The main reason for our visit to Wales over the Easter weekend was, of course, to see Olly Murs. Tickets have become my daughter's usual Christmas present over the last few years, so it's a good job we share the same taste in music! Taken with an old compact camera from high up on the balcony, I didn't expect these to come out as well as they did (my daughter got some pretty good ones too as you can see on her own blog - I can see us sharing camera lenses rather than shoes and nail varnish when she's a few years older!)
The following day we visited Hendrewennol for their Easter trail, which was fantastic, with stamps to collect along the way, hay bales to jump from and mini castles to play in!
We couldn't go all the way to Wales without a trip to the beach, so we headed to Barry Island on the way home (technically it wasn't really 'on the way' but it was worth the detour). The car park was pretty packed when we arrived, but the breakwater side of the beach was so quiet and the kids had a great time running around, making footprints in the sand and splashing in the sea.
When we attempted to leave at 3pm, we didn't expect to still be there to see the sunset! The roads were badly congested and everyone was stuck in the car park for the next four hours, unable to move!
Looking on the bright side, it did make a nice picture!