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… View Post

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… View Post

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.… View Post

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… View Post