Yesterday we visited the Cardiff International Food Festival in Cardiff Bay. We’ve been (I think) every year since it started, and thoroughly enjoy it every time. A couple of times we’ve got a babysitter and made an evening of it, but as I had the day off work we decided to go in the daytime this time, and take the children.
For those of you who are familiar with the ‘Torchwood Tower’, I expect you’d be surprised to see strawberries all over it! However, strawberries are the fruit chosen by Cardiff Council to represent their Cardiff Summer Festival season, and so there are strawberries everywhere. There are even little Ford KAs painted to look like strawberries, with green stalks stuck on the top!
The weather started out fairly threatening, with short sharp showers, but by the time we left the sky was clearing and an unfamiliar colour was creeping across the heavens – blue! I was so amazed at this unexpected and overwhelming improvement in the weather that I had to take a photo to chronicle it, and decided to capture the contrast in colour between the Millennium Centre and the summer sky. Fabulous! Long may it last!
After we had eaten our fill and inspected all the different stalls we decided that we were having far too much fun to go straight home so we went to the cinema. Now, the cinema complex is probably one of my sons’ favourite places, as there you can go bowling, eat pizza and ice cream (although preferably not on the same plate!), go and see a film AND visit the Doctor Who exhibition (which you can see in the background, behind the ice cream cafe!). What more could two Doctor Who obsessed small boys want? Unless…
…oh I don’t know, you were to find a real life proper road sign featuring a Dalek?! This is indeed a real road sign, dreamed up to advertise the way to the Doctor Who exhibition and is positioned just outside the entrance to the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay. I’m told that there are other such signs around the country near the other Doctor Who exhibitions. But seriously, a question to all ‘TARDIS’ fans out there, if you saw a sign telling you to turn right towards Daleks, surely a true Gallifreyan’s initial reaction would be to ‘turn left’ and run – ‘gotta love the running’! (Sorry for the two really bad Series Four references there, but I couldn’t resist!)
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