On Tuesday (29th September 2009) I learned that I had won the Visit Wales Blog Award.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone at Visit Wales, the judges and all of you who take the time to visit my blog. THANK YOU.
I started my blog in July 2008. I had visited blogs, but had no idea how to start one, so it took some fiddling around to even get it started. Originally it was to have a record of places I visited and what I saw, but after a few weeks I noticed that people were actually visiting. I didn’t want it to look too amateurish, so gradually I started to improve it. I think it is now much better than when I first started. I hope you agree, but any suggestions on how to make improvements are always welcome.
North Wales is a great place to live and to visit. There are so many places to see, so many different land and seascapes. From towering cliffs to golden beaches; lush valleys to craggy mountains; castles and ancient burial sites; lovely villages and vibrant towns. If you have been putting off visiting Wales don’t put it off for too long, you don’t know what you are missing.
I am delighted that so many people seem to enjoy my blog. All the walks I have posted about I have actually walked. If you think you won’t be able to do them I can assure you, you will. I have emphysema and my average walking speed is 1 mph, slower if there are long or steep ascents. There have been a few occasions when I didn’t think I would be able to finish a walk, but I always manage to, even though a 3 hour walk may take me 7 or 8 hours. Visit Wales, and get out of your car, stretch your legs and look around. The smells, the sounds, the peace and quiet are wonderful.
Finally I would like to say congratulations to all those people who were nominated for the Visit Wales Blog Award, too many to mention here. Congratulations too to the other blogs short listed. It’s a varied list, a great advertisement for Wales. Here are the other short listed blogs:
And the Visit Wales site is here: http://www.visitwales.co.uk/