In October photographer bud Lisa and I decided we deserved a mini break. We chose Llandudno on the coast of North Wales for it’s nostalgia factor. We wanted to pop over to the coast and another requirement was a pier. Living in Liverpool North Wales was a regular weekend day out hot spot and I’d been to Llandudno a few times growing up with my parents/grandparents.
We stopped in a proper old school hotel right on the sea front and our room turned out to even have a sea view which was rather lovely of a morning! Plus it meant we got visited by a certain seagull friend a couple of days in a row, who we may have shared some pizza with…we named him Trevor.
A sunny first full day
Ticket windfall in the arcades
Second day weather, windy!
We spent a fair few 2ps in the arcades, ate fish and chips, obviously, played bingo in our hotel in the evening (I told you it was old school) and played about with a bit of street photography in the day to try capture a bit of Llandudno’s spirit. We mae several trips down the pier too, I just love piers. They’re just a bit timeless and lovely! Even the shops selling random tack have their own bit of charm haha. But mostly I just love the quietness on them of an evening, especially this time of year, lit up with the little lights back on the coast twinkling away against the sea. Takes you back to another era a bit but also just generally away from all the hustle and bustle of general life. It’s all quiet and still and lovely.
On our last full day we hung around in the hotel bar area for a bit getting creative, sketching some of the other guests, and writing some quick little poems. We also discovered that we’re really not great at snooker…but slightly less rubbish at table tennis. Mini breaks are important I think, especially when you’ve had a lot of work on! But I think they can also help inspire some new forms of creativity. In England I always think the coast is always the place to go, living so far in-land now I do miss it…
I didn’t take my camera out with me all the time, I kinda wanted it to be an actual break, to take in my surroundings rather than always being behind a camera. I did however take it out a few times though, as it just would have been a shame not to! So here they are, I hope you enjoy getting a peek into our little trip…
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