Summer Highlights 2018

Six images from our Summer highlights reel

I can’t quite believe that it’s October! So before I completely let go of Summer, let me run through my Summer Highlights of 2018! Scroll to the bottom if you’d rather watch the highlights…

British Grand Prix

Four images of Lewis Hamilton after his win at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, 2018

Of course the Summer kicked off with our trip to the British Grand Prix. If you’ve read the post or seen the video, then you’ll know we had a great time! Loved the sights and sounds of the F1 circus and even though I’m not the biggest Hamilton fan, it was exciting to be there to witness a British driver win on home soil. Although let’s be honest, seeing Mark Webber win at Silverstone in 2012 was pretty epic!


The beach and sea at Playa Las Americas, Tenerife with a beautiful blue sky in the background

Our annual family holiday saw us go to Tenerife. We had a great time! Spent most of the week at Siam Park where both little kids and big kids had fun on the waterslides. Husband and I managed to get a day to ourselves so we could go up Mount Teide for my “Dilyn Taid i Teide” pilgrimage! The hotel was lovely and the food was just amazing! It was such a good holiday that we’re going back again next year!

Lost Castles Liverpool

The cardboard castle at Knowsley Sfaari Park

The lovely Anca and her husband invited us to go see the Lost Castles in Liverpool. The event was the brainchild of French artist Olivier Grossetȇte. The idea was to create monumental structures based on historic structures which were in the region at one time. We managed to see four of the six castles – Knowsley Safari Park, Norton Priory, Bootle and Williamson Square in Liverpool itself.


Tom Pryce Memorial at Ruthin

We visited Ruthin and went for a walk around the town. So I finally got to see the Tom Pryce memorial. For those of you who don’t know, he was a Welsh F1 driver who sadly lost his life at the South Africa Grand Prix in 1977. If reports are to believed, he could’ve been one of the greats and according to a 2016 study, he was listed as the 28th greatest F1 driver of all time. Not bad for a boy from Ruthin eh?

Sioe Mon

A badger face sheep at Sioe Mon

We attended Sioe Mon with work again this year. We had a photobooth setup. So many people came to see it – we had a great time! I also picked up some nice beef steaks and some chutney from some of the local food stalls in the Food Hall. Very nice it was too!

Caernarfon Pirate Weekend

A tallship taking to the seas during the Caernarfon Pirate Weekend

The Caernarfon Pirate Weekend was a must for our house as littlest loves pirates! And if truth be told, I’m quite partial to Ben Dant myself! We had a great morning testing our local knowledge with the treasure hunt. The girls had fun on the bouncy castle and there was plenty of entertainment around. All in all, a good day!

Beach Views

Aberdesach Beach with the Eifl mountains in the background on a beautiful sunny day

I was determined to have a day of rollerblading so one Friday afternoon I went home early so I could go rollerblading. I parked up ready to go but found I didn’t have my helmet! So instead I sat on the beach for a bit just taking in the view of Yr Eifl mountains.

That wasn’t the only beach views though, we took a trip to Conwy Morfa and Llanfairfechan promenade as well.

Blue Planet Aquarium

A shark at Blue Planet Aquarium

Not sure why we ended up in Blue Planet Aquarium but why not? It’s not the first time we’ve been and no doubt it won’t be the last time. We loved watching the sharks and sting rays in the walkthrough.


Husband and eldest boating at Greenwood Forest Park

Whenever we were at a loose end we would pop over to Greenwood Forest Park. The girls love it! There’s so much for them to do there – outside play areas, a maze, bikes, bouncy castle


Llyn Padarn, Llanberis with the Quarry hospital and Vivian Quarry in the background

Another favourite haunt of ours is Llanberis. On the last day of the Summer holidays I took the girls to Llanberis. We walked along the lakeside, had ice cream and spent time in the park. Just a simple inexpensive day out which they loved. The wonderful sunny day was a big help as well!

As promised, here’s the video highlights!

So that was our busy Summer. How was Summer for you?


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  1. 11th Oct 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I’ve been to Ruthin, mostly to have drinks at the castle, but I did visit the town. I missed Pryce’s memorial, have to keep that in mind for next time.

    • Rebecca
      14th Oct 2018 / 10:02 pm

      It’s a really old town with so much to explore but I’m ashamed to say that I’ve not seen much. To see the memorial, you’ll have to go looking as it’s down one of the back streets.

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