An Idiot at Home Day 6: Wheels, Feet and Huts

Beach-Huts, a photo by TruPlaces on Flickr. Yep, this was certainly a day for wheels, feet and beach huts. Wheels first, and the cycle ride from Milkwood House along the coast to Mumbles, those of you who know it, will know how pleasant this is. Sun shining, hungry bellies, my eyes were firmly fixed on

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An Idiot at Home Day 5: A new pair of slippers

Sunset over Swansea Bay, a photo by TruPlaces on Flickr. There was always going to be one day. One day that meant we were going to be dragged around the dreaded shops. This was it. After an extended period of listening to the sea from my pillow, some TV watching, kids buzzing around your feet

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An Idiot at Home Day 4: It’s days like this that make holidays

Surfing lessons in Gower, a photo by TruPlaces on Flickr. What an amazing day. Our requests via #idiotathome on twitter led us to booking a surfing lesson on Gower. Gower is known for its surfing and not its over commercialised cheap-seats surfing too, so this is undoubtedly one of the best quality places in the

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An Idiot at Home Day 3

Another wet wet day on holiday in Wales, but lovely waking up to the sound of the sea. Can he quite used to this, the boys want to move here! Mother and father in law joined us today, brought our bikes down so we can peddle along the prom outside Milkwood. In one direction, the

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An idiot at home Day 2

First proper day had arrived. Weather wet. Mood surprisingly upbeat. Realised that Milkwood should have a funky coffee machine (yep, and that is for my benefit, well for this week anyway!). Nice to have in front of us what my brother calls a ‘no deadline day’, the thought that I could have 7 of them

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An idiot abroad? Nope, in Swansea.

For the first summer ever, my wife has finally got her way. We’re actually going to spend a week in our own self catering apartment, Milkwood House in Swansea. She’s been threatening for two years now, and as is so frequent in our house, eventually, and consistently, the women rule (and there’s only one of

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