Jul 23

Big Butterfly Count

David Attenborough is a bit of a household hero here so when he appeared on our screens promoting the Big Butterfly Count recently, I of course jumped to! A legitimate excuse to spend 15 minutes lazing in the sunshine in the garden, watching the wild world go by? Oh go …

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Jul 22

Travelling without a passport – what you need to know!

With international travel security measures becoming more stringent every day, I have grown accustomed to taking my passport everywhere with me when I travel. If you were born in the UK and are a UK citizen however, then there are times when travel is possible without a passport – even by plane! For some …

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Jul 16

Wildlife Wednesday: Say No to the Mow

I will always associate the colour of hot pink with Pembrokeshire. Not because of any unfortunate beach attire or heaven forbid, hoards of hen parties sporting suspenders and bunny ears in the same sizzling shade. For me, this glowing, vibrant colour will always be a reminder of early summer in Wales when the …

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Jul 15

And the winner is…

Two weeks and an overwhelming response of over 900 entries later, it is time to announce the lucky winner of a brand new Trunki and Travel Guide! Thank you so much for all your entries – I’ve enjoyed reading all your holiday money saving tips and definitely learnt a few new ones.

If you’ve not had …

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Jul 09

Wildlife Wednesday: 8 Common Hedgerow Plants for Outdoor Fun!

I have been trying to whistle using a blade of grass since I was about 8. OK  - so I haven’t thought about it much in the last ten years or so having long since given it up as a non-starter but I remember very clearly thinking it was a very cool trick …

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Jul 08

Exploring Pembroke Castle

In a region famous for its ancient ruins and fortifications, how could we pass up the opportunity to visit at least one castle during our recent trip to Pembrokshire? With its illustrious and long history, ties to royalty and impressive walls, Pembroke Castle was the obvious choice for a castle day out. With …

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Jul 04

The Secret Seabird Kingdom of Skomer

Pembrokeshire is all about its shimmering sands, cascading cliffs and glorious coastline. Nestling just off-shore from its other coastal gems is Skomer Island – a little piece of paradise for resident sea-birds and for its star attraction during the summer, the perky little Puffin.

Having discovered that our …

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Jul 03

June Ramblings

Wimbledon and the World Cup are both well under way and June and the longest day have been and gone in a flash of sunny days and strawberries. With a last minute holiday to Pembrokeshire to plan (more on this later) it’s been a bit of a quiet month on the home walking …

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Jul 02

Wildlife Wednesday: interview with children’s author Carl Mynott

Roo is an outdoor child. We spend a lot of time exploring the great outdoors together and she is seldom happier than when she’s splashing along the hedgerows in wellies, grubbing about examining plants and bugs or grazing her way around the vegetable garden. She is also a bookworm and …

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Jun 30

Accommodation Review: The Barn / Bwthyn Ysgubor

Just in case you missed all the over-excited tweets and Facebook updates recently, we have been to Wales on holiday! We spent a fantastic week exploring Pembrokeshire – a first trip to this wonderful part of the world for our family.

Booking at the last minute, we hunted …

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