My home on Anglesey
Since the age of 11 I have lived on a small island called Anglesey here in North Wales. I thought it was only right that I shared with you all a few stories about this beautiful place I call home.
Anglesey (Ynys Mon) is situated of the North West coast of Wales and has two bridges spanning the Menai Straits connecting it to the mainland. Anglesey has six mountains situated to the North side of the island the highest being Mynydd Bodafon at 178 meters.
Anglesey is approximately 20 miles by 20 miles...about 400 square miles.
Almost the entire coastline of Anglesey is designated as an area of outstanding beauty and it is an island full of nature walks with a natural wildlife population. We have our own language which 70% of the population speak.
It is also the home of our royal couple Prince William and his bride Kate who are already familiar figures to be seen around the island.
Anglesey is a place to get away from it all, to relax and enjoy the island’s exceptional beauty.
There are two bridges that take you on to the island, Britannia Bridge and the one in the picture Menai Bridge.
Llanddwyn Beach- Niwbwch Anglesey
The name Llanddwyn means “The church of Dwynwen” and Dwynwen is the welsh patron saint of lovers. This day Dydd Santes Dwynwen ( welsh for saint Dwynwens day) is celebrated on the 25th January.It is situated on the south west part of Anglesey . The tale goes that Dwynwen fell in love with a young man named Maelon, but unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else. Dwynwen was so upset that she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice. God then gave Dwynwen three wishes. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. Dwynwen became a nun and built the church Llanddwynwen on Anglesey. This is how Anglesey became known as the island for lovers.