Tag Archives: Cardiff

A sunset stroll

The weather forecast for Saturday in Old South Wales was for wall-to-wall sunshine.  A real bonus after days of grey skies.  As I struggled out of bed and the sun slipped over the ridge on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Rambling through 2012, a year in pictures: Part 1, Wales

At the end of a busy year it seems appropriate to look back and remember the places I went and the things I did during 2012.  Far too much to cram into a blogable number of words so I decided … Continue reading

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Back from the shops: Jinxed journey and verglas

When I was a kid we used to have to write essays in school on less than thrilling subjects such as ‘My Summer Holidays’, ‘An afternoon in the Park’ or ‘My Favourite Pet’.   So boring did I find this that … Continue reading

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Shafts of light in the winter gloom and hibernation

In the last week I have made another couple of trips to Cardiff in increasingly stressed and depressed pursuit of Christmas presents for the family.  Each time I arranged to meet up with friends in the evening, something to look … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 13: a day in the City

Though I was born and grew up in a city I’m not and never was a City Person.  But sometimes it’s got to be done.  Occasionally I have to go back for practical reasons and, though I dislike admitting it, … Continue reading

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An Extra Day; a trip to Cardiff and The Big Leap Year Swindle

Wednesday 29 February and I decided to spend The Extra Day doing something different.  Shame to waste a freebie just doing ordinary stuff.  I arranged to meet up with friends in Cardiff and it turned out to be a great … Continue reading

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