Baby Shower fun at the World of Wedgwood πŸ’™

Yesterday a group of lovely ladies and myself descended on the World of WedgwoodΒ for an afternoon of fun and tasty treats in celebration of my very soon to arrive, niece or nephew.

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The Wedgwood Tea Room is within the world of Wedgwood just through the stunning Wedgwood flagship store. As it’s Spring the whole place was brimming with floral displays, which to be honest are Instagram heaven πŸ“·.

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The whole afternoon was planned in secret so lovely Mum-to-be, Clare was blindfolded from the car park to the tea room and overcome with happy tears when she realised where she was and who she was with – special timesΒ πŸ’•

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Much to the surprise of lots of the ladies joining us, who had never visited before, the tearoom itself is decorated delightfully. The wallpaper is based on the Wedgwood Hibiscus pattern and with the golds and blues of the rest of the decor is a real interior style statement.

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The place was buzzing as the Sunday we had chosen was also the monthly Fine Food And Artisan Craft Fayre, which happens on the second Sunday of every month.

There were over 50 stalls offering local handmade goods and delicious treats. This was in addition to the fantastic Wedgwood Flagship store and the new Brand Junction store which stocks sister brands: Waterford, Royal Doulton and Royal Albert products. Shopping a plenty!

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The Wedgwood Afternoon Tea itself is as quintessentially British as the beautiful china it’s served upon. Fresh finger sandwiches, scones and cakes are all served with a choice of teas and the option to add in some fizz if you so wish, of course.

After catching up and filling our happy faces with delicious treats it was time for the games to begin, organised amazingly by Mum-to-be’s little sister, Jessica.

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What more could we want than an opportunity to chat away about impending baby cuddles over cakes and Prosecco. A perfect Sunday afternoon.Β πŸ‘Œ

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Vitamin Sea ✌🏻🌊

 

At the beginning of this week I was taken to Wales along with my toddler boss (Indi-Rose) and the furry one (Roxy the Springer) by the grandparents, to enjoy some well earned beach time. The husband didn’t come this time as he’d used up all his leave and I’d carried lots over following a rather hectic year at work.

After packing far too much for 2 nights for me, a dog and a toddler, we squished into Nanny and Grandad’s car and were off. The drive to Wales from Stafford is so beautiful and my Dad’s satnav definitely took us the most scenic route. πŸ‘

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We stayed at my parents’ friends’ lovely caravan at Greenacres, Porthmadog and I think Indi-Rose literally thinks it is the BEST PLACE EVER. Right on the beach, pooch friendly, swimming pool and all the arcade and park fun an almost 3 year old could possibly need.

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As soon as we got there we hit the beach to give the pooch a run a get a dose of that amazing ‘vitamin sea’. I really wish that we lived nearer to the beach, there’s nothing like taking in that breeze and looking out to that beautiful sparkly expanse of water. I find it very therapeutic and that it always blows away the cobwebs.

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As we had two nights with a toddler at a complex that has kids entertainment on site we thought we could sit and have a drink or two whilst Indi-Rose ran around the dance floor with other small people. No such luck, this child is OBSESSED with the arcades and the ‘party room’ is right next to the flashing lights, 2p machines and dreaded mechanical horses that she loves so much.

So Nanny, Grandad and I ended up taking turns running around the arcades after the little monkey in shifts. Very relaxing – NOT! Red wine and cheese and biscuits back at the caravan, was very much deserved and enjoyed afterwards. We were all shattered.

Rox with ball at Criccieth

The next day after a quick swim with Indi-Rose we took a drive out to Criccieth, so camera in tow (and toddler in need of a snooze, so asleep in the car with Grandad) I enjoyed some quality time with the pooch practising snapping away on the beautiful beach and near the castle.

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Such a gorgeous part of the world even with April showers. With just two nights away we had another night taking shifts running round after Indi before leaving our lovely caravan (much to Indi-Rose’s disappointment, she definitely thought we lived there now) the next morning.

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Beautiful Betws-y-Coed

We left early enough to take a slow drive back and do some exploring on the way home, so decided to stop atΒ Betws-y-CoedΒ – I’d never been and I will definitely be going back. Like something straight out of Lord of The Rings (personal fav.) it felt totally magical and I could’ve stayed for hours. A gorgeous little train station, complete with art gallery and craft village.

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Edith the Rhino – an ace community art project…

A lovely couple of days with Β Nanny and Grandad, enjoying quality time with my two baby girls made for a happy Mama. Gave me time to reflect on how lucky I am and It’s a shame to have to come back to reality…

Roll on the next one! Good vibes only… ✌️