Surfside Arcade in Pensarn

I visited a lovely little family run arcade in Pensarn yesterday, where the owner is keeping the tradition of amusements alive. The arcades we remember as kids, and loved.

What was lovely was it was accessible for wheelchairs and they were very welcoming.

It’s obviously a labour of love, as it’s open from 10:00 – 22:00, with the owner going in in the evening after working at a separate business.

Well done to Jeanette Marshall, for keeping this little bit of seaside heritage alive.


Congestion at Conway Road end of Champenys Retail Park.


Works are currently underway near traffic lights on the corner of Conway Road and Charlotte Road and are responsible for the closure of that particular exit from Champenys Retail Park.

Motorists are therefore left with one way out and forced to exit on to Mostyn Broadway, resulting in major delays.

Motorists reported delays of longer than an hour and a half to get out of the retail park.

A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: “A traffic engineer made a site visit on Wednesday and advised the contractors on ways to improve traffic management in the area whilst the work is taking place.”

The spokesperson said once works are being completed to improve traffic flow out of Charlotte Road by providing clearer visibility at the junction, replacing the traffic light with a give way and installing a zebra crossing at a better location to improve pedestrian movement.

Volunteering with Nacro

Nacro are looking for volunteers.

If you want to give back to your local community, volunteering with Nacro can be a great way to do so. You can help in one of their services in your local area such as their education centres, working with young people or adults who are gaining independent living skills.

Volunteering with Nacro gives you the chance to use your knowledge to meet and help others in your community, build your skills and improve your CV.


Age Connects


Age Connects North Wales Central is a charity that assists adults, specialising in support for older people living in Conwy and Denbighshire.

Their mission is to provide quality and timely services, promote wellbeing and independence, and work with partners in the community.


Age Connects North Wales Central
15 Bridge Street
Denbighshire LL16 3LF


3 Trinity Square
LL30 2PY


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.


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

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!


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

The property


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.



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).


  • 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)


Even the neighbours are friendly!

Rays Taxis


I can highly recommend Ray’s Taxis of Penrhyn Bay. For quality service and friendly drivers, you can rely on Ray’s.

What ever your needs, ring Ray’s.

4 Llandudno Road

Penrhyn Bay

LL30 3HA


North Wales