North Shore

North Shore
View of Llandudno from The Little Orme

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Llandudno Christmas Fayre

The Christmasy spirit is starting to descend on Llandudno. Coach trips coming on the Turkey and Tinsel Breaks are bringing visitors galore to the resort. Even the coaches are decorated. I do feel  sorry for all the staff in the hotels who have constant 'Christmas Celebrations' from Monday to Friday from now until the real Christmas.
Madoc street was closed off late last Wednesday so the Llandudno Christmas Fayre could be set up. The Fayre from 15th - 18th of November had  100 or so stalls selling crafts, toys, food & drinks etc.  Having only taken photos of sweet stalls when I visited  The Celtic Winter Fayre  in Colwyn Bay last weekend I was determined not to photograph any  this time,  just to prove I haven't got a one track mind! I appear to be unable to add photos  at the moment, so will just post this and see if they can be added later.
You can check out photos on lymehurst facebook

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Walk to The Vardre

The Vardre from the beach
Included this picture as I like the lighting


From the beach at West Shore you can see two unusual outcrops (probably not the correct geographical term!) that look as though they've burst out through the surrounding land to tower over Deganwy. Adam who is at home at the moment while sorting out what his next venture will be after finishing at university  suggested that as the weather was so good (feels like it could be the last day of summer!!) we should take advantage and head to the Vardre, as he hasn't done that walk yet. The walk entails following the coastal footpath to
 Deganwy, then heading up through the village to the base of the Vardre.......................
Oh  dear started this blog a while ago but I'll continue it because it does show some super views of the area

Sight seeing boat heading to the head of the estuary

View across to the marina in Conwy

View up river towards Conwy

Top of the Vadra Conwy bridge in the background

Looking in the other direction towards The Great Orme  and Llandudno
Definitely a walk worth doing. One I'll be recommending to my guests

Planting Daffodil Bulbs.....the hard way!!!

All that hard work and still half a sack left.
. With thousands of daffodil bulbs to plant in and around Llandudno I was asked to do my bit in attempting to make Llandudno the Daffodil Capital of North Wales. It was only towards the end of our 2 hour session that I, by accident hit on the correct way to use the tool I'd been given!! Going back tomorrow for another session which hopefully will go a lot faster!!. Let's hope there are some more volunteers as there are an awful lot of bulbs to plant !
The plan is to plant on all the grassy banks . Hopefully it will be as successful as York where they have daffodils on all the grassy banks around the city walls and it certainly is impressive when they are all flowering.

A very handy tool when used correctly!!