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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Follow me to ... Wales?

Salaam salaam!

If like me, you're tired of the cold, dreary winter and can't wait for summer you will love this post from summer 2016 of our road trip to Wales!

A group of us (hubby, sisters & cousins) were planning a long weekend away in 2016. Going abroad with a bunch of people and 2 toddlers is not ideal, so we looked for something closer to home instead. Torn between the Lake District and Wales we went for the latter, mainly because the other was just too expensive.

My bro in-law, who mashaAllah is getting better and better at planning getaways and for some reason likes to deal with all the headache, organised the whole trip. Hubby hired a mini van, we all cooked some food, packed our things and off we went on our first road trip as a group.

Alhamdulillah the journey was enjoyable and the whole thing was a success. The men took it in turns to drive (because they didn't trust us *rolls eyes*) and we arrived at a beautiful house in the Welsh county of Clwyd, St Asaph.



The stunning house boasted 5 bedrooms 2 with en-suits, two bathrooms, a massive kitchen diner, living room, outdoor seating, Jacuzzi & outdoor games room. We were taken aback at how well looked after the place was and how cosy and welcoming it felt. The company we booked with were amazing, they were really friendly and even had a lovely breakfast hamper waiting for us when we arrived. Everything was provided for, from cutlery to games and a BBQ. It was a real luxury home away from home and was more than spacious enough for 11 people.



When I used to think of Wales, the things that always came to mind were grey skies and sheep. But the weather was so lovely and sunny that after just one afternoon sitting in the jacuzzi in our burkini's we caught a tan.

We spent one whole day just enjoying being in the house, eating good food, playing games, watching movies and just relaxing.




On one of the days we took the minivan and drove to Kinmel Bay and I'm so glad we did because we enjoyed a lovely walk and stunning views.



One of my fav pics of hubby and I at the beach




We looked up some more things to do and took a trip to the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. The drive up there was amazing again with views of the sea, the mountains and the open countryside.


The kids loved seeing the animals at the Zoo and the live shows. I had only ever been to London Zoo and this was a huge difference as it felt like the animals were closer to nature, rather than in the middle of the concrete jungle of London.

There were plenty of other things to do, but our busy lives in London were calling us and we headed back after our long weekend in Wales, with our views of the country forever changed and the memories we made in just a few days.

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