Dylan Thomas- Laugharne, Wales

Dylan's Thomas' home for many years

Dylan’s Thomas’ home for many years

We spent a wonderful day visiting the home of Dylan Thomas, in Laugharne, UK.

DYLAN THOMAS BOATHOUSE

Even if the poet, writer and broadcaster Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) hadn’t lived at the Boathouse in Laugharne for the last four years of his tragically short life, it is a truly remarkable place to visit.

The Boathouse terrace offers wonderful views of the Taf estuary and the Gower beyond – a haven for egrets, lapwings, herons, oystercatchers, seals and otters with fishermen and cocklers continuing the ancient traditions.

The Boathouse tearoom with its locally sourced, home-cooked menu provides a welcome respite for walkers tackling the newly launched Wales Coast Path.

As well as the tearoom, there is a furnished front parlour, an upstairs exhibition area showing a 24 minute film, a shop and toilet facilities.

It was Dylan Thomas, however, who made the Boathouse iconic. It is the building most closely associated with him and the stability of a permanent home meant he enjoyed a creative renaissance. He worked in the Writing Shed above the Boathouse with its remarkable and inspiring views of four estuaries.

The first poem he wrote there was ‘Over Sir John’s Hill’, in which he describes the view from the shed, writing of birds stalking their prey and bringing death in the midst of this beauty.

Life, death, beauty, tragedy, eternity and God – Dylan could see them all from the window of this unique place.

 

Is THIS the smallest Church in the UK?

I believe that THIS is the smallest Church on the UK, St Trillos’ Church, Rhos on Sea, North Wales NOT Bremilham church in Wiltshire as claimed by The Sun  newspaper.

What do YOU think?

Aaaaaah! Good old British Fish…

Aaaaaah! Good old British Fish and Chips! What can be better comfort food than that on a dark, cold, Welsh
wintry night!

Colwyn Bay Rainbow Bridge

When I drove into Colwyn Bay this week, I was DELIGHTED to see that someone had painted a rainbow on the bridge that everyone calls the Rainbow bridge!

They should have done it YEARS ago ! Although it was done in a graffiti type of manner, it wasperfect ! I hope they leave it there, it add scharacter to a very boring bridge and after all, because of its shape, it has been know locally as the Rainbow bridge for ever!

Rhos On Sea Harbour

Every time I visit my home town of Wales, I see it with fresh eyes.

This is a photo of Rhos On Sea Harbour.

 

 

Colwyn Bay Rainbow

The sky was so dramatic in Colwyn Bay, North Wales yesterday, there had just been a storm,
the sky was black but there there was the start of a rainbow on the right side of the photo.

Stunning! You could almost hear the crackle in the atmosphere!