Sunday, 7 June 2009

Carsols and Friends

Well, we're back from our sojourn to the Land of Song. And what a fantastic week we had! You would not believe it by the weather today (we've got our heating on! In June!) but we had the most amazing weather for our holiday in North Wales last week. We had lots of warm sunshine as you'll see from the photos and it was a bit of a shock to wake up to pouring rain for our journey home yesterday.

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I've just popped in here to give you a taste of our week as I still have lots of my photos to put onto the computer. I've been to Wales several times in the past but my DH has only been for the odd day so it was good to share things with him. We stayed in a lovely cottage in Deganwy overlooking Conwy Castle and we took advantage of the coastal path to walk into Conwy.

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Needless to say our American guest, young Dorothy, came with us and enjoyed a trip on a tram up the Great Orme in Llandudno (more of which later).

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I think Dorothy could have done with a sunhat, it was boiling!

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It was lovely to meet up with Mags aka Digital Gran during our visit. She is a lovely bubbly lady and we were soon chatting like old friends. We're hoping to meet up again when DH and I get the chance to go back to Conwy, which we surely will as there was so much we didn't have time for.

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Mags and I had arranged to swap Ruby Dolls and I have brought the very beautiful doll on the right home to live with me and my other Rubys. It's amazing how all these dolls are so different when they all come from the same basic pattern. Mags had incorporated some lovely vintage fabrics and crochet into her doll.
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I had another gift from Mags, a very yummy bottle of a special lemon liqueur! I am saving it as an incentive to get me through the next couple of weeks. I've got to take, in fact, am taking, a course of strong antibiotics as the tests I had done earlier this year have found that I have that grotty bacteria that causes ulcers! No wonder I haven't been feeling too well for ages. Unfortunately the antibiotics are not very kind to your tum and I'm already feeling a bit delicate in the you-know-what department so I may be staying home for the next 2 weeks till I've finished them :o( Also, NO ALCOHOL! OMG! Not even a teeny tiny sherry on Sunday. Good job I had the odd glass last week!
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I'll be back when I've sorted out all my piccies! By the way, is anyone having problems with getting onto some blogs? I have been clicking some of my usual links and getting thrown off by Internet Explorer before the site has loaded. Maybe it's just a glitch?

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11 comments:

sandra wyman said...

My updates loaded a new IE while you were away Julie - version 8 I think: I've had a few problems with it though nothing at the moment.
And why should rain in Wales be such a syrprise? (I'm allowed to say that, I'm 50% Welsh)

MargaretR said...

Glad you arrived home safely Julie and I'm so glad we were able to meet. Stewart has taken a fantastic photo of the castle!You were so very lucky in the weather.
I'm sorry you are poorly and
I hope you feel better very soon.

Guzzisue said...

we use firefox which seems to avoid many of these problems. Look like you had a good time:-) we used to holiday at Colwyn Bay when we were young but I haven't been back much since.

Genie said...

Hope you are feeling better soon ,
lovely pics of you and Mags, the castle, and beautiful dolls,
have a good week

Heather said...

You certainly chose the right week for a holiday, and a very beautiful part of the world too. Lovely photo of you and Mags - hope Ruby and Dorothy get on well, and that your treatment soon starts to make you feel better. Take care and keep warm!!

Gina said...

Sounds like you've had a lovely holiday Julie. Sorry you're feeling a bit grotty. Hope you're better soon.

Susan D said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. My Mum had the same problem earlier this year and the tablets soon cleared it up so you should be on the mend soon. Please let us know what the lemon drink is like I thought it sounded yummy when I read about it on Mags blog.

Moogsmum said...

Wales is so beautiful when the sun shines. Glad you had a lovely week and managed to squeeze in a bloggy meet up :-)

Hope you are feeling much better very soon - it doesn't sound like much fun!

Take care

xxx

Jackie said...

North Wales is one of my favourite places having had years of holidays there when we were young in my aunties caravan and then later out on the lleyn peninsula. Did you get out there? probably not as there's so much to do around Conwy.

Jackie said...

PS Get well soon.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi, Im with Guzzisue. I use Firefox and it's great! Hope you feel better soon ...