Cardiff Weekend

This last weekend John was like a kid in a candy store because we went to Cardiff for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Many will know that John grew up paddling and coaching slalom. Most recently he has been writing for Sportscene which is a dedicated news website for all things paddle sport. We had media passes for the weekend so I was his little helper.

On the way there we stopped at a National Trust of course. Tredegar house was a stunning home and had an interesting history as being a girls school for many years…

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The best was the downstairs kitchens of course. My room…

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John’s room lol…

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Oddly, there were some stores in the stables area and one was a quilting shop! John, I mean I was very excited that they had new Aneela Hoey fabric at half price. These two were end of bolts and I was shocked to see them on sale…

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After this crafty moment it was mainly a weekend of paddling at the first class Cardiff White Water Centre…

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Me with Olympic paddlers…

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The paddlers make it look so easy…

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The weather was cold and fairly horrible all weekend except for Friday, as evidence by my crafty break…

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Ahhhhh iced coffee and comfy chair sewing hexagons! (I’m finished all of my Liberty print hexies and will post them soon)

After a great World Cup we headed home via Cheddar Gorge. Yes where cheddar comes from!…

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It was funny to be here because it felt a bit Canadian mountain town…

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It’s too bad that we couldn’t have spent more time going through the caves.

On a funny note…I love road trips in the UK because the “Services” are much better than Canadian ones and often good for a little laugh. Really, huh?…

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Why?

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