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Family days out in South Wales: Dragon hunting at Carreg Cennen Castle (with vlog)

We’re always on the lookout for family days out in South Wales – places we haven’t been to, that we’ve read about or seen other people enjoy. One of our favourite places to visit is Carreg Cennen Castle, and we realised earlier this year that we hadn’t yet been with the boys. Making the most Read More

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Meeting Father Christmas at Hamleys Cardiff

I’M not usually one for getting into the Christmas spirit before December, but this weekend we had an offer that made us dig out the festive jumpers a week early – we were invited to meet Father Christmas at Hamleys in Cardiff. The store was launching its Father Christmas experience, so we took Santi and Ezra along Read More

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Vlog: A visit to Techniquest and Cardiff Bay

Last week we were invited to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay, where they have a new Imagination Playground to celebrate their 30th anniversary. It was the perfect opportunity for a day out and have another go at a vlog. One of my blogging friends at Teddy Bears and Cardigans had recently been and Santi loved watching videos Read More

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Autumn fun and pumpkin picking at Hendrewennol

THIS weekend, after a bit of an up and down sort of week involving a hospital trip for Santi, we wanted a bit of quality family time. Not ones for chilling out at home, this meant a random outing to a pick-your-own farm to look for pumpkins. We’re planning to throw a toddlers’ Halloween party in a couple Read More

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A family visit to Cardiff Bay Beach

THIS week we’re having a staycation in Cardiff. It might only be an hour away from home, but it’s nice to have a change of scene and more time to do things in the capital that we wouldn’t normally get the chance to. The first thing on the list was Cardiff Bay Beach to play Read More

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A day at Folly Farm and our first family vlog

HAVING a toddler can be a bit tricky during the school holidays – playgroups tend to close for six weeks, soft play becomes a bit of a danger zone with older children running around, and attractions that are usually quiet are overrun with families trying to keep little ones entertained. So knowing that our options might Read More

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Family days out in South Wales: Chasing bluebells in Clyne Gardens

THIS weekend we managed to catch the one sunny day to go out for a walk and explore a park I’ve wanted to visit for a while. I’d read that the bluebell wood should be in full bloom, and wanted to find the Japanese bridge, so it was off to Clyne Gardens between Swansea and Mumbles for Read More

What we’ve been getting up to…

I’VE been pretty bad at blogging recently for no reason other than life getting in the way of me sitting down to write. Apart from work, we’ve had a few bits and bobs keeping us busy, so here’s a little glimpse at what we’ve been up to over the last few weeks… Folly Farm: My Read More

Escaping goats, a Starbucks meltdown and murder: Not your usual week off…

Every year when school starts back the sun seems to make an appearance. So as we’d booked the first week of September off we decided to risk it and take a staycation rather than have the hassle of flying with Santi (two-plus hours on a plane with an energetic 15-month-old with no seat of his Read More