Monday, 2 April 2012
Daffies and Dinky Dudes
Anyway, these are no ordinary daffodils as they're growing in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, an internationally renowned destination based on the criterion above. The Welsh capital city was first stop on Lovelygrey's UK Easter tour, a birthday treat for both myself, the nipper who's reached the ripe old age of nine. His mate Josh who was ten last week joined us with his parents on this leg of our trip and Mr Lovelygrey came along too.
And Saturday was no exception. For it was storytelling day at the castle. In the keep, we heard Oscar Wilde's hauntingly beautiful 'Selfish Giant' and the story of 'Gawain and the Green Knight', a terrifying tale of beheadings, blood, gore and most frightening of all - snogging! There was also a rather too enthusiastic gentleman demonstrating Tudor torture implements. Great for young lads but not for the faint hearted like myself. I had to nip off!
There's plans too for a return quite soon that will be much cheaper. Once you've bought your tickets, a nice lady will take your photo and a few extra details and voila. Like the SS Great Britain in Bristol, you're then entitled to free entry for the rest of the year. Great British Cheese Festival here we come!