Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Better than throwing darts at a map.

Yesterday was Ross' birthday. To celebrate, we went to Wales. Ross tried to tell me that it counted as "going abroad", but I wasn't fooled! It was a nice little trip and Linus' first time to spend the night away from home since he came home from the hospital.

Ross has a strange thing about going out of town for birthdays. Since I've lived here we have always gone somewhere for our birthdays, and have developed an interesting way of picking where we go for Ross'.

2010 in the Lake District/Ulverston

2011 in Blackpool

2012 in Caerphilly

Any guesses?

I'll give you a hint:

Yep. We go somewhere that has a statue of a comedian. Ross is a bit of a comedy historian and it's a been a pretty good way to pick a place to go. The only real problem with this year's trip was the shocking lack of Caerphilly cheese available in Caerphilly! Ross was very excited to get some, but there was none to be found. How very disappointing! It turns out that more Caerphilly cheese is now made in Lancashire.

Here's the birthday boy with his pride and joy.

Don't worry, we weren't letting Linus drive.  
This is while we were stopped at The Services on the way home.

So does anyone have a nomination for next year's trip/statue location?


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    1. I'll keep those in mind, dear ;)

  2. Hi Meg! Just reading your blog and getting to know the area a bit. I'm from New Jersey but I'm moving to Manchester next week...I've never been to the UK (let alone lived there!), so just trying to get an idea of what I'm getting myself into! From what you've posted it looks like a great place to be :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! Good luck with your move. How exciting!