A day at Folly Farm and our first family vlog

HAVINGĀ a toddler can be a bit tricky during the school holidays – playgroups tend to close for six weeks, soft play becomes a bit of a danger zone with older children running around, and attractions that are usually quiet are overrun with families trying to keep little ones entertained. So knowing that our options might

Family days out in South Wales: Chasing bluebells in Clyne Gardens

THIS weekend we managed to catch the one sunny day to go out for a walk and explore a park I’ve wanted to visit for a while. I’d read that the bluebell wood should be in full bloom, and wanted to find the Japanese bridge, so it was off to Clyne Gardens between Swansea and Mumbles for

What we’ve been getting up to…

I’VE been pretty bad at blogging recently for no reason other than life getting in the way of me sitting down to write. Apart from work, we’ve had a few bits and bobs keeping us busy, so here’s a little glimpse at what we’ve been up to over the last few weeks… Folly Farm: My

Escaping goats, a Starbucks meltdown and murder: Not your usual week off…

Every year when school starts back the sun seems to make an appearance. So as we’d booked the first week of September off we decided to risk it and take a staycation rather than have the hassle of flying with Santi (two-plus hours on a plane with an energetic 15-month-old with no seat of his

A guide to Folly Farm … without seeing any animals!

WE’VE taken Santi to Folly Farm twice now. Once on his birthday, and once a couple of weeks ago. It’s a great place, and definitely worthy of its status as Wales’ best day out. There are 50 different species – from lemurs to lovebirds, and meerkats to monkeys – and in two visits we’ve seen