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Criccieth Festival


Criccieth Castle (Welsh: Castell Cricieth) is a native Welsh castle situated on the headland between two beaches in Criccieth, Gwynedd, in North Wales, on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay. It was built by Llywelyn the Great of the kingdom of Gwynedd but it was heavily modified following its capture by English forces of Edward I in the late 13th century.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the information

Had a great couple of days attending two workshops at the Gwyl Criccieth Festival. The first was a stitching workshop made even better because my Sis came. We made beautiful lapel pins inspired by Cow Parsley. I took the pink one home to finish ( which, unusually, I did!) Then I made another. I will definitely make more in the future as they are a great small project to take away with me.

Many thanks to Kitty and Flo

Pili Palas Nature World


I have had no blog ability due to being WIFI less during most of my recent stay on Anglesey North Wales. Not far from home but a World away from reality. I went with Darling Daughter and her family. The weather was amazingly good, the beaches fabulous and the holiday a joy.

We spent a day at Pili Palas Nature World. I have to admit that I was very sceptical but pleasantly surprised. The first area that we arrived at was the Butterfly area which was lovely. It was tropical and had lots of beautiful butterflies ( the clue is in the name!)image image

Such gorgeous fragile creatures.


See you all soon!




Today, a beautiful sunny day, we walked across the fields in the Dales at Hawes. We walked by lambs, over babbling brooks and through narrow styles in stone walls. We saw this cute family of Mummy duck and her children. She had her hands,sorry feathers, full trying to keep her eleven off spring in order. They followed her loud quacking with their own quacking in answer! Cute! We walked to Hardraw but refused to pay £2.50 each to visit the waterfall as it is on private land. As there was 5 of us we thought that this was excessive to see more nature!
No craftiness these last few days as we have had friends visiting us. We remained in our campervan and they stayed in a lovely old manor house! Still we did dine there with them so that was a treat.
On the road again tomorrow so good bye for now.