Monday, 15 June 2015

Family Weekend


We've just had a brilliant weekend.  

Jobs done, things accomplished, time spent with Lovely Hubby's sister Alison, drinking far too much wine and eating more nibbles than we ever normally do.  We caught up with family news, and to round it all off we had a lovely day out yesterday.

The forecast was a chance of rain, but the clouds passed over quickly and we enjoyed a day of lovely warming sunshine.  Driving to Anglesey, just forty minutes away after a mooch around the Farmers Market and a couple of purchases we had a coffee at the cafe opposite, sitting in the sunshine watching the shoppers and the owl display, then we had a stroll around Beaumaris Castle.


We we warned on the way in that there were lots of nests and baby birds, and to be very aware of their protective parents, but we got pretty close to this Mum and her babies on top of the castle.  She kept her eyes on us but was happy for us to watch her lovely chicks.


In fact this was  the first time I had ever seen such young seagulls, with their downy, spotty heads, they were gorgeous.  There are two in this photo, can you spot them ... they are very well camouflaged.


And then on the way out we came across this Swan family.  Mum, Dad and six lovely fluffy babies.


The view from the top of the castle is amazing, and after filling our lungs with fresh sea air, we strolled to the harbour and had lunch on the patio of one of the hotels there.  We watched the world go by and ate some pretty good food, what more can you ask ..... oh yes, a quick drive home and some more wine and nibbles  ;-)

So now the weekend is over and it's back to work, but it was very nice while it lasted.

Sue xx

14 comments:

  1. At first I thought that was your 'other' country pad :)
    Sounds like a nice break from the pollytunnel

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  2. We were at Beaumaris today, had Bara Birth in the Castle cafe and mooched around the wee shops and the harbour before driving back to Llandudno where we are staying. You live in a lovely part of the country Sue.

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    1. I do, we're very lucky to have found this area.

      If you're passing I will be in all day today, and first thing Wednesday morning. You'll recognise our place from the photos previously on the blog. I might even be on the prom in Llandudno tonight with the pooches.

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    3. Lovely to meet you both. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. xx

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  3. Glad you took a bit of rest, Sue, and what a lovely place to visit.

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  4. Lovely. Thanks for sharing the photos. I love that everything is so green!

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  5. Aww Sue, those pictures are so beautiful! Good on you for taking a break and enjoyed yourself with wine and nibbles. :-)

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  6. Poor colonial me, I have castle-envy now. :)

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  7. Happy memories of Beaumaris when Mum lived at the old coastguard house Penmon.
    ( Now a swish holiday rental ! )

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  8. Sounds like a lovely day - we got married at Penmon with dinner at the Bull's Head, Biwmaris/Beaumaris after, so i'm very biased!

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    1. We have stayed at the Bulls Head's latest acquisition The Townhouse which is just across the road, meals are taken at the Bullshead, we loved it. I bet it made for a wonderful wedding breakfast.

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  9. How fun to see your photos of Beaumarais Castle. Yesterday I went through old photos and found a photo of me at Beaumarais Castle and showed it to my husband. Small world.

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