Tuesday, 12 March 2013


An unexpected weekend away took us to the north of Wales and a very pleasant visit reminding us of the Victorians' pleasure in visiting the seaside. This seaside town has maintained its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour. 

Llandudno is uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes, which is a limestone headland.
What a surprise to arrive on the one side and almost be blown away by the fierce and blustery wind. A short walk over to the main promenade greeted us with very genteel weather conditions; No wind, warm sunshine, wide promenade and the elegant architecture.
 I could just picture elegant ladies and gents standing viewing the same scene we now viewed. They would amble along the promenade and take in the sites and sounds and the fun of Punch and Judy. 
There is a melody and words of a song in my head, I remember it well when I was a child.  
Although it was very popular in the 20th century, it was written in the late 19th century.
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I'll be beside myself with glee
I think another visit will have to take place to this seaside town.


  1. Genteel...what a wonderful word you used. I love that. And what a great William Barclay quote you have on your side bar. I'm saving that to my quote collection. Glad you enjoyed a get away. It sounds (and looks) wonderful!

    1. I like that quote too and genteel is such a descriptive word :)

  2. I can imagine those Edwardian people overlooking the promenade too. What fun you all had! So glad you shared your get-away with us.


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