- Environmental Education and Wildlife
- Sled Dog Racing
- Community Farms and Small Holdings
- Camper Van Adventures
- Sailing Adventures
- Shetland Islands
- Cumbria and the Lake District
- Republic of Ireland
- Northern Ireland
- South West
- South East
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About Me & Mine
We are Elizabeth, Peter and Jemima (almost 2). We moved back to Mumbles, Swansea (on the beautiful Gower) when we had Jemima after a long while living on the South Coast. We're loving giving Jemima a taste of the great outdoors, and a love of all things muddy/ sandy/ surf related that we can! Having met and worked as SCUBA instructors in Malaysia many years ago, and both travelled lots for work, Jemima has proved most adaptable to "continent hopping" and enjoys seeing the world!
Favourite place in the world:
Tricky! We're rather spoilt by having the whole of the Gower on our doorstep - Pwll Du beach which you can only reach by foot being a particular favourite! Our other favourite beach is a secret one in Penang, Malaysia - 12 years ago you could only get there by hiking through the jungle for a few hours - now it's part of a National Park and Jemima had a very fun boat trip to get there!
Favourite things to do outdoors:
We have a particular leaning towards water based activities, and we're now including a bit more child friendly surfing along with the diving. We also love any kind of walking - be it a wander along the seafront to our favourite playground, or a great big hike in the Brecon Beacons and beyond. When we can we also fit in a bit of cycling, canoeing (big, open Canadian canoe types) and a lot of camping in our new family sized tent.
As well as some fantastic zoos (anyone heard of the brilliant Emmen Zoo? No? If you’re ever in the far North East of Holland go check it out), the Netherlands seems to have little ‘Dierenparks’ everywhere – in town centres, in people’s gardens (usually backing onto a tiny canal) – and outside most rural restaurants/coffee shops.
Mention to anyone that Mummy used to live in the Netherlands and the usual response is ‘I’ve been to Amsterdam’…. not the same place! Jemima’s family have spent a lot of time right up in the north of the Netherlands – the ‘not particularly visited by outside tourists’ Province of Drenthe (famous for cows and hosting the national motorbike TT).
Our second consecutive day of tidally determined beach trips was quite literally 'just down the road'. We decided that we'd head out to Mumbles Lighthouse - the very iconic edge to our village - on the outer of two little islands that make up Mumbles head, both of which are only accessible at low tide.
Mummy and Daddy have always camped! We used to run our local Sea Scout group, our local Duke of Edinburgh scheme, our first trip away together was camping in the rainforest – and our honeymoon involved living out of tent whilst working in a dive shop! We had always planned on Jemima enjoying the great outdoors from a tent, but her introduction to camping has been as varied as it’s been fun!!
Jemima's had a busy time the last few months! Starting the New Year in Singapore and Malaysia meant she had her first taste of jungle trekking, and proved she has her Mummy’s stomach for boat trips by falling fast asleep on a choppy trip in the S China Sea – bodes well for her future as a water baby!