27.03.2006 11 °C
Well I've just arrived in London again after visiting Nicki in Wales. It was really nice although me with my brilliant planning abilities visited her right before her last week of term...so she was a bit of a stressed out cookie. Yesterday was Mother's Day and the whole family came to see a beautiful castle - Caerphilly Castle. I loved it, it had this cool leaning tower thing and if I can get some photos to work soon I'll out a picture of it up. The only bad bit about the trip was that it was pouring! Most of our coats were soaked through by the end including my ski jacket! I'm glad that it was Nicki driving not me (actually it has put me off driving completely...) because there was zero visibility... The funny thing was the difference the road surfaces made! Some just sprayed so much it was like being in a car wash.
On Saturday (the day before) Nicki took me to her local shopping town Porthcawl, which is also where she went to school for her final years. It was really nice when it wasn't driving rain in our faces :p The coastline was really wild looking. We just pottered around on Saturday and went back in the evening for a drink. We drove up to Swansea in the afternoon and attempted to buy some flowers for her mother. This was a challenge on the evening before mother's day. We spent a long time in traffic jams and the first place we went to only had horrible broken flowers left. Luckily the supermarket we went to for supplies for dinner had some beautiful tulips left The Parker family did their best to fatten me up and I enjoyed steak on Saturday and a beautiful roast last night. I am very appreciative because for the next month I will be relying on tour food which I cannot imagine is gourmet.
All up it was a good weekend and I am now looking forward to chilling at Andy's for a couple more days. In particular Andy and Jos have a beautiful bath and I already have a bath bomb called Mr Butterball that I am looking forward to with much anticipation.