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Sunday, 6 April 2008

Back from Holidays!

We thought we'd have a little holiday before LO is born. Our next chance would be the end of May and that's cutting it a bit too fine for my liking so we went over Easter instead.

My favourite place is Snowdonia in Wales (its a large area in North/Mid Wales, UK) and my most favoured part is a little fishing village called Barmouth. Dont know why but I've always liked it and have camped there often with DD. Started off on Good Friday and to avoid the traffic we were going on A and B routes rather than the motorways. Boo was travelling down on his motorbike and I drove his car (coz its bigger than mine)

Got about 60 miles in and the car cut out. I managed to flag Boo down and pulled over. There was no water in the car and when we put more in it leaked everywhere. I got the "I've had this car 10 years" lecture and what have I done to it???!! It was absolutely freezing cold, the baby was getting grumpy and I was major league p1ssed. Eventually got to a garage to do a patch up job and Boo then realised that actually HE'D caused the fault by overfilling the water+too much pressure+dodgy pipes = holes blown in pipes = water coming out lol lol lol!

Eventually after 6 hours we made it to the site only to be faced with one of my big phobias - a bridge! I can drive some bridges but this was something else. It looked like a normal footbridge over a railway line and only just big enough for one car. I was squeeling going over it!!

Checked in and got the keys so off to find our caravan. We'd asked for a "Sea View" caravan and well I think they delivered. Here's the view we had. Just hop over the rocks and you're on the beach! Fantastic!


DD & EEFIE
Boo had met up with a couple of his biker mates so DD & I unpacked and got settled in. Eefie decided he wanted to explore then made himself comfortable...


Later on that evening the power went. That was the start of MANY times over that weekend. Apparantly with so many people turning the electric heaters on at once it was causing power cuts all the time. Yer coz it was FREEZING!!! Its actually quite cozy sitting in front of the gas fire in the dark with nothing to do but talk!

We went exploring the area in the week, swimming, walking on the beach, drives round the mountains and I managed to get a Smoking Dragon again woo hoo!

http://www.smokingdragons.co.uk/?q=shop&filter0=3

The weather was a LOT better than expected, clear blue skies most days. All in all apart from a wobbly start it was a lovely week :) I saw snow on Snowdon for the first time, the RAF were doing flight training so we were getting free airshows, we visited Lake Bala, Porthmadog, Harlech, Tywyn, Aberdovey & drove through lots of other places.

(I now have no mobile as my little monkey sneaked out of bed and pinched it then sneaked into the en suite and posted it in the loo!!!





Here's some pics of the week.


Sunset from the caravan

BARMOUTH VILLAGE




3 MEN AND A BABY :)


EEFIE AND HIS DADDY


EEFIES FIRST GO OF A RIDE ON THINGY!

HE LIKED THEM SO HAD SOME MORE GOES!



EEFIE & DADDY AT LAKE BALA - WHAT A CUTE PIC!!




ME, EEFIE & MOLLY MOO!







9 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad you had a great time! We can always use a little R&R!

Ruby Claire. said...

GORGEOUS photos! Glad to see you back,a nd that you had a great time! xx

jami said...

It sounds like you had a lot of great memories. Things going wrong are awful while they are happening, but sure funny to talk about later. I love all your pictures. Everything looks beautiful.

Rachel Webber said...

Sounds like you had a great time - those smoking dragons are fab!!

Dawn said...

Awesome pics! Now I am day-dreaming - shame on you!

TFS!

Annapurna said...

Looks fun. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. You look good and so does the family.

I will try the cloud technique you showed me. Thanks.

Miss Moon said...

Great photographs, it looks like you all had a fantastic time! :D

Liz x

Annapurna said...

Hi Vix- Re your comment on the flesh tones, the paper the image was stamped on did not withstand water color pencils and blender, so I had to trace it on pink cs, cut it out and place it on the image. looks too perfect for coloring right :-)

Sarah said...

Amazing photos! Eefie is so adorable! I'm glad that you had a good time.
xx :0)