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Going Back to Wales

Going Back to Wales

‘There’s no place like home.’ – Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Going back to Wales feels nostalgic. The best thing my parents ever did was to move our family to Wales when I was nine years old. I didn’t know it then, but growing up in Wales would come to shape me into the human I am today. Although I don’t go back very often anymore, Wales will always have my heart. I smile slightly to myself as the train…

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HTMW Recaps: September 2017

HTMW Recaps: September 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. September is my favourite month of the year, as summer fades and there’s that wonderful slide into autumn, with crunchy leaves, golden colours, hazy light and mornings with a snap in the air. So this…

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Sunsets and Their Stories

Sunsets and Their Stories

‘The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.’ – Pamela Hansford Johnson. Being a night owl rather than a someone who particularly enjoys the morning, I’m far more likely to see a sunset than a sunrise. I’ve been pretty lucky to have seen some amazing sunsets throughout my years, both when travelling and at home in Wales too. It’s been in the back of my mind for some time now to collate some of the more memorable sunsets…

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Cymru am Byth! Wales Forever!

Cymru am Byth! Wales Forever!

‘Cymru am byth’ (Wales Forever!) – Aeneas Middeton HIRAETH – a longing for one’s homeland, but it is not mere homesickness. It’s an expression of the bond one feels with one’s home country when one is away from it. As a member of the Lonely Planet Thorntree Forum since July 2012, I have often noticed that Wales seems to get scant traveler attention. Whether this is because visitors to Wales just don’t post on Thorntree, I’m not sure, but it often…

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