...rainy streets, neon signs, disused stations and broken lines...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Cardiff Bay photos
We took a walk around the Bay around Christmas, and the place keeps changing so fast I can hardly recognise parts of it.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
A winter's day trip to Crickhowell, Powys - photos
We popped over to Crickhowell for the day over Christmas and I'd forgotten what an attractive little Welsh town it is. It was unbelievably cold though!
Monday, January 04, 2010
A few snowy Cardiff pics
A few snaps from my trip up to Cardiff on Christmas Eve (including the train 'trouble' when some arse on a bridge in Slough threw a brick at the train driver) and the wintry walk on Christmas Day.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Return to St Fagans museum, Cardiff
We paid another visit a few weeks back and checked out all the indoor galleries we missed last time.
They've currently got a great pop culture exhibition there, and after we've finished stuffing our faces with lovely Welsh cakes, we had a look around the Celtic village.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Penarth pier photos
A few snaps from a quick jaunt to Penarth pier, a short, late Victorian attraction situated just a few miles from Cardiff. The pier has had some considerable ups and downs over the years, but things seem to be on the up at last.
One thing that surprised me when I was researching the pier was that it formed the backdrop for some truly fierce Mods vs Rockers battles in the 1960s!
More photos: Penarth pier.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Cilgerran and the River Teifi, west Wales
We stayed at Fforest which offers posh camping in the middle of a lovely ancient wood near the lovely village of Cilgerran.
Carmarthen & Cardigan, Wales - photo features
Here's some pics from our recent holiday in south west Wales. I was astonished how beautiful and picturesque the area was.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Lovely, lovely St Davids day!
Thanks to the lovely Em, I've enjoyed a delightful leek bake today, followed by a plateful of delicious Welsh cakes. Welsh cakes rock.
Here's Eme holding a tin full of cakes she baked for last year's Offline St David's Day special.
Someone asked me a while ago what a Welsh accent sounded like. Here's my reply:
What exactly does a Welsh accent sound like?? Like Richard Burton. Like the Treorchy Male Voice Choir. Like butter across a freshly baked Welsh cake. Like Slack Blodwyn from Tiger Bay after six pints of SA. Like a warm summer breeze on the slopes of Snowdon. Like Shirley on a Vegas encore. Like Tom's Green Green Grass. Like the sound of the onion bag bulging as Cardiff surge into the FA Cup Final.See lots of photos from Wales here.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Some photos from my Christmas trip to Porthcawl, on the south Wales coast. It was chuffing freezing!
The lighthouse, which dates back to 1860.
Lifeguard's lookout tower.
The 1930s Pavilion.
This luxury development may have impressed the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, but the locals have remained unimpressed, dubbing it it 'the bottle bank'. :)
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I love walking around deserted, out of season seaside resorts, so here's a few pics from my trip to Coney Beach Pleasure Park, Porthcawl in south Wales...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Some photos from a brisk - nay, chuffing freezing - Boxing Day beach walk on the south Wales coast.
The weather was fantastic and the gale force wind sure sorted out my hangover!
Friday, November 21, 2008
I've finished posting up the photos from our fabulous walking holiday in north Wales.
Here's a few of the photos from the report. Check out the rest here.
View from where we were staying. Not bad, eh?
Most of the urban crew get ready for a walk to Llangollen.
Walking over the mountain to Llangollen.
We were lucky with the weather except on Sunday afternoon when it pissed down. So we went back to the bunkhouse and got pissed instead!
Walking over the Chirk aqueduct.
Through the long and very dark tunnel!
Heading home along a shorter tunnel....