Friday, 20 December 2013

Anglesey and Rhos on Sea

Friday night the 6th of this month William and I drove down to north Wales to spend the weekend with his sister and brother in law, Brenda and Arthur.  We only get to see them a few times a year so when we get together it’s not stop chatter.  There’s always a lot to catch up on.


Saturday morning’s weather was overcast, quite chilly but dry and so our trip to Anglesey went ahead as planned.  Top of my list was a visit to  beautiful Benllech Bay, a gorgeous sandy bay ever popular with summertime holidaymakers but now, in December, it was deserted. 


After admiring the view we made haste to the bottom end of the bay and took refuge in the cafe housed in the white building adjoining the grey stone house.  Making haste and hoping that the cafe was open.  Luckily for us it was.


Inside the cafe is pleasant and homely…


..with great views over the bay.  Much too cold to sit outside today although had the weather been better that’s what I would’ve preferred


Hotfooting it back to the car.


One for the album.


This was a beautiful sight.  The sun going down behind the clouds and casting a silver glow over the water.  Very, very pretty.


Now we’re in Beau Maris.  We had eaten lunch not too long ago but Billy sometimes can’t walk past a chippy without nipping in for a bag of chips to eat in the fresh air.  I agree with him it is the best way to eat them.


Yep, it was cold but not that cold.  they just wanted to get back to the car for a mince pie. 


Brenda had brought a flask of coffee and some mince pies with us.  You wouldn’t believe how much laughter and fun we had eating those mince pies.  I won’t go into it, you had to be there to believe it!


In the late afternoon on the way home we hit Rhos on Sea.  I really like Rhos on Sea.  It retains the quaint atmosphere of a bygone era but at the same time feels modern with its trendy cafes and individual shops.  Brenda needed to pop in a shop.  A handbag shop and I had no objection to that!  Arthur and William weren’t as happy to browse craft and handbag shops so it was only a quick visit to Rhos on Sea but maybe next time we’ll go earlier and stay longer.


An antique shop we would’ve liked to pop in but time was running out.


The night was drawing in and it was time for home.


After a leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning Jackson’s Garden Centre at Dysserth seemed the right place to be.   Stocked to the hilt with all manner of lovely stuff I came away with a rather nice scarf which went perfectly with the woollen jacket I was wearing.


Brenda sneaks a sit down in Santa’s sleigh.  He wasn’t around so it was okay.  How nice would it be to have a snow ride in this one horse open sleigh?

So, that’s it.  We had a lovely weekend, as always.  A welcome break before winter proper sets in.  Looking forward to spring now when we’ll hopefully go down for another visit.



straythreads said...

your pics and descriptions are like a mini vacation thanks for sharing

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kathleen, thanks for stopping by. That does look like a very nice weekend out. We have a friend here whose father is Kuwaiti, her mother was from Wales and her husband is Moroccan. Their twin boy and girl are quite a mix of nationalities. :) So much beauty where you are! Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday. Tammy

Anita Johnson said...

Funny, like the previous commenter, I was going to say that I felt like I had taken a quick vacation too!