Tag Archives: Holidays

How would you plan your perfect holiday?

22 Feb

Last Thursday, as I’ve already mentioned we drove over to Pontrhydygroes for my day off. After we’d seen the Golden Eagle we walked steeply up from the village into the mountains.

I love being up in the mountains where you can see for miles over the hills without a house or person in sight. It was beautiful.

While we walked Josh and I talked lots about the future.

It seems so strange. In the space of a week we’ve gone from having no idea what we would be doing with the rest of our lives, to being able to pin-point what we will be doing, God willing, for many years to come.

However, in the short term we still need to make some decisions about what we’ll be doing.

Josh’s course starts in September sometime, and we’ve decided that we’d like to take some time off from work before we move to Cardiff. I started work directly after finishing my degree and getting married and this could be the last time that we have a free space of time with no other ties or commitments for many years, so we want to make the most of it.

But what to do?! Obviously money is factor, but really the world is our oyster! (although we’ll probably stay in the UK!)

Although things are up in the air at the moment we’re vaguely thinking that we’ll finish work in June. Some of our current ideas include:

– visiting lots of family and friends across the country
– Camping in Pembrokeshire
– Go to Britain’s most remote pub
– Going to Soul Survivor with our church youth group
– Helping out at the SU Beach Mission in Aber
– Going on holiday with friends?
– Hostelling/ camping around Scotland

Just thinking about all that makes my stomach knot with excitement!
Have you got any tips? What would you do if you had a free summer of fun but a limited budget?


Weekend by the sea

21 Jun

This weekend we packed up the private jet and headed off for a five star hotel in Greece.


Of course, by private jet I mean slightly rusting Ford, and you should probably read tent in Pembrokeshire instead of a hotel in Greece.


However, I don’t think I could have had a nicer weekend spent anywhere else in the world.


The weather was absolutely perfect for camping. Our campsite was literally about 30 seconds walk from the coast path and we spent the two days that we were there walking along the path first one way and then the other until our feet ached. Then we would settle down on the cliffs and watch the sun set over a calm sea.


It was a perfectly relaxing few days of recharging the batteries…and now, back to work!

(until we go to Shetland in 16 days…aha!)