The first mini post from Portmeirion -if you ever find yourself in North Wales a great place to explore – more pics to follow over the next week.
Three great things to do in and around Cardiff – 1. in the centre of Cardiff there is a brilliant free! museum. 2. about 8 miles west of Cardiff there are some amazing fossil beaches and finally 3. on the outskirts there is Castell Coch a fairytale castle built on the remains of a 13th centry one in the late 1800′s by William Burges, cue wonderful over the top interiors full of colour and life. starting with the drawing room, enjoy!
Last week we got up ridiculously early and caught a train from Country Bumpkinshire to London, for a near perfect day trip! apart from a little blip in map reading at the beginning of the day (guilty). We got a little squished in the Natural History Museum but did fight through the crowds to see the whale at my sons insistence then spent a blissful few hours in the V & A (one of the best museums in the world, I’m sure) Throw in a stroll through Hyde Park either end and voila, a lovely day out.