03 December 2009 @ 11:53 pm
Day 5 - Cardiff to Blackpool and Day 6 - Blackpool to Dunfermline  
Day 5 - Cardiff to Blackpool

In the morning, we set out to go to Blackpool - our midstop before we would be back in Dunfermline. We chose to go via the A49 instead of heading to the M6 - mostly because we knew from the way down that south of Manchester was road works about every 20 mins and in a lot of places we'd been forced down to 40 mph - sometimes less and a few times full stop. So we decided to avoid the motorway up until south of Preston - then we headed onto it and then off toward Blackpool.

Blackpool... was... a bit kitchy - the permanent lights were REALLY kitchy XD - the Christmas lights were okay, nothing extreme light sleigh-riding Santas. They make me want to barf.

Day 5 - Cardiff to Blackpool )
Current Mood: sleepy
03 December 2009 @ 07:57 pm
Day 3 - Alcester to Cardiff  
Now, day 3 went very well. We ate a big breakfast across from the Travlodge at the Little Chef's. Then we went our seperate ways (after making sure we'd chased everyone else off by being... well , us LOL). Nicci and I dropped [info] toastedtoad in Stratford at the Morrisson's so she could have a bit of coffee beore she caught her train.

Nicci and I, not wanting to pay toll to get into Wales, drove up and around the top of the river Severn. It would have been okay if there hadn't been a minor traffic accident and we had to be diverted onto some odd B road, driving almost behind a rather large lorry. And there were parts of the road with more than a little flooding. We finally made it down to Cardiff and although we managed to do a slight detour into the Butetunnel, we realized right away and got turned around on the other side and the Travelodge was located without any problems.

After checking in, we went for a walk and stupid as I was, I forgot my scarf and I now pay for that with a cold. Fully medicated, I bring you pictures of Cardiff bay at night. At least some of it, as I was bloody freezing!

Cardiff 1st night )
Current Mood: happy
30 November 2009 @ 10:32 am
Day 2 - Kenilworth Castle and area  
Day 2 - Kenilworth Castle and area )
Current Mood: happy
30 November 2009 @ 09:30 am
Day 1 - Dunfermline - Alcester via Stratford  
In the morning everything was a bit hectic, but we all managed, though we left later than we would have liked to, due to a bit of shopping and some McD breakfast. Still, we set out from there around 10. It was fairly good weather, on the way down, apart from one rush of rain that of course hit when I was driving. WHY!? Bastard XD

Day 2 - Dunfermline - Alcester via Stratford )
Current Mood: awake
30 November 2009 @ 09:02 am
Day 0 - Odense - Copenhagen - London Heathrow - Edinburgh Airport - Edinburgh - Dunfermline  
I get tired just looking at that subjectline XD

Day 0 - Travel Day of Hell )
Current Mood: awake
25 November 2009 @ 12:18 am
I finally managed to finish Nicci's birthday present. Which she'll get when I see her *grins*

And I'm nearly done packing.


This entry had been crossposted to my DW, IJ and LJ accounts
Current Mood: accomplished
13 August 2009 @ 08:33 pm
I have a Blue Mountain Stout (based on coffee and chocolate) nomnomnom (it's what Nicci's hubby refers to as 'lumpy beer' XD)

So why a beer on an ordinary work night? Urgh. I'm really worn through already which doesn't bode well for for the term start -- it's the heat and my right shoulder - got something stuck in it that makes it feel stiff.

In other news, Nicci and I have been planning an addition to our trip down to Alcester at the end of November. We're meeting up with Berty and Pepe for the weekend. When the others head off on the Sunday, Nicci and I head west to Cariff ^_^ - I seem to have a bit of a weak spot for the city. Not just because it's fun to see the place I've seen on Torchwood and Doctor Who, but I genuinely liked it there the last time. We'll be staying there Sunday night, Monday night and on wednesday, we head upward to Blackpool. We couldn't get accommodations in Lancaster as we'd first planned, but Blackpool isn't too far off. So, [info]gillyp... you up for offering a cup of coffee or some such?
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