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16/06/2013

Boys Club Adventures

Llandaff cardiff


Well what a difference a few days make, John had Monday off this week so we decided to have a proper look around the old part of Llandaff City in Cardiff and do the Taff Trail circular walk near the old Cathedral that we have been meaning to do for a while. It was the last of the sunny days this week, so we had to make the most of it. We first had a little play around the old ruins that is Bishops Palace, a great little place to play an imagine you are a knight, there is also a wonderful tree to practise climbing on. Before we started out our walk we stopped off at The Malsters for a bite to eat, I had a lovely Greek salad and John went for a traditional ploughman's served on welsh slate and Mr A had a a chunky cheese sandwich. After our tummies were fill we set out on our little adventure.

Llandaff Cardiff


We started out walking down past the Cathedral and the school fields, then a short walk past UWIC University campus onto the walkway which follows the Taff Trail. We looked out for buttercups, picked up sticks and played sword fights and walked down to the river were John show Mr A how to skim stones.

Taff trail


Outdoor fun

father and son

river taff

It was lovely spending some time by the river with the little man throwing rocks in and spotting some very pretty ducks. John has very good skimming skills and managed to skim a rock all the way to the other side of the river. Even though the circular walk was only around 1.5 miles we really took our time and had a lovely relaxing walk through a mixture of grassland and forested areas. We also came across a lovely weir on the way back and as we past the Cathedral there was beautiful music coming from inside, as there was a string cortet playing, perfect way to end the day.

Weir cardiff

Every week we join in with #CountryKids with Coombe Mill - a linky all about spending time outdoors, why not join in



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9 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend the day, and in such beautiful surroundings. The pictures of Mr A and his Daddy with matching walks and Mr A looking up at his Daddy while skimming stones is adorable. Well done to Mr A for managing the walk as well - you obviously kept him entertained and happy. Thanks for coming over and sharing your family day outdoors with Country Kids.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Mr A is pretty good outside, he just doesn't seems to get tired or at least not as quickly as we do :)

      Laura x

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  2. Such a lovely walk, some really beautiful scenery. We love throwing stones into the river and my wee man would happily stay there all day!

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    1. I know it's such a simple pleasure to skim stones, a wonderful way to spend the day :)

      Laura x

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  3. I love getting outdoors with the children in the summer. Will have to check this out next time I am visiting my family in Cardiff.

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    1. Old Llandaff is a lovely part of Cardiff with some great little shops and patisserie, I recommend visiting it :)

      Laura x

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  4. Gorgeous photos, it does look like you had a beautiful day out, everything looks so peaceful and quiet. I love Mr A's cardigan, it is so lovely with his blonde hair :)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment :) I don't think his hair is going to stay blonde for long, making the most of it now :)

      Laura x

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  5. Great photos and what a gorgeous little family you have! I absolutely adore your sons sweater - he is a stylin little man.

    Candida ;)

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