Saturday 8 August 2009

Home again again

Back from the land of my Father.

The weather was great. Lots of mountains and seaside and Wednesday's visit to Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru.

Did some celebratory spotting and queued up to get in behind Dafydd Wigley, former leader of Plaid Cymru. See how egalitarian Wales is? We all queue up together to gain entry to the Maes (field.) 25 000 people went the day we did and they still had plenty of ice creams to go round. Heard some great singing of course. The highlight of the day for my parents was the University of Bangor tent (they met there), where they found some photos of people they knew. Of all the universities in Wales it had the best and biggest stand, which pleased them.

The weather brought out people for ice creams all over the principality and when we went for a walk along the coast one day and stopped for refreshment, saw a very elderly couple tucking into huge ice cream sundaes.

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