A Wonderful Week in Wales: Castles, Sunshine and Chocolate Fudge…
No internet connection or phone signal nor desire to use them: check.
Breathtaking views from your rented 300 year old cottage overlooking Llangollen’s riverside, castle remains and rolling hills: check. Argh Wales, I think I love you.
A week of blissful relaxation roaming castles with a toddler in awe of men dressed as knights (“the real Mike the Knight, Mama”), copius cream teas, steam train rides, riverside walks where ‘cotton wool sheep’ dotted the distance and sunshine tickled our cheeks. Heavenly.
I’m not sure we’ve had a more delightful break in the UK.
Oliver was in his element, enjoying the sunshine, running through bright green fields, exploring castles, making new friends and picking flowers.
The food was rather spectacular too.
Papa G made paella as we dined al fresco on our cottage balcony- and home-made tiramisu was dished out in abandon.
Holidaying with the grandparents meant Peter and I could escape for dusky evening walks, non alcoholic beer overlooking waterfalls and warm Welsh fudge for good measure.
To finish it all off, we took a horse drawn barge along the canal and waved goodbye to Wales with the promise to return next year, with two babes in arms…
I can hardly wait!
Photographs (c) Peter Broadbent.