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Exploring Cosmeston with the Fiat 500L

Cosmeston Penarth

If you read the blog you will know that we love spending time outdoors, exploring new places, travel and road trips which are all apart of the fabric that makes up our life. As long as it's fairly dry (yes we venture out in the rain as well) you will normally find us outside knee deep in mud. Of course as the pregnancy has progressed things have slowed down but certainly not stopped and the lovely people at  Fiat thought we would like to try out their new Fiat 500L Beats for two weeks, which are perfect for city or countryside adventures, especially since they are fitted with mud and snow tyres which means the winter weather will not get in the way of our outdoor fun. So we couldn't wait to jump in and make our way over to Cosmeston countryside park in Penarth, which is a wonderful place to spot newts, run among the reeds and get some fresh air.

outdoor adventure

walking through puddles

Water reeds

Cosmeston, Wales

Mr A has taken a real interest in photography lately and can pretty much work my Canon 5D as well as his own little compact Nikon but we have been having some fun with a GoPro lately (cannot wait to share some video footage from our adventure with you). I know most of it is luck when it comes to his compositions and he just points and shoots at what interests him but he captured a real cracker of the sunset across the lake which is going to be turned into a canvas for our living room.

Sunset lake photography
Mr A's best photo so far

We are heading out on some more adventures over our trial period with the Fiat so a bit further afield and we cannot wait to share what we get up too. It feels really safe and sturdy to drive which is what's important to us and with traction control you are not going to get stuck in the mud anytime soon. It's also installed with a Dr Dre BeatsAudio sound system which we are going to rock out too on our road trip. It's also has a really spacious boot which is perfect if you are going on a long day out and want to pack a picnic or a bike, plus it's super stylish!

Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L adventure

Fiat 500L interior

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Lovely photos! Looks like a fun trip! #countrykids

  2. Gorgeous photos look like it was a great trip

  3. What a lovely day and fabulous photos. The car is so stylish, Do they do a 7 seater? ;-) I love the snow tyres! x

  4. It looks like a fab day out, Mr A's photograph is great I think he may be better than me already! Cosmeston looks like the perfect place to get out in the fresh air and explore the muddy puddles and the car looks well suited to that! Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  5. We used to have a bright yellow 1972 Fiat 500! I loved that car - here's my post about it:

  6. Ooh that car looks really sporty and fun! x

  7. The sound system sounds amazing! I love listening to music when I'm in the car, it's my favourite thing to do, driving along singing at the top of my voice! x


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