Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wales continue... last

More pictures at Portmeirion Village

Anak bapak...

Since we missed the Snowdon Mountain Railway, we decided to take another train at Ffestiniog Railways. This is a steam-hauled trains that run along a 13.5 mile from Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Mountains.

Return journey takes around three hours and we saw some fascinating views throughout the journey, like this...

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

More Welsh

Tak sempat nak tulis panjang-panjang, tengok gambar jer lah yer...
In front of Conwy Castle
Really amazing view...

Conwy Castle

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch -
Longest recognised place name in UK and one of the longest in the world.
Hah.. cuba lah pronounce :D

Porthmadog Port

Portmeirion Village - entrance
Below are picts taken inside the village

That's it for today..

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Creaso back...

It's been a while since my last entry... been very busy lately with some other time consuming project. Letih betul...anyway we just came back from North Wales.
Creaso means welcome in Welsh. Totally different from English kan? If you hear Welsh people talk, it's even worst! We were there for 4 days - stay at Greenacres Park in Porthmadog. (In a 3 bedroom super spacious caravan best!!! - I'll story more about this in another post)
North Wales is famous for its scenery.. these picts are proof. Taken on the way to the holiday park...

So many castles (welsh say castel), dunno which one to choose. At the end we only managed to visit two castles - Caenarfon Castle and Conwy castle.

First destination - the popular Snowdon Mountain Railway. FYI - At 1085 metres Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. But just as we arrived the weather does not look good. Cloudy and showers.. kalu kat atas tu sure worst. FRUST.. we decided not to waste the money just the see the rain. Off we go to our first medieval castle..

Pantang jumpa view cantik mesti stop to pose a bit.. bila lagi kan?? :D This picts were taken on the way to Caenarfon castle.

Caenarfon Castle entrance...

Inside the castle..

The knight tale..

View from inside the castle

Another view from inside the castle

Outside the castle..

That's it for today. I'm bout to bump my head to this keyboard, guess that mean I neeed to go for now. To be continue...

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Mini reunion

On the way back from Lincoln, we drop by Kingston Upon Hull for a 'mini' reunion. My hubby, Riza, Kak Noriza and En. Ahmad Shafuddin of Jabatan Pengurusan, FPPSM UTM

Humber Bridge Hull - ala2 bridge kat San Francisco tak? We have to pay £2.70 for the toll charges. First time we used a toll route, we rather pay the toll than having to sit for an extra 30 minutes travelling time if we took the un-toll route.

At Kak Noriza's cosy and beautiful house. Thanks Kak Za for the nasi goreng, popia etc. Buat susah2 jer.. sorry tak dapat makan banyak sebab masih full lagi.

With Shafuddin & family. Thanks for the hospitality and cause tapau untuk we all mee goreng.. hehehe..

Eh.. what's this? Actually this is not related what-so-ever to our trip. This is Butter bun I made a day after the trip. Not croissant ok, butter bun that looks like croissant. Gone in 60 seconds opppss that's a movie title. This one actually gone in 15 minutes....

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Lincoln continues...

Pictures in and around Lincoln Castle...

The highest point of the castle.. masa ni kena nyanyi national anthem Long Live The Queen hehe... if you translate lagu negeri johor Allah Selamatkan Sultan, hah sebijik translation LLTQ cuma tukar queen dgn sultan jer.. tune pun sama. Tak caya cuba check...

This is inside the castle. Family admission fee £11.. at first tak nak masuk, tapi kalu tak masuk rugi plak. So masuk lah jugak... There's a high wall around the castle. Which one is the actual castle pun tak sure.. rasa dah runtuh kot, tinggal part of it jer.

Ni gambar kat atas tembok tu.. challenging jugak lah nak naik atas ni.. dah ler kena bawak pushchair adik. From here we can see view around Lincoln city. Very nice..

Walaupun gayat tetap berposing jugak.. kan darling? hehehe.....

Adik is aiming at the duck.. careful duck.. Darth Maul is watching you!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Cuti-cuti UK: Lincolnshire

Happy Labour Day to all you people out there... Kat UK ni 1st May tetap keje as usual instead the coming Monday tu jadi bank holiday. So again another day off. This time we all jalan-jalan Lincolnshire.

These are some picts in Skegness, our fist stop. Selalu dengar orang cerita pasal Skegness sounds really happening, in reality biasa2 jer. Long sandy beach, nice Skegness pier, some entertainment area by the beach.. tu jer. Fridge magnet pun tak lawa hehehe...

Next stop Lincoln city (Day One). By the time we arrived in Lincoln, everybody are already exausted so check in hotel dulu.. eat2 a bit and freshen up. Driver recharged dulu (tido lah apa lagi kan?) Some of Lincoln images on day one - Windmill, the waterfront, Black hole and the Waterside shopping area by river Whitham...

This is Lincoln Cathedral - one of the location for the movie DA VINCI CODE. Interesting architectural design but looks a bit scary and creepy to me! And just opposite the cathedral is Lincoln Castle.

Lincoln Castle to be continue lah ehh... too many picts lah.