One Place In The World We Love To Be.

If anyone ever asks where my favourite place in the world is, they are always a little taken aback when I say “Wales”  Well South Wales that is. A little place called Oxwich Bay on the Gower peninsular. Voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, which may come as a surprise to some.

But I have been holidaying here since way back when. It’s a place my family always return to, even more so since we all grew up.

I myself have never been abroad. I have always stayed right here in the UK, finding all the little jewels my own country has to offer and they are vast, albeit well hidden.

Oxwich bay doesn’t have a lot to offer attraction wise. But the beauty of this small village and the people who live here are enough to keep you coming back year on year.

The hotel practically on the beach has become the must have wedding venue. Set in the forefront of the beautiful forest the runs alongside the village, it’s a wonderful place to eat and stay.

Who doesn’t want to dine on the beachfront and watch the sun go down?

Just look how beautiful it is…

oxwich

The beach is stunning, with hundreds of rock pools and total freedom for the kids, we can spend all day here, hidden away from the world. Forgetting about the fact I have multiple sclerosis and just enjoy each other.

The sea is crystal clear and many a treasure can be found, and I’m not just talking about the hundreds of shells…

oxwich finds

I think Oxwich will forever be our got to place. Maybe it will even become the girl’s too? It’s a place untouched by commercialism, a place where you can forget the fast paced world and relax. Perfect.

The three things we love about Oxwich Bay?

The scenery, it’s stunning, even on rainy days.

The people. We have made friends for life here, that’s something we will never lose.

And finally, the fact its here in the UK. It’s so close yet remains so hidden and untouched.

 

This is our entry into the Tale Of Three Cities Competiton.

 

 

Our Fire Side Fiction Favourites

This is our entry into the #Currysfiresidefiction competition. Both ourselves and extended family love a bit of fiction. whether its in the form of a book or a TV show/film, so we thought we would tell you about a couple of our favourites found over the year.

We will start with books, and our book of choice is The Bone Season.

The Bone Season is a fantastic book that is the début novel for Samantha Shannon and it is incredible. A read like never before you follow the life of Paige Mahoney in the year 2059. The world is not as we know it now, there is a new order and people with gifts such as Clairvoyance and psychic abilities are hunted like criminals.

One day Paige is drugged and kidnaped. When she regain consciousness she is in Oxford, a captive, policed by Raphaites. Assigned to an individual Warden Paige slowly discovers the horrors that Oxford now holds.

A completely unique tale, Shannon has created a world that captivates and grips you from start to finish. A must read. 

Next is a little different, but a real corker, The 2014 Transformers movie, Age of Extinction.

transformers

Now this movie didn’t get the best ratings, compared to the others. However from a personal perspective, I loved it.

It was the first film Ben and I have been to see in the cinema together after five years of marriage (yes, madness) Although I felt the beginning of the film could have done with some changes with the story telling as far as how the new “creators” got there in the first place. Now the Autobots are being hunted for their metal to use to create a new breed of robots.

The type the humans can control.

But after melting down parts of Mega Tron, these new creations took on a life of their own and soon the Autobots were needed to save the day.

The graphics and soundtrack gave the movie a more emotional connection. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time worrying about Optimus and the gang.

This movie did do a fantastic job of setting up the scene for the next installment, which for me made me forget a little about the slightly odd start.

I cannot wait for the next movie, which I know will be full of more “edge of my seat” moments!

If you want to join in and have the chance to win a fab tech bundle from Currys, then please take a look. 

 

Pops’ Back To School Picks From Debenhams…

Back to school is looming. Less than a week (not counting) and soon peace will rein in the house. Not before us parents have scoured the aisles. and cue in the local school shop for hours to spend our weight in money on ‘essential’  garments emblazoned with the appropriate logo.

Because that’s what our kids want. Because all the other kids will, apparently?

Or so I am informed.

With so much to choose from these days, I decided I would let Pop’s loose on the Debenhams website to put together her version of a “uniform” Or basically, what she would wear.

She decided on the seasons summer and winter. In-between is not as important apparently.

So firstly, we have her summer choices…

Summer

As you can see, she loves pink. However made an exception for the beautiful dress. And what outfit wouldn’t be complete without Hello Kitty crocs?

Next is winter and of course, a little more is needed…

Winter

The ear muffs are a must for any uniform, as are the lovely leopard print wellies. She outdid herself on this one.

Lastly and most oddly, we have the “I am tired” part of the uniform portion. She asked me why they don’t have something snugly for when they are still sleepy, so she decided it would be best to put one together.

I obliged…

tired sleep

The pink theme here is strong. And not surprising with so many of these snugly beauties. Pop’s is now adamant this should be a school uniform. An I don’t disagree!

So when looking for that all important school uniform, don’t forget to check our Debenhams for yourselves!

This is our entry into the Debenhams competition.

 

I Have Bad Habits

Yup, I do.

I have terrible bad habits. Probably really bad for my health and skin and all that, but really. I don’t think I will be giving them up too soon. Why would I, we all enjoy them right?

That’s what makes them bad!

Bobatoo wanted to hear all about them, I could only oblige, right?

So, my first bad habit? Coca-cola and other fizzy drinks. Whether it comes in a can or a bottle, if it’s fizzy I will drink it. Oh wait, I tell a lie. I prefer it in a can. makes it so much easier to obtain that way. I know, using words like obtain won’t make my fizzy binges any better.

Or my stomach lining for that matter. But alas, they make me happy.

Secondly, I pick the skin around my nails and on certain days, cut it off with scissors.

Yuck.

It just because it gets so hard and peeley, it drives me mad. So when I tire of the incessant picking, I get my handy manicure scissors out and snip away the skin. I think I know deep inside its the cause of the hard skin, even so, it’s deeply satisfying.

Another it that I always have to be right. Even when I’m not. I guess it seems like more of a trait? But it really does get on people’s nerves, and my own sometimes. So I felt it only right to add it to the list.

Don’t try and tell me otherwise.

You won’t win.

Picking my girls is one too. Whether its crud off a cheek or potatoes in their ears, if I can feel it, it’s coming off!

When they were babies I hated seeing them lying there with bogies up their noses. So I had them out too. In a gentle way of course, I’m not a monster.

These days if the word nose comes into a conversation my children soon retreat away from me. but to be honest, now they have children types noses it just seems gross.

Shame the same cant be said for their ears….

Then I think MacDonald’s! I rely on the big golden M far too much for my own meals. They are so just so easy when the kids are in bed or at nannies. Its just the simplicity of it. It’s probably one of the habits I would like to kick in this instance.

I won’t lie.

So, there you have it. A little portion of my bad habits.

This post is my entry into the Bobatoo.co.uk Bad Habits blog competition.

Bad Habits Blog Competition