Monday, 12 May 2008

Wonderful week end

Well we couldn’t have been luckier with the weather for our visit to Cardiff. We had a fantastic w/e with our DS and his DF (fiancé).
They loved the commission pieces, much to my relief.

We arrived about 9.30am and shortly afterwards set off for a circular walk that started in Rhossili, which I think is part of the Gower Peninsular.

Before we set off properly we just had to take a visit to the Rhossili Gallery, and what a find that was, wonderful jewellery, and of course the most perfect ring for me, which my lovely DH has bought for my b-day, can’t show you yet as he’s keeping it for the day (at my request).

Anyway we dragged ourselves away and began the 7-mile walk, DS forgot to mention that bit when he suggested the walk!

The first thing I spotted while everyone was admiring the view was this beautiful simple sailor’s memorial, in the churchyard.

It wasn’t long before the pic frenzy really became embarrassing and I risked getting told to get lost, to get these wonderful patterns and textures.

Then just up the path we found this lovely mother and foal. We decided not to have lunch here as we didn’t really have enough to share with the rest of the ponies!

Anyway our DS had decided it would be nice to have lunch on top of this hill, hmmm! It was a long time since our breakfast!! Fortunately we found the perfect spot by a deserted cottage well before the dreaded hill.

We finally finished the walk back on Rhossilli beach, having taken a staggering 5 hours to complete what the guide said was about 2½ hrs. But what did they expect with a photographer and a barmy mixed media artist, for company.

I came back with 40 odd pics and a pocket full of sheep’s wool, an unidentified animal bone and various other unsuitable found objects. Wonderful!!

On returning to Cardiff we were treated to a lovely homemade fish pie and vegetables, which we were all very ready for.

The next day we had coffee in our favourite gallery, Craft in the Bay, after an early morning swim, sauna and spa (and 1½ mile jog for my crazy DH), at the complex where our DS and his DF live.

We then went shopping in Cardiff before going home, tired out but Oh!! So refreshed.
A big thank you to you both for a wonderful w/e.


Julie said...

Thank you for sharing your weekend Sharon. Youall look very relaxed and that beach shot is gorgeous!

Carol said...

OMG, you must have driven past my house to get there, i am gutted as we could have met up!!!!!! I live in Groseinon which is just of junct 47 of the M$ and I went to Rhosilli only a few weeks ago, it is just up the road but I so rarely get time. It is such a lovely beach, glad you enjoyed it! Next time let me know and I will stand you a nice cuppa!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. And all the fitter too!!