A few days in Wales: A Photo Post | Modern Mummy

Saturday, 30 August 2014

A few days in Wales: A Photo Post

You might have noticed my radio silence last week; the girls and I were in deepest darkest Wales, without wifi and with very limited 3G coverage!

For someone so addicted to social media I did worry how I'd cope, but I really, genuinely, enjoyed spending time in the real world with my lovely family. They're a crazy bunch but I do love them so! ;)

We had wind and torrential rain, then amazing, scorchio sunshine; we went on long walks through Porthkerry Country Park, played on the arcades on Barry Island, learnt all about Welsh life through the ages at St Fagans and just spent proper quality time with the Welshies in our family, just being together

Here are a few photos from our trip:


Going over the Severn Bridge. For the first time ever it was raining in England and the sun came out the moment we drove on Welsh soil!

Nessa's Slots, Barry Island. Well you've got to, right?

I love this mirror SO MUCH! It was in the entrance hall to the little school at the Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans. Would love to buy a replica!

This little robin followed us around all day!

At St Fagans, there is a row of six terraced houses (built in 1795) that have each been decorated in the style of a different era. This was the front room of the 1925 terrace and I loved everything about it!

Nant Wallter Cottage - possibly the prettiest cottage ever? It also had the most amazing inglenook fireplace.

The view from The Captain's Wife pub in Penarth. Rugged, blustery beaches are my absolute fave.

An inscribed stone at The Captain's Wife, Penarth. Can anyone read the third and second to last words? I think it says "About thirty paces to the westward from this stone stood .... ......... house".

On the beach at Barry Island

Splashing in the waves on Barry Island

The viaduct at Porthkerry Country Park

Splashing in the stream at Porthkerry

Being a daredevil on the climbing frame!

I have to say, aside from seeing my family, visiting the Museum of Welsh Life was absolutely  my favourite part. I'm a total history geek (not sure I've ever mentioned my Masters in Archaeology on here?!!) and this little village is made up of about forty different buildings of historical interest that have come from all around Wales, having been dismantled and rebuilt. If you're ever in South Wales and this is your bag, you really must visit. Best of all it is entirely free! I wish there was something similar in England! xoxo
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