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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, ...
For our last day in Cardiff, we took to the city on foot. The Castle was only a river, a bridge and an animal wall away, which we walked alongside under joyful queries. I can understand the confusion about the ant eater, but for some reason our offspring is constantly forgetting what a pelican looks like. The wolf and lion were favourites, and naturally, the castle was mostly interesting because of its many squirrels and fallen leaves. To be fair, the squirrels ...
... they’re basically flat scones with dried fruit, fried instead of baked. Still very tasty though.
St David’s was next on the agenda, or rather, ‘Dewi Sant’ - it’s good to see that there is bilingual signage on pretty much everything. I did a quick bit of research (OK, I read on Wikipedia article) and apparently 73% of the Welsh population have no knowledge of the language. ...
... and some are quite quirky. There is quite a religious influence throughout the castle as the third Marquis of Bute was very religious and had very vast sums of money at his disposal.
The Castle Library was quite extensive. The Marquis, spoken several languages including Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic. He was very well read and his children were also well educated.
A free evening today, so thought that I might go ...
... their outdoor voices inside while charging around. We headed back to Cardiff. Then the rain stopped. Figures!
We spent part of the afternoon at the Castle Gift Shop in Cardiff for last minute souvenir shopping. An early supper at the Mochyn Du (Black Pig), which is close to the hotel.
Hwyl Fawr/Au Revoir, Wales.
Off to Reading in the morning.
Rhe and Joanne