As we normally like to capture our holiday memories in a blogpost, here is a quick one - mainly like a photo diary - for our time in Wales.
We were extremely fortunate with the weather. Other than arriving in rain and wind, every other day was either completely dry or had a large dry spell and we managed to get in the hot tub every day.
Being conscious of the fact that we had a busy trip to Dubai planned straight after this break, we tried to make this a relaxing time without trying to fit too much in. We'd pre-bought a Cadw pass which gave us access to various castles but wanted to just spent most the time near our cottage at a relaxed pace.
|visiting caernarfon castle|
We booked Blaen Y Nant via North Wales Holiday cottages and would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a homely quaint home-from-home base for exploring North Wales.
Our cottage felt like it was truly in the middle of nowhere down a very steep farm track. Yet it was close to Ogwen Lake and the beautiful Lake Idwal that we totally fell in love with.
Ogwen cafe and the exhibition building there became like a second home to us with us stopping for a delicious pasty or sausage roll every day for lunch.
With plenty of little breaks sitting on rocks it was manageable for me and Miss T which was important to us as we are trying to build up her strength and stamina now she's 18 months into her juvenile arthritis journey. She truly wowed us with just how well she managed.
Some days she was crying with pain by the end of the day but we just took things slowly and at her pace and she did brilliantly.
|family selfie time at Lake Idwal|
At Conwy Castle we enjoyed lunch just outside at The Press Room cafe. They were SO welcoming there and the food was superb! Would thoroughly recommend this place. In fact, our own brilliant chef D was so impressed he actually said he wanted to work there.
We had even been organised enough to take our telescope to stargaze and stayed up one night to look at the stars. Without using the telescope we saw loads of shooting stars in the night sky.
A lovely relaxing week with lots of happy memories made.