Things to do in Pembrokeshire with a baby and a toddler

Last week, we had a lovely camping holiday in Pembrokeshire. I always find it difficult to know quite what to do with the girls when we’re somewhere different, so I’m writing this in the hope that it might help someone else who pays a visit to the area with babies or young children. We stayed at a campsite in Manorbier, a ten minute walk from the beach. At Libby’s pace it was more of a 20  minute walk though, and if we’d had a buggy we’d have had no chance! The walk was through a beautiful wood and avoided the…

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Our Thursday photo #18

On time with my post today, but posting from my phone as we’re on holiday in sunny Pembrokeshire. Camping with two smalls is exceptionally hard work, but we are managing and enjoying the change of scenery. In particular, Libby has enjoyed the beach and a boat ride, hubby is enjoying being of work and spending time with the girls and the dogs are getting plenty of fresh air and walking. For me, I’ve loved the change of running scenery. I managed to run down to the beach yesterday, have a short swim across the cove and back and then run…

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Our Thursday Photo #17

This week has been fabulous but insanely busy. I’ve had loads of work on from two different jobs, we’ve been back to Libby’s clubs in the mornings and we had a day out to Drayton Manor. This has meant me working until around 12.30 am most nights just trying to get my work done. Yesterday, my sister arranged for us all to catch up for afternoon tea after Libby had been to playgroup. We went to a lovely restaurant that only opened a few months ago and I’m addicted to it already. Libby was exhausted by the time we got…

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Tale of the Brave at Drayton Manor

Yesterday was Libby and Lia’s first trip to a theme park. We were lucky enough to be invited to Drayton Manor to watch the brand new Thomas the Tank Engine movie, Tale of the Brave. Much to hubby’s disgust, he couldn’t get the day off work to come with us. Luckily for me, my fabulous photographer friend +Melanie Chadd was able to come with us. Not only did she take some *FABULOUS* photos, but she was a huge help with the kids, to the extent that Libby asked if she wanted to come and live with us! So thank you Mel for…

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Our Thursday Photo #16

Week 16 has mostly been hard work. Posting our Thursday photo on a Saturday is a lateness record even for me, but it’s just been one of those weeks.  I’m back up to two jobs now, I’m still doing my freelance writing but I’ve now started as a transcriber as well. It’s all home based, which is wonderful but it does mean that I have to fit it in around the children, which is pretty hard work.  Libby has had a couple of corking tantrums this week, which has made life rather difficult. We went to paint a bowl at…

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Rebelling against the training plan

Since being able to run again after having Lia, I have been struggling to reconcile finding the time to run, not putting the rest of the family out and still managing to run further and faster. I’m not someone who can just run for the health benefits and to run the odd race slowly without improving. I certainly won’t be entering races to come last. As I want to get faster and train for specific events, the most natural solution is to follow a training plan. So in complete contradiction to anything I’ve learnt about training and improving, here are…

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Our Thursday Photo #15

Well, here we are at week 15 already. It is strange to think that by the time Libby was the age that Lia is now, I had gone back to work full time. I was commuting for just over an hour each way, getting up at 5 am to feed Libby and leaving the house at around 6.30 am. I would be back shortly before 6pm, to spend a short time with Libby before feeding her and putting her to bed. Lia seems so young and so dependent on me, I feel terribly guilty that Libby wasn’t with me during…

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