We headed west for a break this week to the depths of west Wales. I love this part of the world with its lanes lined with wild flowers, villages with names we can't pronounce and dramatic coastline.
We stayed in the most enchanting blue cottage and little blue barn next door, hidden at the bottom of a long and winding track. The cottage was lovely with underfloor heating under the wooden and slate floors, a lovely bathroom with slipper bath, a pantry and the largest bed I've ever slept in! There were little vases dotted around the cottage with flowers picked from the beautiful garden outside.
The boys fed apple cores to the pony who lived in the field at the bottom of the garden and roamed the 40 acres surrounding the cottage, looking for adventures. We rowed the little rowing boat around the lake and cooked Welsh cakes on the stove to eat warm.
It was an idyllic hideaway, with no wifi or modern distractions and I dreamed of living in the little barn and writing a book or painting just like the owners, both artists do.
You can find more pictures here.