Right now…

….I am in my very favourite place.The place that inspired the name of this blog. A place where it truly is always blowing away the cobwebs :-) Ahhh, North Wales. My special place (see here for more).

It is so nice to spend time with my folks and the hairy hound. To step back from my crazy busy life and just relax. There is time for reading the paper, eating, walking, running every day and strumming away on my guitar plus, of course, a little knitting.

The sea is turquoise and the sky bright blue.

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There is a little harbour full of boats.

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There are National Trust properties to explore (Penrhyn Castle) with impressive towers, lush looking steps and intricate gates

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There is Beaumaris with it’s beautiful houses, quaint shops and pier. Not to mention a cheeky plum and brandy ice cream ;-)

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With the added bonus of a view of the mountains.

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There are gentle sunsets.

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And of course my beloved, hairy hound having fun by the sea :-)

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How I love my gorgeous, hairy hound. So full of life and fun. I am so lucky to have another very special hound.

Sea view

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside (don’t worry, for those of you who know exactly how bad my singing is I am humming this in my head not out loud!).

This weekend I had a cheeky weekend in Devon with Roger the lodger and her little man. There were many special bits but the edited highlights are below!

There was coffee in the garden and a mooch round taking in all the flowers. Roger lives in a big house that has been split up into smaller homes. It is gorgeous. The rooms have lovely high ceilings and big windows looking out onto a glorious garden and the rolling hills leading to the sea. I can’t think of a better way to start the day than yummy coffee, warm sun and sea air.

early morning coffee

Hydrangea in early morning sun

daisies in early morning sun

pink hydrangea

agapanthus

purple hydrangea

montbretia

There was a wonderful trip to the beach. The breeze helped keep us cool as we dug sand castles and paddled in the somewhat chilly water! There were actually people swimming too. Not brave enough for that!

the beach

Sea view

There was a visit to the local horticultural show. I wish I had taken photos. The leeks were ginormous. They must have been at least 2ft, if not longer. They were whoppers!

There was yummy cider at the a little bar on the harbour side and yummy dinner at home.

Sunday was…..

sunday grey

But we were consoled with an “all you can eat” breakfast in a restaurant overlooking the sea. Yummy.

Thanks Roger, I had a lovely time. xx