Monday, 2 September 2013


In July we had a holiday in Wales during a fantastic spell of super warm weather. Ten days of perfect sunshine. So lucky. We traveled all around North Wales stopping wherever we fancied to swim in the most amazing cool, crystal clear water.We had not planned on going on holiday this summer as we wrongly presumed (and hoped) that we would be moving house so we decided to book a cheap little National Trust cottage on Snowdonia and every day Wales surprised us with lots of hidden gems. It was a totally unexpected fantastic relaxing holiday. Go Wales! :)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Hello September

Today it really felt as though someone just switched autumn on. We had extra blankets on the bed at the cabin last night, candles were lit as the evenings begin to draw in. Leaves are slowly turning brown and crispy and I wore socks today for the first time in ages. I'm sad to say goodbye to summer.
The idea of the long, dark winter fills me with dread. Going to and from work in the dark, the heavy footwear,the bloody big thick as a duvet coat, crappy fruit and veg in the shops and 3-4 months of snow and ice. Ugh, dreading it
We had our last swim of the summer in the fjord this weekend (I'm presuming it's our last as we won't be going to the cabin for 2 weeks now and I've never had a swim so late into September but who knows? This summer has been full of surprising warm weather)