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UK heatwave and an impromptu trip to Tenby

AS you’ll be well aware, this weekend was the hottest of the year so far. It was crazy hot!I’d been looking forward to spending the weekend outdoors enjoying the sun … but it turned out that wasn’t entirely possible because of the heat. On Saturday we woke up with no plans, and as usual decided Read More

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Glamping in Wales: Accommodation and facilities at Hidden Valley Yurts Wye Valley

LAST week I did a bit of a round up of our weekend glamping in Wales, and I’ve since been asked for more details, so I thought I’d write a review of the yurts themselves and the facilities at Hidden Valley Yurts Wye Valley. We decided to head to the glamping site near Chepstow after 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 tour of the new Next store in Swansea – and what we bought

THIS week we were invited to have a look around the new Next store at Morfa Retail Park in Swansea … And of course I couldn’t resist doing a bit of shopping while we were there. The store has moved down a couple of units from where it was so there is more space for 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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What’s on in Carmarthenshire: Family friendly events for summer 2016

THE summer holidays are upon us, and the thought of entertaining the children for six long weeks is a daunting task for many parents. But there’s lots going on around Carmarthenshire to keep little ones busy whatever the weather. Here’s a guide to indoor, outdoor, chilled out and active events to add to your calendar… Read More

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38 weeks pregnant: Maternity leave week one and the last bump shot?

I CAN’T quite believe I’ve already had a week and a half off work – I’ve lasted 11 more days without going in to hospital than on my maternity leave with Santi! I haven’t stopped, but at the same time feel like I haven’t achieved much at all. I certainly haven’t been relaxing like I Read More

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Lonely Planet Ultimate Bucket List: How many can we tick off?

SEEING as it’s a horrible rainy day, I’m feeling a bit of wanderlust. I’m sure most of us would rather be exploring somewhere else than going to work or surviving soft play – I’m not alone, am I? Lonely Planet has released its ultimate bucket list – 500 places to see before you die – so Read More

A guide to Folly Farm … without seeing any animals!

WE’VE taken Santi to Folly Farm twice now. Once on his birthday, and once a couple of weeks ago. It’s a great place, and definitely worthy of its status as Wales’ best day out. There are 50 different species – from lemurs to lovebirds, and meerkats to monkeys – and in two visits we’ve seen Read More