I've been quite lucky to have a wonderful family who've helped me bring up my little one and occasionally look after him for a couple of days at a time so that I can get some relaxation which brings me to where I am today. Right now I'm sat at the Trefeddian Hotel overlooking the Aberdovey estuary enjoying a cup of tea and shortbread whilst waiting for my spa treatment. I'll let you know how that goes in a later post!
It's likely that many of you aren't aware of this little place called Aberdovey - I certainly wasn't! Not until I did a google search for the best golf courses in Wales. No, no, not for me... I was looking for it as a birthday present for my partner. As many of you can imagine, the following Google search was 'Spas in Aberdovey' which has brought me to where I am today.
It's a lovely little town... About 2 and a half hours from Swansea on the west coast of Wales, just passed Aberystwyth and on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. I would classify it as Mid Wales but I think others would say North Wales. We took the coastal route to get here and stopped off in Newquay on the way... We live in such a beautiful country!
Aberdovey itself seems to be a quiet and discreet place. A few shops scattered in the town and a small selection of pubs and restaurants. We have come here mid week and the weather has been pretty appauling... Lots of rain and wind so far but apparently it's getting nicer from tomorrow (Wednesday) which happens to be the day that we are travelling home!!!
It must be a popular place in high season and on sunny weekends as there are lots of b&bs, guest houses and hotels... And not your cheap tatty ones, all seem to be of a good/high standard. We were lucky enough to get a deal staying at the Penhelig Arms in their Bodhelig suite (will tell you a bit about that later too).
Right I'm off for my spa treatment now, a full 105 minutes of bliss!