Monday, 31 August 2015

A toboggan kinda morning

Our last morning in Wales this summer -
 next time we are out at the caravan autumn will be well underway.

We took Ben for a go on the toboggans, then had an inevitable stop at Waterstones -
before a quiet afternoon at the van.

Then home in the early evening to wait for Megs  -
 back from her holiday with Jamie in Cornwall.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Perfect light

Original plan - get Al's works car MOTd, then head straight off to Wales.

Revised plan - divert via Macclesfield to reclaim Al's work laptop 
{essential for the Bank Holiday work catch up}
THEN head to Wales.

We spent the afternoon in Llandudno
{featuring Waterstones Cafe and Looking Glass Ice Cream Parlour}

and in the evening we reveled in the perfect light on top of the Vardre

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bus Boy

This week saw "Operation Teach Ben to use the Bus"

I took him on the bus to Gma's and back -
I shadowed him as he asked for his own fare and figured out where to press the bell.

And then I walked him to the stop by home,
watched him across the road,
and let him get the bus by himself to Gma's...

And he did it!

He got off at the correct stop and walked to the end of Gma's road, where she met him.

This is a huge step towards independence for him.

And then - as a bonus - 
a friend saw a post I'd put on FB about it, and pointed me in the direction of the 
Independant Travel Trainers {I'd never heard of them}
who will now work with Ben to further develop his skills
{crossing roads is still a big issue.}

Onwards and upwards!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Bounce Below

Day 14

Our second really wet day.

Ben an Al went bouncing - climbing - sliding at Bounce Below - huge nets/trampolines in one of the slate caverns at Llechwedd near Ffestiniog.

It looked pretty awesome from where I was standing!

Friday, 21 August 2015

I don't think he should be climbing on this....

.....but seeing as he has I might as well take a picture before he climbs back down!

An evening up the Great Orme

Day 13

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Last evening with Megs....

...before she's off to Cornwall with Jamie.

Evening in Colwyn Bay

Day 12

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

They survived the high ropes... Tree Top Adventure near Betws-y-Coed.


Day 11

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Walk from Betws-y-Coed

One of our favourite walks - along the river to Miner's Bridge


Day 10

Monday, 17 August 2015

Evening walk from Bwlch Sychnant

We walked to see the amazing light over Anglesey -
there were a few disagreements over which was the correct path -
and perhaps we didn't end up exactly where we had aimed -
but it was still a lovely evening stroll.


Day 9