Our first stop was to hit golf balls at the local golf range. I was super keen as I love playing golf. I borrowed our friends Ping clubs, very flash, and set up to hit some balls. As much as I love hitting balls, I am not always good! Sadly I whacked some absolute shockers. Slice and dicing like crazy, oh well, golf takes a lot of practise and it had been a good few months since I had even hit a ball.
Andy and I waved our goodbyes and then made our way for our full day road trip. First stop was Llandudno. A cute beach side holiday place, I could imagine on a sunny day many people enjoying the coastal beach experience. But as it was rainy and overcast, I could only use my imagination this scene! Oversize squawking seagulls greeted us as we walked along the shore front, where we came upon a triathlon event. We continued to walk along the pier right to the end of the jetty; not many of the shops were open in the drizzly weather, but it was still nice to explore.
Wales was very green, no doubt due to the frequent rainy weather. We made our way to our B&B for the night, this time to Trout Cottage, which we booked through Air B&B. A very quaint house, nestled in a big garden, with chickens, fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, bee hive and a very friendly black cat and black labrador Moja. Moja was a therapy dog, and super friendly. I took to her straight away, giving her lots of pats and tummy rubs, oh yeah, she was good therapy for me for sure!
Dinner was served at another cute local pub around the corner from where we were staying. I had a strange concoction of brown rice and vegies, which tasted good but did not warrant a photograph! My friend had a pie with puff pastry as big as your head! incredible!
Returning back to the accommodation it was time to start tiring down after a big day out on the road. After a hot shower, a game of Rumi Kub, I was ready to read my book and hit the sack for the night. I was getting a bit rundown from being on the road so much, and going like crazy every day. Hopefully in the next few days I can relax a little more and start slowing down. You really need to jam as much as you can into a holiday. Every day is a new adventure, a new opportunity and a chance to have a great time!
I slept way past my planned running time; much to Moja’s disappointment. I made my way down to breakfast around 830am. Everything was fresh and mostly home made, which was just so nice! We sat outside in a glass roofed sun room, flowering gardens and rolling hills in view. I nibbled on home grown strawberries and thick natural yoghurt, mixing in a sampling of home made lemon curd, mmm, my favourite!
After one more run around with Moja, and some pictures in the garden, we were back on the road again. Driving around Wales was great! It was just a pity we did not have more time to see more of the sights. It was a quick trip down to South Hampton. We only stopped once at a random garden centre for some lunch. I must say I was very impressed with the volume of home wares and plants they had for sale. If only I had a garden to plant them in! I live upstairs currently, with no soil space for plants, something I want to work on in the future, as I love gardening!
As we arrived into South Hampton, it spelled the end of the road trip with my friend Andy. It was his birthday that day too, so even more special that he went out of his way for me for a road trip. My friend Mandy greeted us with a freshly baked lemon cake, which became Andy’s birthday cake too! It was soon time to wave goodbye to another friend and hello to a new destination: South Hampton.