Taking part in another month of “Currently” Link Up with Jenna at Gold and Bloom and Anne at Anne In Residence.


I’m in the final few weeks of pregnancy and we’re having a heatwave (apparently!) so I’m craving Fab ice lollies! I craved them whilst pregnant with Little Miss as well!



We’re not big on grilling in our house, however last night we had chargrilled chicken (ready made – I know CHEAT!) with lemony wildrice with mushroom.


Nothing much really but I do need to sort out the music on my iPad before I go to hospital. I’m thinking I need some Nashville soundtrack, Pitch Perfect soundtrack and some Boyzone.


Nothing other than getting this baby OUT!!!! Get out, get out, get out!!


Oh actually yes we are planning out next decorating project which will be Little Miss’ big girl room! We’ll be moving her to a different room around Christmas when Baby 2 will be moving into the nursery.

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I’m a little late with the linkup but as ever I’m linking up with the lovely Jenna over at Gold & Bloom. It’s a monthly linkup where bloggers post about how life is treating you. If you want to join in then head on over to Jenna’s blog.

Pregnancy Update


On Tuesday I posted my latest update. Well since then I’ve been called in to the hospital as my iron levels are low. So I’m now on some liquid solution and trying to eat iron rich foods. I’ve even bought some lambs liver but the thought of having to cook it makes me gag!!



Excitment of the day today is that the pram is being delivered! We’ve invested in an iCandy Peach which can be a stroller for Little Miss and there’s room for Baby 2 there as well.



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We’ve been to the garden centre to have a look at some flowers to plant in the garden. I bought some calla lillies which are for outdoors but I’ve yet to plant them. The lillies are purple and I’m looking to plant some white daisies or something around them. I’ve been pinning a lot of stuff recently and I particularly like delphiniums and foxgloves.

Clean Dogs


We took the dogs to the groomers on Saturday for the first time in a year! We took them to the local Pets at Home Groom Room. It cost us £32 to have Gemma done and £20 to have Megs done. It took 3 hours for both to be done but they came back smelling a lot nicer! And they even came back with these funky bandanas!!

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As the summer holidays are now upon us I thought I’d share some things you could do if you visit Snowdonia/North Wales over the summer.

If truth be told this ended up being a bit of a nightmare post to draft mainly because there is so much to do here! In the end I had to be a bit generic but I’m hoping that this post will convince you that you need to visit this beautiful area!

1) Beaches

The Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey and North Wales coastline is abundant in beautiful beaches. We have a number of blue flag beaches for you to visit.

One tip – be careful if you visit with dogs as there are strict rules with regards to dogs being allowed on certain beaches.

2) Karting

There are a number of go-karting tracks around here. There’s the indoor track at Red Line Karting, Caernarfon or an outdoor track at Glasfryn Parc near Pwllheli. I’ve not tried the indoor track but I have been to the outdoor track (years ago!) where it soon became apparent that I would never be an F1 driver!

*there are loads of activities available here well worth checking it out

3) Biking

There are plenty of places to go biking in North Wales (although if biking on the roads please use cycle paths where possible!).

4) Zip Wires

This is recent development in North Wales but oh wow have we got a great selection of zip wires for you! We have overground wires (including the longest wire in Europe) and underground zip wires.



The latest phenomenon seems to be this plunge into darkness zip wire. Not sure if I’m brave enough to do it!

  • ZipWorld – includes longest zip wire in Europe & the underground zip wires mentioned * (Blaenau Ffestiniog & Bethesda)
  • Go Below – includes the deepest underground zip wire (Betws Y Coed)

* you might also want to check out Bounce Below (a giant underground trampoline – looks like so much fun!) which is at the same site as some of the zip wires


5) Castles

Oh where do I start when it comes to castles? I suppose I should start with the grandest – Caernarfon Castle. Argueably the grandest of King Edward I’s castles here in Wales. There are a number of them dotted around Snowdonia and the North Wales coastline.

There are also other castles which are not Kind Edward I’s castle such as Castell Dolwyddelan and Castell Dolbadarn.


(top picture – Castell Caernarfon / bottom picture – Castell Dolbadarn)

6) Old Mines

We have mines aplenty here in North Wales – from slate to copper, there’s always some cave to explore!

Notable old mine attraction include Llechwedd Slate Caverns (which is also the home of some of the zipwires and the Bounce Below attractions). This one holds a special place in my heart because it’s in my hometown and it was somewhere we’d visit every year. As it happens, my Dad used to work at the quarry as well. We visited the caverns at Christmas to see Santa but no matter what time of year it is, it’s still a great place to visit. I would highly recommend a visit!

If however you fancy visiting some copper mines then why not try Sygun Copper Mine in Beddgelert or the Great Orme Mine in Llandudno?

7) Railways

Ahhh another favourite of mine! I really love steam trains which partly is due to Thomas the Tank Engine and partly due to the fact that the Ffestiniog Railway ran right past our house. Growing up with the smell of steam trains was lush!

8) Zoos/Farms

If you’re into animals and want to visit some then I could recommend the Welsh Mountain Zoo. I’ve been there recently and it was great! As for farm animals, then you have Henblas Country Park – I’ve not been here since I was a kid so not sure what it’s like these days. And then you also have Anglesey Sea Zoo which is more of your fishy variety!


(Meerkats at Welsh Mountain Zoo)

9) Adventure Playgrounds and Playareas

I’ve yet to do any of these but I’ve been told that the tree ropes are fantastic! I’ve also been told that the softplay areas at Glasfryn Parc and Hwylfan are great. I’ve not been to the Hwylfan for years but intend to take Little Miss there soon.

10) Mountains (Gandalf)*

We have some stunning mountains here in Snowdonia. Clearly the most famous mountain is Snowdon (highest mountain in Wales). I’m ashamed to say that I have never been to the summit but there are plenty of ways to get there – walking is of course the proper way to do it but as mentioned above, you have the Snowdon Mountain Railway is you’re up for the easy option!

However there is a whole range of mountains to choose from:

There are plenty of walks and hiking trails for these mountains. My favourite has to be the hike up to CwmOrthin (pictured below) which is in the Moelwyn range.


(top photo is Llyn Padarn with Electric Mountain on the left and on the right is Snowdon / bottom photo is CwmOrthin which is a valley in the Moelwyns mountain range above Blaenau Ffestiniog)

* this reference is for the hubby! Whenever we say “mountains” it is normally followed by “Gandalf” due to the phrase “I want to see mountains Gandalf” as uttered by Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings!

OK so that’s it for now! I think I’ve given you enough ideas of what you can do if you visit – there is so much more I could mention (such as the upcoming Surf Snowdonia which is being launched August 1st!).

However if you’re still thirsty for more then checkout the VisitSnowdonia website for more.

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Just been to see the midwife again today so I thought I’d give you an update. Everything is fine – baby measuring as she should, and is positioned well. I’m 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow which means there’s only 2 weeks to go!

I’ve seen the consultant two weeks ago and the plan is still to try a normal birth up to due +10. If that doesn’t happen then they’re booking me in to have my waters broken on the 18th. Assuming that labour will progress – I need to be dilating 2-4cm every 4 hours otherwise it’s an emergency c-section on the 18th July.

If waters don’t break then I’m being booked in for an elective c-section on July 20th.

So pretty much, baby will be here at the very latest July 20th!!

If truth be told I’m scared about the labour. Everyone keeps telling me it’s easier with the second as you’ve gone through it before. I was reading about signs of labour and it was saying that active labour doesn’t start until you’re 4cm. Well with Little Miss I never went into active labour so in my opinion this can be treated as a first pregnancy when it comes to the labour bit! And so I’m scared! I really really am! I know it’s irrational as I’m sure that everything will be fine, but I can’t help it. I hate the thought of having to go through it! But there’s nothing I can do now as she will be coming out one way or another!

Wish me luck!! :/

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A couple of weeks we had our second visit to Harvey’s New York Bar and Grill in Llandudno. We’ve been before and really enjoyed it.


It’s an American Style diner and the menu is burgers, quesedillas, steaks, ribs etc…. you get the idea. They provide some free salted popcorn on the table which always go down well with Little Miss and hubby.


Hubby went for a burger (again) whilst I opted for the chicken tortillas. Very yummy!


I was very full after my main meal so I decided not to go for a pudding. Hubby went for the chocolate fudge cake. Naturally I stole a bite and it was so nice!



Other good points to note is that they provide highchairs for little ones and paper and crayons to keep them entertained. Little Miss sure did have fun with the crayons! They also heat up baby food – although you may need to remind them to bring it back to you.

One bad thing to note is that there is no baby changing facility there – such a shame as there were a number of couples with young babies there.

Overall it’s a real nice place to go for food and not overly priced. I think we paid approx £33 for what we had. I would recommend a visit! We will be going back!

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(This is not a sponsored post – I just really enjoyed our visit!)



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