Staying with my friend Dawn and her husband Kerry.
Dawn is Welsh, whilst Kerry is half Welsh and half English, Dawn's parents, David and Sarah and whom I met in New York City in 2012, still live in Wales in the village of Edmondstown, which is 14 miles (23kl) from Cardiff, the Capital.
Now you have the background information on with the show!
Had a great first night we stayed in and over a lovely dinner (sorry Carolyn no photo available) chatted for ages during which plans for my stay were revealed. A visit to Wales to catch up with Dawn's parents and sightseeing!
How good is this!
So after breakfast on Sunday lazily sitting in the beautiful garden here and yes in sunshine, we got into our glad rags and off to lunch in a Statley Home - LutonHoo. And very stately it is as you'd expect in England. The waiters were French which surprised me I been expecting an all English affair. Food to die for and company to match.
|Stuart,Carolyn, Me, Kerry and Dawn|
If it looks familiar to you "Four Weddings and a Funeral" was filmed here. There was actually a wedding there on Sunday.
After lunch and a quick nap for Kerry it was off to Wales, we arrived around midnight Sarah and David had the house all warm and welcoming cups of tea and cake then off to bed. My Tour Guide Dawn has a big day planned, sadly the weather wasn't very helpful for sightseeing, all mists and rain so Dawn was giving me a verbal account of what I should have been seeing.
|All the signs are written in both English and Welsh|
|Ducks Ducks Ducks to make me feel at home|
|A rather unusual safety message|
|At Swyddfa'r Heddlu|
|A Royal Mailbox from Victorian era|
|Welsh flag flying high|
And so we wandered through quite a few towns and villages, well done if you can pronounce these:-
Treochy, Treherbert, Rhigos Mountain, Pendryn, Brecon Beacons, Brecon Town.
So we then went off to lunch.
To be continued.................