Monday, 25 February 2013

Impromtu trip to Wales

After the weight of certain things I found myself dreaming of escaping to some peaceful place for a while. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere where we could retreat and rest. We could go on long walks and I could take pictures. Or we could cosy up indoors reading, resting and playing games with the boys. Just the four of us.

I imagined something out of Pride and Prejudice would do nicely...

I mentioned this to hubby lightly, thinking that we wouldn't be able to find nor afford any such place. But before I could blink he was lost in Google looking for the perfect place.

And found the perfect place he did.

The description read:
Perched on Llangattock Hillside with magnificent views across to the Sugar Loaf and Black Mountains National Park, this cosy retreat has been immaculately converted from an old stone barn into a beautiful holiday home in the hills...

For more description and a look at where we stayed click here

That was all the description I needed.

Within a couple of days we had packed up and left.

And we were not disappointed by what we found...

With sweeping breathtaking views on our doorstep to match.

That first day we took our time to slowly explore...
To allow ourselves to get a little lost...

To drink it all in.

To borrow another's words:

 'What is this life if, full of care,
 We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
 And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
 Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time, to see, in broad daylight,
 Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
 And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
 Enrich that smile her eyes began.

 A poor life this if, full of care,

 We have no time to stand and stare.' - William Henry Davies

More Welsh loveliness to come x


  1. Gorgeous!! Next time you go on holiday in Wales call me to come along!!

    1. I know I'm always amazed by how beautiful it is there. It's a well kept secret by the Welsh I think x

  2. Magic! What a beautiful place for vacation! Now I will close my eyes and dream my Pride and Prejudice dreams!

    1. Right? I do it often actually. I crave simpler times x

  3. wow. I could see myself photographing your country and never getting bored. so beautiful.

    1. Come over! What fun we would have! The more I photograph England the more I love it x