How can I have spent 32 years on the planet and never have made the 160 minute journey to this beautiful part of the UK? It’s lovely. It’s peaceful. It’s just what I needed.

We arrived in Beaumaris, Anglesey, late on Friday evening and once in Wales even the car journey was fun. In the dark. Tunnel after tunnel and views that we guessed are fabulous in daylight. You could just tell.

We were joining my boyfriend’s parents for a few nights whilst they were staying here themselves on a longer trip.

I woke up in my single bed (it was a nice change!) with the window open, knowing I’d had a good night’s sleep and ready to get out into the great outdoors.

With this being the last weekend before payday, I’m happy to do as much as possible for free. There’s plenty of that but at our age, you’re almost always going to end up in a pub at some point!

I couldn’t believe how after a walk around a beach his Dad had chosen to take us to yesterday, we stumbled upon The Ship Inn pub that a work acquaintance had suggested we go to. It was pure coincidence but I was really glad to have found it because as promised, it was in the perfect location, Red Wharf Bay. We sat outside with a pint and decided to order food as time was just sailing by.

You know when you just think, this is the perfect afternoon? The sun was shining, the birds was chirping, we had a walk on the beach and all washed down with cider and good grub. After weeks and months of rubbish weather, this was the life.

Swimming is not something I do a lot of, in fact, just on holidays. I took advantage of the onsite facilities when we got back and went swimming and chilled in the steam room and sauna. After a quick shower and change back at the room, we headed into Beaumaris for a delicious meal at Tridici, the local Italian. It was boo-tiful (there’s my Welsh accent for you!). I had sweet figs wrapped in Parma Ham, stuffed with soft cheese to start, Welsh minted lamb meatballs and spaghetti for main (oh my!) and a bag of Minstrels from the Spar shop next door for desert!

The weather has been fabulous for us this weekend, just what we ordered. I’m sure it always looks picturesque but doesn’t everything look even more gorgeous in the sunshine?

Beaumaris is full of cute little shops.

Pastel painted homes line the streets. Here are some of my faves:

The scenery down here is just stunning and I’m loving the the fresh sea air.

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I want to go home yet.

Have you ever been to this part of the world? What’s your favourite memory? I’ll definitely be back! Time to plan the next weekend away now. I’m feeling Brighton.

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Until next time, thanks for reading, take care, Natalie x