Rain, Train and Daddy Hugs

Sunday, 5th July we went on a train ride to raise awareness of Organ Donation. My partners Mother had a Kidney Transplant in 2011 so she got an invite to come on the train with others. Me, my partner and Elliw were invited by my partners Mother. Mia was in her Dads.
We caught the train from Porthmadog which then took us to Blaenau Ffestiniog. I was a little worried on what we would do there but the weather was really nice and the sun was out in the morning. So Elliw was dressed in her new shorts, vest top and denim jacket and I wore my clothes along with my summer jacket.
We arrived in Porthmadog by 10.15am. Elliw got very excited. We waited in line so we could get our tickets then off we went to find somewhere to sit on the train. Luckily it wasn't that busy and we got a seat on the first carriage. Elliw had a chance to pose on the front of the train, she was super happy! The chairs on the train were pretty uncomfortable but we had a table and a stunning view of the sea which was great.
Elliw was getting a little grumpy and fed up. The train ride was just over an hour long journey. I hadn't packed any activities for her to do as I did change my mind about coming and I was just going to stay at home and sort out the girls toys but of course, I went in the end.

Elliw kept on swapping seats. She sat with her Daddy most of the time and she was a real Daddy's girl through out the day. I took one photo and then she wanted more taken. As you can tell, she is a right little poser. I love these photos of her and her Dad. It just shows how much she loves him

As I mentioned. Elliw got a little grumpy at times. She had a few games on Daddy's phone and she was happy! Although she wasn't all that quiet either. She had a few snacks such as cheesestrings, strawberries and a packet of quavers... two packets!

We finally got to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Guess what? It was pouring down. As you can see. I wore my summer jacket. I was drenched. There was a choir singing on the station, so we stayed around a bit. Elliw didn't mind the rain as you can see, she is wearing her SUMMER sun glasses. She got a little bored so she went to have a walk with Daddy to see the trains behind the train carriages.

We decided to leave a little early. On the way there were some stalls and we bought Elliw cupcakes and a few other bits. We decided it would be best to phone my partners Dad to pick us up. It was pouring down. Not much to do. Also, we had a 4-5 hour wait until the train back home. Which was a shame. But I do think we went at the right time. So whilst we waited for my partners Dad to come pick us up we went to sit inside a family pub to have a drink {water!}


  1. Ah it looks like a nice day out even though it rained! I'm never prepared for the rain at the moment, it seems to be sunny one minute and pouring down the next!

  2. Typical summer weather! My lot would have loved that train journey :) Love the photos of Elliw with her dad x #whatsthestory

  3. It looks like you had a great time riding on all the trains, even if the journey was quite long for Elliw. It's so sweet to see Elliw with her dad too, what lovely photos of the two of them together. It's great that even the rain stopped you from enjoying the whole day you enjoyed yourselves overall. Do pop over and link up to Country Kids too, this post would be perfect. Popping in from Magic Moments.

  4. Flipping English weather is a nightmare! The train sounds amazing though and sounds like you still enjoyed it. #mummymonday

  5. What an amazing day out, the trains look fantastic. Glad you had a lovely day despite the weather

  6. Oh my son would love this!! Looks like you had a fantastic day :)

    Helen - #twinklytuesday

  7. Shame about the rain but your photos are lovely! #TwinklyTuesday

  8. I do that all the time, say Im not going on an outing and then going at the last minute! It looks like you had an alright day even if it rained some. #mummymonday

  9. I cannot WAIT to take the boys on the Ffestiniog railway!! My parents have a static caravan not far from Porthmadog and we love it there. I was waiting for the twins to get a little older before we took them on the train for the first time — I think they're at an age now where they would LOVE it!! :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  10. What a fantastic event highlighting an epically important topic! .. glad you had a lovely time
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  11. It sounds like a lovely day out, just a shame your little one got a little grumpy. Activities are a must aren't they. Thanks for linking up with #MyFavouritePost


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