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I am carrying on with my review of our fantastic at Bluestone, in Pembrokshire, Wales – so if you missed Part One you can check it out here! I got as far as sharing my thoughts on the Ramsey Lodge we stayed in, in my post yesterday – and today is all about the amazing stuff you can get up to at Bluestone without having to leave the site! (Though I have to say Pembrokeshire is a truly beautiful place – and there are lots of amazing places to visit near to Bluestone too!)

Bluestone Adventures 1 - The Village and things to do - everything that we got up to whilst we were at Bluestone

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I know that I have shared lots of photos from our holiday at Bluestone on social media last week but today it’s time for, Part One at least, of our adventures are Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, Wales. There was simply so much to do and there is so much to write about that I will be splitting my review up over a few posts. The week before last I had a wonderful and very surprising email asking me if I would like to spend 4 nights at Bluestone – from the 11th April to the 15th April. I was over the moon – though the short notice meant a quick phone call to my husband to check that he could actually get the time off work!

Bluestone Adventures - Part 1 - the first of my posts about our recent holiday at Bluestone in Wales

Luck was on our side though, and so we spent the rest of the week planning, packing and headed off on a rainy Monday morning for a long car journey.  Boo is not very good in the car – well she hasn’t been up until now – but I have to say that she was amazing both on the way there and on the way back It took us about 5 hours to get there on Monday – traffic wasn’t too bad – we had a couple of traffic jams, a couple of tractors and lots and lots of torrential rain!

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This week we have been at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, Wales. We found out we were going to be lucky enough to go and stay for 4 nights last Tuesday! An impromptu holiday! It was a lovely surprise and I was so happy when my husband could get the time off.  We had a busy weekend getting packed and headed off on the Monday to stay until Friday.

An impromtu holiday - sharing a few thoughts on our lovely holiday to Wales

I am going to be sharing a full review of our experience at Bluestone next week – so keep an eye out! But I thought today I would just share what an amazing time we had this week.  On holiday – it was in fact our first holiday as a family of three, and mine and Boo’s first time in Wales.

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Everyone one seems to warn you, when you first get pregnant, that having children is expensive, and as soon as Boo was born (well before really – I did go a little bit mad on tiny baby clothes when I was pregnant with her) I realised how right they were! For someone so tiny they really do seem to need a lot of stuff – and most of it is essential!

5 top tips for saving money on baby essentials - I do love finding a bargain and making the most of my money so here are some tips to help you save

I do love finding a bargain and getting the most for my money, so I thought I would share my top tops for saving money on baby essentials.
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Babies not breathing is parent’s biggest fear (74%*) but only one in four (26%*) know what to do should their baby stop breathing. I know that it’s one of my biggest fears.   And the night we had to call an ambulance for Boo when she was a tiny baby because she was choking will be something I have nightmares about for the rest of my life.  Panic didn’t even cover it and at the time I didn’t know baby first aid.

Baby First Aid - Sharing the Nursery Rhymes Inc Campaign from St Johns Ambulance

Image courtesy of St John’s Ambulance and Video still from the Nursery Rhymes Inc Campaign Video.

I have since done a Paediatric First Aid course, and whilst it wasn’t a nice course to attend, don’t get me wrong the trainer was amazing but, I mean, lets face it – no-one wants to think about those things happening to their children.  I must admit I spent a lot of those few hours whilst I was on the course, wondering if I could cope if it was Boo and not a plastic dummy that needed my help.  But I feel so much better now that I have done the course, and more confident. I hope that I would be able to hold back the panic and put my knowledge in the practice. But most of all I hope I never, ever need to use those skills. Read More…

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