Another morning, the last morning, was upon us. I laid on my back in bed, breathing slowly and watching the condensation smoke from my mouth as if it was mid-winter. My back was hot, thanks to the heated blanket warmer that had been on all night. Sam was still fast asleep, and unusually I couldn’t hear the children running around in their PJ’s playing. For the first time in ages, I decided to turn my alarm off and go back to sleep.
When I awoke the second time, it was just half an hour before breakfast was to be served. The bell would go off and everyone would be called in, so I needed to get ready fast. Remembering not to put too much shampoo in my hair as the water is so soft in Wales, I showered in the hottest water I could get and rushed to make myself as presentable as possible.
It was raining for most of the day, so after eating up our fry up we sat around the fire with some magazines and newspapers. My mum gave most of the guests a yoga lesson in a spare room and I could hear her calming voice from the sofas, which was great when relaxation time came. If you’re wondering why I didn’t join in, it was simply down to laziness! The day before had been far more active than I’m used to and Tatler Magazine was calling my name.
Pets and babies are the two best things to hang out with, especially when they’re related to you. I was delighted to spend some time with Arthur, my second cousin, who as you can see is truly adorable. I spent a good hour and a half holding and playing with him, which certainly made me broody and gave me something important to think about! Their innocence is so alluring.
As soon as the sun showed up, we did our best to enjoy it (even though I was upset to be wearing the same clothes). I never pack well, no matter how much time I spend thinking about it. To be fair to myself though I did leave in heatwave weather, which was predicted to continue throughout the weekend!
On our way to the local shop to get some cigarettes, which was around 10 miles away, Sam spotted a good place to shoot in. As a blogger I feel so blessed to have a little entourage of people supporting and helping me in whatever way they can. I had a playsuit in the boot and my sister had some leggings on, so we did our best to create an outfit to photograph:
I was wearing:
Playsuit: Boohoo / Leggings: New Look / Sandals: New Look / Scrunchie: Topshop
Upon our return to the manor house, we were greeted with an ice cold pimms to enjoy on the steps. A roast dinner with all the trimmings was being laid out on the buffet table and I just couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Sam headed to the kitchen for some more ice and came back telling me that he’d seen the roast potatoes sizzling in the oven, looking divine.
We sat down for our last meal, which was just as gorgeous as the first. It was all coming to an end… and the ‘5 short hours’ it took us to get to Wales suddenly seemed far longer than on the way up.
Once again my belly was content and full, and the rain was pouring outside. We began to slowly say our goodbyes and pack up the cars, all the while agreeing that we must do this again sometime soon. I was sad to go, but happy to get home and see my beautiful little Lady Madison 🙂
Tomorrow I’ll simply be sharing a collection of pictures from my time in Wales. There’s a little bit of everything, from history to selfies – so I do hope you enjoy them!
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