Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bore Da Babies

So, 3 weeks ago Miss A and I went to Wales. We spent 2 nights in Cardiff, before catching a train up to Liverpool where we caught up with friends/compadres/partners in mischief and drove along the North Welsh Coast to Betws-Y-Coed and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrmdrobwllllantisiliogogogoch (apologies if I spelled that wrong, I'm going from memory RN)

 As soon as we arrived in Cardiff Abbie was absolutely thrilled. "LOOK MUM IT'S IN WELSH! TAKE A PICTURE OF ME WITH THE WELSH WRITING" (It says Shuttle bus to the airport every 20 minutes. Tickets £5)

Obligatory mummycuddle pictures :)

Beautiful signs at Caerdydd Canolog (Cardiff Central Station)

Won't translate this, as it's translated there by Abbie

 When we arrived in Cardiff we dumped our bags at the hotel (Ibis Budget Cardiff. It was brilliant. Very cheap, very good quality for the money we'd paid. Cheaper than the hostels we'd looked at!)

Then we caught the #6 Shuttle Bus to Cardiff Bay. Abbie was enraptured. We really enjoyed looking around the bay, especially as we recognised a lot of places from various telly programmes

 (including Doctor Who, Torchwood, a couple of Pobol Y Cwm on locatino episodes....)

The Millenium Centre is awe-inspiring. So beautiful. When we go back to Cardiff I fully intend to have more of a look around.

 We seemed to spend a lot of time playing around statues. Abbie loved this one near the station :)

 We also looked at a museum by the tourist information centre. When Abbie sat on that seal it made a noise and she nearly leapt off it in shock.

 On Thursday morning it was time to say HWYL FAWR CAERDYDD!! RYDYM GARU CHI!! (byebye cardiff, we love you).

As you may have noticed in this picture, my arm is in a sling. Wellll, en route to the train station to start our adventure, I shut my hand in a taxi door accidentally. (The wind blew it shut)... I fractured my right index finger, and had it taped up to the middle one, and up in a sling to avoid it being bashed about.

Other people bring home sticks of rock. Injuries are apparently my souvenir of choice!

 Betws Y Coed was lovely. We went on a little miniature train ride (and the actual train pulled up while we were at the station, which was fun)

 Driving to LlanfairPG the scenery was absolutely amazing. If anyone ever wants to give me a house in Snowdonia, please feel free!

This one if you're so inclined ;)

I wonder where we are in these above pictures??

And then it was time to say Hwyl Fawr Cymru! After this we went to St Helens, had EPIC takeaway (seriously the portion sizes were absurd!) chilled out, chatted, and then on Friday afternoon spent 7 hours going home to Sussex