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Month: April 2019

St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History

How on earth have I missed this place?! Absolutely wonderful day out at St Fagans National Museum of History. Based in St Fagans just outside Cardiff this gem of a museum is so much more than what is traditionally considered a museum. It’s £5 for parking and FREE entry! I can’t really believe this, for a whole day out you pay nothing. A couple of Restaurants on site but you can take a picnic in and plenty of picnic tables…

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Reasons to travel to the American Midwest

Reasons to travel to the American Midwest

The United States has a lot to offer travellers depending on where you go. Most people usually visit well-known locations throughout the country but sometimes overlook the Midwest. The following are a few reasons why you shouldn’t overlook this area. 1.Welcoming Region There are a lot of good people in the United States, and the Midwest has some of the nicest people you might ever meet. A study shows that the friendliness of the Midwest surpasses other regions. Talk about…

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Benefits of playing outdoors

Benefits of playing outdoors

Both of my children spend a lot of time outdoors but Matilda was born here and being a younger sibling she has been out with big brother and the dog pretty much since a week old. Today whilst outside she picked up some leaves and told me she was going to make a puppet show. Totally her idea, totally her creations. I just observed as she picked leaves, flowers and sticks and put them together to make ‘puppets’. When created…

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How can I make my garden more wildlife friendly?

How can I make my garden more wildlife friendly?

Alot of us would like to have more wildlife come to visit our gardens and for good reason too! Some of the UK’s most loved animals are in decline and at risk of extinction. Lawsons, a builders merchant who specialises in landscaping supplies has pulled together a list of things we could all do in our gardens to help prevent this.   Provide Food & Water• The first way to attract wildlife to your garden is to provide them with a source of food and…

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Driving me round the bend

Driving me round the bend

This summer, we are spending three weeks towing our Caravan though western France into Spain. We start our journey from home to Portsmouth, then the Ferry to Caan, on down though Le Mann, Ile de Rae, Biarritz and then in Spain and the ferry home from Santander. 860 miles. 860 miles towing 1.75 tonnes with three bikes on the roof, two children in the back, dog in the boot, wife navigating (and mediating!).  There has been a recent survey about distractions while driving. I’m…

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