Review of Castle Hotel, Conwy

Castle Hotel, Conwy If the Castle Hotel, Conwy is good enough for the Queen of Romania then its good enough for me. Well there must have been a reason she stopped here, and I reckon it’s the food? Or maybe the luxury? Or perhaps the service? Granted the Queen I mention visited in 1890 but … Continue reading Review of Castle Hotel, Conwy

Kick the Bar on Aberystwyth Promenade

Sit down. Close your eyes and listen to the waves crashing against the rocky shore. Smell the salty air and seaweed as you take that deep breath and relax. Aberystwyth in the summer is calm and unhurried. The students have left for the holidays and with them they have taken their timetables and their deadlines. … Continue reading Kick the Bar on Aberystwyth Promenade

Unearth the Past at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

If your ancestors lived or died in Wales it is likely that a record of their life will be stored, and may even be accessible, in the National Library of Wales.  When I visited the library in 2018 I expected to be welcomed into the library and offered the opportunity to view a dozen or … Continue reading Unearth the Past at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

10 Ways to Party in Cardiff with 0% Alcohol

Where do you go if you’re a tourist in Cardiff and want to have a fun night out without alcohol. I’ve compiled a list of ten cool places to go. Let me know what you think.  

Review of our stay in Cathedral Cottage, St Davids with St Davids Escapes

I don’t think it’s possible to appreciate the luxury of a boutique cottage without having first experienced camping out in a tent. As I enter Cathedral Cottage and stand in the warmth of the marble floored hallway it is this comparison with my last camping trip which springs to mind. It is pouring with rain, … Continue reading Review of our stay in Cathedral Cottage, St Davids with St Davids Escapes

Afternoon Tea Cardiff

Why take tea in a high street coffee chain when you can take afternoon tea in Future Inns, Cardiff for £12. Use code DINE for a 10% discount until 30th April 2019 (offer does not include Mother's Day)

Brave The Elements In the New Year Day Swim, Saundersfoot (Challenge 12)

"Let’s have a round of applause for this lady [name unknown] who suffered a stroke whilst participating in the New Year Day Swim last year. She’s not participating this year, but she’ll be cheering you on.” The crowd goes quiet. They’re clapping but you can hear the cogs turning: they’re all thinking that this may … Continue reading Brave The Elements In the New Year Day Swim, Saundersfoot (Challenge 12)