It was a windy chilly day in Wales. Marian, Emlyn, Big Guy, Grams and I had gone to Llandudno to meet Menai. Menai is Emlyn’s cousin and we had met her and Marian in Paris some years before.
First, Marian and Grams decided that they needed to go to a butcher shop. I don’t do butcher shops, so I hung around with the guys. Suddenly, I heard, “Gweeds! You’ve got to see this Cheddar cheese! And the Stilton! Ooooh, yummy!”
I toddled in. She was right. They had the most amazing selection of cheeses I had ever seen. The Grams, Big Guy and I are big cheese fans. I was salivating against the display counter. Big Guy and Emlyn came in and we took, “one of that, and one of this, and one of the other, thank you very much.” Wales has truly wonderful cheeses, just another reason to love Wales.
Marian hurried us along, “We need to meet Menai!” So, off we went to the pier. During the spring and summer, Llandudno is a very busy resort town. In the winter, though, it’s deserted. We were there a week before the start of spring. The promenade sweeps around the bay. Grand old hotels line the whole promenade. They look like grand dames waiting to go bathing in the bay.
On this day, the wind and the clouds made Grams think of the Bay of Angels the movie, not the place. Don’t ask me, I’ve never seen it. Menai met us and we went for a walk down the pier. The rides were closed, but the games were open. Marian and I tried the ‘claw’ toy machine. We must have shoved £5 into that machine. Nothing, nada, zilch.
When we went outside, Grams saw this little double decker bus ride. “Oh, Gweeds, it’s just your size!” Yeah, if I were little kid. The woman has no sensitivity. So she made me stand next to it and took a picture.
Big Guy and Emlyn stood at the end of pier and smoked cigars. They had a good laugh at my predicament. Then, Menai suggested that, as it was tea time, we all go back to her house. Bless her. So, off we went and had tea and sweeties with her and Glyn.
B/t/w, I have a plan to get us to Paris. Can’t talk about it now, but it’s sweet.
A la prochaine.
Moochas smoochas, Gweeds