October 30, 2019

Who doesn't like the sound and look of water tumbling down rocks?

We have a few gorgeous waterfalls not far from Penmaenmawr that are quite different from each other.

Take a look, this one is closest to the B&B - 'Rhaeadr Fawr' (Big Waterfall) and it is also the tallest...

September 20, 2019

Having had quite a number of vegan guests over the last few months, I've tried some nice vegan recipes this summer:     Vegan Apple Granola      -      Vegan Nutty Muffins      -      Vegan Crispy Cardamom Biscuits...

August 22, 2019

Considering I grew up in landlocked Southern Germany it's a bit difficult to explain why I've always loved being near the sea. No idea where this yearning for wide horizons, blue/turquoise waters and coastal variety from cliff to beach is coming from.

So I'm feelin...

August 3, 2019

Is your lemon balm going mad in your herb garden, too?

There is a simple way to use it up and make space for other herbs: 

Cordial - homemade so no additives and a lovely refreshing taste on hot summer days for all the family!

For 2l of cordial you only need:

  • 750g lemo...

July 17, 2019

Having lived here now for over two years, I've taken about a thousand sunset photos because they are all different and all unique and all beautiful.

I've got my own 'sunset barometer' - there is an Italianate building across the Dingle from my house and when the tower o...

June 21, 2019

What you need for one cake -

in a 26cm diameter baking tin:


  • 500g flour

  • 42g fresh yeast

  • 85g granulated sugar

  • 150ml lukewarm milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 tbsp creme fraiche

  • 60g melted butter


  • 200g chop...

June 4, 2019

Lighthouses have been around for thousands of years, the first ones being simple fires on top of hills and mountains near the shore to light ships the way into the harbour. From Egyptians to Greeks and Romans brought to us to Europe over the centuries.

Here in the North...