Exploring the Llyn

The rather cool June weather meant our planned week's camping was upgraded to a late-deal cottage holiday on the Llyn Peninsula in West Wales, a beautiful and quiet part of the country with plenty of rugged coastline and numerous sandy beaches to explore.

The weather was kind to us and meant the boys spent lots of time outdoors playing on the beach and in the super garden at the cottage, as well as learning to boogie board. We had a day out in Snowdonia on one of the great little trains of Wales, and also a visit to Caernarfon Castle.

The boys gathered video footage of highlights of the week from which we will put together a 3 minute promotional video for a competition on 'The Best of Wales' website. Staying on a farm, the boys also got a pony ride around the garden and the chance to see newborn calves and learn a bit about cattle farming. The slurry pit was a sight of intrigue!

There was one moment where my youngest son came running in from the garden asking for his nature notebook. "I've spotted some nature," he declared and carefully sketched a number of flies which were sunbathing on the bonnet of a plastic toy ride-on!