Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Cyfarchion....

...from Wales!   Hey, did you know that I am actually part Welsh?  My beautiful Gran was born and bred in North Wales... and how I wish I had actually listened to her when she spoke in her mother tongue to me... if only I could speak this amazing language!  Anyways... if you hadn't guessed, cyfarchion means greetings!   I know, I sound dead clever... actually Mr Googles helped me!  Rather than do a load of waffling (as is my wont) I thought I would just pop some piccies on of our experiences so far and do a "caption" for each... and here goes with our first stop on our trip, Llangollen.... **edit, after writing up the post... erm... I waffled... a bit... lol **


Taken from the bridge over looking the River Dee

And of course, a trip for us wouldn't be a proper trip without finding a railway... and a steam train...


I wish I could take credit for this fab pic but alas, it wasn't me... Grim is an expert photographer




Continuing on our journey, we arrived at Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed. This is truly stunning and sooooo noisy, very soothing at the same time though.

Swallow Falls... natural beauty.







As ever, I am easily distracted and saw this rock... this would make a faaaaab background stamp... whatch finks?


Rocking it....

Indiginous to this area blooms the Snowdon Lily... I tried and tried to get a close up photo of this beauty... I will try again as they are pretty much growing all over... or maybe I shall just ask Grim to do it lol


In the middle... there it is...

Grim has this cool gadget that is a tripod for the camera but it has articulated legs (bit like mine haha) and he strapped it to the railings so we could pose a-front of the Falls....

Awwwww.....

And, as ever, why have sensible photo's when silly ones are much funnier... I seem to have adopted a "Beckham pout" for some reason... and Grim, well he looks like he is picking his teeth lol

Goofing about....

And finally, a piccie of the scenery just before we got to Llanberis, which is where we are staying... in a lovely hotel that has a real, live, proper parrot in the bar.   He is called George and he can sing and whistle and chatter away and now he knows how to say .... "ay-up George"  teehee... I am going to try and get a photo of him later when I don't need to use the flash, I don't want to upset him!


More of these pics to follow!


Right, I shall away... I am fair pogged as we just ate a delicious dinner of gammon (with proper real chips no less) and it is time to get some sleepz... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

41 comments:

ellen vargo said...

Awwwwww! Wish me and Jack were there too! Looks like you had a wonderful relaxing day! Well deserved by both! Miss & love you.... Els xxx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
what great photos it looks like a great time was had by both of you and you may have even relaxed for the day!
Ria

Fuchsia said...

Fabby pics .so glad to see you are having a great time both of you x

Angela Young said...

Lovely pictures Hels, the scenery is beautiful. Yes, the rocky picture would make a fab background.... full of texture & crying out to be inked up... Enjoy your trip... you & Graham deserve the r n r. Hugs Angela

Angela Young said...
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Angela Young said...

Apologies....I posted same comment twice so I deleted one of them..... I am new to this commenting thingy....x

SusanK said...

Oh, your photos bring back so many memories of my trip to Wales eons ago! I also visited some of those same spots and can remember how to pronounce many of the names - a difficult language to master, that's for sure! LlanfairPG seems to say it best! lol

Neil said...

Hi there. Looks like you are having a great time. It all looks so relaxing too, ad the mention of gammon makes my mouth water, even though it is only 5:30 AM!

Anita Houston said...

MOST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! What awesome photos! Enjoy your time!

Papercraft By Carole said...

You are visiting one of my most favourite places. Have spent many holidays in that area. Looks like you're having a great time. Enjoy!! Cxx

Sandra said...

Bore da Hels!
Lovely photos, hope you enjoy your visit.
Sandra

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Fabulous pictures of a beautiful area. You look like you're having fun. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, What fantastic piccies, love the one of you both, so glad you are enjoying your break. My Graham would have loved to be at Llangollen at the steam railway, great piccie Graham, lots of lovely steam.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

melanie said...

Great pics glad your have a rest .Melanie

Gerrina said...

Great pics and what is nature beautifull if you take time to see it! Have a great time! Hugs, Gerrina

snazzyoriginal said...

Wonderful pics, so glad you are getting a break. Have a blast xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, beautiful photos of a beautiful area. Glad you enjoyed it. Emma

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful pics, have a fabulous time. North Wales is my second home and I love it.
Rosie x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful piccies, my aunty lived in Llangollen and we had lots of lovely holidays there when I was young. So many happy memories so a big thankyou from me for that

nattyboots said...

Lovely pics thanks for sharing your day
Elaine h X

Joanne said...

I hope you 2 are having a ball despite the rain today.
xx

Caroline said...

Wow, love the steam train & all the beautiful scenery. You look beautiful again (golly me, don't compare to Beckham:(). That rock would make a great texture background stamp.... When does your line come to air?? I mean it, you should so have your own products!!
Now while it's fantastic to read your posts, you shouldn't have time for them. You need to chillax girly! Go on, go, relax.... Take care.. :))

Artyjen said...

Great pics ;)
xoxo Sioux

Jen Shep said...

Awwww brings back memories of 7 and a half years in beautiful North Wales, and the amazing scenery - Bewts-y-Coed especially.

Gail said...

It looks beautiful Hels - have a fab break xx GailT xx

Helen said...

what beautiful pictures! looks like a gorgeous place. have fun...

rachel said...

looks like you're having fun - your pictures bring back memories for me - My nana was also from wales - north wales - and I spent many a childhood holiday at llangollen visiting my nana's sister Annie. Fabulous times - thanks for the trip down memory lane xx

janet said...

What great pics Hels. I'm part Welsh too! My grandmother was born in Merthyr Tydfill (Sorry if wrong spelling) and I used to drive her mad as a wee kid following her around intoning ' Vorz (vase). Morv (mauve), and sossp'n (Saucepan). She had a lovely soft voice and I loved the strange pronunciations.
Glad you've had asuch a lovely break.
Janet (and Bea)

whyducks said...

Wonderful pictures, nice to see a picture of you two together as well, very cute. Have a good break xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels, Lovely pic's. love the water fall. you both look like you are having a great time. Enjoy the rest.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Terrific photos, Hels, what beautiful scenery. Glad you're both having a great time.

Ann said...

Gorgeous photo's Hels!! Looks like you & Grim had a fab time in Wales!!
TFS....take care & Hugs
Ann xx

Andrea Kennard said...

Just stunning pictures Hels and Graham' have a super time :-) lots love x x

LoraineC said...

Beautiful Wales have fun !

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous photographs Hels, I do agree that rock formation would make a stunning stamp for a background. You both look lovely too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

nannapat said...

Looks as though you're having a great time Hels, enjoy the rest of your stay. Pat x

Sue said...

Hey Hels....I think you might find that flower is a Wood Anenome not a Snowdon Lily....unless you've been secretly abseiling down some remote cliff which is where the VERY rare Lily grows:)

Carole Z said...

Fab photos Hels, glad you're having a super time..my mum was Welsh..I can count to 10 and that's it! Hugs, Carole Z X

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels, you look like you are enjoying your break, and so you should. I have been to North Wales and it is such a beautiful place. Mind you some of the roads are a bit scarey! Have you been to the goch goch goch place yet? Or Meridian Garden's? There are so many wonderful places to go. Looking at the photo of you at Swallow Fall's I to have a picture at that very spot with my fella ahhh, It's lovely. That rock would definitely be a great background. Have a great time. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

carol e said...

Hi Hels thanks for all the pics and enjoy your free time

nikkib said...

I love Wales and remember visiting Swallow Falls some years ago and remember what a beautiful place it is... we went to Bets-wy-coed on our 1st wedding anniversary and my hubby bought me a wooden welsh love spoon, its still on the wall 19 years later... have a fab time x

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