Tuesday 22 April 2014

This (Long) Weekend at the Duckpond

We have mostly been...

Holidaying - with the other half, the parents and brother and one small bear in Angelsey in North Wales.
Wasn't it a lovely sunny bank holiday weekend?
We spent the time mooching round charity shops, beaches, countryside and car boot sales.
Bath Omnibear in North Wales
Stumbling - upon some Arcopal Scania dishes to add to my collection (£3.99 for a set of 5!)
Arcopal Scania Crockery
Eating - lots of food; not Easter eggs but quite a few cakes and ice creams were had.
Ice Creams and Cake
Visiting - the famous Cob Records store in Porthmadog in celebration of Record Store Day on 19th April. It's a bit of an institution across the world; it first opened in 1967 and my mum and dad used to visit it in the late 60s and 70s. They stock pretty much anything and everything - CDs, vinyl, DVDs and even videos and cassette tapes. We were quite restrained this year and only bought two CDs (Betcha Bottom Doller by The Puppini Sisters and Seasons of my Soul by Rumer) but we have been known to come out with several bags of stuff in the past.
Cob Records, Porthmadog
Celebrating - our 7th wedding anniversary on 21st April. The 7th one is copper so we took a walk round Angelsey's Parys Mountain - also know as Copperopolis or Copper Kingdom. It's an impressive site; to begin with it looks just like any other quarry hole in the ground - and then you remember it was all dug by hand back in 18th and 19th centuries!
Parys Mountain, Anglesey
What did you get up to at the weekend?
Hope you all had a lovely Easter!


  1. Looks like you had great weather for your trip away - I remember holidaying in Portmadog with the parents once, long before I was into collecting vinyl sadly or else a visit to that record store would have been in order!

    1. Aww that's a shame - if you ever come back over to Wales, you'll definitely have to visit (although it's a dangerous place to be, you'll end up with far more than you expected!) :-) x

  2. Happy 7th anniversary (we've got two weeks to go!)
    What a marvellous weekend it looks like you guys had!
    M x Life Outside London

    1. It was pretty good! Happy anniversary for two weeks time as well! :-) xx

  3. I always feel like I've stepped onto another planet when I'm on Parys Mountain. Looks like you had a good few days.

    1. It's such an amazing place, isn't it? It definitely looks like somewhere from outer space :-) x

  4. Aww :) Happy copperversary! I don't know what all the anniversaries are, but I am off to find out (lists like that make me happy) xxx

    1. Copperversary - love it! Thanks Katie :-)
      I've already had a look at what the 8th one is - it's bronze - better get my thinking cap on! :-) xxx


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