We’ve arrived – Our Summer Holiday in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Our family summer holiday finally started last night when we arrived in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  My parents had kindly rented a holiday house right on the beach with it’s own infinity swimming pool, hot tub and huge balcony literally a stones throw down to the beach.  As well as my parents, my brother and his family joined us with my 3yr old niece and 12 week old nephew.

We woke up this morning to the sun beaming and the children eager to get down to the beach.  I was surprised to find the beach virtually empty and the minute we stepped onto the sand the children were digging away, excited beyond words, looked for buried treasure.

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Nanny and Grandad kindly bought Mister B and sand truck which he was thrilled with and kept him occupied for hours.  It just shows how such a simple thing can keep little ones happy – he played with it for hours loving filling it and emptying it across the sand.

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After playing around on the sand for a while, Miss M decided she wanted a go at body boarding after finding a board in the shed of the house we are in.   She loves the outdoors and is willing to have a go at anything so off she went to try her luck on the waves.

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Time for lunch so we all headed back to the house for a filled wrap and salad.  We decided to spend the afternoon in the pool and hot tub, although I have to be honest at this point and confess to never having been in a swimming pool since 2004 when I was in the Maldives on honeymoon.  I have never been swimming with my children and today wore a tankini that I brought after my 5yr old Miss M was born and finally pulled the price tags off today and made the plunge.  Although I still feel really uncomfortable with my weight I have lost 12lb through the Porridge on Tuesday diet in the last six weeks and that has really given me more confidence in how I feel.  And the honest truth is I really enjoyed it – I think being in a private pool really helped but it was great to get back in the water and the hot tub was utterly divine!!sand5

We have had so much fun today – a completely action packed day – I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week aholds and hope the sunshine stays with us!

18 thoughts on “We’ve arrived – Our Summer Holiday in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    • The inlaws live a few miles away so I’ve been here many times but never for a holiday. We are having a wonderful time.

  1. We’re off to Pembrokeshire tomorrow. The inlaws live in Pembroke itself so we go every year. There are a lot of lovely unspoilt basic beaches down there, including some only the locals know about so are very quiet

    • My inlaws live in Pembroke too, in fact they are visiting us here for the day tomorrow. My husband grew up here so knows all the places to go although we have everything we need here with young children so haven’t been out at all other than down to the beach!

      • Andrew was born and brought up in Pembroke Dock but his parents moved to Pembroke about 10 years ago. If the family have been in the area a long time they might have heard of the Woolnoughs. John has been a plumber/gate fitter in the area for many years.

  2. WOW! what a beautiful beach! I still haven’t made it to wales, will have to see what we can do next year…

  3. Awwww I LOVE Pembrokshire – if you can venture out to Barrafundal bay it is BEAUTIFUL… and Tenby is a lovely town to explore! So jealous!

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