On the upside I painted the front door, it was navy blue last week.
And we took a trip to the lovely Gower Peninsula in Wales.
To get there we drove along the south coast of Wales on the M4 motorway. I glimpsed a castle through the trees. I wasn't fast enough with my phone when travelling 70mph to get a photo but managed this on the way back.
here. Castell Coch was built on the much earlier remains of an earlier castle in 1870.
And on we went to the Gower Peninsular. Past Cardiff, the capital of Wales, past Port Talbot, somewhere which looked like the end of the universe from what could be seen from the M4, past Swansea and the over a cattle grid and onto the Gower (apparently it is wrong to call it The Gower, but everyone does so I will too).
Then we drove for about half an hour, down narrow lanes (with some large vehicles) and saw the sea.
We drove on until we reached Rhossili.
We weren't particularly looking for anything but Tripadvisor had recommended a bistro for lunch. We drove into this little hamlet and the only parking was in a private field/car park. It looked a pretty little place but at this point, nothing amazing. Then we walked round the edge of the bistro and this was in front of us.
This was our view sitting on the terrace. That little white dot to the left of the house is quite a big house, just to give you an idea of scale. And what looks like a little smear in the sky above the house is a hang glider. We were so lucky to really just happen to have a warm day in late September. I imagine the whole place is crowded in the school holidays.
It was perfect conditions for hang gliding and there were up to eight of them above (and below) us at any one time.
Nothing was quite normal on the Gower. The sheep thought they were mountain goats. Those little black dots down on the beach above the sheep in the photo are people.
Rotating left from here is Worm Head, (not what we think of as worms, apparently it is Old English for dragon).
And that is probably more than enough of this beautiful part of Wales for now.