Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Snowdonia, Anglesey and Holy Island.

Just back from a lovely few days in sunny Wales - first in the depths of Snowdonia National Park at Linda Merriman and Ivor's place and then a few days in Anglesey at Trearddur Bay where we stayed last year. The weather was kind to us on the whole despite some light drizzle. Yesterday was scorching hot as we drove round the Island looking for likely spots to have a picnic. Cemaes was very nice , as was Plas Newydd with it's lovely Rex Whistler room with massive mural, love letters and childhood drawings. Sad that his love for the Marquis's daughter was unrequited and he died young in the 2nd world war. Holyhead has a few charity shops but we didnt find much. On the way home we stopped off at Llandudno, another of our favourite places, for toasted tea cakes and more junk hunting. Hazel found some blue and white Lambeth jugs for a quid each ( slightly crazed ). Also got some old postcards from the collectors shop. Open exhibition on at the Oriel Mostyn - an interesting mixture as always.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

From My Gander Bag

Firstletter to Hazel back in 1983 after she wrote to ask about mail art network.