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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fayre, Carmarthen

Last weekend Rebecca and I enjoyed a day in Carmarthen.  We got up to lots while there there which I'll include in a future post, but our first stop was to the Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fayre:


Monday, 17 April 2017

Weekending: The Boat Jumble


Last weekend it was Dave's birthday and also the Boat Jumble.  This often falls on his birthday which means an early start to the day getting everything organised.  The kids and I walked (and scooter-ed and biked!) down later at a more reasonable hour.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Tips On Making a Living As a Writer

Two of my favourite literary characters from my childhood were Anne ("with an e" of Green Gables) and Jo March (Little Women).  I loved reading about their love of writing and their endeavours to get their work published.  As I grew older, I admired the real writers of these tales:  Lucy Maud Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott and countless other female authors from past and present.  I followed my dream of becoming a teacher, always hoping that I would have my own writing published one day.  Whilst bringing up my family, my own plans of writing a book are on a backburner but I feel fortunate that I'm still able to make a living from working from home and more importantly, writing.  If writing is also your dream here is a guest post full of tips on how to make a living as a writer:

Friday, 14 April 2017

Lindsway Bay, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire

This week we've been to Lindsway Bay, a beach near St Ishmaels.  We parked near St Ishmael's Sports and Social Club (SA62 3TB).  There is a play park next to the sport's field.  In the village there is one pub, The Brook Inn.  We walked alongside the sport's field, then turned left across the crop field (stick to the path) and then left onto the Coastal Path (a right turn takes you on a lovely walk to Wenall Bay, Watch House Bay and Monkhaven instead).  Continue on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (which has now been conveniently added to Google Maps!) until you reach the steep stone steps down to Lindsway Bay.  Take a look at some photos of our walk there:

Yellow gorse flowers brighten up this coastal walk.

We found lots of mini beasts on our walk including this rolled up woodlouse (or as we call him a pennysow).   We also found a large black beetle but sadly I lost the photos of him.  I lost lots of photos from this walk (I thought they'd all uploaded so deleted them from the card- a rookie error!).  I'm most upset about losing photos of the kids but they mainly miss the beetle!

When you reach this sign you know you've reached the steps.  Check the tide times and take a look to check there is some beach left before making your way down there so you don't get cut off at high tide.  It goes without saying always take care on the coastal path.  There wasn't any sandy beach left by the time we got there but enough rocks for us to have an hour or two before high tide.

We had a little play by the sea and then made our way up again.  We'll come back at low tide next time so the kids get to see another side to this quiet bay. 

We walked back across the crop field.  

We found a small millipede (note the grubby hands!).  We walked back across the sport's field.

Then stopped in the park for a play before returning home.

We also stopped to smell the flowers in the pretty sensory garden in the park.

It was a stunning part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and a fun day out- we will be back again soon!

Hope everyone is enjoying the Easter Holidays! 
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