My thoughts on work and life

Rhyl to Sydney (Via Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg)

Got back last week from a month long visit to the Old Country.  It’s been 3 years since I last returned to the UK.  It was an opportunity to see my family again and catch up with old friends.

The first weekend was spent recreating the madness of student days at an old friend of mine – Kevin’s wedding.  The old crew was re-assembled in the relative calm of Ross-on-Wye (near Gloucester).  We celebrated Kev and Liz’s wedding Loughborough style!  Plenty of drunken shenanigans I can tell you.

The next few weeks were spent lazing at home in Rhyl (North Wales), eating my Mum’s delicious food and walking down the beautiful beach.  It was so fantastic to spend a bit of time with my parents and sister.

Rhyl doesn’t seemed to have changed all that much since I left.  Curiously and rather sadly many of the favourite drinking haunts seemed to have closed down.  Still, I think Rhyl gets a bit of bad rep, but for me it has just so much potential.  The beach and surrounding area are truly spectacular; it’s close to Chester and Liverpool.  I hope over the next few years the area will be much rejuvenated and gentrified.

North Wales has so much beauty and history it’s a fantastic place to spend some time.  We took a few days out to visit places like Dyserth Falls, Conwy Castle, Llandudno etc.  Captured some of these moment on my photos page.

Whilst being in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought it would make sense to head to Europe for a bit of an odyssey into the classical architecture and countryside of Central Europe.  Followed the route below:


  1. tillymum1

    What about good old Gronant lighthouse!! It must of been the high light of your trip.

  2. Christopherkhalil

    Ahhh yes Gronant Lighthouse, fantastic!!!

  3. Sydney

    Nice thoughts.
    Tia Smith

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