Sunday, 5 April 2015
An unexpected day out
"If you can be here by 8.30am on Saturday you can come with us" said Lady B and it was so.
We drove to Cardiff and had breakfast in Ramon's - excellent! We were too busy eating for me to take a picture of the food but trust me, it was really good.
From there we went to Llandaff Cathedral. The first visit for all of us. We spent a while in the David Chapel, which is dedicated to the Welch Regiment - and to all the variations of that name up to its present incarnation as (The slightly boringly named) The Royal Welsh.
I saw one of those signs that make you smile so that will be added to the album of signs very soon
Then the battery died on the camera so no pictures of the Elena Marie Barbara or the venetian gondola or even Poco the friendly pooch in the cafe. That was also a really good visit and we will be watching the progress of the restoration of the Elena on her website.
It was nearly lunch time and we were nearly going to the Pumping House antiques centre but a diversion to Penarth was called for. A brisk walk along the refurbished pier and then a brief step into the Old Sweet Shop to buy a stick of rock so that Mr M can teach a colleague how to do the "back-off-holiday" thing in work and then fish and chips eaten in the car for lunch. Delicious.
The Pumping house was excellent and I found a hall-stand that I liked but by that time my feet didn't want to walk anymore so we went back to the eirie and talked through a lovely dinner then came home and fell into bed around 10pm