Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Memories of our last holiday together

SO that's it, no more holidays on our own, from now on it's family friendly holidays and children-friendly activities.

Our holiday came to an end on Saturday night but it was a special week and I am delighted to close the chapter on that part of my life.

While the lazing round in the pub or lazy afternoons in quiet Welsh villages are gone, the idea that Jacob is joining us on our adventures is very exciting.

I even realised during the week how much daddy brain has affected me, previously I could never understand a toddler if I overheard a babble. Yet two or three times I understood every word what was said.

I think it's fair to say my brain has been retuned to the dad frequency! (It was always on medium wave anyway).

After a couple of lazy days we enjoyed visits to Newtown, to Machynlleth and to a lovely nature sanctuary down the road from there.

Run by the RSPB, the Cors Dyfi nature project is home to the famous Ospreys Monty and Glesni who return each spring to mate and bring new life into the world.

Live web cams greet you in the reception to watch Glesni take care of her chicks who had hatched just day before our visit.

And the highlight is the walk through the reserve, where you can catch a glimpse of a water buffalo and other wildlife.

The wonderful 360 degree observatory is a sight to behold though (pictured) and allows for fabulous views of the Welsh countryside.

Perfect for adults and a great chance to educate youngsters about the natural world, the centre exists on donations alone. It's a wonderful day out with just a suggested donation of £2.50 per day.

Find out more about it using the links below, we enjoyed it immensely and hopefully Jacob will be going back when he is with us!

Bring on the baby!!

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