I've not done much making at all this week (although I have collected a small stash of driftwood and shells with a vague plan of making something with them!). Because mid-September is usually quiet for website sales, we took a few days off and did nothing much amid spectacular scenery in Anglesey.
I took early morning walks along the estuary
to the deserted beach
The weather was changeable! From this
in about 20 mintes!
We read, sketched, walked, mooched around galleries and shops, relaxed and explored the island. We enjoyed wide beaches
equally picturesque harbours
and remote, wild, wind-battered lighthouses (including one for sale!).
This is possibly the worst picture of South Stack lighthouse ever - the wind blew so much, I couldn't hold the camera still (and the lighthouse was closed to visitors because of the blustery wind on the access steps). But, as you can see from the picture, we were allowed to wander near the edge of "dangerous cliffs"! I didn't get too close as I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to heights!
I'd thoroughly recommend Dulas Bay for a relaxing holiday. If you want superb cooked breakfasts (I think they may have been slightly wary of catering for my gluten-free/vegetarian diet but rose to the challenge admirably), breathtaking views, invigorating walks and easy access to the rest of Anglesey, then you'll enjoy this place. The building we stayed in was purely for the B&B residents (just three bedrooms, but for two of our three nights there was just us) - Paul and Shirley live nearby, turning up to cook breakfast for us in the very spacious kitchen/dining room.
The self catering cottages even have hot tubs outside, overlooking the estuary, and all the buildings are refurbished to the same very high standard. You get the feeling there was no expense spared: super-comfy beds, luxury towels, bedding and fittings. Gorgeous - modern, stylish, spotless and just... well, quite a special place.
We'll be going back for sure. And no, I've not been paid to write this!
Meanwhile, it's back home and even though mid-September is relatively quiet I do now have a huge list of orders to work through, plus a couple more magazine commissions.
Right now though it's Handmade Monday time - enjoy having a look around everyone's blogs.