The Devil’s Kitchen at Llyn Idwal is the name given to the dark crack which splits the rock between Y Garn and Glyder Fawr. Steam is often seen rising from the crack resembling a chimney. It’s said when you can see the steam rising, the Devil is cooking.
Find beauty in everything you do ❤️ silver linings and all! This was taken on a rainy, cold, windy and generally miserable day but it was still lovely to get outside and spend time away from it all with my other half! .
Distillery tours will be operating on full-time hours all week for half-term! Come along and experience the spirit of #NorthWales 🥃 Tours are available to book between 12pm and 4pm and bookings can be made via the link in our bio. 📷 sarahvictoria11
If you are looking for something to do with the kids this half term then head to North Wales!
There is lots to do, make some amazing memories this year! 🏴 Bounce Below - www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/bounce-below 🛩 Airworld Aviation Museum - www.airworldmuseum.com/ 🐟 Angelsey Sea Zoo - www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/ 👻 Beaumaris Goal - www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/things-to-do/activities/beaumaris-gaol/#.XkfP7Gj7SUk 🚂 National Sale Museum - www.museum.wales/slate/ 🐷 Piggery Pottery - www.piggerypottery.co.uk/ 🏰 Penrhyn Caste - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrhyn-castle 🎨 Mostyn Art Gallery - www.mostyn.org/ 🛌 Dinorwic Quarry Hospital Museum - www.penmorfa.com/Slate/Dinorwic%20Quarry%20Hospital.html 🦋 Pili Palas - www.pilipalas.co.uk/
When I arrived in Bangor last spring, it used to be plenty of dandelions. I was very happy to find them everywhere...until I got the strongest hay fever ever.
Here a picture I took near Menai Bridge, with a tiny guest seemingly doing some research on water surface tension.
School yard sweethearts and drunken youth club discos. Long uni visit journeys and graduations. Overseas adventures: Caribbean sea embraces; dried fish on a stick and drunken Hong Kong escapades; snakes, smokey aromas and our favourite Balinese beach bar; Thai lagoons and THAT Bangkok red light district caberet bar; losing ourselves in Venice and crazy last night of the ski season parties in Andorra. Every summer with a huge gang of old school friends - lifelong friends - we'd set up camp, play cards, and get drunk at music festivals. Growing up (sort of), getting jobs. Getting our first loyal, loving furry friend. However, our first real child still alluded us. Years of frustration and worry, hundreds of needles, doctors appointments and ultimately heartbreak. I've never felt so scared waiting outside that theatre as they rushed you in. On the advice of our doctor we took a well-earned break and finally got married. Oh, what a day! What a day! Champagne, family and friends and so much love. It wasn't long; however, before we were giving it one last try. We'd talked of moving to Australia if it hadn't happened for us this time, researched cities to live in and everything. And then, just as all hope had faded, our miracle petri dish boy arrived. That little yellow newborn hat and an instant infinite love. We were finally complete. Well, almost. One morning you shocked us both, and everyone that knew what we'd been through, with the news that we were expecting another. No needles, doctors, procedures or anything this time! WTF! I nearly fell off my chair in the kitchen that morning haha. Now we were complete. Are complete. Minus maybe another furry child 😉🐕. Now every day is an adventure. We've had quite the ride from that first kiss at your sister's house when you were supposed to be babysitting but threw a bit of a party instead. I think 16 year old me even forgave you in that moment for throwing a pizza at me the week before as we hung with friends and I told you that you fancied me. I'm not one to say I told you so, but... 😂. Some say that schoolyard sweethearts will never last. We'll politely agree to disagree. Happy Valentine's Day @natspeed ♥️
In 1831 Charles Darwin visited Nant Ffrancon, to undertake field research. The man in the cafe at the top of the valley said... "Charles Darwin and thousands of others have passed this way." Would you like to follow in Darwins footsteps? To explore and discover the ever evolving natural world on our doorstep.
Find out more... https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carneddau-and-glyderau/features/darwin-discoveries-at-cwm-idwal
We haven't ventured more than about 3 miles away from home today but we've still had a cracker. I started the day with a pre-breakfast run, then helped coach Little Man's football team while Nat took our youngest to dance and then swimming. To refuel we checked out a new cafe (they do a great all day breakie I'm happy to report) that has opened at the fisheries just outside of our village before walking across the road to pick up the back entrance trail to our local woodland for a short loop around Ewloe Castle. We thought we were about to top it off in style as we knew there was a stone baked pizza van visiting the village pub tonight. With the storm just beginning to stir we donned our big coats to walk up the road with the kids only to find they'd sold out by 5:30! Apparently, they'd opened early to offer some rugby fans some half time pizza. It seems, unsurprisingly, there's a correlation between an interest in rugby and a solid ability to consume food 😂😂. Hopefully, we'll have better luck when they come back next week. Back home for an Indian delivery it is then. .
We drove to a little remote village in the Beacons and stayed in a cute little b&b, it's fun to meet new people and explore new places! I do wish we had some more time up here to really explore, the mountains are so different to the south.
We were so surprised how different North/South Wales are to each other. Before I had though that South Wales was quiet but this place?! The big mound in the background is a rocky mountain, Nathan was in awe of it.
We stayed in the Pisgah Guest House in Blaenau Ffestinio, totally recommend!
On the journey, I kept stopping to take pictures of the all beautiful places and views we could see. Never gets old seeing God's hand around us!
Check out our stories today to see him climb.
Strzeż się oschłości serca, kochaj źródło zaranne,
ptaka o nieznanym imieniu, dąb zimowy,
światło na murze, splendor nieba -
one nie potrzebują twego ciepłego oddechu
są po to aby mówić: nikt Cię nie pocieszy
Czuwaj - kiedy światło na górach daje znak - wstań i idź
dopóki krew obraca w piersi Twoją ciemną gwiazdę 🖤