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.

The weather in Wales

Gosh, already a month has flown by since my last post. It has been a very mixed month with most of it spent trying to keep my head above water. But I would like to share some of the beautiful moments I had while away on Anglesey in October. The weather was very mixed with glorious sunshine one moment and then crashing storms the next. It made for an interesting week! The nicest thing is knowing that the weather is always driven really quickly by the strong sea wind so if a day starts off wet then it very rarely stays that way all day.

Blue skies. It could be spring :-) (one with a very wonky horizon. Clearly wasn’t paying attention!)IMG_1097

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Stormy grey skies.

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Storms over Snowdonia.

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There was also this amazing storm. The light was just stunning with the land lit by vivid shards of sun against the steel grey storm clouds behind.

the calm before the storm

Which led to a rainbow.

Brilliant rainbow

or two.

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There were beautifully lit clouds as the sun dropped below the horizon.

Stormy skies

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And wonderful warm sunsets.

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It sounds daft but couldn’t believe how much further round the sun sets at this time of year. It is just not something I notice when I’m home.

I thoroughly love the spring and summer in Wales but the weather in the Autumn was quite something and I would definitely go back at this time of year again.