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British Food (It’s Great – Not Bad!)

British food has an undeserved reputation for being bad. I’ve heard this from many nationalities over the years. British food is not bad, it’s great, so in this blog post I’m going to try to explain what British food is, and give an overview of traditional and popular British food dishes. Not one of them …

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Cardiff, Wales at Christmas. Winter Wonderland!

A look at Cardiff at Christmas, Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland 2019, things to do in Cardiff at Christmas, where to stay, what to eat, winter weather and what to wear in Cardiff and Welsh Christmas traditions. I’m a Cardiff girl, and a traveller, we don’t live in Cardiff these days but we love going home to …

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Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans. Time Travel!

Just outside Cardiff, the little town of St Fagans is pretty and ancient enough to be a museum in its own right. A gorgeous old church and a collection of thatched cottages nestle in the unspoiled green valley. A little further along the road, a lane really, is the Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans AKA Wales …

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Best Family Hotels Cardiff : Reviews

If you’ve visiting Wales’s capital with your family we have a selection of reviews for best family hotels in Cardiff for you.  Also included are apartments, hostels and other accommodation in Cardiff to suit all budget points. All of these family hotels have rooms for at least 4 people and either a good reputation, or …

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Wales Roadtrip, Pembrokeshire to Cardigan Bay

After sitting tight in Tenby for 9 days for the Ironman Wales event, we hopped in the car and headed West to explore more of Wales. Tenby, Pembrokeshire and the central South Wales coast are very familiar holiday destinations so driving further west into new parts of Wales and Ceredigion was a real pleasure and …

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Castell Coch Wales. The Fairy Tale Castle

Driving west of Cardiff you can’t miss a stunning fairy tale castle emerging quietly from the otherwise uninterrupted forest green of the Welsh hillside. A castle with cylindrical turrets and pointed rooftops worthy of Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty which fascinates children and parents driving by. This castle is the red castle, Castell Coch in Welsh, …

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Tenby! Registering for Ironman Wales

As the candy houses of Tenby’s harbour glow in the evening light and sheltered boats bob gently just as they did in my childhood, something is different. Tenby is buzzing. 2000 competitors are here for the sold-out Wales Ironman, a huge endurance event, the longest, toughest, single day race in the world in one of …

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Barry Island Wales. The Beach, Pleaure Park and Gavin and Stacey

Barry Island Wales is part of my childhood. I grew up just a few miles away and we regularly visited for beach strolls, fish and chips and Pleasure Park fun. Watching Gavin and Stacey sitting on Barry Island Beach from miles away in Australia made me homesick, so we’re back, to share Barry Island with …

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