Sunday, 4 June 2017

North Wales - Part One



Hello I am back again, last time I checked in here I was in a right state suffering from severe sciatica, I had it a few weeks before, and my back and hips have been playing up for some time now, I wasn't doing anything strenuous it just went. I have never had pain like that before. I was crippled I couldn't move.

Thankyou so much to everyone who commented wishing me well, I was very touched.

I was very stressed when the back problems started as we were due to go on our holiday to North Wales the following Saturday. We even bought a wheelchair on the local ebay just incase. Luckily we bought it at a good price so we can still sell it on and maybe make a few pounds out of it. It took me four days until I could walk with sticks, and then the Saturday we left I could just about walk unaided, I am still not right, my knee is playing up as well now, but it will take time and I will try not to overdo it. I think it's going to take a long time for me to feel normal again.


So the holiday....

We booked an apartment for seven days in Rhos on Sea.

On the way we stopped off in Shrewsbury and visited the abbey, and then popped up the town for a coffee.












We then continued our journey and the next stop was Llangollen where we stopped for a snack. After this we went to the apartment.







After we got sorted out we had some supper in Llandudno.



Day Two.

We went to Anglesey and payed a visit to Beaumaris.



There were a few stalls about, you could hold these owls for a £2.00 donation to charity.








We visited the station with the longest name.


Next to it was the shopping centre where we had a wander and some light refreshments.



The next stop was Caernarfon Castle.

Caernarfon Castle was one of a series of castles built after the end of the second Welsh war of independence in 1282 by King Edward 1. Building began in 1283. It was to be his royal palace-fortress.







Day Three.

We had a quick stop in Conwy.


Conwy Castle


I don't usually buy souvenirs but I  bought a love spoon from the gift shop to hang up in my kitchen.


A lovespoon is a wooden spoon decoratively carved that was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent, the spoon is normally decorated with love and was intended to reflect the skill of the carver.

Today they are a very popular souvenir, and are also very popular as gifts for weddings, anniversaries, valentines etc.

The next stop was Conwy Water Gardens and Dutch Pancake House.

We wandered around the nature trail.









We had a look around the Aquatic Centre.








Then we went into the pancake house.


My french Pancake


After this we went up to the Great Orme.

The Great Orme is a prominent limestone headland, next to the town of Llandudno .





After this we went into Llandudno and had a wander around the shops.




I shall write some more about the rest of the holiday in a few days time.