The Summer of 2018: Part 2 - Wales
There’s nothing I love more than being able to escape the hustle and bustle of London life. Don’t get me wrong, London is great! But I suppose there’s just times I crave not having to deal with endless traffic, road rage and most importantly the dreaded daily commute on the tube. Luckily this summer I had the chance to head over to Wales, well Cardigan to be precise for a few days of family fun.
The week consisted of windy coastal walks, wine, fish and chips on the beach, wine, campfires by the River Teifi, more wine, an epic birthday pub lock in, soul awakening Bajan shots and to top it off a well-deserved spa break at The Cliff Hotel & Spa with my other half. When I say ‘well-deserved’ it truly was! After being blindly led on the longest walk of my life (this is coming from a person who has walked a 26.2-mile marathon for charity in their bra, so believe me when I say I’m not exaggerating), we trekked up and down these Welsh cliffs, found sheep, greeted fellow walkers, and reluctantly ate questionable berries like it was bush tucker trial. Nearly crying at the realisation that it wasn’t possible to get an Uber home, I can admit that despite all my moaning, the trek was worth it because the views were absolutely breathtaking and I wouldn’t change the experience for the world.
On the topic of views, whether it’s a sunset or a sunrise! The view from our room at The Cliff was to die for! Like the idiot I am, I kept waking up running back and forth from my bed to the balcony to keep staring at it. I’ve thrown in a picture , so you can understand the hype.
What I love about Wales is its simplicity. The joys of waking up in the morning, “hair tied chilling with no make up on” as Drake would say. That was basically the motto that I lived by that entire week! Trainers and a raincoat were necessities, everything else simply didn’t matter. Taking daily dips in the natural sea salt pool at The Cliff, sweating out all the wine from the previous night in the Sauna and nearly drifting off in the Jacuzzi honestly feels like a lifetime ago.
I’m a strong believer that you don’t have to physically get on a plane to have a ‘holiday’. Sometimes the most precious gems are just a short drive away, this unforgettable trip to Wales was living proof of this.