Welsh Wales

Last week we sloped off to Cardiff for a couple of days. Wales is not far for us, up the M5 across the Severn Bridge pay £6.70 and we are in.

Day one we went to Cardiff Castle

The ‘apartments’ were amazing

Ornate flooring, ceiling and a stairwell any princess would be proud of! (Can you spot the crocodile on the banister?) The clock tower was lovely too and built as a bachelor pad, but it took so long to build that by the time it was ready, the bachelor was married!

Day two

Double decker open top bus tour, always the best was to see get to way to see a city I think. We got off down at the harbour  so I could go visit the Norwegian Church. Now I am neither religious nor  Nowegian but after seeing this building whilst running the Cardiff half marathon three times, I have always wanted to investigate further.

Hot drink and cake consumed, after all it was half an hour since brekkie! Then time to explore, I was very excited to discover that Roald Dahl was christened there. A nice little building, glad to have ticked that off my ‘must visit’ list

Unfortunately we had left the Hotel in the sun, now it was cold and threatening to rain, so our walk around the quay was brief. Rookie mistake we had no jumpers or coats, what were we thinking?



The afternoon was spent in the shops, hubby and I checked out the indoor market and then the lovely arcades and Madam went more mainstream..

That evening we partook of some Greek food, looking forward to our hols in 114 days.

Day three-last day

On the way out we stopped at Castle Coch. The Victorians rebuilt the Castle and apparently it is very like the original that stood on the spot.

Inside was very beautiful and decorative, such a shame it was rarely used due to the lack of guest bedrooms.

Bunny carving on the fireplace

Shaz size bed

The sun, then the stars in the sky, down to the hedgerows

Aesop’s fables depicted on the walls-Hare and the tortoise

Then it was home. Good little break away for family of three.

Apologies for typos, rubbish photo layout or anything else done of this post, but written it on my iPad, safe to say I won’t be doing that again, ready to pitch it out the window! (Edits to be made later, safer for me to just hit post at this point) Grrrrr

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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3 Responses to Welsh Wales

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    oh gosh, what stunning pics! looks like you had a fab time! Makes me wanna go visit!

  2. mawil1 says:

    I’ve only been to Cardiff once for a study day, and the brief glimpse I saw was interesting. It looks worth a proper visit!

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