Phoenix & Cedars Hotel
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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 ...
... time wandering through St David's Shopping Centre. We were attracted by all the stores displaying rugby gear but resisted the temptation to buy more "stuff". We had a bit of a laugh over some of the t-shirts displaying the Welsh sense of humour and had a leisurely lunch.
On Tuesday we decided to go for a drive through the nearby Black Mountains. We had a late breakfast in Caerphilly, about 30 km from our hotel. The cafe was directly opposite the town's magnificent ...
... on the National Rail train system. To that I say hells no. It is far too expensive for my cheapskate self; instead, there is the Megabus. To some, the Megabus is the bane of cheap transport, a literal vehicle of death; to us, it was a way to get to Cardiff roundtrip for the princely sum of 13 pounds TOTAL. For BOTH OF US. So obviously I'm willing to put up with a bit of possible fatality in my transport, if I can save fifty quid (fifty ...
... imply that the owners were wealthy enough to put pigment in the whitewash. The pig sty was round as pigs naturally burrow into a corner and therefore they found a circular sty more difficult to get out of. The pigs were great recyclers - they ate the household scraps and then their meat provided food, bristles for brushes, skin for leather, blood for black pudding and bladder for a ...
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