Childhood Revisited

Freya

It’s been a fair few years since I set foot on English soil and even longer since I have been in North Wales, a place where I spent most summer holidays as a child. Mom and Dad bought a static caravan in the mid 80’s and my last visit there must have been in the mid to later 90’s. The initial purpose for this recent visit was primarily to scatter my Nan & Grandad’s ashes in the tranquil meadows of Parc Farm caravan site in Penybontfawr.
It was a wonderful family reunion which surpassed all expectations.

Freya

Here is Ethan and Freya, the lively children of my cousins. We very briefly had an opportunity to install a impromptu portraits session on our final day in Penybontfawr. I gracefully knelt in a cow pat during the session, which was nice.

Ethan & Freya

Ethan

N. Wales 2011

Above: Meadows Of Parc Farm

Bye Nan & Grandad

Above: Together Once Again

N. Wales 2011

Above: The Berwyn Mountains

N. Wales 2011

Above: Don’t Look Down, The Berwyn Mountains

N. Wales 2011

Above: The Berwyn Mountains

N. Wales 2011

Above: Lake Vyrnwy

N. Wales 2011

Above: Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog

N. Wales 2011

Above: My First Fish & Chips In Five Years

The Whitehouse Caravan

Above: The Whitehouse Family Caravan, somewhere in the late 80’s

Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog

Above: Mam on Black Rock Sands, somewhere in the 80’s

Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog

Above: The Whitehouse Family, somewhere in the 80’s

Parc Farm Caravan Park

Above: Grandad & Ben

Parc Farm Caravan Park

Above: Left To Right: Dad, Nan, Mam, Uncle Jeff and Auntie Jane

Maureen Smith

Above: Nan

Albert Smith

Above: Grandad

Bye Nan & Grandad

“Somewhere, over the rainbow…” Together again.

Huge thanks to my family who made the trip so perfect! I can’t believe it’s been so long! Tuuli and I are very much looking forward to next time.

For Nan & Grandad, we all love you so and miss you even more…

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