Mountains and waterfalls. 

I’ve not updated in a while, largely because I’ve not really had anything to say.  Life goes on as normal, I work, I go to the gym, I do family stuff and frankly I don’t think anyone would be interested. 

This week there will be a flurry of updates cause I’ve got some time off work and we’re having some family time and working on some projects. 

Right now we’re in north Wales visiting some of my relatives. I always enjoy coming up here, partly because I see my relatives and partly because it’s a beautiful part of the world. 

Yesterday we went to Pistyll Rhaeadr, which you’ll be surprised to hear is actually a waterfall and not a character from Game of Thrones. 


According to the website and people at the waterfall Pistyll Rhaeadr is the tallest waterfall in Wales and the UK, Wikipedia disputes this however. I don’t know if it’s the highest but I do know it’s bloody high, and there’s also no straight route to the top. It’s a pretty steep, rugged climb over rocks and streams that was made all the more difficult due to the fact that it had been raining all day and the ground was wet, muddy and slippery. 

We actually timed our walk perfectly, it rained as we drove to the waterfalls and it rained as we drove away, but while we were there it was glorious. 

Typically we’d got less than a hundred yards before my 3 year old fell, covered herself in mud and refused to walk any further. Carrying a 3 year old on my shoulders whilst walking up a mountain didn’t make getting to the top of the waterfall any easier but there was no way she was going to make it any other way, although my 6 year old and his 5 year old cousin scampered up like a pair of mountain goats. 


The views at the top were worth it. Wales is a truly beautiful country and this area is particularly lovely with lots of mountains and valleys surrounding the waterfall. 

It was a great day and a pretty tough climb in parts, or at least it is when carrying a 3 year old girl! But at least the effort makes up a little for the fact that I’m taking a few days off gym! 


Today we’re going to Llangollen to go on Wales’ last standard gauge steam railway, so expect another update soon!  

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