Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Things we do for our children…..

Like half of the country this is what we woke up to on Sunday morning.
I love snow… except when we have to drive in it.

As I said in my last post we were going to Wales where my son has just got a promotion for work.
This week his girlfriend has gone to join him so the rest of their furniture has to be moved.
Neither of them can drive a large van(their both too young) so Mum and Dad to the rescue.

So Sunday afternoon was filling the van with all the stuff out of a first floor flat.

I meant to take an after photo but forgot. It was well filled.

Early Monday morning we set off in freezing fog at 5am.

325 miles

7 hours later we arrive at the Mumbles.

2 hours later the other 2 arrived  after having to hand back the keys etc for the flat.
By which time,of course, we had unloaded everything.

So Mr T and I went to stretch our legs and left them to start the unpacking.

His house is the back somewhere.

And not a snowflake in site.
I've never been to this part of the world before
and am looking forward to spending more time in the area.

But not today as after a great meal out at the Bay Brasserie
it was another early start before heading home again.

From Norfolk To Swansea and back in less than 36 hours 
for poor Mr T to go back to work early Wednesday.

To say I ached yesterday would be an understatement.
So some homemade biscuits, coffee 
and my countryliving was the 
order of the day.

Have a great weekend.



  1. Wow that was a long drive. We used to do from Shropshire to London and thought that was far enough. I bet you were glad to get home. Those cookies look yummy xxx

  2. The things we do...exactly! what would they do without us? jennyx

  3. It is gorgeous where he has gone to :) looks like you had a great time out with your snack. Have a restful and wonderful weekend sweetie :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  4. Now if you had gone home via Somerset you could have said Hello!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  5. good that they have parents who can and not have to fork out for removal van costs.

  6. The mumbles is a wonderful place, we going there for our summer holiday this year, I hope you are rested after your long journey and that your son and his girlfriend have settled in okay.

  7. Your boy is lucky to have such great parents.
    I have the mug to match your plate, by the way!

    1. Am glad there are other parents as bonkers as we are - this 'round trip' sounds like the kind of stuff we're always doing! Nice part of the country though - had a hol there a few years ago. xC