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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Magical Wales

One of my favourite things about blogging is taking photos, and Wales has no shortage of fantastic photo opportunities. I love to show off what a fantastic country Wales is, and I hope you'll agree that these photos from Rhossili really are magical.

During the recent heatwave, my boyfriend and I decided to go to the beach after work on Monday. David spent half an hour on his stand up paddle board in Oxwich Bay, before joining me for a lovely picnic on the beach. Considering we'd both been in work all day, it really did feel like we were on holiday; the beach was busy with holiday-makers taking a dip in the sea, having a barbecue and generally enjoying the last few hours of sunshine.

We considered heading home as it was getting late, but as it was such a beautiful evening we decided to drive further along the coast to Rhossili to see the sunset...and wow, we weren't disappointed!

It was magical!

It was so warm, you could actually feel the heat off the sun as it went down, which is quite unusual for this time of day. It actually looked like a giant torch shining down on the sea because it was so dazzling and bright.
I don't think I've ever seen the sea at Rhossili look so calm and still; the appearance of the water was more similar to a lake than the sea. 
I took all of these photos on my iPhone 6s Plus, which just goes to show that you don't need a fancy camera to take good shots. If you're considering an upgrade, I would highly recommend the phone; it has a great battery life too.

It really was an experience which made us say "wow" out loud. Wales is magic!

Thank you for reading, Angharad x

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Weekend Away, Cornwall

My boyfriend and I recently stayed with some lovely friends in Falmouth, Cornwall, and we had such a great time.

It was a long drive from South Wales  and we hit the Friday afternoon rush hour traffic on at least a couple of occasions, but the journey was well worth the effort, and made all the better by listening to Wales beat Belgium in the Euros!

After a very warm welcome from our wonderful hosts and a good night's sleep, we awoke on Saturday morning, keen to explore.

We took a stroll to Swanpool Beach for an alfresco breakfast, making sure that we sat under a parasol to avoid any showers. One minute it was hot and humid, the next it was wind and rain! British summertime weather can be a bit hit and miss, but the UK is our favourite place to be at this time of year. We generally prefer to go away to warmer climes when the weather gets colder, as this makes winter shorter.

As well as having a lovely beach and pretty beach huts, we discovered that Swanpool Beach is home of the quirky ice cream...

Sadly, ice cream wasn't on their breakfast menu. However, if it was, I would have probably gone for the Malt Pleaser! Next time ;-)

On Sunday we went for brunch at Gylly Beach Cafe, which overlooks Falmouth's famous Gyllyngvase Beach.

This was the place to see and be seen; it was popular with locals and visitors, especially dog owners with their cute pups. The lively cafe was a little bit overcrowded and noisy, but the brunch we ordered was excellent.

 D had a huge crispy bacon roll
I had the best eggs benedict that I have ever had!

Falmouth is the warmest place on mainland Great Britain, and extreme temperatures are extremely rare. As a result, there are lots of beautiful blooms:
 Aren't they just gorgeous?!

All in all, we had a refreshing weekend in the best company; just what we needed. 

If you fancy a relaxed getaway by the sea then I would definitely recommend a trip to Falmouth. We're already looking forward to going back!
Thank you for reading, Angharad x
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