Saturday, August 23, 2014

A quirky little weekend in a lighthouse!

Happy August Bank Weekend All

Hubby and I are just back from one of the most amazing weekends ever. We stayed in a lighthouse, yes an actual lighthouse! How incredible is that?

The West USK Lighthouse Visit here is situated approx 20 Min's drive from Cardiff, Wales. The lighthouse now decommissioned, has been tastefully renovated and turned into a B&B by Frank and his wife. We loved listening to Frank's interesting stories, his knowledge of the lighthouse and all things nautical really enriched our stay.

A memorable highlight was walking a mile along the deserted coastline where we reached the local pub, we were entertained by the locals, we loved listening to their charming welsh accents and were taken back by their hospitality. It is not often you can walk into a rural local pub and feel so welcome. The food and drink was a pleasure too and the price about a third of London's prices also a lovely surprise.

We truly felt like we had stayed in a lighthouse not just a Disney replica. The scenery is quite magical, on one side you see lush green and the other the beautiful blue sea, the contrast is breath taking. Inside the lighthouse we loved discovering all the interesting little hidden treasures, not all things nautical though you will find a Dalek under the stairs and a Tardis next to the hot tub! We loved every quirky minute and were sad to leave.









It was a bit chilly so I couldn't really wear my favourite striped dress. However I did try to keep the nautical theme going with my striped bag and striped vest (sorry not easy to see in the pics!)

What I wore

Light Blue Blazer -
New look on sale (£13) click Here
Electric Blue Scarf -
Zara
Striped vest -        
New Look
Skinny Jeans -      
New Look click Here
Bag -                    
TK Maxx

What did you think about this post, please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts on the lighthouse and of course my outfit!

Thanks for stopping by!