Taking a long weekend
This weekend has been most excellent, a bunch of friends from back home came over to visit myself and Ben (who also lives in North Wales now). I took the Friday and Monday off too, which turned out to be a good thing. In the end everyone turned up on the Friday and left Sunday night. Three busy days, and I’m glad I decided to take today off too, I need it to recover from the break I just had!
Matt, Kath, and Mike (Goodwin) spent Friday evening over here in Llandudno, where we chilled out at Weatherspoons before coming back to mine with an Italian takeaway and proceeded to chat and watch an episode or two of Firefly. Saturday morning was a late start owing to the fact that we didn’t get much sleep. The recent heat-wave made a return, and it was way too hot to have windows closed overnight. Which meant having to listen to the seagulls all night, particularly their ‘Hey, look, the Sun. Better make as much noise as possible for no apparent reason’ 5am serenade. We made it to Bangor early afternoon and met up with Mike (Hainse), Liz, John, Ben and Sammy. An afternoon at the beach turned out to be a rather nice break. I don’t usually enjoy beaches, mainly because everyone seems to want to just sit down and do nothing. Fortunately John had brought his mini-football and mini-rugby ball, so we had a long kick-around/throw-about. With bare feet. You really don’t want to miss-kick with bare feet. It’s bad enough when you hit it right - we all had pretty red feet by the time we got tired and gave up. Saturday evening was a BBQ at Ben’s place, which we were all more than ready for. We had a great night chilling out, though the effect of Red Bull on Ben is something quite startling. For about 30min. Sunday everyone bar Sammy (who was working ) came over to Llandudno for a walk on the Orme and some chips on the sea-front.
Had a great time, and have spent today doing as little as possible. Cheers for coming over guys!