The Seaside…. My Very Favourite Place to Be….

I think the seaside has got to be my very favourite thing in the world. I just adore to be beside it and I have got to admit, I feel totally relaxed and at home when I am there.

While there, the memories take me back to my childhood holidays that I lovingly enjoyed with my family. Those times were where life was oh so simple and ever so magical. The ocean actually has the ability to mesmerise and calm me and I certainly get that feel good feeling.

Rhosneigr Beach is Mike & mine’s very favourite beach. From where we live, it is about a 90 minute drive away and is on the beautiful isle of Anglesey in North Wales. Any opportunity that we get, we go and set up camp there in one of the local campsites. There are two campsites to choose from in the resort and their locations are so good that you can actually leave the car on the site for your whole stay. The beach, shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance.

The stunning sandy beach is over a mile long with a few rocky outcrops along the way and along the top of the beach there are lovely sand dunes where you can sit and watch the many water activities including kayaking, windsurfing and boating.

We often go there for the day as we consider the 180 mile round trip well worth it. We pack up the car with the dogs, food and water and head off for our Rhosneigr fix, a good walk and a picnic. It is a great place, and one that I can’t wait to visit again.

I’m so looking forward to my next trip, and I might even get an ice cream! Bring it on šŸ™‚

Coping with the Lockdown

I won’t lie, Iā€™m actually not liking the whole situation right now and like every other lover of the outdoors and adventures, I am finding this “being trapped indoors” a bit of a struggle.

Being a key worker for a pharmaceutical business, my daily working arrangements haven’t changed at all. I still travel into the office daily, do my day’s work and travel back, and with my once a week supermarket shop for life’s essentials thrown into the routine, my weekdays are no different for me.

It’s the weekends that are getting me down, especially as the sun has been shining recently and the temperatures have been not too shabby either. I can hear the beaches, canals and the countryside crying out to me, inviting me to come out to play, but I am unable to visit any of them. This saddens me greatly.

It isn’t completely doom and gloom though as, on a positive note, my other half has been busy around the house and garden during the week, doing all of those jobs that you never seem to get round to when you are busy doing more important outdoor stuff, so for that, I am ever so grateful and happy.

There is also the fact that Iā€™m missing my family and friends, especially my 84 year old Mum who lives in a retirement apartment complex, and along with the upset of not being able to visit for a coffee and a chat, this has the added fear factor of hoping that everbody who visits the building are actually sticking to the rules of social distancing and sanitising. I have to try not to think about this as it could drive me crazy.

My two doggies are helping to keep me active though as I still get to have my little walk with them in the morning. This is my favourite part of the day at the minute as there is nobody around so I feel at one with my thoughts, and with the weather being good at the moment, this is an added bonus. I just hope that the Government don’t take this pleasure away from me any time soon.

So, in these very challenging times, I am trying to keep my spirits up and remain positive. Mike and I have been planning our next holiday and checking out some lovely new areas of the UK that we can explore and hopefully we will be able to get our little speed boat out on the water too.

Until this day is possible, I will carry on crafting …. I am currently crocheting a pretty Daisy Blanket / Throw which helps to take my mind off the crazy situation we are all living with at the minute. Crafting definately helps me unwind, relax and to actually stay positive.

Stay safe everyone and don’t forget…. stay home šŸ™‚

On the ferry heading to the Isle of Rum
Current Project – Daisy Blanket / Throw