When I was young we visited Wales for holidays quite often and last weekend I was happy to discover that I was only a short drive from somewhere we had driven through and probably stopped off at en route to our holiday destination many times when I was small, Llangollen.
Now I must confess that I cannot remember anything about this small town from my childhood except for it's name, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
Not only do they have a steam railway it's also famous for it's canal and canal boat holidays.
And some seaside treats
I was lucky enough to see some brave souls on the water
Phew, there're through!
There is no way you would get me doing anything like that! But I did enjoy taking these photos of them.
Next I wanted to drive over somewhere that I do remember very well, the Horseshoe Pass.
When I was little I was always amazed by this road and the drops over the side!
We would always stop at the top, have a picnic and be excited to see the sheep roaming freely.
The day I went there were no sheep but there was still a cafe at the same place and it's still a popular place for biker meet-ups.
I found somewhere called the Horseshoe Falls just a couple of minutes walk from Llangollen,
such a lovely peaceful place.
And I found myself a house, lol.
This house has the view of the previous photos, I wouldn't mind sitting out on that deck and enjoying that view, how about you?
I retraced my drive back down the Horseshoe Pass and stopped for a coffee and a toasted tea cake
at this Abbey ruin.
I definitely don't remember this place from my childhood so I don't suppose we ever stopped here to look around.
So that was it, my weekend away over, I headed home after my coffee break and I must say that I felt restored and ready for the week ahead.
I'd really like to go here again this year and perhaps have a better look around the town, It's only a 90 minute drive but it's a whole different view.
Next time I will have some crafty goodness to show you.
Until then, have a great week