When we stayed in Bangor in the summer we had planned a beach day and after looking online we found that Llandudno was the best around. This was a 20-minute drive for us and what grabbed us was that is had arcades, a town to visit and a beach.Read More
Before we arrived in Wales a few people had mentioned GreenWood and when we got to our hotel we saw a couple of leaflets and it reminded us that this was a place we need to visit. The best way to describe this place is a theme park that is in the forest.Read More
Pili Palas is a farm/animal family attraction which is located in Anglesey. We were based in Bangor so this was a short 15-minute drive for us, simply crossing the Menai Strait and you're pretty much there.
To describe it I'd call it a secret gem, we might have gone at a quiet time but it's really worth a visit and we loved it. We got there at 10 am so for the first 15 minutes we pretty much had the place to ourselves.Read More
On route to our weeks stay in North Wales we planned a stop off at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, this was midway between Stoke-on-Trent and our hotel.
As the name suggests this is high up in the mountains that surround Colwyn Bay and to get there you do feel like you are driving into the clouds. Narrow roads take you to the entrance gate and before you park up you have to pay the entrance fee to the staff in the wooden huts. Parking is free and plenty of it.Read More
The average person sleeps 6 - 8 hours per day and it they're granted a lie-in then...well they're just lucky.
The bed is where we spend around a 1/4 of our day so it goes without saying that this space should be relaxing and comfortable.
When you have children and they get ill or scared they go straight to mummy & daddy's bed and even as our girls get older this is still true. A sickness bug...in they come, a thunder storm...in they come and so on and so on.Read More
Any parent will know that the trick to the Summer holidays is keeping the children entertained and to try for as long as possible keep the words 'we're bored' at bay.
We've teamed up with Sun-Pat who have created an amazing Fuelling Family Guide which is full of brilliant ideas such as having a treasure hunt, playing cricket and so much more. In the guide, there are 42 different activities to enjoy.Read More
On a weekend brunch is something we get to enjoy especially on a Sunday. Not a weekend goes by where we don't enjoy a brunch if we are having a day out with time it perfectly so we arrive for a little mid-morning delight.
If at home we tend to alternate between, pancakes, waffles and crumpets and I wanted to share a new recipe we've recently stumbled upon to make crumpets more savoury than sweet.
My wife has always been a butter and jam kinda person but I prefer something a little different.Read More
Every year we try to make an effort and go fruit picking. It's a simple activity and one everyone seems to enjoy, a little picnic, the sampling of the fruit and getting some fresh air.
We're not ones to fill our punnets up to the brim with fruit that we're never going to eat, instead, we still to what we like so that's strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.Read More
Just up the road from us, we have a place called Sussex Horse Rescue, a place that looks after horses and donkeys that have been injured or abandoned.
During the Summer months, this is open on a Sunday with a small admission fee which helps pay for the upkeep and every year they also produce a charity calendar...which I'm taking the photos for this year.Read More
I'm not going to beat around the bush, DIY isn't my thing. I can do the odd bit here and there, I can wave a paintbrush about and built furniture but can't push it much further than that.
An ongoing joke in the house is that I don't have a spanner, not a single spanner...why would I? What would I need one for?
It appears that bike seats, stabilise and a whole host of other things need them. I wonder if FFX had been listening as they got in touch and asked if I fancied giving their website a go and picking some items.Read More