Friday, 30 August 2013

Holiday highlights

I'm out of the way of things, been trying to find time to do a post for a few days....
As usual July & August are so busy with holidays and short trips away, there is barely any time to spend on my blog.....
We enjoyed a lovely trip away in our caravan visiting the Yorkshire Coast for 5 days, North Wales for 7 days and Blackpool for 2days. The best part for me was Wales and I could have happily stayed so much longer. There was so much so see and do and the beautiful landscapes and beaches were a delight in the lovely hot and sunny weather.
Some highlights

 with it's beautiful architecture

she couldn't resist!

down by the water
Concrete boat

A ride on the steam train at Llanberis Lake railway

 slate - a closer look will show you the slate just falling down these ledges.

a step back through time in these charming slate miners cottages
which have been removed brick by brick from another mine and rebuilt in the grounds of this one which is now the museum, well worth a visit.

A fascinating visit to Beaumaris Castle
on island of Anglesey

Time to relax ...... in the giant chair at Hafan y Mor

before heading off to Blackpool for a couple of days
Huge mirror ball Blackpool 

the Tower from the Pier

I love these seats on the pier

and the ice cream parlour yum!
Bubble Gum for C & Mint Choc Chip for me.

 We did have a blow out...
this could have been a lot worse had the caravan wheels not been fitted with Tyron Bands, a safety device that grips the inside of the tyre, that prevents 'snaking'  and buys you more time to get over to the hard shoulder, we were glad to be spotted by the police shortly after it happened.
 the rescue assistance still to show up,
they helped divert the traffic to give us a bit of space for Kevin to fit the spare and get us on the road again within 45 mins,

 it was a scorcher of a day and we were baking in the heat at the side of the road.
I took these with my phone, it's all part of the holiday experience!

It has been so much fun this summer the weather has been great and we have managed to get away on quite a few trips in our caravan this year we look forward to many more.
I've been thinking it might soon be time to turn my attentions again to that little one that sitting at the back of the drive looking a bit neglected.

I've been getting some little bits of sewing done which I hope to post pictures of soon ........


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