Our journey into a dragon’s butt and other adventures…Visit Wales.


Visit Wales asked me to go and see what our family could learn there in a weekend. Our trip came in the midst of a chaotic few weeks in March, I had just returned from Tanzania, Mr A was about to go to San Francisco for a week, did we really want to go away again? I think the photo above says it all!

I spent many happy years on family holidays in Harlech. Wales has the perfect mix of everything a child needs for a happy holiday – long sandy beaches, castles full of adventure, beautiful countryside to run wild in and myths and legends galore to fuel those adventures.

Turns out it is amazing what you can learn in Wales in a weekend, and how utterly refreshing a weekend of exploring can be. Fancy a journey into a dragon’s butt? Continue reading

Pets: All In The Family

We’ve been thinking about getting a dog for a while, I have been dreaming of re-homing a greyhound for a lot longer. Last weekend we met some via the Greyhound Trust at our local National Trust place, Belton House, Grantham. The rest of the family were sold, so we’ve started to do a bit more research, today’s no nonsense guest post from Laura Potts was very well timed.

Pets make a brilliant addition to any home, but make sure you’ve covered all the bases before welcoming Spot or Fluffy into the family

They’ve been hassling you for years, making the kind of Charlie-and-Lola-style promises that are irresistible if unrealistic and now the time has finally come: you – and your kids – are getting a pet.   Continue reading