We went to Baddesey Clinton (National Trust).................
It is definitely getting colder, in the summer we didn't have the heating on, this morning was cold so we had to put the heating on before we got up. Also, the tree outside the caravan has started to shed its leaves...........
We went to Hobbycraft, mom and dad - I spent more of my birthday money. I bought another cricut cutting mat for £9 but it is actually a 2 pack of mats :-)
We went to Baddesey Clinton (National Trust).................
...............on the way home we stopped off at Coughton Court to feed the ducks and walk around the grounds................
This evening was warm so we ate tea outside which was chilli, cous cous and nacho's with salad. Anais and Roman played outside, Phil and Elaine came to see us for an hour before they go home and finish for the season tomorrow too :-(
We are home after being away for most of the summer holidays. We left this morning 10.30am and caravan was back at storage 3.00pm. We left storage approx 3.30pm and managed to get to Sainsburys before it closed for some tea and were home approx 4.30pm.
This was the view we left behind. Ironically today was the best day. More hairy roads on the way home, stupid impatient drivers who think its fun to overtake caravans with oncoming coaches, roadworks on M5 and an accident on the M6. We had a lovely holiday regardless.
Feeling incredibly lucky tonight. We have been away for 74 nights so far this year, 67 of those nights have been in the caravan.
First thing Roman did when he got home was to put the x-box on. First thing Anais did when she got home was to visit the Jacqueline Wilson website. Bet Jenny can guess the first thing I did (after unpacking, cooking tea and starting the washing)?!?!
I made an owl......................
No wind this morning although it was raining on and off.
We went to Barmouth again. We tried crab fishing off the harbour but it was very windy and we caught nothing except colds. Roman got bored and went to play on the sand. We went for a walk around the town instead.
On the way home we stopped off at the beach, we managed a quick walk before it started to rain and we ran back to the car.
Last night I finished my book Jo Nesbo "The Bat". Today Mark downloaded me another Jo Nesbo "The Police".
Also today we started packing to go home tomorrow.
It rained all last night, it rained all this morning and has rained for most of the day too.
We went to Porthmadog. A walk around the harbour and to see the trains and then a walk around the town.
For lunch we drove to Borth Y Gest where we also tried a spot of crab fishing on the rocks but nothing was catching.
We drove round to Criccieth Castle but it was raining and too wet to get out.
It has rained on and off for most of the evening. Anais and Roman have managed to play outside with their friends in between the showers. I have been reading my book Jo Nesbo "The Bat".
It was raining when we got up this morning although no wind today. Luckily the rain stopped mid morning and it went beautifully sunny and warm.
We went to Betws y Coed, we walked around the village and train station......................
...................walked to Pont y Pair bridge and River Llugwy which was absolutely stunning.........................
.....................had a picnic lunch in the park and then came home.
This afternoon Jenny was the only brave one to sit outside the caravan, we tried but found it a little too windy. We sat in our caravan, the sun shining through the window was like sitting in the conservatory at home - it was so warm.
Tea was a bacon sandwich which Mark cooked outside again. Luckily he had cooked it all before we had a shower of rain and then it went sunny again.
A few more photo's..........
* the camera zoomed in to Shell Island, view from the caravan. We were crab fishing here yesterday
* I made another crochet scarf, three done in total now
We have free WIFI - hooray! Last night it wasn't working but today it is so I have updated all previous holiday blog posts with photo's
We were all awake very early this morning as it was VERY windy. We made a picnic and first stop was Shell Island. We couldn't stop there though as the tide was in so we went to Barmouth instead.
For lunch we went back to Shell Island where it was EXTREMELY windy. We ate dinner in the car. There were lots of tents that had blown down. After lunch we walked along the beach picking shells........................
.................it was so windy on the beach we took refuge in the car. Anais and Roman wanted to go crab fishing and as we had just been shopping and bought a pack of bacon for tea, Mark took them crab fishing while me and Jenny waited in the car. We didn't think they would but............
.......................they caught a crab!
From Shell Island we could see the caravans...........
..................and from the caravans we could see Shell Island.
This evening Anais and Roman played outside until 8pm with the friends they made in the caravan next door and other children from site.
* tea was a very nice bacon sandwich which Mark cooked on the gas BBQ. It was very windy though so he had to rig up a wind break from the tables
* tonight I finished a second crochet scarf
*view from the caravan tonight, it is currently spitting with rain which we can hear on the caravan roof
First thing this morning we went to Oswestry to Clarks shoe shop. We were going to get school shoes from Clarks at Wrexham yesterday but the shop had closed down. We were at Oswestry shop for when it opened at 9am and were out of there half an hour later with a new pair of school shoes each.
Back to the caravan to pack up and we moved from Pentreclawdd Farm to Argoed Farm by Harlech, Wales. There were some hairy roads driving here and we made one wrong turn and had to turn the caravan around in the slate mines car park but we got here in the end, 2 hours after leaving. Wow - there are some spectacular views here!
We are here. They let out some cottages and a static caravan. They also accept tents and touring caravans. We are on the Caravan Club certified location where they only allow 5 caravans so we have super views.
After lunch which we ate outside as it was warm and sunny we went for a walk around Harlech.
Back to the caravan we ate tea outside. Anais and Roman made friends with other children on the site and have been playing with them until 9pm. It was a lovely and warm night with very little clouds. Mark took some photo’s of the sunset this evening.
I have started to make another crochet scarf. All owls are now finished!
Bank holiday Monday and an utterly miserable and dire day, it hasn't stopped raining once :-(
We weren't in a hurry to go out this morning due to the rain and being a bank holiday everywhere was late opening. First stop - a walk around Wrexham town. Second stop - a visit to Erdigg which is National Trust. It is a big country house, lots of interesting things to see - various laundry rooms, butlers pantry, timber yard and saw mill, kitchens. We parked in the apple orchard literally under the apple tree's!
After that we came straight back to the caravan as it was heavy rain, I have been sewing the owls sleepy eyes and then stuffing and sewing them together - two done, one left to do. Last night I finished Jo Nesbo "The Leopord", this morning I started another Jo Nesbo "The Bat". Anais has made herself a crochet phone case and Roman has been playing with the K'Nex and made a space ship.
It was warm and sunny when we got up so we made a picnic and went to Chester.
We had a quick visit to Hobbycraft where I bought some felt (a sheet each of pink, brown and cream) so I can make more owls when I get home and then had lunch.
We walked the Chester walls which took about two hours and had a little look around the very posh town too.
No walk after tea tonight as we were all VERY tired after walking the walls. It also started raining. We stayed in our caravan playing cards and I also finished a crochet scarf - a Christmas present.
It rained on and off until this afternoon. We made a picnic and went to Chirk Castle which is National Trust. We went on the guided tour of the castle which started at 11.15am and lasted an hour. Very, very interesting. When it finished we had a wander around by ourselves and went to the top tower and the dungeons. Lunch was a picnic in the car as it started to rain very heavily.
This afternoon we went for another walk around Oswestry town. When we got back to the caravan Anais and Roman played outside as it was dry and sunny.
After tea we went for a walk and found a huge blackberry bush. We emptied Marks coffee from his travel cup and took a mug of blackberries back to the caravan where we washed them and will eat them tomorrow. We then sat in jennys caravan for an hour playing cards and reading craft magazines.
This evening is very cold and we have the heating on.
Today I started to crochet a scarf - blue fleck/mottled doing rows of treble crochet.
I am Michelle (40), mum to Anais (16) and Roman (12), been married to Mark (45) for 16 years, stay at home mum.
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