A drizzly Monday morning in South Wales with two poppets. What to do? Why, head through Swansea out to Mumbles to visit the Lovespoon Gallery and have fish and chips, of course!
|Spot camera-shy Mr E…|
Lovespoons are a traditional Welsh betrothal gift, carved from a single piece of wood with various designs symbolising various elements of the carver’s love for the intended recipient. Idiotically, we took no photos of the lovespoons, only of the sign…oops.
No Lovespoons for us, we’re afraid – although we did meet a lovely couple who were looking for one to commemorate their 60th wedding anniversary in a few months’ time.
|A lovely church building on the way to Mumbles.|
|“When is lunch? What are we having? Fish and chips?”|
|Lovely waterproof Suze!|
|On the waterfront…|
|A view of the bay, with the pier in the distance.|
|The lighthouse. E has been building Lego ones ever since we saw it!|
|Camera-itis – a sudden illness afflicting our first born.|
Fish and chips was from Yallop’s and was a revelation: battered cod – the size of your leg!; a pile of chips as big as a dinner plate (each – yikes!); and mushy peas. Absolutely delicious. E got his own paper cone of chips, fish and peas to eat in his car seat (it was pouring with rain by this stage) and was the happiest little munchkin you’ve ever seen!
All in all, a great day out was had by all (we won’t mention H & E’s colds/ear infections and the ensuing tiredness…two good nights’ sleep have improved matters enormously!)