Welsh Rare-bit 

You may be slightly confused by the title of this post so allow me to explain….. Welsh Rarebit is actually ‘posh’ cheese on toast but for my husband & I it means a rare-bit of a Welsh treat for us as we take a three day trip to Wales.

Here’s what we got up to……

Goodbye England, Hello Wales

It only takes a couple of hours in the car until we arrive on Welsh soil; the friendly ‘Welcome to Wales’ sign greeting us. You know you’re in Wales when every road sign you see is now written in Welsh & very suddenly, the terrain and landscape changes. 


Almost immediately you become aware of beautiful, rolling hills and green, grass fields that stretch for miles; the hedgerows replaced by Welsh stone walls. 


The car journey went quickly as we took it in turns to play our favourite songs and listen to podcasts. 

As we chatted & laughed together, I was reminded of the scripture found in Genesis 2:18, Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 

In the business of life its easy to forget how well we get on together and how much we enjoy each other’s company. We both agreed that we needed this rare-bit of a trip in Wales, in order to regroup and reprioritise. 

Cardiff

We arrived in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, at around 9am. This was just a ‘stop off’ as Jon had a work meeting to attend, before our holiday could begin properly. 


While Jon was in his meeting, I waited in the car and wrote my blogpost ‘You are doing a great work, do not come down’.

We didn’t spend long in the beautiful city of Cardiff, before making our way, further down the coast, to Swansea. 

Swansea

This was our first visit to Swansea & we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, breathtaking scenery & interesting places to visit. 

Dylan Thomas Birthplace 

We visited the house where the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, was born. The house sat at the top of an extremely steep hill & dated back to 1914. Inside, the house was furnished exactly the way it would’ve looked when first built. Absolutely fascinating!


Rhosilli

As we approached the edge of the land that meets the ocean, the magnitude of the beauty of God’s creation that was before our eyes took our very breath away & rendered us speechless. 

The bible verse that came to mind as we looked on at God’s creation was, Psalm 95:4-5 He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too. 


The photos do not do the stunningly pretty village of Rhosilli justice. You can see in the bottom photo that not only does it have the loveliest golden beach, but on the opposite side, boasts the most glorious, green hills you have ever seen. 

The only downside was the fact that it was extremely windy, as you can see by my hair! Well what did we expect? We were in ‘Windy Wales’. 


Mumbles 

Such a cute name for a sweet little village on the edge of the sea; Mumbles has a lovely pier to take a leisurely stroll down. 


Swansea by night

The pavements are lit and the harbour glistens as street lights bounce off the clear-blue water. Laughter can be heard as restaurants begin to fill with couples & families taking time out to spend together. Just lovely!


And then it was time to go home; sad to leave Wales but refreshed, revitalised & ready for a new adventure to begin! 

I shall leave you with a line from the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas:

Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.


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  1. Hi, nice article I love welsh land when I ‘ m talking … I love Scotland and welsh, Cardiff as little villages are postcards.
    Enjoy the trip and drinking a wondrous pint.
    Beware in order to driving from the other side and if you can be the welsh dragoon, let me know it.
    Love
    David

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    1. Hi David, (a fabulously Welsh name!) thanks for reading & commenting. We didn’t happen to come across one in the flesh although we saw lots of Welsh dragon bumper stickers on cars passing by. 😂
      Take care,
      Hayley

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      1. Dragon stickers is a passport in the country, similar to looking for Nessi at Loch Ness /Scotland.
        Hayley good days and wayfarer is a hard life ‘cos you must be remembering lots of places to the future.
        Take care and wishes from Spain. And David welsh name… yup
        All the best
        David

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  2. We had a family UK trip two years ago and had an amazing time. I wish we had time to explore Wales more- we only stopped in Cardiff because my daughter wanted to go to the Doctor Who experience-ha! Lovely pictures…I love when people post their vacation trips because I feel like I get to experience the vacation a little, too.

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    1. Oh wow! Whereabouts did you stay in the UK? I live in the midlands so we generally don’t get many visitors, haha!
      I bet your daughter loved the Doctor Who Experience there, I’ve heard its good, although haven’t been myself.
      Yes, I love reading about holidays too. They’re nice memories to share.
      Hayley 😊

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    1. Oh how interesting, Karen.
      Now you come to mention it, I can tell that you have Irish blood in you. The Irish have a certain charm about them & you’ve definitely got it!
      You are welcome to stay with us if you decide to visit one day.
      Love Hayley 😊

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