Monday, 17 August 2015

Wales 2015

Leading up to July, my family had vigorously planned a holiday to London. However, some circumstances meant that our holiday had to be cancelled, two days before leaving. With no holiday to go on and all the money prepaid returned, we spontaneously chose another place to journey to a few days later - Anglessey. 

















Anglessey is a place that my family visited for five consecutive years when I was younger. From the ages of 7 to 12, Wales was a place of escapism and extensive freedom. Although we only went for a week at a time, visiting pretty much the same places each year, it became my favourite place. Four years is a long time, but island is exactly the same.

One of the things I love about Anglessey is the way it feels untouched by the mass market. All the shops are independent and so you never know what will be lying inside. It's a place of peace where although it is busy with tourists, I feel like I can actually hear myself think. 

We spent three full days and 2 half days in North Wales, visiting Beaumaris, Bangor, Conwy, and the majority of Anglessey's island. Going to places where you've been in the past is incredibly nostalgic, as this island holds so many of my childhood memories, but it was also interesting going to new attractions. My Aunt and I's main aim was to reach the beach, as living in a city, it's very rare to ever get to see the sea. We did reach Benllech Beach, and it was glorious. 

If anything, Wales taught me a lot about myself, even if we were only there for five days. I've learnt that the internet isn't my best friend, and there is so much in the world that I want to see with my own eyes and not through a screen. Also, as a book blogger I've always felt obligated to keep reading, and going away taught me that reading is great but it's okay to be doing other things with my time too. Finally, I've come to the conclusion that I loathe living in a city. I don't like the business, the hassle and the sheer amount of people. Despite the fact that I'd already made this choice, I've decided that I'm going to apply to University in North Wales when I start the applications next year. It's a place I want to be, permanently.


Holly x

11 comments:

  1. I've been to Anglessey! It is lovely, isn't it? My family used to go on holiday to North Wales a lot... I think for about five years we went there every summer! Your photos are amazing - they really capture the beauty of the place :-)

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    1. It's such a lovely place :) And thank you!

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  2. I've never been to Wales but from this it looks like a beautiful place (especially Anglessey) and somewhere I would love to visit :) I agree, as much as I love being in and living near a huuuge city, you can't beat the countryside xox

    www.sheiswondering.co.uk

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    1. You really should! I love how easily I can access so many things in a big city, but the business just doesn't work for me xo

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  3. I've never been to Wales but it looks absolutely gorgeous. I want to go! x

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    1. You should if you get the chance! It's so beautiful xx

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  4. Beautiful photos Holly! This place seems really nice. :)

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  5. HOLLY I FOUND YOU, I was constantly wondering where you went when you changed your blog URL a few times, but now I've found you again! *victory dance*
    I love these photos and I also love Wales! Our family holiday tends to be Scotland/Lake District although I do love Wales, it's where I saw my first dolphins! One thing that irritates me about Wales is that the cottages where we tend to stay always have such BAD DECORATION, it seriously makes me want to become an interior designer for holiday homes in Wales, xD

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    1. HAWWA YOU FOUND ME! Lost in a Library is still running - but this is too!
      We've always stayed in Premier Inns so I wouldn't know about Welsh Holiday Home interior design, but I'd like to think some would have better taste than others :D

      Thank you!

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  6. I love this new design Holly! And I've always wanted to go hiking somewhere in Wales, cross Devil's Bridge, gosh it would be a DREAM. And considering I live in England which really isn't too far I should probably get a move on with that...Sounds like you had an awesome time, I look forward to reading more posts :P

    Safah - OH, HOW I WANDER.

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