has also been delayed by a stop off at Elsecar Heritage Centre. Run by the same people as Bygone Times, we were a little…

A Holiday Project: Southwold

Image found here We’re off on holiday tomorrow, travelling for over five hours to Southwold in Suffolk. Our cottage doesn’t have any internet (shock, horror!) so I’ve concocted a holiday project to keep me entertained. Using my phone, I’ll find a picture of something each day to upload to my blog. I’ll try and find…

Back in Britain

We’re currently on the ferry, our last but one leg of the journey home. A quick stop off at Tesco for some non-cheese-or-bread related food before the drive back to Hadfield awaits. Wanda is filthy. She looks like we’ve been rallying. Try snow, wind, rain, hail, sleet, frost… Not starting, failure to accelerate past 40mph…

An Early Christmas

Each year we have a (fairly) strict timetable of who, where and when to visit over the Christmas period. We go to my parents the weekend before Christmas, spend the day itself in Glossop by ourselves, some friends come over on Boxing Day; after that, it’s a slow, day-to-day movement over to Barnsley then up…