As a family we have had a really stressful year. We desperately need to take some time out and enjoy life. Unfortunately, it just seems like we move from one day to another, just surviving most of the time. It really has to stop.
A few weeks ago, I was commenting on other blogs and came across a post about a cottage in mid Wales. I told Jim that I was booking a holiday for August. He didn’t object past the question of “Can we afford it?”. My response was simple, I will make sure we afford it.
Life is too crazy to allow for downtime while remaining at home. So, even though we hadn’t planned to, we are going on holiday again this year. Instead of travelling to the coast, we are travelling to the countryside.
The cottage we are staying in is near Discoed, Presteigne. It’s set in a meadow and sleeps 7. (Something was definitely telling us something there!). It is situated in some beautiful countryside and with beauty spots not far away. The area has plenty of historical context, natural walks and quaint villages to explore.
I will be honest, I don’t recall the last holiday I had that wasn’t near the sea, if I ever have. I sense it’s going to be a refreshing change. We have decided that we’re going to carry the youngest girls for the majority of the time. Jim with Anwen on his back and me with Enfys. It eliminates the restrictions with a pram and they will be 3 and 15 months during our holiday so very different to how they are now.
I’m beginning to put a plan together for our week away at Wild Meadow Cottage. I intend to make the most of our National Trust membership by visiting a few NT sites that are scattered around there.
There’s also The Offa’s Dyke Path, which would make us carrying the girls worthwhile.
Needless to say, I’m more than a little excited at our plans to holiday in the summer and the kids are super excited too.
Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.