During half term, we went on a little road trip to South Wales to catch up with friends and family. As always, it was a really fleeting visit and we tried to cram in as much as possible. I'm the kind of person that likes to get out and about and explore when I visit new places - but one of these days we're going to stay put for a week or a fortnight and spend the whole time on the same beach, rock pooling, jumping waves, collecting sea glass and building sandcastles!
Here are a few photos of our mini break :)
I love the Severn Bridge; I think it looks like angel wings!
Our first stop in Wales was St Fagans, aka The Museum of Welsh Life, just outside Cardiff. It's a collection of buildings saved from ruin and rebuilt and restored on site (the same concept as at the Weald + Downland Museum near us). This photo is taken in the entrance to the old Victorian school house... I love this mirror so much!
The girls on the old fashioned carousel!
The prefab at St Fagans. It's my absolute favourite building. I love its simplicity - and the interior decoration is fifties perfection.
After lunch at our Auntie and Uncle's house, we visited Caerphilly Castle - another castle to tick off the list! This one was huge and we could easily have spent all day there, wandering around the ruins.
On day two, we took a little walk from the village of Rhoose to Porthkerry Country Park. I spotted this gorgeous little cottage on the way!
The girls and I love hunting for treasure on the beach - this was our collection from the beach at The Knap.
A visit to South Wales isn't complete without a trip to Barry Island, and the weather couldn't have been better. We spent the whole afternoon on the beach and all of our freckles came out in the sunshine!
We're already planning our next visit for the school summer holidays, and are thinking of heading further west to the Gower Peninsula. If anyone has any recommendations of places to visit, please let me know! xoxo