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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Will it be back this year?

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