Following an early exit from our Scottish trip due to an injured dog we returned home for a couple of days to let him rest and recover and when he started running around again quite happily we got in the camper van and headed for North Wales, desperate to be in the hills even if not the planned Scottish ones!
Articles in Category: North Wales and Anglesey
We love living by the sea but it's been a few years since we got up high (so to speak!) so this summer was all about exploring somewhere new and getting some height.
There's nothing like having new toys to test out for spurring you into action. Dom picked up his new bike on Saturday afternoon, so I knew exactly what we would be doing on Sunday without having to ask. In fact I didn't just know what we'd being doing, I knew where we would be going and the exact route we'd be following.
Christmas came and went in a blink of an eye, and although you didn’t have to look far to see a Bah Humbug amongst us (Daddy came close at times!) I can’t help but love the over marketed, over priced and child targeted spectacle that is Santa’s grotto!
James has recently become a rather useful little companion in the canoe, he's not dropped his paddle in weeks and is starting to actually do something which vaguely resembles paddling of some description.
Most families get Daddy a nice gift or treat him to a meal out for Fathers' Day – well not in our house. Instead we opted for our first bike ride with us all on bikes, because nothing says “we love you Daddy” quite like making him lug a loaded trailer whilst trying to look after a dog too. We did get him a card as well, we're not that mean.
We have been on quite a few walks over the past few weeks, so I thought I'd share one of our favourites with the rest of the Go Large Crew!
Our skiing holiday to Chamonix is getting closer and I started to panic. I think Twm needs more practice before we unleash him on the French powder! So, with this target in mind we were on a mission and booked him into the John Nike Ski Club on the dry slopes on the Great Orme mountain in Llandudno.
We have camped with James many times before, nothing new there, but for us campsites have absolutely nothing on a proper wild camping experience.
I finally made it back out on a bike the other weekend after 7 long months off whilst Sophie was little. It was fair to say I was a little bit rusty and a little bit apprehensive as it was to be was first ever time out we James in the Weeride but Dom assured me knew the perfect spot to ease me back into it.
Boys will be boys as the saying goes and my two are very typical of the stereotypical notion that boys are energetic, boisterous and adventurous!
Although we have recently found our local canals to be great family friendly paddling spots, I would still rather paddle on a nice lake or river. I have always been a bit scathing of them and considered them a bit boring but a trip over the Pontcysyllte aquaduct on the Llangollen canal soon changed my mind.