Last weekend was a gloriously sunny one here in The Midlands and we just had to get out and enjoy the sun before the typical Bank Holiday weather arrived. Surprisingly the typical rain didn’t arrive here although it did get a little duller on Monday but the weather remained dry. Needing to stay close to home as we didn’t have time to drive far, we drove in to the West Midlands conurbation and not out in to the countryside. A couple of miles away and we were alongside the Stourbridge  canal. All quiet and peaceful. Only a short walk today…

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As you may have guessed we have spent a few days at the end of the school holidays away. We would have loved to have gone abroad but we had a change of plans when the girl was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the beginning of July. It’s a good job really that we changed our plans as she would never have coped with the stress of a trip abroad as she was so tired. I also didn’t want to risk being in another country, where we didn’t speak the language In case we had any problems with her nasal…

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I’d like to think this photo sums up our summer but sadly there are a lot of issues bringing us down.  

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This half term we went on a day trip along the Cambrian coast to the seaside town of Cricceith.  Cricceith is a beautiful seaside town with 2 lovely beaches which are separated by 13th Century Castle perched high on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay in North Wales.  This visit gave us the opportunity to tick 2 items off our Welsh Bucket List. We walked from the train station down to the south beach, a walk of around 10 minutes via Cadwaladers Ice Cream Parlour.  The Girl was in her element!  Tubs and tubs of yummy ice cream and sorbets.…

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Over the Easter holidays we took advantage of the little week long heat wave and jumped on the train up the coast to the seaside town of Barmouth. Barmouth is a Welsh seaside town. Out of season there is not very much apart from a cataloge shop, a chip shop, Iceland and rows of closed shops that sell buckets and spade. However from Easter to October the town comes alive with said bucket and spade shops, ice creams and amusements. If you take a walk down to the beach you might even find some donkeys ready to give rides to…

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Last week we were in North Wales and stopped for a walk around Caernafon.  The castle is so impressive and the older buildings in the town are built right up to the castle walls.  It’s a pretty town with its imposing castle.  Sadly we did not have time to visit the castle but a visit is on our Welsh Bucket List. Linking up with Fiona at Coombe Mill for #CountryKids

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Last weekend we managed to have a lovely dry day just before going back to school.  Just after The Boy was starting to feel well after being ill with glandular fever for 4 weeks. Just 3 hours before The Girl knocked my hand and managed to dislocate my finger. (It’s now 6 days after she dislocated it, after spending 4 hours at A&E Monday, I’m now sat in fracture clinic waiting to discuss the damage I have done to the tendons in my little finger, I can’t move it properly. Not because of pain but because I just can’t straighten…

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To get away from the madness that is Christmas The Girl and I walked home from the Drs after our blood tests on Monday via the beach. It’s so lovely to walk along the deserted beach this time of year and I really do love to do so. Sadly the past few weeks have been rather wet and we haven’t been able to but Monday saw the winter sun shining down on us. A short and sweet walk but just what we needed to blow the cobwebs away. Linking up with Fiona at Coombe Mill for Country Kids

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