Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Whilst in the land of dragons

Just returned from a lovely break in Wales down on the Gower Peninsular. I had a lovely time and even though it was a long, long drive from Newcastle it was worth it. We found some gorgeous beaches and even learnt that the Torchwood series had filmed on the bay at Rhosili, which is a fantastic 3 mile long beach not far from the end of of the peninsular (above image).

We also visited the National Botanical Garden of Wales, which was a lovely place to relax and enjoy the flowers and plants. It's a huge place and one that we discovered can't really be done in a day. So maybe next time we're down that way, we'll go back and finish it off. In the gallery space there, they had an exhibition by KATIE ALLEN who paints gorgeous pictures of woods and flowers. We fell in love with the Cherry Blossom print and also liked the one above called "Crocus Woodland", all full of movement and interesting patterns. Might have to save some money and buy a print! Take a look at her website, link above.


  1. Thanks Tracy for sharing your discovery. I have just looked at Katie's website and her work is lovely

  2. You have suddenly brought a WOOSH of memories! From the age of 9 till 19 I went on holiday to Wales with my Mum & Bro! We stayed at Caswell Bay & took many a trip to Rhosili! Glad you had a lovely time away! :)