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    Liked and Loved – August 2017

    Liked and Loved August 2017

    It’s almost the end of September already and I’ve yet to sit down and digest what has happened during August. But before September flies by, let me take a look at August highlights.

    Husband Got a New Job

    My husband tried and successfully got a new job. He doesn’t started until October but it did mean a bit of stress of having to move schools. Ah it’s a long story but all’s well that ends well.

    National Trust Visits


    Over bank holiday weekend the weather was pretty decent so we decided to make use of our National Trust cards. We took a trip to Penrhyn Castle and to Plas Newydd – both are within 20 minutes drive to us. I can’t believe that we haven’t visited them before now.

    Pili Palas

    Another 20 minute drive from us is Pili Palas. I had a day off to spend with my Little Miss as she was on summer holidays. I’ve never been inside before. It was a great little day out. The butterflies were so beautiful and graceful.

    New Sofa and IKEA Trip

    Sofa bed has arrived. Now Nain can come and stay! #instafamuk #ukparentbloggers #newsofa

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    I may have mentioned it before but we ordered a new sofa bed to put in the spare room downstairs. The reason we wanted a sofa bed is because my Nain has difficulty walking upstairs. So by putting a sofa bed downstairs she can come and stay again!

    And because of the new sofa bed, we had to move the computer and desk back upstairs which of course mean a trip to IKEA to buy a new desk! I did a mini video of my IKEA trip. I love/hate IKEA because everything is so stylish and I want it ALL!!

    Sioe Mon

    A last minute decision at work saw us attend Sioe Môn. It turned out to be great on the whole but the weather forced us to pack up early on the second day. It did mean I got to browse the field and speak to some lovely stallholders including Marge and Mabel Handmade Dog Treats.

    Magic Tracks

    We were sent some Magic Tracks to review! They are sooo cool! Definietly something to put on the Christmas wishlist. There’s a review post coming up in the next week but in the meantime take a peek at the little video that’s over on my Facebook page.

    Visiting My Friend

    Husband and his family decided to paint our front room – it needed doing. So whilst that was going on I took the girls out to see my friend who lives near Bala. It was lovely to see her! I really need to go see her more often.

    Infacare Baby Bath Time

    Infacare Baby Bath

    Throughout August we’ve been using the Infacare Baby Bath Time. We were kindly given a sample bottle to try and we’ve loved it.

    VBrandHQ Tee

    Yay got my @vbrandhq t-shirt! #vbrandhq #vbranded #individualtogether #instafamuk

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    The lovely David (of DadVWorld fame) and beautiful wife have setup a fab new clothing brand – VBrandHQ! They kindly sent me a baggy tee which I love! Best package received to date!

    So that was a pretty hectic August now that I think about it! As always, linking up with the lovely Stevie over at A Cornish Mum.

    What have you liked and loved this August?

    A Cornish Mum
    Rebecca

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    BlogOn Xmas Jumper Linky

    BlogOn Xmas Jumper Linky

    I’m going to BlogOn Xmas in less than a week! It’s come around quick I can tell you! As is tradition, I’m linking up with the BlogOn Xmas Jumper linky!

    • Please share your favourite photo of you.

    This is quite a recent one actually. I was taking selfies with the girls at Plas Newydd. This one is just perfect as I can share it without editing my girl out!

    Rebecca

    • If you could choose a band to play in your garden for your birthday, who would you pick?

    At one time I would’ve said Boyzone for sure! But I think I’d actually choose OneRepublic at the moment. Loving their songs recently. I’ve started listening to them again over the last few days after a friend posted a clip of them singing at the Singapore GP. Yes I’m completely jealous!

    • What do you take with you for long visits to the toilet?

    TMI but phone of course!

    • What word can’t you spell?

    Definitely. Thank god for spell check!

    • What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?

    I’ve only ever had two jobs – worked in a cafe for a summer and then my current job (accountant in case you don’t know).

    • Knitting, sewing or crotchet?

    Crotchet. We used to do crotchet at primary school. I’ve not done any since then actually but I think I could pick it up easily enough. Although I’m actually a cross stitcher.

    • Without looking it up, what is a jerkinhead? 

    Hmmm…. not sure. Something like an idiot??

    • If you could have as much of one food as you wanted forever, what would it be?

    What a silly question?! Of course I’m going to say Chinese takeaway! This is assuming that I won’t get fat!

    • What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

    I’m not sure if I’ve ever done anything scary really. But I suppose, childbirth has to be the scariest thing right? And I’ve done it twice!!

    • If you needed a getaway driver, who would you choose? 

    My Mam! Not only would she be in my corner but she sure as hellfire would get me out of there quick!

    • Would you rather live in Narnia or at Hogwarts? 

    Hogwarts! It’s such an amazing place! Especially in the snow. Ah beautiful. Although I must admit, Narnia could possibly be just as fantastic but I’ve never read/seen Narnia books/films!

    • What snack food says ‘Christmas’ to you?

    Pigs in blankets! I don’t know why they’re not an all year round food but they are most definitely a Christmas food! Although, are they considered to be a snack? If we’re talking snacks I think of Christmas when I see After Eight Mints and those mini pretzel things.

    • Is there life on Mars? 

    Yes. Matt Damon’s there. Although he’s back on Earth now isn’t he?

    • Which Christmas movie would you be a character in, and who would play you?

    Muppets Christmas Carol! Just because it is (one of) my favourite Christmas film! Who would play me? Not sure… one of the muppets obviously! Miss Piggy wouldn’t stoop low enough to play me – I’m not half as glamorous as that diva pig! Although maybe I should choose Die Hard…. Hans Gruber, need I say more?

    • What are you proudest of?

    My girls! They are the best thing we’ve ever created! They are beautiful little things but drive me bloody crazy! I’m also proud of my career – I’ve worked hard and reached where I wanted to be.

    Are you going to the 2017 BlogOn Xmas conference?

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    Christmas Gift Guide with UncommonGoods

    Christmas Gift Guide with UncommonGoods

    Every year I try to start my Christmas shopping early and every year I try to find unique gifts for people. I’ll be honest, I tend to struggle and end up giving wine to a few people. I hate it as it feels very generic and a “non-gift”.

    (P.S. Sorry if it’s too early to talk about the dreaded C-word but it’s happening in a little over 3 months people!)

    UncommonGoods

    So this year I’m busy browsing UncommonGoods for gift ideas. The company’s ethos is that goods are all uniquely made by artists from sustainable materials. Each time you buy from them, they also give monies to wonderful causes. They are based in America but now ship to the UK – yay!

    So here are some ideas I’ve come up with so far…

    For the men….

    Christmas Gift Guide with UncommonGoods

    1) Men’s Organising Travel Pack

    My husband goes away quite often to tournaments. He will come home on Sunday and leave a bag full of random stuff on the floor. I can’t tell if the clothes need to be washed or what so I think if I got him this then he might sort his stuff out before getting home.

    2) Beer Cap States

    I LOVE this idea! It’s ideal for fans of beer and fans of the USA. Actually I have a friend in America who loves craft beer who would love this! Plus it gives you motivation to visit every US state right?

    3) Interstellar Puzzles

    For the men in your life that like to deal with puzzles why not get them this set of Interstellar Puzzles? My Dad used to love playing with this sort of thing so I’m thinking of getting him a new set.

    There’s a huge selection of gifts for men on the website and as you know, men are difficult to buy for!

    For the women….

    Christmas Gift Guide with UncommonGoods

    1) Butterfly Garden Spikes

    For the garden lovers there are plenty of ideas over at UncommonGoods. My Nain loves her little garden but I think she could do with some more butterflies in there. So I’m thinking if I get her this then her little garden will be full of colourful butterflies.

    2) My Family Cookbook

    Every family has a chef so why not get the chef of your family this cookbook so they can stash all their secret recipes?

    For me….

    Christmas Gift Guide with UncommonGoods

    1) Fire Escape Shelf

    I came across this whilst browsing and absolutely love it! I’m not sure where I would put it in our house though as we haven’t got a brick style wall. If we ever redo the kitchen then this could work in there.

    2) DIY Marble Coaster

    Nostalgia kick for me here! I loved building marble coasters from Lego as a child. We haven’t reached the Lego stage in our house yet so in the meantime I could play with this instead!

    Now the above are just a few of the extensive range available at UncommonGoods.com. I would check out their Gifts section but be warned, you’ll spend hours browsing the wonderful goods available.

    What would be your perfect Christmas gift?

    (This is a collaborative post with UncommonGoods – all opinions are my own)

    Rebecca

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    Plas Newydd

    Plas Newydd

    During the recent bank holiday weekend we decided to max out our National Trust cards and visit not only one but two local properties – Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd.

    Plas Newydd

    Plas Newydd - the house

    Plas Newydd is a country house in Llanddaniel on Anglesey. It was built in 1400s by Griffiths family. Through inheritance and marriage the house ended up with the Bagnell, Bayley and eventually the Paget family. Henry William Paget was a successful leader in the Army in the 1700s including the Battle of Waterloo. To honour his heroism he was made Marquess of Anglesey (the first Marquess).

    View of the Menai Straits

    Plas Newydd Menai Straits

    After arriving we settled on the banks in front of the main house which has an amazing view of the Menai Straits. Honestly it was so beautiful! The views in and around Snowdonia never cease to amaze me. The Menai was in full flow and there were lots of people boating (speedboatig mostly) along it. We also saw the Menai Ripride go past a few times. Not quite brave enough to do that just yet!

    Plas Newydd Menai Straits

    We sat there and ate our picnic in the sun. The girls (and I) had fun doing rolly-pollies down the steep grassy banks. It may not be the most graceful activity but who cares because it was FUN!

    House Visit

    Plas Newydd house

    After lunch we went into the house to have a browse. The National Trust had a little treasure hunt for the girls – they had to spot red squirrels around the house. It was a great thing to keep them occupied. The house was amazing! Full of history – there’s amazing portraits in the entrance hall. Some rooms are still in the original design with original features – the four poster beds, the fireplaces, the chandeliers… oh all so fantastic!

    Plas Newydd Family

    One feature that I found fascinating was the spiral staircases. They were used by the servants back in the day so they could enter the rooms without disturbing the “royalty”. Some of the family members still live at the house and so some rooms are blocked off. I also think there are three flats there – I wonder how much it’d cost to live there!? Evidence of the family living in the house includes some lovely family photos. One that caught my attention was the one above – “Keep Smiling”. I think it is such a beautiful photo! I’m not entirely sure who the man in the photo is but I think it was the 6th Marquess of Anglesey but lpease corrcet me if I’m wrong!

    The Study

    Plas Newydd Study

    Well I’m not sure if that’s the official name of the room but my favourite room was the 7th Marquess’ study. As you can see from the picture above, it is pure chaos! If I remember correctly, there are seven desks in the room – each are strewn with different arts/crafts. The Marquess loved all sorts of arts/crafts and rather than have to pack up after each different activity, he would just move desks! Genius actually! The room is still in the same state as it was when the Marquess died in 2013.

    The Museum

    Plas Newydd Wooden Leg

    As mentioned above, the first Marquess of Anglesey was a general in the army during the Battle of Waterloo. There is a museum in the house which has information about all his achievements. I noticed that there was a wooden leg on show which had belonged to the Marquess. He lost his leg in battle and was given a wooden leg. I didn’t get much of a chance to read anything else as the girls were getting bored – fairplay that had behaved well going around the house. So I left the husband to have a look whilst I went out to have another picnic and rolly pollys on the grass.

    Venetian Gardens

    Plas Newydd Venetian Garden

    In the grounds there’s a lovely Venetian garden. It’s on three levels but we only managed to get to two due to the pram. I absolutely fell in love with the little fountain that was there. There’s a lovely lawn and beautiful flowers. At the very end of the garden is a little secluded spot where you could sit in peace (if you didn’t have to chase two children around).

    There’s more to say about the house including the Rex Whistler painting but I will save that for another post. Don’t worry it won’t be long before I publish it.

    Have you ever been to Plas Newydd? 

    Rebecca

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    4 Ways to Manage Your Technology When You Have Children

    Manage Your Technology When You Have Children

    Technology can be a hugely beneficial tool when you’re raising young children. If the weather is bad, it will keep them entertained for hours. If they are completing a school project, it will give them access to all of the information that they could ever need. Or, if they are struggling to think creatively, it will give them all of the tools that they require to let their imaginations run wild. However, children and technology are not always a good combination. If the correct safety measures are not put in place, both your child and your devices could be at risk. That is why it’s so important to take control. Below are four ways to manage your technology when you have children.

    Install Password Protection

    If you’re worried about how your children are using technology, you’ll need to install password protection. This will give you complete control over the areas of the internet that they are able to reach. It will also allow you to decide what apps they have access to, which games they can play, and whether or not they are able to stream television programmes. By using password protection, you can ensure that the adults and the children in your household have a very different user experiences.

    Protect Your Devices from Wear and Tear

    Make sure that your children aren’t left feeling responsible for any accidents. Remember to invest in protective cases and screen shields. This is the best way to avoid any permanent damage. Try not to get distracted by appearance, or be persuaded to let your children choose cute accessories. The important thing is to find protection that does what it’s supposed to.

    Limit the Use of Technology in Your Household

    Whatever you do, don’t let your children have unlimited access to technology. Instead use it as a reward for good behaviour. This will stop them from overusing the devices. You should also be encouraging your kids to take regular breaks. It’s important that their eyes are protected and they don’t get repetitive strain injury in their hands. You should also bear in mind that technology is extremely addictive. That is why it’s so important not to let a situation get out of hand. Instead, make sure that your children have a healthy relationship with technology.

    Have a Back-up Plan

    Have you ever been called into a technical crisis where your kids swear that the screen just when blank all by itself? Sometimes children can be oblivious to the button that they’ve pressed or the virus that they’ve accidentally downloaded. That is why you need to have a back-up plan. Try to find a service that uses a data recovery cleanroom. This is the best way to ensure that your media components don’t take on serious damage during repairs. If you want to retrieve your data, or to restore your device to its former glory, you’ll need to seek help from the best.

    How do you protect your technology?

    (This is a collaborative post)

    Rebecca

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    Bedtime Routine with Infacare Night Time Baby Bath

    Bedtime Routine InfaCare

    What can I say except that our evenings are rather hectic! Both husband and I both get in around 6pm-ish. Our bedtime routine starts right after food. One of us will take the girls up and start running a bath whilst the other loads the dishwasher, tidies up the kitchen and prepare the milk. After a bit of play – usually involves a couple of rounds of hide and seek – we start our evening routine with a nice bath.

    Infacare Night Time Baby Bath

    It’s specially formulated to take care of the most sensitive of skin. It’s so gentle and therefore suitable for use on babies as young as one month old. It’s also ideal for those with dry skin. For this reason I also use it as I suffer from dry skin quite badly.

    We love using Infacare’s Night Time Baby Bath. The girls love it so much! They love how it lathers up and spread it all over their tummies! They will take turns to write/doodle in the lather. They just can’t get enough of the stuff. Thankfully it comes in a decent 750ml sized bottle.

    InfaCare Night Time Baby Bath

    Also, it smells absolutely lovely! The fragrance is meant to relax and calm babies, children and adults alike – ideal for a bedtime bath! It must work as I find putting them to bed after a bath is much easier than when we skip the bath.

    All in all it’s a really lovely product and will be part of our bedtime routine for years to come. Even ducky approves!

    What do you use to relax in the bath?

    Rebecca

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    Easy Does It

    Easy Does It

    I mentioned in a previous post I was recently offered to review Adam Newman’s Easy Does It fitness programme. It’s a fitness programme that is designed to get complete beginners (or amateurs in my case) into a simple exercise routine.

    Easy Does It

    The Easy Does It programme really does what it says on the tin! It eases you into a daily exercise routine. As mentioned above, it is aimed at complete beginners. The exercises are designed to push you out of your comfort zone without scaring you.

    The programme is split into a three week course. Week 1 starts off gently with a mix of strength, cardio and stretch exercises. Week 2 develops on that and pushes you a bit more and then Week 3 pushes you a bit further. Some of the exercise routines will get you out of puff, but as the name suggests, whilst it does push you, it doesn’t kill you!!

    Also, because you can work through it at your own pace, you don’t have to do it daily. I will admit that I did not do the course in 3 weeks – it took me more like 4 weeks as I couldn’t find time to exercise everyday – this is life with young kids folks!

    Getting Started

    Easy Does It

    After delaying starting due to a horrible cold, I downloaded the app and I finally got started! Day 1 was the simple fitness test and trust me, it is the WORST bit of the whole experience. You have to do some steps, push ups and a plank. Measure heart rates before and after. Take measurements etc. Well I’ll tell you this much. I was ready to give up as I couldn’t even do one push up! I also didn’t take any of the measurements as I’m not fussed about measurements. I just want to exercise and become fit.

    After Day 1 comes the exercises…..

    The Exercises

    Easy Does It

    The app has all the details you need to do the exercises. There’s videos each day where Adam talks you through the workouts and shows you how to do them. He will coach you through each exercise and do the routines with you. Most exercises seems to be 10 reps each so not too much in one go.

    There’s a mix of different exercises and different routines during the course of the three weeks. Like I said, there’s strength, cardio and stretch. Some of the exercises that you’ll come across during the programme are:

    • squats
    • lunges
    • the plank
    • push ups
    • press ups
    • burpees
    • stepping
    • kettle bell workout (without the kettle bell!)
    • arm extensions

    There’s a few more as well which I haven’t listed but what’s great is that they can all be modified to suit your individual fitness levels. Adam will show the modifications so you can go at your own pace. So for example, if like me, you can’t do the press ups, then there’s a modified version. Over the course of the three weeks you can feel yourself improve until you will be able to do the full press up.

    Support Group

    The beauty of this programme as well is that there’s a Facebook Group for Easy Does It programme members. Members are encouraged to post on there when workouts are completed. Adam is always on the group and is always interacting with members and offering encouragement. It’s a lovely little community where members support each other as well. And it’s good to know that I’m not the only one who hates the dips!

    Pricing

    Another nice thing is that it’s low cost. It’s £7.99 to join the Easy Does It prgoramme. You can gain membership to FITme for a fixed sum of £12 per month. This gives you access to the Easy Does It programme and it’s follow on programmes such as the Lean Ladies programme and 12 week Body Fix. Also as part of the membership is access to meal plans and nutrition advice including the 8 week Diet Fix Plan.

    If you want more information then visit the website -> Adam Newman Fitness.

    Overall Thoughts

    My overall thoughts is that it’s a fantastic programme! I would highly recommend it. I’m rather self conscious (and socially inept!) so going to the gym or to an exercise class fills me with dread so what I love most is that you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. No equipment is needed to do it (other than a step) which means it is so easy to jump right in. Now that my 3 weeks has finished, I’m hoping to carry on with maybe the Lean Ladies class. I need to build on this Easy Does It programme and keep going don’t I! Also, I haven’t tried the 8 week Diet Fix Plan yet but I’m thinking of doing that next as my main problem is eating. I love foooooood!

    Oh and the best thing, someone has told me that I look like I’ve lost weight! (I haven’t measured myself at all during the programme but if I look and feel better then who cares about the numbers right?)

    How do you feel about exercising?

    (I was given access to the Easy Does It programme for free in return for the review. All words/opinions are my own honest opinions)

    Rebecca

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    Penrhyn Castle

    Penrhyn Castle

    Penrhyn Castle is situated in Llandygai, Bangor here in Snowdonia. It’s one of those weird places where I keep passing but never stop to visit. On Saturday we decided to stop and charge the car up. We arrived at lunchtime so after a quick pit stop in the cafe, we headed off for a scout.

    Brief History of Penrhyn Castle

    Penrhyn Castle

    Just to give you a very brief history, Penrhyn Castle isn’t actually a Castle. It’s a posh house which looks like a castle. It was built between 1822 – 1837 for George Hay Dawkins-Pennant who had inherited the Penrhyn Estate from Richard Pennant. The Penrhyn Estate had accumulated vast wealth from Jamaican sugar plantations and from the North Wales Slate quarries.

    The “castle” is pretty much a show off house. It’s the sort of house that Grand Designs would feature if they were around back in the day. It is said that there’s 200 rooms in the house although no-one seems too sure if that’s accurate!

    The Slate Bed

    The Slate Bed

    It doesn’t surprise me that there’s a slate bed in the house. It was made using slate from the local quarries owned by the family. The bed was crafted especially for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1859. She flatly refused to sleep in it as it “looked too much like a coffin”. She wasn’t wrong, the carving details does look like that on slate headstones around here. But what do you expect when the bed was carved by local stone masons who’s day job was carving headstones?! I’d love a similar one but seeing as the bed weigh a ton, I don’t think the floorboards of our house would survive!

    Gothic Detail

    Penrhyn Castle

    As mentioned, the house was built using the masses of money and as one of the guides said, when you have so much money, what do you do with it? You build a house and spare no expense. You put in so much detailing in every single part of the house. Everywhere you look there is amazing detail – from the doors, to the ceilings, to the stairs. The above photos are just a teeny tiny bit of it all.

    And There’s More…

    Penrhyn Castle

    There’s so much more to see but as we were only there in the afternoon we didn’t get to see it all. We had fun searching for the teddy bears around the house – there were 14 to find in total but we only found 10. We think the rest of them was down in the kitchens which we didn’t get a chance to see. There’s also a mini railway museum which we visited but I’ll post about that separately.

    National Trust

    Penrhyn Castle

    The house is now owned by the National Trust. It’s open all year round and has special events every so often, including an Easter Egg Hunt which the girls did back in April. For more information please see the National Trust’s website.

    Oh and if you enjoyed the photos in this post, head on over to the Facebook page for more….

    Have you ever been to Penrhyn Castle?

    Rebecca

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    Sioe Môn (Part 2)

    Sioe Môn

    As mentioned in my previous post, I attended Sioe Môn this year. There was so much to see and do that I couldn’t fit it all in to one post. So here’s part 2 of my Sioe Môn experience….

    Animals

    Sioe Môn

    There were so many animals there – it’s an agricultural show so what do you expect? I went around to see the cattle and sheep pens. I also saw some of the shearing competition. It’s amazing how quick these guys can shear a sheep!

    Sioe Môn

    Racing Camels

    Sioe Môn

    Also in attendance was the Joseph and the Amazing Racing Camels! It was such fun to watch them race. But this white camel pictured above, decided he was not going to race the final race. He had a strop and sat down and refused to move! Ah camels! Reminded me of our Brian!

    Competitions

    Sioe Môn

    There was also plenty of competitions going on in the produce and craft tents. Lots of pretty flowers, impressive vegetables, amazing cakes and cute crafts on display.

    Marge & Mabel Dog Treats

    Marge & Mabel

    I mentioned in the previous post that there was a lot of shopping to be done at Sioe Môn. One of the best stands that I stumbled over was this one – Marge & Mabel’s Homemade Dog Treats. I got chatting to the owners and they explained that all the treats are 100% human grade ingredients – no additives etc. I bought the pups a doughnut each and the owners kindly gave me a beef cake and pork pie slice for free! Pups LOVED the treats!

    Welsh Slate Products 

    Jon March & Gilly Mixtures

    Now of you know I love my Welsh slate! Well I stumbled over Jon March Photography in one of the shopping tents. He was selling local scene photos printed on Ffestiniog Slate. Above left, is a photo of one of the printed products – I adore this photo. It’s a photo of Llyn Cwn on the way up to Cwmorthin in Blaenau Ffestiniog. I almost bought this but after talking to Jon, I thought I’d leave it and have a browse of his website in case there’s more Ffestiniog photos. There’s LOTS – can’t make up my mind which one(s) I want! His partner was also there and she did some crafts using slate including the cute little disks shown above. I’m going to visit their shop in Caernarfon soon me thinks.

    There was so much to see at Sioe Môn that I know I’ve missed bits out. I didn’t even see the fairground! If you want to see more then I prepared a little video….

    Have you ever seen racing camels before?

     

    Rebecca

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    Sioe Môn 2017 (part 1)

    Sioe Môn

    On Tuesday and Wednesday I attended Sioe Môn – an annual agricultural show on Anglesey. It was the first time I had ever attended and was there with work. We had a stand there this year promoting our new Bangor office.

    Work Promo at Sioe Môn

    Sioe Môn

    I think out stand looked pretty good considering the tight deadline we were working to. As you can see, we had an awesome flag! And stickers! The stickers (and biscuits) were a success with the kids. I even had a visit from my Little Miss who went away with a sticker on her balloon. I tried to get her to take a second sticker but she flatly refused saying she didn’t need more than one!!

    Weather

    The weather on Tuesday was great – as evidenced in the photos above. I forgot the suncream so was a bit burnt getting home on Tuesday evening. Wednesday however was awful! It was so windy that I got scared that our gazebo was going to be blown away! We survived until 2pm but decided to pack up before the rain came – rain promptly arrived at 3pm so it was a good call! Trouble was, I was stuck there until 6pm as I wasn’t allowed to take the car off the field until 6pm. So I got to see some of the other stuff on offer….

    Shopping

    Sioe Môn

    There were plenty of shopping to be done there. Anything you wanted you could get… tractors, ATVs, stationery, homeware, food, books etc. Above is just some of the selection of what was on offer. I really love the heart shaped plates but didn’t buy one.

    Food

    Sioe Môn

    There was an amazing choice of food. A lot of stalls selling produce such as meats, cheese, drinks etc. I did some cheese tasting and was very temped with some of the Snowdonia cheese on offer. However I didn’t buy any as we wouldn’t be able to eat it all.

    Sioe Môn

    I did gobble up some street food whilst there. The crepes were AMAZING! I do love crepes. The chicken noodles was also very tasty but just a tad too greasy for my liking.

    Machinery

    Sioe Môn

    Being an agricultural show, there was an abundance of machinery on show (and for sale). Directly opposite our stand was the Lucas Oil stand which had an amazing monster truck on display! I got to watch the truck move about on Wednesday afternoon as they were packing it up – that beast has some noise!

    I’ll be posting more about the show in a few days as I can’t quite fit it all in one post!

    Have you ever been to Sioe Môn (Anglesey Show)?

    Rebecca

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