The Avala Guest House
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Our adventure begins with a very traffic-free drive down the M4 to Heathrow. After lots of chatting and swapping of sweets I realised that I had left something very important behind, on a chair in Whitchurch Primary School's staffroom. I had been very organised, surprising myself with my precision and attention to detail by arranging every ticket, ...
... just because they could.
The Butes were hilariously extravagant as only rich Victorians can be, google them if ever you are in need of a high society giggle. Amongst other things, they built a house with the sole purpose of hurting the eyes. Gold plating, mosaics, woodcarving, peacock wallpaper, the works. It was an attack of the senses, but even so, if you shut out the rest and only looked at the details, they were quite beautiful. My favourites were ...
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In the last few days we’ve watched the first episode of Torchwood, and an early episode of the ‘new’ Dr Who, which were set in Cardiff. From this we’ve learnt that the building we’re staying in didn’t even exist 9 years ago, it was a carpark in Torchwood. It’s still fun seeing bits of Cardiff ...
... and dominated the landscape. Lots of visitors as expected for a Sunday including motor bike riders and family outings. A great buzz.
Then another long trip to Cardiff capital of Wales. Interesting place culturally and socially. Guided tour of Cardiff Castle could have stayed all day there. Such ornate and beautifully furnished rooms. Unlike some castles it ...
... Nantgarw, where we stopped for a quick lunch before journeying on to our final cemetery search - this time at Eglwysilan, hidden in a very quiet area just west of Abertridwr. There we found a very interesting and old church - the parish of the Thomas family, connected with the Llewelyn family of Pentyrch.
Within the hour, we were on the way back to Cardiff to return the car/boat we had driven over ...