This year the beginning of the holidays began very differently, as my husband Asa was actually able to have two entire weeks off from work, being in tourism we usually have to make do with a few days here and there, so we decided VERY last minute that we would go away for a week.
Literally six days, before I began looking for a cottage somewhere that didn’t cost the earth, forget the travel agents or the holiday brochures, no, I found our perfect little cottage, courtesy of Ebay!!
With less than six days until the holiday I began the mammoth task of ensuring we had everything we needed to stay in North Wales, a lovely little village called Chwilog, between Criccieth and Pwllheli.
We had planned to set off bright and early Saturday morning, but instead left the house at 10am (not too bad for the eight of us!!). Loaded with snacks, drinks and the DVD players!!
The children were excellent for the entire journey, and the nearer we got, the warmer the weather became…
|The four big ones at the cottage.
Saturday was all about settling in and unpacking, and of course choosing who would sleep in which room!!
We woke on Sunday morning to find the weather was quite warm, so we decided to attempt a walk up a large hill, hoping that the weather would stay fine.
|At the beginning of the walk, nice sunny weather!
The further we walked, the darker, the sky became, eventually when we reached the summit, the rain decided to join us….
|Picnics wouldn’t be the same without the rain!
It did eventaully stop, although it did make the descent rather slippy. Tyrus, as usual, slept through most of it, and only woke when we reached the bottom.
On Monday we visited the Rabbit Farm, which had many more animals than just Rabbits and it took all of my willpower not to succumb to the gorgeous puppies for sale that my children kept having cuddles with!!
On Tuesday Asa took Xene and Lochlan off to climb Snowdon, they left very early in the morning and looked very pleased with themselves on their return, but also very tired. Unfortunately, the higher they climbed, the less distance in front of them they could see!!
|At the beginning!|