Monday, 19 April 2010

Our Welsh Holiday - Locations and notes

As an accompaniment to the Holiday in Wales video here are the names of the places.

Beach - Aberdovey April 10th. First full day of our holiday and a very hot one. We all were buried at least once. Harry and Charlie were buried twice. Feet felt numb after being in the water for a few minutes however.

Walk in the Hills -
Llanidloes, April 11th. Following a fairly short but steep route. We filmed the Running in Leaves video shortly after the clip of Harry and Charlie walking down the hill together.

See-Saw - Llanidloes. After finishing the walk

Feeding the lambs - April 12th. We stayed in some lovely log cabins 'Dwr Y Felin' surrounded by farmland, Hugh and Sarah took us to see the newborn lambs one morning which was great. We was really happy Harry and Charlie got to feed the orphan lambs. We were also able to stroke the calves, cows and horses . Something the boys will remember for a long time. On the walk to the farm we saw a lamb with his/her mother who had only just been born.

Climbing and Jumping - Aberystwyth, April 12th. Spent the day climbing walking around, climbing the hill to the top of the electric railway and walking to the castle which is where the video was taken.

Steam Train -
Vale of Rheidol Railway to The Devil's Bridge, April 13th. A great ride following the side of a hill gaining 600ft. Very tight corners on a narrow gauge railway. The trip took about an hour. The boys would have loved it more if they had not been quite so preoccupied with eating.

Caves - King Arthur's Labyrinth, April 15th. Perhaps the most worrying of paces to visit as Charlie did not make it down the cave at the Black Country Museum. However we made it in and loved it, so all was well. I noticed the website does not mention some of the best parts of the trip into the Labyrinth so I will not either but it does start with a boat ride. We were not allowed to film in the caves and it was too dark anyway, this was us emerging into the light at the end. It was an hour the boys really enjoyed. The gift shop seem to have loads of Knight merchandise that we ended up having to take home with us :( I took the picture below just before the boat ride out as we were last. I am sure no one minded me using a flash as they were round the corner.

Hot Tub - Outside the Log Cabin we were staying in for the week

I do these things more for our own memories and records but thanks for taking an interest.


  1. What an idyllic childhood for all of them!

  2. What an idyllic childhood for all of them! What wonderful memories they will have!

  3. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) video for info on the boys like how old are they :)

  4. hey there are steam engines nowadays???
    why the hell asia does not have any!??!?!?! Or does steam engines even been invented...

  5. Hey Howard and Shelly you've both made a bunch of really adorable kids! :). Loads of love from my side to whole of the family!

  6. the first time I watched the "Charlie bit me" video I was amazed by the sweetness of your children.. now all I want is to have happy kids like yours!! Your videos has proved to me that having a happy family is possible.. thank you for sharing those special moments with the rest of the world...
    loads of love from me too!

  7. oh my god they are sooo cute ! <3 i wish i could just hug and kiss them and take them with me here, to finland !

  8. Im from Argentina and i wanna congratulate you for you children, they are awesome! Harry the best big brother ever, Charlie a cute rebel with a lovely lough and Jasper so cute! They seem verry close and happy. You must be great parents, congratulations! Here in Argentina you video is verry popular since they show it on national tv, its imposible not too love them.

    i salute you from argentina

  9. Dear Harry,Charlie and Jasper,
    Your are awesome How that Lamb cute...Harry Handsome Charlie Cuter Jasper Cute

  10. Charlie is much older than the "bit my finger" video now!!! wow!!! The videos are so funny and I love how you guys live your lives!!!

  11. Have you been to the States? Come see Chicago!!

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  13. esses meninos sao lindos demaiiis!!! Amo vcs garoootinhos <3

  14. Incredible post. I love all the pictures shared by you. I read you post and felt like that I am visiting the your location. You shared your experience very well..I enjoyed it lot.
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  15. i want those type of babies someday :) they're just so sweet!