Possibly the best beach in Wales!

Don’t you just love a good beach? I just love the sea but living so far from it means I don’t see it very often. This probably means I think all beaches are awesomely amazing. To me this one was, take a peek and see what you think.

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Mwnt is on the west coast of Wales, on the Ceredigion coast. As far as I can tell it consists of the beach, shop, church, sheep and carpark. What a delightful little place.

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I loved that it felt so isolated, having the whole beach pretty much to ourselves 😀 We did meet a very confident little boy who quickly joined in playing with our son. Please bear in mind that we did visit mid week during late September. I imagine in the summer months this beach is very popular.

There’s a very cute little shop at the top of the steps leading from the beach, very handy for buckets and spades, snacks, postcards and ice creams. There are some toilets attached to the shop, all maintained by the national trust, that and the £3 a day carpark.

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Bottle nosed dolphins can also be spotted from Mwnt, either from the beach or from the costal path. We sadly didn’t catch a glimpse but it can be done!

Little Missy flew her first kite here, this made me rather jealous. I am extremely bad at flying kites however would really love to be great. One day!

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Do you have a favourite beach in Wales? I’d love to include it in our itinerary for our next Wales trip.

 

Making Storm Bangles

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Penguin absolutely loves the weather. His stories are made up of lightening and tornadoes! So, inspired by the beautiful handmade bracelets in Michelle Powell’s book Paper Craft book, we set out to create some storm bangles. I thought Penguin would love to wear them while he acted out his stories. I feel it’s great to encourage imaginative play. So let’s see what happened!

I first made cardboard tubes from old cereal packets (toilet rolls would have been a bit too small for little wrists!)

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Then with some help from Little Missy we covered round them in strips of newspaper using wall paper paste. We wanted them to be really strong so they could cope with lots of play.

I painted the background colour in a rich blue using acrylic paint and then got to work on the main design.

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I realistically could fit three different types of weather on each bangle. So as Penguin has two arms, here’s what I came up with.

Tornado, Sunshine, Rainbow, Snow, Rain and Lightening. 

I was super pleased with the result and excited watching Penguins imagination come to life!

Where does your little ones imagination take you? Out into space? Hunting for Dragons? To the next Rabbit Party?

 

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