Cardiff, lovely as always, though a bit wetter than the other times I've visited *g*
Stil, however, a city I love going to, summer or winter.
We arrived tuesday a little past 1PM - we left Oxford around half nine - tennish (the one morning where we want to leave earlier, we sleep in - other mornings we're awake around 6AM LOL)
So, yeah - had a bar of chocolate on the way, had a bacon sandwich midways along the Severn and ate like pigs in the chinese restaurant in the Red Dragon Centre - right after we arrived here. Afterwards, Neil went for a pint and Nicci and I headed off walk - as we couldn't check in until 3PM.
Terry met up with us at 3 and we checked into the travelodge. Dinner was had at a small pub (Eli Jenkins) and then we had a wee walk along Mermaid Quai. Let's not mention there's still a shrine up at the end of the pier for Ianto.
This morning, we went up into the city centre by bus and had our breakfast at a weatherspoon's. Then we set the course for the Castle and after a detour to the local Forbidden Planet (see purchase at the end of the posted photos under the cut), we went in. It's absolutely beautiful and interesting and yeah, you spend ages in there and the feet are sore afterwards. Terry and I went up in the Norman keep (Neil and Nicci begged off because of the amount of stairs - wise decission, trust me!).
We walked through the city centre and picked up some sandwiches - ate and continued on - eventually we went back to the Travelodge and crashed for an hour or two. Then dinner was planned and had at the Spice Pot at the Red Dragon Centre (Asian food, chinese, punjabi, japanese etc) and we all ate like pigs! *grins*
Terry and Neil went for some pints and Nicci and I headed back to the room to crash and burn - and fiddle with photos.
Tomorrow we'll be driving up from here to Chester, which is a much longer drive than the last couple we've done. Not to mention the weather's supposed to be pretty shite :(( photos )