Monday, September 10, 2012

Last trips of the summer

This week saw the return to school for the 'smalls' and thus the tutor for Pads. He's thinking about studying some history and we have the amazing 'World at War' TV series on VHS that my mother subscribed to years ago so that's a terrific resource.
I took Moli off for an overnight camping trip to the Gower from Friday to Saturday evening. Although the bus only cost £13 return from Cardiff to Rhosilli for the two of us, I had to get a taxi on arriving at Swansea to avoid too much walking in the dark, the connecting bus having left 15 minutes earlier. The stars were sprayed across the sky by the time we'd walked from Parkmill to Oxwich Camping Park, only to meet a sign saying they were closed for the year! I walked up to the door, not wanting to find anywhere else at that time of night. There were signs of life and I knew the people were friendly from a previous stay. Not only did they let us pitch up but the caretaker insisted on giving us cups of tea that evening and the following morning! We had a very flat pitch :) Moli got some good ideas for her Art GCSE that trip (more photos here).
Framed by the Threecliff stack
Meanwhile, Ally took the boys to the Usk show. There were all sorts of things that kept them entertained and so they stayed a lot longer than expected. One of Pads favorite things was a display of matchstick models (like the one below, although this is not from the display at the show).
Matchstick Marvels Museum

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