As you may or may not already know, all the way back in June I went out for a day trip to Barmouth. I had an absolutely brilliant day and documented the day using photographs and I even filmed snippets for a YouTube video, which is linked at the end of the post.
We left my city at about 9:00am, it was cold, windy and grey outside and because of the miserable weather where I live, I was prepared for it to rain in Barmouth so I packed two jackets. When we were about half way there, the sky was so clear that there was not a single cloud in the sky, and it was getting a little bit humid on the train. I kind of figured that Wales was probably having a really great week weather wise, and that the forecast may have been slightly (majorly) off.
As you can see, the scenery on the train was gorgeous and the weather was perfect, as soon as we were in Wales it was full of mountains and scenery that was to die for, and I didn’t miss the opportunity to take lots of photographs of the gorgeous scenery.
When we got into Barmouth, the first thing we did was go and have a look in all the shops. The first shop we went in, was the Silly Shilling. This shop is very small but it’s totally adorable, it’s full of your typical beachy accessories for your home and they also sell lots of bangles and necklaces.
I thought these little signs were so cute, these beach huts with the phrase “Love the beach” on them would look really nice in a white and pastel coloured room, I really liked them however I have no place for them in my bedroom so I just took a photo.
Mia and I decided to go and have a look in Pieces for Places together. Now, Barmouth has quite a vintage feel to it and everything is very shabby chic, however Pieces for Places has a very modern feel to it and everything in there is very trendy and very in at the minute.
I really loved the vibe that Pieces for Places had, it was very me and the store itself was perfect for me. I had a really great browse around and found myself wishing that I had an apartment to buy for.
The shop was quite dimly lit, it relied on their own light sources which were also just there for show so that customers could go upstairs and actually buy them.
I really loved these lanterns though, they’d look great in your back garden with fairy lights inside.
Mia and I both loved these chest of drawers too, I really loved the way that they looked and even joked that I wished that we lived in Wales so that I could buy them and swap my current drawers for them.
I also fell in love with this copper light, it’s very minimalist but I loved the aesthetic of it. Unfortunately it was very expensive and I was thrown off it just because of the price, otherwise that would have been a definite purchase and I’ve have had to of found somewhere for it in my bedroom to go.
Upstairs had this gorgeous arch just above the stairs, the building that Pieces for Places is in is absolutely stunning, I couldn’t believe that such a shop existed.
Next, we decided to go to a sweet store. Weigh Out has been in Barmouth for years and years, I remember coming in here when I was a little girl when my family used to come here for a week at a time for holidays.
There’s lots of tubs full of traditional sweets that you can choose from, it’s like a grown up Pick ‘n’ Mix actually.
Mia was also in her glory, she’s a massive foodie despite her tiny frame and had a field day choosing from all of the sweets.
These are the sweets that I bought, I prefer chocolate over sweets however everything that I bought are my personal favourites.
We then met back up with my mum and nan, and had our lunch. We had a chippy and sat by the dock and ate them, Mia was then insisting that we all went to go and grab an ice-cream, so we did.
The ice-cream shop we went to was called Knickerbockers. The inside was very pink but was also pretty dark, I decided to get a Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae.
This is the sundae! It was really delicious but I couldn’t finish it because I was just so full.
We then had a walk down to the beach, as we were walking down Mia spotted a telescope and asked if she could use it. I didn’t actually realise how far we were looking into the telescope until we were on the train later in the evening when we past where we were looking in the afternoon. It was miles and miles away!
We were at the beach at this point, but there was a specific part of the beach that we wanted to go to so that Mia could play and my mum and nan could rest. I filmed a lot of footage at the beach, so I didn’t take many photos. We were at the beach for about two hours and the heat was unbelievably hot, without realising it, my skin started to burn and I ended up getting quite sunburnt!
To end the day, we decided to go to the American Diner to have our dinner before we got the train to go home.
The diner looked really cool, there was Elvis posters and blasts from the past absolutely everywhere. It would’ve been cool if they had some music playing from all the different eras, but unfortunately they didn’t.
This is the food that we ordered! Very classic in my opinion and it was all very yummy. I had my photo taken but I was so sunburnt that I decided not to include it in this blog post haha. That’s all for today, but before I end the post, be sure to watch the video that I made:
Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you very soon.