Wednesday, 11 May 2011

break time is over!

well hello there !!... that was an unexpected break from blogging that i took wasn't it!..
with all the bank holidays and children being off school i haven't known if i was coming or going to be honest.. i feel like Ive been away for ages.. over a month anyways..

so how are you all !.. ( have been getting my fix of lovely blogs though. like my daily newspaper reading through seeing every ones goings on .. just not had that much to write myself.. must have had a touch of bloggers block.. what do you think!)

so I'm back i have at least 3 weeks without a school holiday taking place so I'm going to make the most of it!..

haven't been to the charity shop in weeks although i went to the bank holiday car boot sale and it was horrendous.. it was huge which sounds like a good thing i know but it was rows upon rows of tat basically... and usually i love other peoples tat.. but i couldn't even bring myself to part with my coppers to buy it.. it was rammed full of people so i didn't come away with much .. although i have a got a bit of a makeover project for something i bought which I'll show you another time.. (real rock and roll this blog aint it!) ..

so not really got much to show you on the thrifty front .. so I'll show ( bore !) you some piccies of our little break we had last week..
we went to criccieth in wales.. only for four nights.. it was the same house that we stayed in last year..only this time we actually had the sun shining on us instead of sideways rain!!
as it wasn't technically a school holiday last week but our primary school had a couple of staff training days and our school acts as the local polling station the school was mostly closed for the week, we decided to go then.
its such a lovely house, so its a joy to stay there.. i love all the little touches that the owners put in which makes it feel all the more personal and not bleak like some holiday homes can feel..
in the bedroom .. the lovely jug and bowl in the fireplace and the little glass tea light holders on the mantle..

the cosy sitting room which has a fantastic view of the sea so sitting in there at night you have the sounds of the sea just so relaxing with the little stove on as the nights are still a bit cool..

the fairy lights in the conservatory, making every were feel lovely and twinkly ..

lovely original tiled floor in the hall to.. great for sweeping up all the sand we had brought in with us!

we had such a lovely time.. we had whole beaches to ourselves

( if id known this was going to be the case i might have braved a swimming cozzie!)

we had ice cream every day at Cadwallers
( famous ice cream parlour!)
( waffle with toffee and chocolate ice cream.. drizzled butterscotch sauce and double cream yummy... me and the hubs had this most days no wonder Ive come back looking like the Michelin man!!)

we found a branch of some sort washed up on the beach

so that was soon buried in to the sound with great foundations that when we went past the next day it was still standing tall !!

this little tree of ours was decorated with pebbles off the beach!

oh and the hubbys favourite meal of the holiday, freshly done fish and chips from the most gorgeous chippy right on the sea front with a pint of hobgoblin or some traditional ale that he likes!..

me - i just loved sipping on a gin and tonic in the evenings with a bowl of nuts reading a book that id bought from the charity shop with the sound of the sea in the background.. bliss !!

cooking treaty teas for me and the hubby on the aga..( notice the boys trainers drying on it!! )
i do have aga love.. is that wrong!! ?

so that was a little snapshot of our break away...takes time to get back into routines though doesn't it. .Ive got piles of ironing to be getting on with and a good spring clean of the house but i just cant get my head round doing it..think I'm still in holiday mode!!


  1. wow happy holidays- looked fantastic- love the home, beaches and gooooogeous arga!! you looked very much at home and reading a nice book...lovely to see you back again xxxx

  2. Welcome back, we've all missed you! What a pretty cottage and such a beautiful beach, too.
    I know what you means about the Bank Holiday boot sales, I was loosing the will to live what with the piles of overwashed Primark and mountains of pink kiddie clothes.
    We picked up an old Aga for a song from eBay about four years ago with all good intentions of doing it up and reinstalling it, progress seems to have stopped lately but one day it will be ready. xxx

  3. What a great time you had. I'm jealous.

  4. Welcome back! I too went AWOL and am just finding my stride again! Looks like you had fun thought!

  5. I'm always looking for a routine but still haven't found it!
    What a great place to stay, looked as if you all had a wonderful time.

    Jo xx

  6. welcome back, missed you! Your break sounds lovely and oh my at the icecream, that plateful would be a dream for me :o) Scarlett x

  7. Welcome back, had been wondering where you had got to :) Looks like a lovely place to get away from it all. yummmm to the icecream dish, wow how did you manage to east all that? xx

  8. glad you had a lovely break xx

  9. Aahhh it looks like you've had a lovely break away.

  10. a very lovely break you had too. nice to see you back though xx

  11. Lovely to have you back.
    WoW!those ice creams look amazing.Love the place you stayed in,sounds like the sort of holiday we love.Went to a huge car boot a few weeks ago,was so excited when we just came across it by chance,but so disappointing,basically everyone selling the same old tat,and no vintage stuff. :0)

  12. Great to have you back, it's funny here in blogland how we worry if someone hasn't blogged for awhile. Your holiday looks so relaxing, especially the bit in the garden, with a drink, reading, bliss.

  13. What a lovely place to stay - but good to have you back!!

    That's funny isnt it - re my new piccie and the lanterns!! Def have similar taste - good taste at that - lol!


  14. I'm like you, long time no blog. A nasty cold then work well you know how it goes.

  15. Glad to see you back. I was hoping everything was okay as I missed your posts. I would love to know the name of the cottage you stay in Criccieth and contact info - looks wonderful!

  16. aawww so lovely to see you back. Wow those waffles and icecream look amazing and delicious. What a lovely holiday looks like a beautiful place, dee x

  17. looks like you had a really lovely holiday :) xxx

  18. Ooooh so glad you're back- I'd only just started following you! I know what those school holidays are like - you kind of lose track of things. Still, it's always good to have a break.
    Looking forward to seeing those Friday Frocks again! X

  19. Mmmm look at that ice cream! Great to have you back, looks like you had a lovely break x

  20. Good to have you back, what a lovely break you had :) xxx

  21. looks like you had a lovely time!