The strangest topic ever? Visiting a famous grave graphic

The strangest topic ever? Visiting a famous grave

Recently the historian, Dan Snow, presented a documentary about his famous ancestor, David Lloyd George, who was British Prime Minister from 1916-1922.  What interests me about him is that he grew up near Criccieth in North Wales, which is not far from where I was raised in Anglesey.  So on my last visit to stay […]

A visit to St Fagan’s National History Museum graphic

A visit to St Fagan’s National History Museum

All the way back in November I took a trip to St Fagan’s with my mum and Oliver and I’m only now bringing you the photos… Anyhow, I hope you agree that it’s been worth the wait. St Fagan’s is a museum that everyone in South Wales visited as a child on a school trip. […]

Weekend recap 11-12 Feb: Pontypridd and a craft fair graphic

Weekend recap 11-12 Feb: Pontypridd and a craft fair

I’m really enjoying writing these weekend recap posts, so why not continue?  It’s such a nice way for me to look back at my weekends and brings more ‘real life’ into the blog. Last weekend my parents were visiting.  It’s the second time my mum has been to stay since Christmas, which is fab.  On […]

Raglan Castle graphic

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire may be a ruin today, but it has a rich history from the time when it was a luxurious power symbol, the largest ever castle built by a Welshman. William Herbert, its owner, was the guardian of a young Henry Tudor who went on to become Henry VII.  The young Henry […]

Weekend recap: My mum came to stay graphic

Weekend recap: My mum came to stay

My parents live on the other side of Wales to me, so my mum likes to come to visit on the train sometimes for the weekend.  Here’s what we got up to. On Saturday we went into Cardiff city centre to do some shopping.  You can’t beat a mother/daughter shopping trip! Here’s what I bought. […]

A trip to Penrhyn Castle graphic

A trip to Penrhyn Castle

All the way back in September I visited my parents in North Wales and we visited Penrhyn Castle.  Can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it yet, but here we go! Penrhyn Castle is today a National Trust property.  It’s history is as the ancestral home of the Pennant family, who made themselves obscenely rich as […]

Christmas trip to London graphic

Christmas trip to London

Two weeks ago, I went to London for a couple of days with Oliver.  It’s somewhere we only visit separately for some reason, so it was really great to be able to spend time there together. Our first stop was Harrods.  Oliver had never been there before so I really wanted to show him around.  We […]

Summer 2016 Trips Recap graphic

Summer 2016 Trips Recap

Today we’re taking a look back at all of the places I’ve visited over the summer.  Here’s where I’ve been: August Bank Holiday Weekend: Porthcawl My new favourite place: Laugharne A family visit to Penarth Bourton on the Water Covent Garden Westminster Abbey Kensington Palace A trip to Tenby A Day at Newbury Races Where’ve […]

August Bank Holiday Weekend: Porthcawl graphic

August Bank Holiday Weekend: Porthcawl

It feels like a long time ago now but over the bank holiday weekend, we were lucky enough to spend a few nights’ staying in Oliver’s parents’ caravan in Porthcawl.  We arrived on Friday evening and munched on fish and chips on the beach, while we enjoyed these sea views. On Saturday we walked along the […]

My new favourite place: Laugharne graphic

My new favourite place: Laugharne

Dylan Thomas may have called it “the strangest town in Wales” but it’s easy to see how he fell in love with it and made it his home.  We recently spent the weekend there and having not visited it for several years, it has now carved a special place in my heart. On arrival we […]