We headed off up to Aberystwyth today – on stage 2 of our Ceredigion tour – for a christening at St. Padarn’s church in Llanbadarn Fawr. It was great to catch up with some old friends who we hadn’t seen in ages and even more amazing to see how big the kids have grown!! It was also interesting to see how people had changed, even if Aberystwyth was the same as I remember it during my last visit some 2 years ago (when we sold our house).
In order to liven up the journey home, we opted to take the cross country route via Llanilar, Tregaron, Lampeter, Llanybyther – as opposed to our normal coastal route via Llanrhystud, Aberaeron, Synod Inn and Llandysul. The other reason for going this way was to avoid the guaranteed holiday traffic – especially with Aberaeron hosting a Welsh Pony and Cob event today – so no doubt gridlock ensued!
Mrs DDWT and I both commented on the way home how wonderful the scenic views are in Ceredigion – both on the coast and inland, but at the same time agreed that our life in the Swansea valley was much better for a whole host of reasons. In fact, we came to the conlusion that the only thing we miss are our family and friends.
It was strange not weighing today and I think it’s the first Sunday I haven’t done so since Janaury 2006 (how sad is that!). Anyway, here’s hoping the fortnightly visit to the scales does the trick and eases my self-imposed mental torture 🙂