Volunteering for St Davids

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Today, the 19th August, I was volunteering for St. David’s Hospice.

We were collecting for the Hospice outside M&S in Llandudno. We even had volunteers riding a stationary bike for charity.

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Here you can see me with my charity bucket and the guys behind me riding the bike.

We raised a good amount, thanks to the generous people who took the time to come over and put their cash in the buckets.

St David’s are always on the lookout for volunteers, so if you are interested, give them a call.

St David’s Hospice

Abbey Rd, Llandudno LL30 2EN

01492 879058

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Fabulous Holiday at Fferam Y Llyn

This past week I have enjoyed one of the best holidays ever.

I went, with most of my family, to Fferam Y llyn Cottage in Rhosgoch, on Anglesey.

Set in beautiful lush farmland, the cottage is stunning to look at from the outside, but even better when you get inside. Beautifully appointed, with everything you need on hand, we felt at home straight away.

Laura, the owner, came down to welcome us and show us what we needed to know. She was extremely pleasant and friendly. She even welcomed the children onto the farm whenever they wanted to visit, going above and beyond when it comes to hospitality.

There was plenty of space for my wheelchair and hoist, no issues at all, even having a bath was no problem. So a big tick for accessibility!

This part of Anglesey is lovely and we found plenty to do on the island itself.

Overall, I would highly recommend Fferam Y llyn, 10/10!

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

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Rhosgoch 2.5 miles.

This beautifully-appointed, modern detached cottage is located on a country lane, close to the owners’ home and their 400-acre working livestock farm, 2.5 miles from the small village of Rhosgoch and 5 miles from the pretty seaside village of Cemaes Bay.

Boasting superb views of open countryside and Alaw Lake, this spacious property is ideal for extended families and friends, or maybe as a base to celebrate a special reunion or wedding anniversary.

This wonderful cottage provides comfortable, well-equipped accommodation on a large scale.

As you enter the hallway, you will be greeted with a galleried landing, and you will find this holiday home to be a perfect place for your Anglesey getaway.

There are five large, well-appointed bedrooms in this quality cottage, including two on the ground floor enjoying lovely views of the open countryside and Alaw Lake.

The master family bedroom on the first floor has a king-size bed and two 2’6” single beds and also boasts a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and an en-suite shower room, whilst the one on the ground floor has shared access to a large family bathroom with large separate shower.

There’s also a first floor double bedroom with en-suite and wooden cot, a ground floor twin bedroom and a ground floor shower room next to the utility.

The main sitting room has a cosy woodburning stove for those chillier evenings and on warmer summer days and lighter nights, why not open up the patio doors and step onto the rear patio area and garden with extensive views?

The second sitting room is an ideal place for children to play games or watch TV on rainy afternoons, or you may wish to use this room to plan trips for the following day.

Completing the accommodation is a large farmhouse-style, well-equipped kitchen with a good-sized dining area.

This delightful cottage is perfectly located for fishing at Llyn Alaw Lake, whilst Cemaes Bay is five miles away and boasts a picturesque harbour and sandy beach, perfect for safe bathing and family fun.

Also available on the island are watersports, fishing, golf, birdwatching and wonderful coastal walks.

Alternatively, take a day trip to the Snowdonia National Park or visit the spectacular Llyn Peninsula.

This is a welcoming family holiday cottage in a fantastic rural location, with plenty of attractions nearby that are ideal for all ages.

Accommodation

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Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor twin, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 2 singles (2’6” beds), walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room (seats 6) with woodburning stove. Second sitting room (seats 5).

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, Wendy house and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Note: Max
  • 10 adults and 2 children (not inc. infants)

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Even the neighbours are friendly!

My New Car

Have a look at this little baby!

This is my fresh off the line automatic Ford Connect. The interior of this beast looks like the command deck of The Enterprise! Captain Kirk would feel quite at home, there are so many state of the art features in it.  My phone connects by Bluetooth, so I can have an argument when I’m mobile. Hahahaha.

I love it, its so smooth due to the automatic gearbox, no jarring on my spine.

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Vicky’s Coach Trips

 

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Vicky’s Coach Trips are a small family firm running great quality day trips, short break and holidays by coach in the UK. Every trip and tour they run has been created with your enjoyment in mind right down to the hotels being checked out before you go!  So book with confidence, knowing they are going to take really good care of you on their friendly day trips.

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Vicky’s Coach Trips

The office is open between 9 am – 1 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the office number is 01492 478516.  Outside of these hours you can still call them – simply leave a message and they will always call you back. There is also a contact form on this site that you can use and they will respond as soon as they can! www.vickyscoachtrips.co.uk

01492 478516

email: vicky@vickyscoaches.co.uk or simon@vickyscoaches.co.uk

 

The New Primark Store in Llandudno.

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I visited the new Primark store on the Llandudno Retail Park today.

I was there to buy some clothes, but took the opportunity to ask if I could be shown round the store to check out the accessibility. Regular readers will know I do this with most stores in the area, and although very busy, the supervisor was more than happy to get someone to show me around.

A lovely young lady escorted me around the shop showing me how well it was set out for those with accessibility issues. As well as large accessible changing rooms and wide aisles, I was very impressed with the wheelchair friendly counter they have. It allows wheelchair users to go straight to that counter, avoiding all the hassle of queuing and the bottle-necking that can occur when you try to manoeuvre a wheelchair in the queuing lane. The lift to first floor is huge, so no issues with space for your wheelchair, you could easily get two in with space to spare.

The staff couldn’t do enough for the customer and were extremely helpful indeed.

All in all, a bright, spacious, accessible, and reasonably priced store. Can’t fault it to be honest.