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27.3.15

Bluestone National Park Review: Day 2 - Exploring Tenby!

Exploring Tenby for the day!

On our second day staying at Bluestone National Park, we decided to visit the much talked about, seaside town of Tenby. It was about a thirty minute drive from Bluestones resort, which featured lots of scenic country roads. 
We had picked the best day in terms of weather,  the sun was beaming on our shoulders again!
Tenby town was rich with pastel coloured houses, all sat snug together along the coastal path.
We enjoyed exploring the utterly quaint town; I can only dream to own a house by the seaside one day.
If its pastel coloured too, thats a massive bonus!

tenby town pastel houses beach
tenby town tide out wales
visiting tenby in wales



The Beach

The beach was frankly, quite breathtaking.
 I had to pinch myself that I was in Wales when adorning the crisp golden sands and deep blue sea.
Again the coastal path was littered with rows of pastel coloured buildings and hotels overlooking the water's edge. It was so lovely to see Tenby beach in all its glory with the sun-shining.
I can imagine this place is packed to the brim in summer.

Major plus point - we parked overlooking the beach (a fantastic view) and it only cost us £2 for four hours, now that is cheap. I think the prices go up slightly during the summer months, understandably, but I think only to about £1 an hour.
Me and Alex also stopped for some posey couple pictures too, with such a beautiful backdrop we couldn't not!

visiting tenby beach pembrokeshire
couple beach tenby wales
best British beaches tenby wales
holding hands beach
couples beach to wales at bluestone national park
pastel coloured buildings tenby

To end the day...

Walking on the beach and enjoying the sunshine can be tiring stuff! (Ha!). 
All the more reason to stop for a well-deserved drink by the seaside.
There was a lovely little cafe on Tenby beach called South Beach Bar Grill, definitely worth a visit.
We jumped at the chance to sit outside, Alex grabbed a beer and myself a mojito, why the hell not!
Sitting there, mojito in hand, snacking on kracklecorn, I felt like I was abroad. 

drink by seaside tenby
kracklecorn popcorn snack
mojito cocktails by tenby beach
Hope you enjoyed Day 2 of my stay at bluestone national park and visiting the nearby coastal town of Tenby. 

Day 3 will feature more of the bluestone resort. 

Have a lovely weekend!

xo

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24.3.15

From Where I Stand.

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asos fedora and busted knee jeans
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Navy fedora - Asos
Tartan blanket scarf - Zara
Striped tee - HM
Chunky knitted cardigan - HM
Ridley busted knee jeans- Asos
Lace up boots - New Look (Men's)

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From where I was standing, the sun was beaming. 

Believe it or not, I was standing on Tenby Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales back at the beginning of march, where the sun choose to shine its finest spring rays on me, that glorious Tuesday afternoon. 

With such perfect scenery, I knew I had to take some outfit snaps on this beach. I couldn't believe my eyes that this was a beach.. in wales.. in spring, and guess what; it wasn't raining! It was beautiful. 

The contrast of the blue ocean and crisp golden sands created a blissful backdrop for my suitably blue and white outfit ensemble. 

I took much pleasure in whipping off my coat and basking in the delightful sun-rays, when the wind changed it was a little nippy, but nothing my trusty Zara blanket scarf couldn't mask. 

I choose to wear quite a boyish, casual look, but quite plainly, simple was the best choice. 
With nautical stripes and bursts of blue, with my fedora and busted knee jeans. I was rockin' the Asos seaside look! 

I will have another blog post of my visit to Tenby. (Day 2 of my visit to Bluestones National Park) including the beach and town, as you can see, there were plenty of reasons to take lots of photos. 

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19.3.15

Bluestone National Park Review: Day 1 - Saying Hello to Nature!

We arrived!

I was invited to stay and review the beautiful Bluestone national park resort, nestled within the finest slice of Pembrokeshire countryside! 

I took so many photos over the three beautifully sunny days we had here, so have decided to split my stay into three separate posts detailing each day's adventures. 

Hope you enjoy!

caldey lodge outside bluestones

bluestones national park pond

bluestones national resort range rover

The Caldey Lodge

We stayed from Monday-Friday in a traditional self-catered Caldey lodge, which could accommodate up to four people (my parents planned to come too, unfortunately they were unable to come and share the fun!).

So, our lodge came fully equipped with a large open kitchen-diner. A separate sitting area, a large wet room and two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The place was pretty huge for the two of us and the main room featured high ceilings and wooden beams (my favourite). 

On the first night we arrived, we had already planned a food shop to the nearest big supermarket. We located a Morrisons about 15 minutes drive where we stocked up on lots of greasy ingredients for a full english breakfast every morning.. and various lunch snacks, and some meals we could cook on an evening. 

Towels and linen were provided, which is always a plus point for self-catering as it definitely slipped my mind to bring my own. The kitchen featured a microwave, electric hob, oven and toaster, there was also a dishwasher too, so you have everything you could possibly need. 

Only thing that was slightly annoying was we had to buy our own butter, ketchup, olive oil etc, but I guess you can plan to take home and make use. 

self catering accommodation bluestones

caldey lodge bedroom bluestones

caldey lodge wetroom

The Nature Trail

On the first day we were eager to get outside into the bloomin' spring and step foot onto the bluestones nature trail. There were a couple dotted around the resort so we spruced ourselves up in our finest walking gear, in my case, pink wellies and a faux fur coat which makes me look like part of the wildlife :)

I was surprised, especially for Wales, how lucky we were with the weather the whole week.. as you can see from my pictures, spring was in its prime, I managed to capture the scenery in all its glory, with the yellow sun basking behind the trees. 

It was really fun getting out into the fresh area, now I'm older and I'd like to think 'a more mature adult', I can definitely appreciate a good woodland walk and all the beautiful things around me.  The resort was huge, and even so, was still so peaceful and such a great escape from bustling life back home. 
bluestones nature trail

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bluestones nature trail 2

bluestones nature trail trees

bluestones woodland walk

The Wildlife

The fun part was catching all the little birds in action and trying to get a good shot before they fluttered from branch to branch. Robins are my favourite and the start of the nature trail was rife with them. 

This one little fella below was definitely having fun taunting me and playing up when I was trying to take his picture. Eventually I caught him amongst ruffled feathers! 

Last but not least, the most exciting creature of all we came across in the woods... ME! 

Alex kept saying I looked like a gorilla in my faux fur coat, at least I was warm and didn't make us march all the way back to the lodge to fetch a coat.. *sigh men*.

wildlife at bluestones national park wales

wildlife at bluestones park wales

robin on bluestones nature trail

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Hope you enjoyed Day 1! 

Day 2 will feature our day out to Tenby Beach.

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xo.