But before the final airport run and getting back to work and the old routine I thought I'd post a few photos to remind me where I've been and show you a bit of our beautiful country to boot! First a few images from yesterday's Vintage in the Vale Fair - a mixture of vintage loveliness and hand-crafted goodness. And NO that is not me singing, wearing a WWII style scarf, nor looking beautiful with roses painted round my eyes (isn't she pretty!).
The weather has been kind this summer and on 1st August we enjoyed the seaside at Rhos (Llandrillo-yn-rhos). The sea was as smooth as a millpond and fishing at the end of the jetty very popular. I had a lovely paddle too.
A few days later we went further afield to Criccieth - a favourite outing as the little town is where my Mother and Grandmother were born. We walked up the High Street where my Great Grandfather Hugh opened a grocer's shop in the 1890s and had our tea at No46, newly opened and very friendly. I hope they do well.
The Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (National Eisteddfod of Wales) was held nearby this year. Its a travelling festival and alternates between North and South Wales each year.
We had a most enjoyable day on the Maes and in the famous pink pavilion. As well as watching the competitions you need plenty of time to wander round all the stalls - and perhaps spend a few pennies. My sister and I especially enjoyed browsing a whole stall of handbags donated to raise money for Christian Aid.
Another lovely day was spent walking along the Llangollen canal and across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
My sister didn't admit till after we'd walked the aqueduct that she wasn't very fond of heights. I might balk myself at the thought of sailing a boat across that narrow trough of water with a sheer drop of 126 feet on one side!
But by then we'd got a taste for heights and our next trip was to the top of the Great Orme at Llandudno. This time we didn't walk - we travelled in style on the tramway.
There's a fabulous view from the top of the Orme when the weather's good and its a beautiful spot, covered in heather, gorse and wild flowers at this time of year.
Well are you getting tired yet? One more trip then. This time its somewhere I've been meaning to visit for ages and haven't got round to it. Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls.
This time the weather let us down a bit and the sun didn't shine. The falls didn't disappoint though and as the rocks were wet from the rain we didn't venture to the top - but that's something we can keep till next time.