My Tuesday began with a seaweed bath at The Well Spa. It was a really lovely atmosphere, walking down to the village in the morning. All the Christmas lights made it feel rather magical. I especially loved the lights on The Well Spa!
The staff at the spa were lovely. As my bath ran, I sat in a gorgeous waiting area.
It didn’t take long for my seaweed bath to be ready. I was told to drink lots of water, as it is very detoxifying. As such, you can get dehydrated easily. A lovely large jug of water and a glass were supplied. Stepping into the bath, the water felt so slippery. I could instantly feel how soft the seaweed and its juices were making my skin. It felt good for me! Apparently seaweed baths are great for people with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Stackpole Walled Gardens
When I got back to the lodge, Autumn was ready for the day ahead. We stopped off at Stackpole Walled Gardens. Apparently these gardens are beautiful in the summer, but understandably, it all looked a bit bleak in the winter. We were literally the only people there. A lot of options in the cafe were off the menu too. However, Autumn had a sandwich and Dave and I had a panini. It was nothing to write home about, but okay.
Autumn seemed to enjoy hers, anyway!
When we got back on the road again, we weren’t far at all from Barafundle Bay. Owned by The National Trust, this is an award winning beach. You have to walk for about 10-15 minutes from the car park across some fields. However, it is so worth it! We visited on our honeymoon and it was one of my highlights of the holiday taking Autumn there.
Autumn had never been to a beach before. As you can see from her face, she absolutely loved it!
She was running around in the sand, leaving tiny footprints everywhere. The sea was a great source of excitement to her, too. She kept pointing and saying “THIS!” whilst running towards it. It took several attempts to get the picture below, because she kept going towards the water!
Once she’d seen me drawing in the sand, she wanted to have a go too.
We had a really lovely time. It was wonderful to spend some rare quality time together as a family! Naturally, the wind picked up and it began to rain again though. I decided there was not much point in investing much time in my hair and makeup this week!
As the weather started to turn, we decided it’d be wise to head back to the car park. By the time we got back to the car park, it had really turned and there was torrential rain! We decided to head to Tenby. After all, if you’re away, you have to make the most of it. We thought it could be a good place to go, as we’d be able to duck in and out of shops.
The first shop we visited was one of my most favourite shops in Pembrokeshire. It sells all sorts of ornaments, decorations, pictures, jewellery, toys and baby clothes. They’re all make and/or sourced locally.
We also visited Lollies, which is the most amazing sweet shop! There are lots of jars behind the counter full of sweets, just like in the old days. However, there are also lots of modern delights as well as Welsh chocolate. We were absolutely soaked through, so we needed something to cheer us up!
Despite the rain and darkness, Tenby always looks beautiful. There’s something so charming about it.
Many of the shops were closing by this time, so we went to Sainsbury’s in Tenby to stock up on food. We were lucky to time ourselves perfectly for the Land train when we got back to Bluestone. I’m not sure I’ve ever been quite so happy to see a Land Rover’s headlights!
When we got back to the lodge we had a good warming meal. Braving the cold one more time before going home to snuggle up, we walked down to the village to see the beautiful Christmas lights in the dark.
Disclosure: I am a Bluestone blogger. We had a midweek break from 20th November – 25th November in return for this (and other) blog posts. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.