Posts Tagged ‘North Wales’


Saturday, June 7th, 2008

WoodFestWales has been going for a few years now. It’s a chance to meet makers from all over Snowdonia and North Wales, watch axes being throwing, and buy some beautiful craft works at a fraction of gallery costs. This year it was a lot bigger. It’s such up-scale that it has you looking for the camping field and the live music tents. The crafts people looked a little bewildered at the volume of people passing by. The fairground ride owners looked overjoyed.

Campsite cooking

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

I really wanted to find that magical relaxed beach weekend that Fat Face, Toast, Howies, Whitestuff and the other lifestyle brands would have you believe you will begin to experience as soon as you slip inside their clothing; sunny walks on the coast, surfing, fishing, wave swimming with friends, barbequing fish on the beach. We headed for Aberdovey in Wales to seek out the endless summer dream, and even booked on a sea fishing boat in anticipation of cooking fresh mackerel around the beach fire. The bank holiday forecast didn’t look good though, with 50mph winds and heavy rain lined up. The forecast came good, the fishing boats stayed firmly moored up for the weekend. We did manage the outdoor fish cooking experience though, and found a great little campsite just inland of Aberdovey. Nearly there…

3rd may 2008

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Talacre beach, North Wales. I had never been to this beach before, imagining all the caravans parks that line this part of the North Wales coast could have somehow killed off all the native vegetation, but once past the cafes and amusement arcades, the beach is obviously well managed. This entry should have been titled ‘THINGS THAT GROW’, that’s how it felt here after a two week diet of monotone snowscapes.