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Creating memories on canvas with Cheerz

We have thousands of photographs on our computer. But our home has very few pics displayed so after our engagement shoot in June I was determined to have some of the photos enlarged for display.

Cheerz offers a range of services for bringing your pics to life including memory books, wall art and gift items as well as classic photo printing.
I decided to go for the canvas print option and have a photo of each of the children to go up on our wall. The ordering process was very easy and straightforward. I did it on my laptop but you can download an app for Apple and Android if that is better for you.
We were away on holiday when the canvases arrived and I was really excited to open the boxes. The prints were carefully packaged to protect them during transit.

I set Chris to work on putting them up. There are some options for attachment methods available at checkout but we decided that Chris’ DIY skills were sufficient for putting up the pics 🙂

I love my canvas prints and am planning on getting some of our wedding when we have the official photos! Plus organise a proper album or memory book to remember our special day.

A little treat just for you: use the code LOOPY8 to get an £8 voucher with no minimum spend (excluding gift cards) until Sept 1st: just to give you an idea £8 could cover £8 25+ free retro prints or can be used against all the ranges at Cheerz

*I received these items for the purpose of this post.

Wales 2018: Tenby Dinosaur Park and Pembroke Castle

I was a bit concerned that the children would have been all dinosaur-ed out after the showcaves but apparently you can never have too many dinos!

Actually, the Dinosaur Park is more than just dinosaurs.It is more of an activity park. The first ride we went on were the boats which were just brilliant.

Next we went to the fossil hunt and were allowed to take home one fossil each that we had found: this softened the disappointment from Llantwit Major a bit 🙂
There seemed to be a lot for Matthew and Anya to do but we were slightly more restricted for Zach as there were extra charges for the things that he was old enough for or the free things were a little too babyish for him 🙁 Luckily there was a soft play area indoors that all 3 of them could enjoy at the same time. Meanwhile I had a go on the 2p machines and won 3 keyrings, yay!

We did the chuckle maze where you have to find jokes along the way (all with a dino theme) and then went on the dinosaur walk.

I took Zach on the huge slide. Matthew and Anya went on their own and went down about 5 or more times each! Once was enough for me as it was very fast and I ended up with a bumped back and a big friction burn on my elbow.

We decided to make a move and visit Pembroke Castle. I was longing to go here because it is the birthplace of Henry VII and I adore history. There was a knight school to entertain the children but to be honest they were most enthralled by the giant map and the chance to explore the grounds.

We enjoyed a treat at the cafe and I was able to try gluten free Welsh Cakes so I was very happy!
We had only little downpour of rain and took shelter in one of the halls. Zach decided to jump in puddles so was not very popular…


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Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Global Blogging.
The exciting news is that Chris and I got married this weekend! All of the planning worked perfectly and in the end I chose to wear the ivory white dress (but had the purple one in the car just in case!)
It was such a special day and now we can look forward to our future together as husband and wife.
I am very excited to have been invited to join as a host for 2018. This year we have the extra twist that we want to be more active on social media (see below to get your posts shared on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest).
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Wales 2018: Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves and Talley Abbey

The rain continued so we ventured underground at the National Showcaves!
Actually we started off with a dinosaur extravaganza to welcome us! There is a real mix of modern animatronics and older static models. Matthew loved the carnotaurus 🙂

The caves are amazingly beautiful and the story is incredible. It was also tinged with an awareness of the danger those original cavers faced in light of the trapped football team in Thailand who had been rescued just days before our visit.

I had a stonking good lunch of cheesy beans and chips at the cafe. Then we visited the shire horse centre. I am not a fan of animals so was super brave getting up close to horses, sheep and alpacas!

We decided on a change of scenery and drove home via Talley Abbey. The sun came out and the ruins were beautiful. We were the only visitors there and there was a sense of peace at the site.
Less peaceful was our game of crazy golf back at the lodge followed by more time at the playground!

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