9.3.16

#CityCountryLife Escape to Wales

#CityCountryLife is a series run by myself and my gorgeous friend Lizzie. Living in the heart of London, I write about life with kids in the capital city and Lizzie writes about all the wonderful things that country life has to offer.

Yes, I know I usually blog about city life but this week we're doing a bit of a swap as we escaped London to our home in South Wales for a few days during half term. There is so much for kids to do in the city that my kids never get the opportunity to be bored but it's true that nothing quite beats fresh air, space and the freedom to run and explore to their hearts content. 


It was freezing during our stay in South Wales but we couldn't resist a quick trip to the beach, or the Sand Pitt as my City boy calls it. A pretty big sandpit!!


The children explored rock pools


And splashed in the chilly water, thank goodness I had the foresight to bring a change of clothes.


My friend Leanne was also in town with her children who are similar ages to mine. The kids met for the first time and the girls in particular, bonded instantly and became great friends.


It was so lovely catching up with my old friend who I hadn't seen for quite some time, we have known each other since we were just a little bit older than the girls are now so we had plenty to talk about whilst the children ran around in the (very very ) fresh air.


Then we warmed up with coffees & Babyccinos for the little ones and these sneaky rainbow cookies that were quite delicious!


We also discovered this amazing little kids boutique called Wish, it was quite literally wall to wall pink, with fairy doors and glitter galore, the girls adored it. Wish specialises in age appropriate make-overs for little girls, E had a rainbow manicure, a glitter tattoo and her hair braided all for £7!!! I couldn't believe it!! The closes thing that we have to this in London is Bibbidi Bobbidy Boutique in Harrods which we loved but it is considerably more expensive!!


E has been begging me to recreate this style at home. I did manage it but I still need to work on my technique and I will post a tutorial once I've nailed it!!

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12 comments

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time, those cookies look yummy! The plait looks amazing, you must do a tutorial xxxx

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    1. Thanks Emma! I'm working on the plait, her hair is so curly so I constantly have to stop and brush, whilst holding the plait in place- i need four more hands hehe xx

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  2. The age appropriate make-overs sounds amazing. My daughter would be in 7th heaven. Her hair is too short for me to do anything and always pulls out clips. I'd be pretty useless with long hair anyway - I can just about manage bunches! #CityCountryLife

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    1. My daughter always used to pull out the clips too and throw them out of the buggy!! Now she's the opposite and likes to have her hair just so, which is fine except for when we're in a rush for the school run and she wants an Elsa braid :) Thanks for linking up with us again xx

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  3. There's something about the seaside in sunshine, it almost doesn't seem like winter! Bet it was cold though!! What a lovely playdate, I think Katie would love her hair done and rainbow manicure! Nothing like that around here of course! #CityCountryLife

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    1. The beach was beautiful but FREEZING!! She's requested a rainbow mani from this Friday when they break up from school for Easter so I'm going to have to scour my nail polish stash for the colours, I'll do Katie's next time you're in town too :)
      xx

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  4. That looks like a fun weekend! Is that Wish in Barry? My daughter loved it when she went with her cousin X

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    1. Yes it is Wish!! It's so cool isn't it, E's been telling all her friends about it here in London, she's obsessed with the fairy door that goes through to the party room, we'll be going back there at Easter I'm sure!! xx

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  5. It looks like you had a beautiful time away! I love the seaside at all times of year, it's just magical. I definitely want to retire to the coast! Very jealous of your plaiting skills - I have none whatsoever but always wanted my hair french plaited (my mum couldn't do it either!) It's a good job I have a boy I guess!

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    1. There's just something so calming and relaxing about the coast isn't there?! The plait above was done in a shop, I did manage to recreate it but the final result wasn't quite as good as this, I'm working on it :) Thanks for linking up with us for #CityCountryLife
      xx

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  6. Looks like you had a great time - and I'm loving her pink wellies! Thank for hosting #citycountrylife

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    1. It was freezing but lots of fun! Thanks for joining us again xx

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