Monday, 9 November 2009

2 thank yous

First of all I'd like to say a big thank you to all those lovely people who sent messages of comfort to us, on the parting of our lovely old dog. We are still missing him hugely, but are coming to terms with it and trying to remember the fun times we had together.

I had meant to post about our lovely w/e with our DS and DW, in Cardiff on 31st.

We arrived with them after they finished work on the Friday and had a lovely meal of Vegetable Wellington, followed by Pecan pie, cooked by our DIL, after her hard days work, it was a great treat, and very much appreciated

The following morning I started my day in perfect fashion, with a swim and spa (part of their complex facilities) and then of course we had to make our pilgrimage to Craft in the Bay where we all had yummy cakes and coffee.

I spotted this wonderful embroidery by Louise Gardiner , one day when I'm very rich I'd like to have a series of her pieces, they'd make me smile every day.

After that we went off to Roath Park for a lovely walk around the lake, which is huge for a town lake.

And here's the happy couple.

The Autumn colour was brilliant.

And how about this for shear textural magic.

And pattern.......

After we'd had our fill of the gardens we had a look at the new shopping centre in Cardiff, John Lewis is amazing, can't wait for another visit.

Then on the way back I spotted this amazing shoe shop, sadly too old for most of these now.

For our evening entertainment our DS had spotted a 'Light up the night" extravaganza at Dyffryn gardens, but what we hadn't expected was lots of very excited children all dressed up waiting to be spooked on Halloween. It was brilliant, lots of shrieks and blood curdling screams from witches and ghouls, plus the amazing spectacle of the garden lit up at night.

And then on the back to the car we spotted this!

We finished off the evening with a lovely meal at Penarth and were lucky enough to have table with a sea view.

I started Sunday the same way as Saturday and we both felt really chilled out and thoroughly spoilt when we left for Redditch to pick up my CHF exhibition piece.

So a belated thanks to you both for a stunning w/e.


Julie said...

Eeek! That foot looks realistic! Sounds like the perfect break away :o)

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely, relaxing post! I feel as if I was there, myself!

Heather said...

I have tried repeatedly to leave a comment on your previous posts, but without success. My thoughts are with you having had to go through similar sadness on several occasions. Your weekend in Wales sounds marvellous and a visit to Craft in the Bay is always a treat. Your photos are beautiful and very inspiring.

Debbi Baker said...

What a wonderful weekend!

Ruth said...

Just love the work by Louise Gardiner - I'd not heard of her before. What talent!