Thanks for visiting Welsh Cakes and Wellies. I’m Helen and I write all about our adventures in South Wales and beyond. I set up this blog to showcase how wonderful Wales is and to provide people new to the area or those visiting with honest reviews of places to visit. We tend to prefer and seek out independent businesses and we try and support local suppliers whenever we can.
We live in the Vale of Glamorgan, in a village which is pretty much between Ogmore by Sea and Cowbridge. We’re a busy family of five. There’s me, my husband, two adventurous boys (aged 12 and 10) and a little madam of a 5 year old, who happens to be the boss of us all. Not forgetting our golden retriever, Honey.
Like most parents, we always said that having children wouldn’t change us. But of course it has; there’s no more lazy Sunday morning lie ins, we seldom finish conversations without being interrupted and we are constantly tired. Trust me I have the eye bags to prove it.
BUT, we have never let having children stop our love of exploring. All of our little ones had travelled by plane by the time they were 4 months old. I remember someone saying, a crying baby is a crying baby whether at home or on top of a mountain. So we have tried to adopt that ethos of getting out and about with the kids as much as we can.
We love living in Wales. Being Welsh myself (from Swansea), I eventually convinced my English husband to move here from London. We’ve now been living in the Vale of Glamorgan for 13 years.
As a family we love being outdoors either in the countryside or at the beach. We enjoy walking, golf, skiing, cooking and just generally experiencing new things and places. As we both work, our free time is precious and so we try to cram in as much fun family time as we can. That’s why all the recipes I share are all easy peasy too.
I hope that you find Welsh Cakes and Wellies a useful source of information, whether you live in South Wales or are planning a visit. We love to hear from all our readers, so please do drop us a line with any comments, recommendations or questions.
So come on, grab your wellies and let’s go explore!
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