A typical British Summer … and the rain keeps pouring down. However, it doesn’t stop us enjoying some Summertime fun here in the UK. It really is the simple things in life that create lovely memories for our grandchildren and Llandudno in North Wales is a good ‘old fashioned’ resort that has barely changed in the 50+ years I’ve been visiting.
North Wales is a popular destination for many of us who live in Manchester and it’s become a family tradition since I was a child for us to have a ‘family’ trip to Llandudno most years, with the tradition continuing through the generations with my sons and now our 2 granddaughters.
Regardless of the weather, there is something about this traditional seaside resort that just feels right. I think it’s the simplicity, the ‘getting away’ from technology and just having some summertime fun regardless of the weather.
Candy floss, fresh doughnuts, ice creams and penny slot machines on the fabulous Llandudno Pier are hard to beat and of course the resident seagulls are well practiced at successfully diving in for the warm doughnuts or ice cream as you walk away from the stand – we’ve lost several over the years!!
Then there’s the Punch and Judy show which delights all the small (and big) kids as Judy continues in her ‘non PC’ manner to bash Punch round the head with her rolling pin.
photo courtesy of Google images: GreatOrme.co.uk
Finally a trip onto the beach for a paddle in the sea and the obligatory soaking of Grandie (I’m not sure it’s ever been warm enough for a proper swim), before we end the day with a trip to one of the local ‘fish & chip’ shops for tea…yummy!
Yes I love our sunshine holidays abroad but there will always be a place in my heart for good old Llandudno in North Wales!
I’ve captured the essence of our latest trip in this short ‘movie’. Spot my ‘hat’ – it’s the obligatory ‘head ware’ to protect from the rain – a plastic carrier bag – I always make sure I carry one with pink flowers on it – just in case…..
And then of course – you never know when you may spot a magical mermaid! (hang on a second – that mermaid is the double of my sister….)