Good morning lovely people, tis Friday time for
So as promised, here are the last couple of days we had in Wales two weeks ago which I didn't cover in my post last week, as suspected the positivity of having a relaxing week away really has proved most beneficial.
So we had a day in Llandudno, the weather forecast wasn't great but we had plans to visit the Mostyn gallery.
The exterior is a very beautiful old decorative (architecturally speaking) building, the interior has been completely revamped and includes lots of modern styling with concrete made to look like wood
From upstairs it looked like this
We enjoyed walking around the artwork 30 pieces selected out of 750 entries from all around the world, the winning artist doing a mixture of handweaving and sculpture
And her other piece
There was lots of variety of artwork from small delicate paintings
To delicate watercolours (I loved this one which was called 'Kiss')
This one was from a set and was definitely haunting in design
this was my favourite one
Up close the faces were amusing, this one in particular seemed to speak to me!
Overall we had several wonderful hours wandering, we enjoyed their beautiful coffee, shop, had another wander around the exhibition, cast our viewers vote and set off back into Llandudno.
We went past the White Rabbit statue part of the Alice in Wonderland trail.
The sky was a little menacing, but the pier is so lovely
We also saw the Mad-Hatter sculpture
We enjoyed the view back to Llandudno from the end of the pier, despite it being a rather windy day
On our final day we head to Caernarfon Castle
It still isn't one of my favourite castles, possibly because it's hard work to make your way through the town to get to it, but it does have a significant piece of Welsh history attached to it and is known for having the highest population of Welsh speakers of any town in Wales.
The slate dias in the centre is where Prince Charles was made Prince of Wales way back when.
I spotted this stunning heart shaped lock whilst we wandering the inside of the castle
There were a couple of amazing pieces of artwork in the castle, used to provide information about its history, this was the first one
and just for scale, this is hubby stood next to it
the second one filled the room, it was almost like a star book or Christmas pop up book and again told a story,
Overall I enjoyed the artwork and the visit and I'm glad we returned
On the last night back where we were stopping we were treated to the most beautiful sunset
and woke to beautiful blue skies the following day
Which meant an easy journey home.
This week, we've been busy. We painted the hall stairs and landing on Saturday (no small feat), but we did it and it looks so much better.
And on Sunday I went to the local craft shop and did a Christmas craft class with my Mum
We had a fabulous day making all things Christmas and came home with a project and 4 beautiful Christmas cards as well as being covered in glitter!
I enjoyed making a mini book using the same beautiful papers as we'd used on Sunday as a Christmas gift for someone (not sure who at the moment).
I also have had a busy but productive week at work.
The large tree outside next to the canal has definitely switched to autumn mode.
Although I did have one tiny glitch at work, I was printing some funding documents guidelines off and my printer decided that it only wanted to print some of the letters
Amusing but not very helpful if I'm honest. Thankfully I managed to reprint with all the necessary letters in place, making it much easier to read!
And that my lovely people brings us back to today, I hope you've had a good one, if you fancy joining in pop back and link up and we can come and visit.