Living the dream As I gaze out of the window of my home office, the winter sun shining down on the frosty gardens, I yearn to get outside and breathe in the fresh coastal air. The buds are starting to grow on the trees, soon the pale browns will be replaced by bright greens. …

First things first. Did you do a double take when reading the headline? Award winning Welsh wines? Well, let me tell you something, this little part of North Wales is known for many things. Gorgeous coastline, castle towns and views over the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park. But now there is something else. …

A collection of pastel coloured buildings ta Portmeirion Village

Earlier this year we took a little road trip around some of the finer parts of North Wales. If you are a regular reader, you may be aware that I originate from that part of the world and am always looking for a reason to share some of the local delights with you. This …

A beautiful stretch of coastline The stunning and rugged coastline of Wales is well documented in the photography world and no more so than Llanddwyn Island on the coastline of Anglesey – one of the most beautiful spots in Wales that I have had the pleasure of visiting. Being from North Wales, I have …

There are many things that Wales is known for. The Snowdonia National Park, the Brecon Beacons, beautiful coastlines, castles, dragons and sheep to name but a few, but one thing I have discovered and had the chance to witness myself more recently are the impressive number of beautiful waterfalls scattered around the country. The …

If you are looking for that picture perfect scenic lakeside break, where is the first place you think of? How about Lake Garda in Italy? That looks lovely doesn’t it. Or, what about Lake Louise in Western Canada? Perfection. Well, I have been in search of that idyllic lakeside location for a little while …

Nestled in the mid-Wales countryside on the outskirts of Welshpool, Powis Castle & Gardens is another fabulous property in the National Trust’s portfolio. Powis Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century by a Welsh Prince named Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (try pronouncing that if your not Welsh). One of the Prince’s descendants sold the castle …

It’s been a little while since I took you on a tour of a National Trust property, so I am back to show you another one. This one is quite special. This one represents home. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small village in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. The view …

Surf Snowdonia – Riding the waves in the mountains It always rains in Wales, or at least that’s what you are told. This is not factually correct, but if you are heading up to the Conwy Valley on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park you will be sure to want to spend a …