Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Visit to Caernarfon Castle

This is the third of my posts about some of the places I visited in North Wales the week before last. The first was about the beautiful Bodnant Gardens and the second about Conwy Castle, one of the three different … Continue reading

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A Fresh Cadaver – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Flash Fiction for for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) is a writing challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. The challenge asks us to write a piece of fiction from the photo prompt provided in around 100- 150 words – give or take 25 … Continue reading

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Castles of North Wales: Conwy

The castles of King Edward I (1272-1307) in North Wales are amongst the finest medieval buildings in Britain. They were all built from scratch, often concurrently, in the unsettled aftermath of war. During my trip to Wales last week I’ve … Continue reading

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Word of the Week (WOW) – Ubiquitous

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week. To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

In the United Kingdom, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, in keeping with the United States, where the custom originated, and many other parts of the world. This is in contrast to Mothers’ Day, which has … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bodnant

This week, I am away from home (with Husband, of course) staying at a hotel in Chester, very close to the Welsh border. This is an ideal place from which I can visit my family in Lancashire and Wales as … Continue reading

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Three Quotes Challenge – Day 3

I’ve been nominated by my favourite travel blog thesnowmeltssomewhere to take part in the Three Quotes Challenge. circulating at the moment. The Snow Melts Somewhere is a great blog for anyone who likes to see photos and read about beautiful … Continue reading

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Allergic to “E” Challenge

Here I was, enjoying a nice, relaxing holiday in Wales, when I suddenly found a pingback on my About page that gave me a bit of a jolt. I’d left home at the weekend having scheduled my last two posts for … Continue reading

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Three Quotes Challenge – Day 2

I’ve been nominated by my favourite travel blog thesnowmeltssomewhere to take part in the Three Quotes Challenge. The Snow Melts Somewhere is a great blog for anyone who likes to see photos and read about beautiful places around the world … Continue reading

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Word of the Week (WOW) – Tenacious

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week. To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as … Continue reading

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