Monday, 23 May 2011

Where I would love to live…

Marloes beach in Pembrokeshire.

We have not long come back from a lovely break which included in no particular order:

  • Lots of gorgeous beaches, some sandy, some pebbly, some rocky, some deserted, some with other dogs to play with.

Freshwater West

  • A boat trip round Ramsey Island which Floss seemed to really enjoy (her second boat trip ever!) We saw seals, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, blackbacks, gannets and a buzzard.

Boat trip from St. Justinians around Ramsey Island

  • A game of rounders on Barafundle beach with Flossy’s tennis ball and a driftwood bat. Great fun, especially with our lightning-fast furry black fielder!
  • Over-sized food… in the form of a giant ice cream that Mr P accidently ordered to the amusement of the queue behind him. I laughed so much I cried and Floss somehow ended up with it all over her head as it dripped through the picnic bench. There was also a giant hot chocolate drank in a breezy beer garden at the Druidstone Hotel (a mad, arty, laid back place if ever there was one!)

Humongous hot chocolate at The Druidstone Hotel

  • Stumbling across an exhibition at a fab gallery in St Davids of one of our fav artists, Chris Neale. It must have been fate and a painting was somehow found room for in the car for the journey home.
  • A fab holiday house in Little Haven called Regatta Cottage. We fell asleep to the sound of waves breaking on the beach and there was a great spot on the terrace to watch the sun setting over the sea. It also had an ace shower in the ensuite.

Little Haven

  • Beautiful wild flowers everywhere, the bluebells and red campion looked so beautiful against the bright green of the cow parsley flower buds on the tall banks down the winding lanes.
  • Seaweed! On one beach in particular I found so many different types of different shapes, sizes and colours that I went a bit mad with the camera and ran the battery down!

  • A couple of good drenchings. Well it wouldn’t be a proper British holiday without it and as long as you’ve got the right clothing and a pub to dry off in afterwards there’s no reason not to get out there.

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Looking out towards Skomer Island.

  • Strolling round the little harbour of Porthgain and eating fish and chips at The Shed.


  • Buying some sea thrift from the perennial nursery as a souvenir so I will be reminded when I’m in the garden.

Traeth Llyfn

I think my one ambition in life is to live here one day. Can’t wait to go back again soon!


driftwood said...

looks heavenly xxx

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous holiday. Lovely photos. Gorgeous spot by the sea (had a look on the link and I'd love to stay there sometime, so thanks!) Yep, totally understand why you would want to live there.
Katie x

Handmade in Israel said...

What a wonderful holiday! The scenery is amazing. I agree about your favourite artist too.

Helen (Dixon Hill Girl) said...

This looks great! Love the seaweed pictures...and the picture of you! :)


You lucky thing, been to Porthgain again. it is ages since I was there, and did a painting.


.....and Skomer, the tame, wild ponies, seals etc .... and all the beautiful places round there I remember so well. Thanks for posting those. Hope you are well. :-)

ellen's 52 said...

I've just followed a link to your blog and was enjoying the pics and realised some were very familiar... We stayed in Regatta Cottage last year and loved it too. Isn't the terrace gorgeous? A picture from the local gallery also snuck into the boot of our car :-)

Flutterby Patch said...

I want to be there! We spent many happy hols in Newgale when I was kid. It's an area you never forget. Glad your weather was decent.