Bellerophon symbol, variation 7
Monday 26th August 2019

Arnside, again! But a different bit, with different people

Saturday 24th August 2019


Sunday 11th August 2019

Erm . . . High Dam?

Thursday 8th August 2019

Anglesey, Day 6

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Anglesey, Day 5
We first stopped off at Bryn Celli Ddu burial chamber, which had some kind of strange accolade of being the only prehistoric / neolithic site on Anglesey (or was it Wales?) to have some kind of deliberate alignment to the solstice, or thereabouts. Yeah, so that was good. So then we went to Beaumaris, checking out the castle and wandering around the town a bit, before enjoying fish and chips by the sea.

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Anglesey, Day 4
So this was a day primarily for the boys, something fun that M****** had found (I think?!). I'm not sure how you describe this place (just Google it): Bounce Below, Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog. So you've basically got a large, inactive (moribund?) cave system and someone had the genius idea: "Can we fill it with a load of bouncy net things and slides?" And that was it, basically. M****** stayed on the side, taking the odd picture or two, looking after bags and clothes, drinking coffee . . . whilst me and boys bounced and slid around in this weird, underground environment. I can honestly say I've never been anyway like this and thought it was amazing, as did the boys. Apparently the ambient temperature was a constant 11 degree Celsius all year around, but you quickly got a sweat on doing all the running and bouncing around. Yeah, so . . . It was great. Photography was a bit of a difficultly, due to the low light levels and all the bouncing around, but yeah . . . ne'er mind, eh?

Monday 5th August 2019

Anglesey, Day 3
So here we are at Plas Newyddm which I think we managed to pronounce embarrassingly incorrect to all and sundry, although by 'all and sundry' I probably just mean the owner of our holiday house, who we bumped into on our way out. We wandered around the grounds, had lunch here, played a bit of frisbee golf . . . yeah, that kind of thing.

Sunday 4th August 2019

Anglesey, Day 2
I think this was an ambition of M******, to get to the top of Snowdon. We had previously booked train tickets for this thing, and it was one crazy train journey, sometimes with these precarious sheer drops to one (or both) sides of the train. The cloud only appeared as we got nearer the top, perhaps the last twenty minutes or so. Anyway, the weather was a bit, erm . . . moody at the top, but it was fine. The visitor certain was just wrong, in so many ways, so we didn't spend long there. There was also a queue to get to the very last few metres of the 1085m summit and we were like, "yeah, we're fine." So we headed back down on the two-hour-ish walk, or perhaps two and a half hours . . . not sure.

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Anglesey, Day 1
P8033804.JPGThis seems to be the only picture from today. We had the light on, and at the end of the lounge was this massive floor-to-ceiling window. We got a lot of moth-like things attracted to the light included this, the mother of all moths. HOOOOOOOOOJ.

Thursday 1st August 2019

Cornwall, Day 7

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Cornwall, Day 6

Tuesday 30th July 2019

Cornwall, Day 5
The bad weather continued, so we figured a forest walk would be in order, so that we could hide under the trees if the weather turned really bad. We had lunch at a pub somewhere on the outskirts of Bodmin, The Borough Arms, I believe. Food was fantastic, as was the pub itself. So yeah . . . that was all good. The forest walk was done in Cardinham Woods, and the weather wasn't too bad. Afterwards, we had a quick cake / coffee / hot chocolate at the cafe there before heading back to our holiday house.

Monday 29th July 2019

Cornwall, Day 4
The weather was a bit, erm . . . inclement today, but we tried not to let that bother us. We braved Fowey and some Cornish pasties and I had a couple of umbrellas, although the rain had almost stopped by the time we were eating said pasties. We checked out this tiny aquarium, that we had passed many times in the past, but never before ventured inside. It was kinda cute, if a little crowded at times. Yeah, so . . . on the way back, we visited some beachy thing, but the tide was in and the water was rather on the choppy side.

Sunday 28th July 2019

Cornwall, Day 3
I don't think much happened today . . . a lot of lounging around and not doing much . . . I seem to recall some sun-burn occurring.

Saturday 27th July 2019

Cornwall, Day 2
We ventured out to Lanhydrock, which wasn't too far away. The boys kicked a ball around whilst the adults wandered around the insides of Lanhydrock House (?!) or whatever it is . . . some stately home thing, National Trust, blah blah blah. So yeah . . . later on, we all went back to the holiday house; James and I collected a curry from Fowey and that was about it, I reckon.