North Shore

North Shore
View of Llandudno from The Little Orme

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sorry No Recent Bloggs. It's been My busiest Season So Far

Again a bit of a gap in the blogg.  This has definitely been my busiest year so far and at times it has been a struggle to stay on top of everything but now the bookings are dropping off quite considerably so I'm hoping to catch up on all the tasks that have been left un done!If you do want to see what has been happening in and around Lymehurst B & B then you can always check out the  Facebook Page
Here's just a photographic taster of what's been happening
The Llandudno Sea Trathlon

The Tour Of Britain comes to Llandudno

The Tour Of Britain comes to Llandudno

 My stock of local honey bought at Conwy Honey Fair.
Addition of Trellis in the garden of the many jobs to catch up on!!

The West Shore Beach Cafe finally opens after suffering winter storm damage.

The West Shore Beach Cafe finally opens after suffering winter storm damage. Fabulous views

One guest's view from the cable car of Llandudno Bay
 My birthday cake lovingly created by my daughter while on a visit home. ....and yes it was as good as it looked.
 Wow, what a beautiful car. My street cred went right up. A rare 1953 Lagonda. So classy

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

I Love My Garden.

 Since owning my first home I have always enjoyed gardening, trying to make the most out of whatever outdoor space we had. and found it to be theraputic Each garden has had a pond or two no matter how small, as I think ponds help to attract even more wild life. When I moved into my parents' house in Harrogate I dug a small pond and had so much enjoyment sitting beside it that I then dug a much larger one, this, even in it's first season attracted frogs, newts dragon flies etc Unfortunately, I can only think that it is because our garden here is enclosed by walls that Istill have had no frogs  or newts even though the pond  must be about 4 years old now. However on a more positive note I do love this garden and how it is evolving and changing each year and has that "un tamed "look. These photos show the gradual progress and I will add more from this year in another blogg.


The Garden at Lymehurst..Changes Are Happening

The trellis starting to be erected
 I have not been able to spend as much time in the garden as I would have liked but a few things have changed. I have had trellis put up to make the middle seating area more cosy and private (well it will be once the plants have grown!) My plan is to grow scented climbers up the trellis. I have never grown roses before  but I love the scent that they give off so I want to choose really perfumed varieties as well as honey suckles and jasmine. So any suggestions are welcome
Next section to be put up

The seating area now surrounded

More trellis along the walls

Archway now created

Wonderful Summer Guests

Di and Roy...colour co ordinated as ever

Lovely thank you gift left by my lovely memorable guests
It's been busy , busy , busy here at  but that's a good thing. Again I have had some lovely guests but two spring to mind. I had a couple stay for 13 nights, he was 90 she was 88. They drove up here from Somerset. What a wonderful positive, active couple they turned out to be. Here was I offering to set up the loungers in the garden but they didn't have time for that!! they were too busy travelling around calling on friends being out all day and only coming back for afternoon tea.They totally charmed all the other guests who stayed and were able to have interesting chats at breakfast time. One other guest even wanted to adopt them as his grandparents!.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

How long is it since I wrote a Blogg!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness, I can't believe that it was way back in April that I last wrote anything. Up to date this has been my busiest year so far running Lymehurst B & B. I have been amazed at how many bookings have come in.  This has meant  that not only am I  way behind with the  Blogg but I have not even been able to  dig over and prepare my vegetable patch. I'm desperately trying to start off some courgette plants (two have sprouted so far!) and some leeks but whether they'll come to anything remains to be seen. As to the rest of the garden....thank goodness for self seeding flowers and my perennials they have put on a brilliant show so that anybody looking from the Breakfast Room might well be deceived into thinking that I have a well tended garden!!.
Could this be the start of better things to come? Are people feeling more confident about spending money? I just hope that business doesn't all dry up in the Autumn time.
For anybody who wants to know what has been going on here in Llandudno and at Lymehurst you can check out  on

Monday, 7 April 2014

Warm Weather Encourages Growth In The Garden

The plants in the garden are starting to fill out and new shoots and leaves are appearing daily. This is always such a lovely time of year. I really enjoy wandering around the garden seeing all the new flowers appearing
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Card Terminal

Since opening the B & B most payments I have taken have been in cash or by cheque. For guests wanting to pay a deposit from abroad I set up a Paypal account. This has worked very well and as I have two banks at the end of the road there has been no problem for guests  paying the balance in cash . However several people mentioned that I could be missing out on potential guests by not offering the possibility of payment by card. I hadn't realised that some people will not even consider staying if they can't pay by card. I looked into getting a card terminal and got quotes from 3 companies. The monthly outlay for rent and then in some cases minimum usage added alot to my out goings and as I don't take many bookings a month and in some months no bookings at all it just didn't seem to be worthwhile.
As business has dropped  in the last couple of years due to the financial situation and bad weather I decided that I needed to make Lymehurst as appealing as possible so when one company came back with a much better deal in December (The company obviously needed to boost their sales figures!) I decided to give it a go.So Lymehurst can now accept card payments.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Temptations Of Conwy Seed Fair

The annual Conwy Seed fair was held on the 26th of March This is when the main street is closed off and local seed and  plant producers can set up stalls to sell their wares. Local craft work, home made produce and toiletries are also there so there's plenty to look at. In the last few years the weather has ranged from being hot and sunny to cold and snowy so it was a relief when the sun decided to shine this year.....admittedly it wasn't quite shorts weather but even so very pleasant. Luckily, because I'd already served breakfast at 7.15!  (I have workmen staying) I was able to get parked up  before the  9 am start....nothing like being eager!! I usually have a walk round first to see what everybody is selling then start to do my purchasing. There was a super variety of plants  to choose from.

 Seeds & potato stall

Flower stall

Lovely hand made hand & face creams

As always I couldn't resist their amazing  milionaires shortbread

Beautifully presented sweets

 Veg and eggs

My purchases