Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wales Scrapbook




My sister's graduation took place in Wales and my parents kindly booked an Landmark Trust cottage for the week for us to stay in. Being the first Landmark Trust property ever, it wasn't filled with mod cons - no internet or TV, everyone aside from me had no mobile signal either (EE finally came through for me, no signal in central London but 3G in rural Wales!) which led to a lot of spare time and my sister being on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

I read three books in total, which was all I wanted from the week, to just sit back and relax. The weather was perfect, with the heatwave allowing us to sit in deck chairs in the garden from 9am to 9pm. We spent a couple of days exploring the local areas including Cardigan and Aberaeron, which is a colourful seaside village where I ate the best fish and chips I'd had in a long time. We ate well, slept for hours and took in all the fresh air, this staycation really came through for me and I was able to switch off from work completely. The house itself was teeny tiny, with two bedrooms meaning my sister had to share a twin room, a nightmare as she is a snorer, you can get a sense of scale from my dad standing in the yard.

I wish I could go back, I was just about getting used to having no TV or internet, and my love for reading came back with a bang, I'm tearing through books like there is no tomorrow!

16 comments:

  1. I do love the Landmark Trust cottages - they all look so good and I never know which one to choose, but a holiday away from all mod cons might be a brilliant idea!

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    1. It was rather nice after I had got used to it! It makes a change to step back from everything xx

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  2. I've never been to Wales before, but it looks really lovely from your pics! :)

    http://angel-in-this-dress.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you, it was a particularly lovely area! xx

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  3. That looks like a perfect little trip. I really want to do something like this in the Peak District.x

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    1. Oooh nice call, I've never been to the Peak District! xx

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  4. I love Cardigan! We used to go there when we stayed in Tenby! :) xx

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  5. Looks gorgeous! I love the different coloured houses, it looks like Balamory :) Glad you had a good time, sometimes a complete switch off is needed xx

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    1. Oh yes, I guess it does, I didn't even think of that! xx

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  6. It sounds lovely, the cottage is beautiful :) xx

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  7. This looks BEAUTIFUL. I need to visit this place. And 3 books in one week sounds like my kind of week! Xx

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  8. OMG the colorful buildings are adorable!

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  9. This sounds absolutely perfect. Time to completely unplug is just AMAZING, it makes me feel so relaxed! Glad you had such a lovely time! xx

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  10. Omg! This popped up as a featured post on my bloglovin' and I went "Holy crap! That's my local shoe shop!"

    I'm from Cardigan, and I love that you blogged about it!

    Xox

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  11. Gorgeous pictures, I would love to live in a pastel coloured house by the sea. I'm glad you had a nice time!

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  12. It sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing time

    Lauren | Bits and Bobs xx

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