Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The weekend – Amlwch

It was freezing on Saturday morning, but I had been going a bit stir crazy at home all week, so the husband and I ventured out to Anglesey for a gentle coastal walk near Amlwch. Needless to say, it was stunningly beautiful out there, helped along by some magnificent sunshine. Because of the unseasonally warm weather we've been having, the gorse was in full bloom, creating a spring­­­­-like cheeriness amid the frost. Snacks were gobbled down on a rocky headland overlooking Porth Eilian, and we stopped by the little church at Llaneilian, which had some gorgeous oak carvings and other details dating back to the 12th century. It's well worth a visit if you're ever in the area.


We lunched in Beaumaris and had a wander around the castle there, before heading off to the cinema to watch 'The Iron Lady', followed by a rather enormous dinner at The Austrian Restaurant in Dwgyfylchi. It was a lovely, memorable day with the husband, like a super-date or a glorious excursion on holiday.

On Monday I started a ten week course in printmaking at the Regional Print Centre in Wrexham as an introduction to its facilities so that I can go and use it during open access hours later on. I produced nothing of note. This first day was like a blast from my university past: monoprinting and messing it up. Now we have to think of a theme for the rest of the course and I'm stuck as usual. Some things never change.


  1. It was a magical day.

    By the way, the lighthouse on the headland in the first picture is for sale if anyone fancies it!

  2. har har. And if they also have 1.5 million quid!!!


  3. So sorry I've neglected your blog-similar story this end of Wales-pouring work like Welsh rain!!

    The food at new year was delicious. Thanks to you and the husband!

    We were also on Anglesey-Red Wharf Bay on Sunday. Saturday we did a mountain. It was a great weekend last weekend (unfortunately the next few are rather marred by teaching), cold but the sky was such a spectacular blue.

    Once the avalanche of the next few weeks subsides we must meet up for tea. I might dare to invite you round. Unfortunately tomorrow I will be in the office. Booooooooo.


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