IS IT WORTH SUFFERING “SUMMER OF 69” FOR A £1.93 PINT OF BRAINS ?

    THAT is the question. Last post from Cardiff, on the first Friday I’ve had there in decades.  Quite quiet, I thought.  Perhaps they were all watching the egg-chasers at the Arms Park. The City Arms is always packed though, isn’t it ? Actually I couldn’t remember it at all, even though it’s the… Continue reading IS IT WORTH SUFFERING “SUMMER OF 69” FOR A £1.93 PINT OF BRAINS ?

DON’T GO FOR THE ONE WITH A PAPER PUMP CLIP

“The photos make Cardiff look lovely. Is it ?” asks Dave. Everywhere (nearly) is lovely, Dave. You just have to look harder is some places. Cardiff Bay, the castle and the Brains pub tiling would be my highlights. But it was this arcade just off High Street that impressed, giving Leeds Victorian Arcade a run… Continue reading DON’T GO FOR THE ONE WITH A PAPER PUMP CLIP

CARDIFF – BLACK EYE FRIDAY T-2

After a couple of days at home (or, more precisely, conveying gentlefolk back and forward between Addenbrookes) I drove my sister to Bristol for a meet-up with her eldest daughter, whose wedding near Helston you’ll all remember. I suspect we had some brother/sister chat on the way down (A14/M6/M42/M5/M32, travel bores). With the Aygo parked… Continue reading CARDIFF – BLACK EYE FRIDAY T-2