Family Days out and Travel

What do you do with the photographs you took while on holiday or traveling? - Taking photographs is something I do a lot of, be it capturing things the children do such as sports days, scouting events, family days out and holidays.  I know I’m not alone with this and over the years the way in which I capture memories has evolved.  I went from... Read more"What do you do with the photographs you took while on holiday or traveling?"
Sculpture Heaven -A little piece of tranquility and art - Sometimes when you’ve lived in an area for many years you often end up visiting the same places time and time again.  Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this as these places are places we cherish for various reasons and I’m as guilty of this as anyone... Read more"Sculpture Heaven -A little piece of tranquility and art"
My birthday bucket list, a work in progress. - In a couple of weeks I turn 37 and over the last few weeks I’ve started to think about things I would like to do over the next couple of years, a sort of bucket list if you like.  I’ve been extremely lucky and had the opportunity to experience many... Read more"My birthday bucket list, a work in progress."
Review – House on a Beach in Wales – Cartrefle, Tresaith - I think by now you all know how lucky I feel to live where we do.  It’s a place that we never tire of exploring so when we were invited to spend a weekend at Cartrefle in Tresaith a few months ago, we couldn’t wait.  Tresaith is about ten minutes... Read more"Review – House on a Beach in Wales – Cartrefle, Tresaith"
Heartlake City at Legoland Windsor - At the end of May we were lucky enough to be invited along to see the new Heartlake City at Legoland Windsor.   I’m not sure who was more excited about the trip, the children or dad of 3 and myself.  We travelled down to Reading the night before as we... Read more"Heartlake City at Legoland Windsor"
Disney on Ice – Magical Ice Festival, an afternoon of Disney fun - A fortnight ago we were invited to go along and watch a performance of Disney on Ice – Magical Ice Festival in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.   I’m a huge Disney Fan and it’s rubbed off on the children, especially Erin so we were incredibly excited about the show.  We were going... Read more"Disney on Ice – Magical Ice Festival, an afternoon of Disney fun"
Family Day at the Races #betterwithcake - Last Sunday the older two boys and I attended Family Day at Ffos Las Racecourse.  We had been invited along by my brother and his partner as they live locally and it was a good opportunity to visit their new home and spend some time together. It’s an event I... Read more"Family Day at the Races #betterwithcake"
A spring afternoon in Aberaeron - On Tuesday afternoon Trystan and I took my mum to a meeting in Aberaeron.  It was a glorrious day so we decided to head down to the front and have a walk along the harbour while we waited.    Having parked up in one of the car parks we decided to... Read more"A spring afternoon in Aberaeron"
First after school trip of the year to one of our happy places. - Today was a glorious day here in West Wales.  The sun shone and warmed our faces and made us smile. The boys have been a bit techy the last few days so with work over for the day I ceased the opportunity to get outdoors with all four children in... Read more"First after school trip of the year to one of our happy places."
Treworgey Cottages in Cornwall #parentpanel - Planning a holiday is not always easy ,there’s so much to consider.  Firstly we have to coordinate time out of work for both myself and dad of 3. Then there’s the budget for the holiday, the destination, who long we want to go for and the facilities we would like. ... Read more"Treworgey Cottages in Cornwall #parentpanel"
Country Kids – Embarking on some Geocaching - Last weekend I finally had the chance to try something I’ve wanted to for ages…. Geocaching.  While Luc was spending some time with grandparents on Sunday I decided to cease the opportunity to spend some time with Trystan.  With four children it can be so hard to find time to... Read more"Country Kids – Embarking on some Geocaching"
Dr Who Experience - At the beginning of the month we set off for a afternoon at the Dr Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.  The boys are huge Dr Who fans and were very excited to be paying a visit.  I had actually taken the children to the Dr Who Experience at Easter and... Read more"Dr Who Experience"
Exploring Laugharne Castle - Back at the end of September we decided that it was time to go exploring castles again.  It’s something we thoroughly enjoy doing as a family and have visited quite a few during school holidays.  Sadly this summer was so jammed packed we didn’t have the chance to visit any. ... Read more"Exploring Laugharne Castle"
Levante Beach Resort – My Mark Warner Break - Back in June this year I entered a blogger competition with Mark Warner Holidays to win a trip with eleven other bloggers.  I never imagined I would be one of the lucky bloggers to win this trip but figured I had nothing to loose.  So imagine my surprise when the... Read more"Levante Beach Resort – My Mark Warner Break"
Country Kids – The annual agricultural show - The last Wednesday of July is traditionally the local agricultural show here and usually it is quite a wet affair!  However this year the weather was glorious, it was slightly cooler than the last few weeks which was very welcome so I decided we would venture up and take a... Read more"Country Kids – The annual agricultural show"
Review – The Fourcroft Hotel, Tenby - Three weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to The Fourcroft Hotel in Tenby for two nights.  Tenby is just over forty minutes away from us in Pembrokeshire and a lovely seaside resort.  We spent many a weekend there a couple of years ago when my mother in... Read more"Review – The Fourcroft Hotel, Tenby"
Country Kids – A weekend of Beaches - A fortnight ago we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend two nights in Tenby.  So on the Friday evening myself, the four children and my mum headed the forty minutes into Pembrokeshire to Tenby.   The trip had come about quite short notice but the children were excited... Read more"Country Kids – A weekend of Beaches"
Legoland Windsor – fun for all the family - Last Sunday we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Pirate Shores with it’s new features.  Sadly castaway camp was not ready yet but we still had access to the Jolly Rocker and Knights Kingdom.  Plus lots of pirate fun along the way.   We arrived at 8.30am... Read more"Legoland Windsor – fun for all the family"
Revisting a favourite place – Dyffryn Gardens - When myself and dad of 3 bought our first home together it was in the South Wales Valleys some twenty minutes from Cardiff.  It was close to dad of 3’s family, his work and a close commute for me to get to university.  Then when I qualified I worked for... Read more"Revisting a favourite place – Dyffryn Gardens"
Clydey Cottages a family escape in the Welsh hills - At the beginning of March we were thrilled to be invited to spend a weekend at Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire.  I was amazed that I hadn’t previously heard of Clydey cottages as they are only some 20 minutes drive away nestled on the boarder of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  So... Read more"Clydey Cottages a family escape in the Welsh hills"

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