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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 ...
... zone then we went inside the stadium and watched the Fiji vs Wales game then we went back to the train station and caught it back to the other station where my great uncle Keith picked us up and took us back to James house.
Cardiff seems to be a lovely city with the feel of being a town or village. It doesn't seem overly busy with people buzzing around everywhere, just very laid back and unpretentious. The street we walked up to go to the markets and then the castle reminded me of the 70s or 80s, cute old style stores in historical buildings with arcades - but on the next street, brand spanking new and modern! We really liked the mix.
Anyway, we had a great picnic lunch ...
Up bright and early to find it raining. My train was at 0730, and got me into Cardiff at about 1050. Should have been a little earlier but there was a slow moving freight train that had to clear a section of the line before we could continue, so we were sitting in the middle of no where for about 15 minutes. I couldn't see much from the train as there were lots of trees on the banks around the tracks, but what I could see was very pretty despite it being grey and wet. Went through ...
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