Sunrise over Snowdon

This is a lovely tale of a trip to Snowden and it surrounding aread. The Snowdonia mountain range is the backdrop to where I live. Wherever we go on our island of Anglesey, you get the magnificent vista sometimes surrounded in cloud, other times very clear. So it was nice to read of a fellow blogger visiting the area.

Sunrise Over Snowden

Rainne's Ramblings

Part I: Lancaster to Llanberis

Zoe & I on the trainAfter packing, checking and repacking our bags, probably more times than necessary, we were ready to go. We caught a busy West Coast train from Lancaster to Warrington, and then one to Llandudno Junction. This was also busy, and we were stood up for a good while, but eventually got a seat. The final, and shortest, leg of the train journey took us from Llandudno to Bangor!

We took a taxi (*tacsi) from Bangor to Llanberis, in Snowdonia National Park.

All in all our journey took just under 4 hours, and we arrived in Llanberis around 4pm, giving us 8 hours to fill before meeting our guides.

The village of Llanberis, sits on the southern shore of Llyn Padarn and at the foot of Snowdon. Llyn Padarn is one of the twin lakes that cut through the mountain range creating the Llanberis Pass, the other…

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Our Federation Lunch 2018

This is why I belong to the WI. Hartburn do many interesting things and I enjoyed reading this.
The WI started in Anglesey, where I live and each area are part of a Federation. A bit like a mother and all her kittens really!
Putting on a lunch with a speaker is a lovely idea. And if you read the original post, very enjoyable too!

Hartburn Village Women's Institute

Once again our annual Federation lunch did not disappoint ! Heading off to the beautiful Wynyard Hall in glorious Spring sunshine, 22 of our ladies had the opportunity for a little retail therapy before sitting down to a sumptuous three-course lunch. We were spoilt for choice with jewellery made from hand-painted silk, chocolates, hand-made cards, stained glass sculptures and hand-sewn goods to name but a few, and we all enjoyed chatting to youngsters from Egglescliffe School who were selling goods to fund a trip to Borneo !

Lunch included a colourful fruit salad starter, roast chicken breast with mushroom and seasonal vegetables and a vanilla cheesecake with Summer berries. Yum !

The highlight of the afternoon was the entertaining speech from former British diplomat and author Jean Harrod. Having joined the Foreign Office at the tender age of 18, Jean went on to travel the world and become one…

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Is it worth it?

Never a truer word has been written. It is hard work!
This is my bookstore and like Karina says we’ve found somewhere to sell our books, but getting people to go and look is hard work.
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Everyone has asked that question more than once. As authors, we have high and lows and many times we ask, is it worth it?

You have 3000 likes on your face book page and only 70 of them get to see your posts!

You have 400 subscribers to your newsletter and yet only 35% actually open the letter!

You upload a new video you may get 75 views, but then when you check the stats the average a person watches is 11 seconds!

You finally find a trustworthy website that will sell your book and only take 2% commission, and even when your book is heavily discounted you still can’t get people to buy from the website!

Everyone is raving about your book, everyone one loves it and then you get two three star ratings!

No matter where you turn there is always going to be roadblocks and walls…

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