Bare Feet & Bubblegum Treats; A Holiday to Wales 2016
Last week, we finally got away on a short, but fab holiday to the South of Wales! We haven't been away together since last Summer and we were adamant we needed some sort of retreat as a family before baby #2 decides to make their appearance, so we packed our bags and off we set..
Mr J's family own a holiday home surrounded by beautiful beaches and towns and we couldn't wait for A to experience it all as it was his first time visiting. We went to the beach alot, scoured rockpools for crabs, ate fish & chips in quaint seaside towns and had a relaxingish escape.
We arrived late afternoon after a not-horrendous car journey (stopped at the services, of course) and the weather was beautiful, so we got unpacked and headed straight for a wander on the beach. We didn't worry too much about A's routine and he ended up falling asleep with us on the sofa each night before we carried him to bed.
We decided to take A to Folly Farm as it was local; last time we visited, he wasn't even thought of so it was nice to go as actual parents and see his little face light up round every corner. There'll be a stand-alone post about our day out at FF, but for now here's the vlog from our holiday featuring a little bit of our day (DANCING PENGUINS!):
We visited one of my favourite places close-by, Tenby, and somehow stumbled upon a beach we'd never been to before (even though we must have visited 100 times!); it had beautiful pools of water and a gorgeous castle on a cliff. Mr J fancied clambering the multitude of stairs to see it but I was happy with a cheeky glance from the sand below, this bump isn't made for climbing. We also had bubblegum sherbet, marshmallow & sprinkle ice-creams at Saundersfoot later that day and lounged on the beach for a bit (there was plenty of beach-lounging happening).
We decided to visit the Dinosaur Park on our last day as A is obsessed with them, though he ended up having more fun driving the mini race cars; we couldn't believe how quickly he picked it up and by the fourth lap, he was barely ramming into our shins at all! The dinosaurs themselves were a tad disappointing, but we still had fun and in the afternoon, we went for a lovely walk through the Lilyponds at Stackpole to reach the beautifully secluded Broadhaven beach; there'll be stand-alone posts for both of these days out over the next few weeks (otherwise you'd be drowning in holiday snaps).
It was so nice to get away and saddens me to think we probably won't be going anywhere now until next Summer, but on the plus side, babe #2 will be almost 1, A will be 3.5 and they'll both be having a grand old time on the dancefloor, and that's a future memory I seriously can't wait to have.
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