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Welcome to a refreshed and chilled out Brilliant Blog Posts.

Why am I feeling so utterly relaxed? Well having just returned from a blissful week in beautiful Wales this Mama’s batteries have been fully recharged after a crazy-busy start to 2016!

We’re huge fans of the ‘Staycation’ and our trip to lush and idyllic North Wales didn’t disappoint. Just a 2 1/2 drive away from home yet we felt a million miles away from deadlines, busy schedules and all of life’s trials and tribulations.

I mean…that view!


We spent our days picking shells by the beach…

collecting shells

and it was incredible to see the boys bond so much. So sweet!


We also headed over to the beautifully eclectic Portmerion which is regularly cited as one of the world’s most impressive tourist destinations.


You can read more about our wonderful week in Wales here and as it’s #brilliantblogposts please do link up your own posts too! Old, new posts and as many posts as you like, all welcome!

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45 Responses

  1. Fern P

    I’m more than a little jealous of that getaway! Our only chance of a proper family vacation this year is a total long shot – I’m entering a competition in the hopes we’ll win a holiday! Wish me luck!

  2. Emma Peach

    Looks like a fabulous trip! Now I live in the NW it’s so much easier to go to Wales for a weekend break. My husband took my daughter while I was working a while back and she loved it so have to plan another trip there soon!

    Emma xxx

  3. Philip - Bakingfanatic

    What stunning photographs: a great place to visit. And amazing Brilliant Blog posts: very much enjoying reading my way through some of them already. Seriously fascinating x

  4. Petra / Be Healthy Now

    What a wonderful landscape! It just looks a little bit cold with all that snow in the background.. I haven’t been around Wales much but I will keep Portmerion in mind for the future.

    • Honest Mum

      It was so warm while we were there, it was insane, snow capped mountains and glorious sun for most of the time, we were very lucky x

  5. Eb Gargano

    Wow Vicki – looks like an amazing holiday! I love that shot of your boys – it’s amazing how much a holiday can bond you as a family, isn’t it? All that quality time! Eb x

  6. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    Fabulous view. We love Wales. Tend to go to the south rather than the north. Would love to see Portmerion. I’m not surprised you are refreshed and ready to go again.

  7. Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb

    My god Vicki that view is amazing!!!! I know South Wales very well but I’ve never been to North Wales… must add it to my list of destinations I need to visit!

    Thank you so much for hosting, have a great end of week (& weekend)

    Catherine x

    • Honest Mum

      South is stunning too and somewhere we visited when we lived in Bristol a lot-you must visit the North and come to Yorkshire too please so we can meet up xx

  8. lisa

    I love Wales. one of my fave places.
    Great post! looks like a lot of fun was had!

  9. Abiola

    I was at Cardiff (Wales Millennium Center) for two days sometimes last year and I truly did not want to leave. It was a refreshing change from the hustling and bustling of everywhere else.

    Truly a beautiful place.

  10. manstayshome

    Looks like you all had a great time! So good to get away and switch off (if possible). The beach is an absolute favourite place – I can’t imagine ever living far away from the coast – I’d feel trapped!

    Thanks for hosting as ever – some lovely posts here.

  11. Michelle

    I’m Welsh so of course I agree that Wales is a wonderful place 🙂
    I’m actually living in Yorkshire at the moment, but the house is on the market as we’re moving back to Wales. Yay!!
    Thanks for the linkup.
    Michelle xx

    • Honest Mum

      Aw how funny, we live in Yorkshire. We do love it here but I really want to live by the sea. Exciting you are moving back xx

  12. Michelle

    This is a timely piece Vicky as my 9 year old asked if we could visit Wales just last week!
    I think he heard about some kind of massive slide though – Not so much interested in the culture 😉
    I’ll check out your post more thoroughly & research a short break for Summer. Thanks for the link up Vicky x

  13. John Milnes

    This looks like a really great place to stay. I am glad your family have managed to recharge their batteries as well as the boys having tonnes of mega fun.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M.

  14. Andrea Nine

    How beautiful!!Those precious boys look sweet as can be. Oh the memories you created!!!

  15. Regina L. L. Wells

    Oh my goodness! I can see why you’d be feeling recharged and refreshed. The boys look adorable (they’d probably be horrified to be called “adorable”)! Nice! Thank you for hosting Brilliant Blog Posts, Vicki!


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