Croeso i Cymru! (Welcome to Wales)

Happened to be in Cardiff yesterday – on business. Always a pleasure to tap into the vibrancy of Wales’s capital city – especially with Halloween upon us.

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Hair raising experience!

Had to chuckle while passing a hairdressing salon where the staff had dressed as Count Dracula – and the shop where a robot witch ‘greeted’ you on the way in and out!

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Looking through an arcade shop window.

Resisting the temptation to scoop up a tray of Welsh cakes, l popped instead into the city’s famous market and – don’t get me wrong here – l know that in Bath we have a wonderful and historic covered market AND regular markets at Green Park Station and elsewhere – but  l have to say l am a bit envious of the scale, variety and energy of Cardiff’s current indoor offering which has been trading since 1891.

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The entrance to Cardiff Central Market

The city is busy preparing for Christmas with a skating rink and big wheel being readied for action from the second week-end in November.

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The big wheel beside the Civic Centre

Good to know the people of South Wales can enjoy home-grown Christmas attractions as well as always being welcome – on this side of the Bristol Channel – when visiting OUR Christmas Market!

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Will it be back this year?

Shame we haven’t space for a big wheel in Bath – but there is always the carousel!!??