Discover Conwy: A Complete Guide to the Historic Welsh Town

Discover Conwy: A Complete Guide to the Historic Welsh Town

A few years ago I lived in Penrhyn Bay, a small village in North Wales. Conwy was one of our neighbouring towns, just a 10 minute drive away. Conwy is a walled market town on the river Conwy that casts a striking image against the Snowdonia 

The Complete Guide to Llandudno, North Wales

The Complete Guide to Llandudno, North Wales

A few years ago I spent some time in Penrhyn Bay, a small town in North Wales and Llandudno was our closest neighbour, just a 5 minute drive away. Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in the UK, it’s teeming with charm and just the 

The Checkered History of Tartan: The Myths of Clan Tartan

The Checkered History of Tartan: The Myths of Clan Tartan

Like many Australians, when I travelled to Scotland I took great pleasure in tracing back my family history and ancestral clan. I took an interest in the history of tartan, how it relates to clan heritage and where to get the real McCoy. I discovered 

The Ty Coch Inn, The Best Kept Secret in Wales!

The Ty Coch Inn, The Best Kept Secret in Wales!

I discovered the Ty Coch Inn while living in Penrhyn Bay. Every weekend we explored our home away from home, North Wales. The Ty Coch Inn was one of my favourite day trips. The Ty Coch Inn (Welsh for ‘Red House’) is in the small 

Penrhyn Bay: A Hidden Seaside Gem in North Wales

Penrhyn Bay: A Hidden Seaside Gem in North Wales

A few years ago, my husband announced that rumours of an international work transfer were brewing. Whispers continued for a further 6 months until one morning I received the auspicious message, “Start packing”. We had one month to prepare to relocate to the small coastal