Holiday Dispatches No. 2

    11th August 2015

    I’ve just come back from a great time in Pembrokeshire. This time we chanced our arm on 10 days in the log cabin we’ve been to for the past couple of years. We’ve never been ones for going back to the same place, before, but this year we thought why not. After nearly a year of planning and building our new kitchen, which was only really finished in mid July, there just hasn’t been the time to plan our holidays as we might normally.

    But you know what they say – if It ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and we really looked forward to our first meal out, returning to our favourite restaurant at The Druidstone Hotel. It did not disappoint!

     

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    I wish I could say the weather was amazing, but you know the kind of summer that most of Britain has had. Some trips to the beach were positively cold and wet. There weren’t any of those days where you set off for a whole day at the beach, but we wrapped up where necessary, and popped down for quick body-boarding sessions, because the strong wind made for great waves!

     

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    The kids did a lot of exploring and playing on the site. Geronimo!

     

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    I spent a lovely chilled afternoon in St David’s, whilst everyone else went coaststeering. I am not that fond of water sports (let’s be honest, I have a fireside moggy’s attitude to water, in fact I only paddled in the sea this whole trip!)

     

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    We made sure that we visited the Stackpole Estate at Bosherston, again this time, although we were disappointedly find that the lagoon at the end of the beach was not there this year, so no warm swim with the dog. We played cricket instead and Dexter has been practicing and is a much better fielder this year.

     

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    Lily got a game called ‘Pass The Pigs’ for her birthday, the day before we went away, it was a great hit, and travelled easily in a bag to the pub or cafe.

     

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    And of course Dexter absolutely LOVED the beach! It was much easier taking him as a nearly 2 year old dog as he stayed with us, didn’t run after every ball or dog, and would amuse himself fetching the ball all by himself in the sea, if we were busy finding crabs or building sand castles.

     

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    Just look at those webbed paws – made for the beach!

     

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    Lily and and I went for an amazing pony trek with Nolton Stables, they have 120 horses and do daily beach rides, although we opted for the woodland walk that they also offer.

     

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    So, now we are back, and trying to hold on to that holiday spirit! We are hoping to go away again later in the holiday, but I will met you know about that if we do. In the meantime, I’m back at work and my shops are open, it’s certainly not too late for me to make you something nice for your holiday.

     

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    Rachel x

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