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Saturday, 25 June 2011

A few days away.....

As you will know I have had a few days away with my darling hubby in Aberavon in South Wales to recharge our batteries.

We stayed in the Aberavon Beach Hotel and I have to say if I had seen it from the outside before booking  I might not have booked cos it looked a bit like Colditz....Old and rather shabby..... but inside it was just perfect.  The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the service was faultless and the decor was really lovely.....there was even a spare single bed in our room so we could have taken Twiglet with us  :-)


We were surrounded by lovely beaches and scenery to give us plenty of fresh air and chill out time.






We visited Saint Fagins National History Museum with all it's quaint little houses, shops and stores.  It was a lot of walking but well worth the trip.  Each little house had a lit open fire and really tiny little windows and oh how it made me appreciate modern electric lights...the tiny rooms all seemed so dark and gloomy to have spent their days in.



The Tailor and outfitters was just fab with all it's sewing machines and fabrics etc.  How I would have loved to rummage through the fabrics and all the old clothes.



Inside the store was filled with many items that didn't seem so very long ago that we could see in the shops and even remembered buying many of the items.  We saw many young children chuckling at the outside toilet and the old school etc.


Thursday evening  we went to watch a 20 20 cricket match in Cardiff.....thankfully it stayed dry but it was a really cold evening.  I really enjoy watching cricket so this was a real treat for us both regardless of the temperature.



Here are just a few of the wonderful owls we saw on our travels......especially for you Twiglet.








Hope you have enjoyed my show and tell of our wonderful break away.  I have got a few aches and pains from all the walking but really feel to have blown away the cobwebs.  I now hope to start feeling rather more creative in the days to come.  Thanks for dropping in.

15 comments:

Pearly Queen said...

I don't know if it's me, but I can't see any but the last two pictures on this post...

Twiglet said...

I can see all the collage pics - fab blog! Thanks for the owls- very inspirational.Nice to know you are back!!

Di said...

How fab - you certainly can't beat the UK!! Di (from Spain! - but home in a few days) XXX

JoZart said...

Fab post, really interesting and great pics, the scenery looks wonderful. So pleased you had a good time.
Lv Jo x

triciasconfetti said...

Glad you had a good time. Any part of Wales is an area I don't know but I just love those old hous museums. always makes you apperiacte what you have got.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh I would love to visit this little "village"! Glad you had a good and fun time, thanks for all the pics. #101

Kirsty.a said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. Glad you had a nice time

Marydon said...

Everyone needs a respite now & then. What a wonderful place to be.
Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures from your trip. It's wonderful to get away for even a short time. Makes us appreciate home!

Angie said...

Sounds like you had a great time ...think I need to have my cob webs blown away but no chance at the moment. DD had the reverse experience at the bginning of the year ...booked a few nights in what looked like a great hotel ...all was fine until she got past reception ... it was so bad that she got me to find something else over the internet ...and left ... she can put up with a lot but this was too much ...couldn't bare even one night.

Love that owl.xx

Tina Gilmore said...

Oh Annie i absolutely love St Fagans, it's my favourite place of all time, lots of happy memories for me there wih nicci when she was a little girl, it was right on our doorstep when i lived down there and we went almost once every month, the costume museum was my favourite, nicci always loved the olde worlde shoppes. Glad you had a nice break. xx

Suz said...

Hi..welcome home again lol..looks like a great trip filled with lots of lovely outings
Hope it did the trick and you are refreshed and raring to go again lol
love the Owls
Hugs x

Bernie said...

So glad you had a nice time. It looks like a lovely place to visit. Hope the aches and pains are soon gone.
Blessings Bernie

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful pictures. Looks like a fun spot to visit. Adorable owls.

Sam said...

You should have popped in for a cuppa on your way through! I might even have made you a cake to celebrate!!
The little terraced row of cottages are the same as I live in - with an extension!