I’m Judith, North Wales Lifestyle blogger with a strong appreciation for oat cappuccinos, fresh flowers and mini breaks.
I live in sunny Llandudno with my husband, writing from our Tramwayman’s cottage on the seaside slopes of the Great Orme. We’re right beside the Summit Tramway and overlooked by Her Majesty’s very own Cashmere Goats. The little darlings.
You’ll often find me perched in a corner of my favourite coffee shop, peering from behind my Apple Mac, sipping some excellent beans. Come and say hello.
What’s it all about?
Judith Bond Writes is a fresh authentic space for thoughtful folk who are keen to live life well. You’ll hear my distinctive voice, read my honest opinion and see all my own images.
My blog is a blend of travel and lifestyle content inspired by living in glorious North Wales, and travelling further afield whenever possible.
If you collect pretty things, enjoy styling your home, and love to be organised, then welcome. We’ll have a lot in common.
If you have a passion for travel, care about sustainable living and seek to make time for self-care – you’ll enjoy my content.
- TRAVEL – inspiring city breaks, country getaways and European adventures
- STYLE – spotlighting product features and gift guides
- WELLNESS – thoughts on buying sustainably, mental health and the joy of a good book.
- HOME – cottage style, decorating ideas and garden views
- FOOD – celebrating independent coffee shops, great restaurants and foodie events.
I was born and raised in Colwyn Bay in an Independent School where my father headed the Maths department, and my mother was a Practise Nurse by day, and House Mother to 40 boys by night in the Boarding House where we also lived as a family for 15 years. We were blessed with an enormous garden, tennis court and games room – the perfect environment to grow a healthy imagination.
I learnt photography and extreme organisation from my Dad, and a lifelong love of books from my Mum. My memory bank is jam packed full of holiday adventures to the Scottish lochs, the Devon beaches, the Norfolk Broads. I learnt from a early age to love the quiet places where I could get lost in my thoughts, and sink deep into the latest John Grisham thriller.
Today we gravitate to rural cottages, hidden away places and off-peak holidays. Peace and quiet is good for all of us, but especially those of us who suffer with anxiety and migraines.
Before I embraced the self-employed life, I gained my BA in History & American Studies at York, my Higher Diploma in Administration, and my Management Diploma in Wales, and then spent 18 years as a PA and Office Manager across the world of education and politics.
Judith Bond Cakes was born in 2014 after a period of illness and the need to work from home. I create cakes for celebrations, weddings and business events.
My blogging journey began around the time I started baking. First it was all about the cakes, then I realised (it’s a shocker) that there’s more to life than cake! Writing is my passion, photography is my joy.
Tales from the seaside
I describe myself a “seaside dweller”. I’ve lived by the sea since I was a few days old. There’s something deeply relaxing about the sounds of the beach, the familiarity of our well worn coastal paths and the morning chorus of gulls – although in Llandudno you’d be advised to hold your sandwich very close. I can’t ever imagine living away from beautiful North Wales and if you haven’t visited since that family trip when you were 8, I suggest you book a trip immediately.
Through my blog, I hope you’ll hear not just my words, but the lifestyle tales of a seaside dweller.
“Oh my gosh, your blog has totally utterly exceeding all expectations. It’s fabulous. I cannot thank you enough for writing such an incredible piece on the store. So thrilled you are willing to work with us”Clare’s of Llandudno
“Oh my goodness, what an amazing blog post. I can’t thank you enough”Janet Bell Home
“Thanks sooooo much for your restaurant review. It’s a great piece.”Dylans Restaurant