This weekend... could've gone better. On Friday night, Ceri & I went out with Cath and her friend Sara. I bumped into someone I used to go to school with, which was super weird as I live 200 miles away form where I went to high school and then on Saturday I woke up in the middle of the night under the weather and the rest of the day was pretty much a write off.
We tried to go in to town to do some shopping but there were so many crowds, I got barged into quite a bit, I lost my temper and our trains home were delayed. So in the end we came home, got pizza and stayed in watching Indiana Jones and Paranormal Activity 3.
Today, we tried to be a little bit more creative. Because it was going to be our first nice day in weeks, we cycled into town and had a spot of tea at the Pettigrew Tea Rooms in Bute Park. I'm not a great tea drinker but I tried a lovely White Peony and Pink Rosebud loose leaf tea and it was so delicious! The Victoria Sponge cake was lovely, it's just a shame the sun wasn't out or I could've sat there all day!
After our tea, we decided to wander into town to window shop. Locked our bikes up by the library and walked around a little bit. We went to a Jewellers to have a look at some wedding bands and get some ideas of what we liked and how much it would hurt. We popped into John Lewis as I wanted to look at some craft stuff, and also dick around with hats:
We were gone maybe 45 minutes. As we walked back to where had locked our bikes up, I joked to Ceri that our bikes had gone. I looked again.
To say we were pissed is a bit of an understatement, especially as we double locked them. I've been meaning to get a D-Lock for ages, bike theft is rampant in Cardiff but I've always had other priorities. So, this would be the second bike Ceri has had stolen this year. The first, was right out of our garage. We phoned the police, they asked Ceri if there was any CCTV around in the area but because there were no lines of enquiry, told him to keep an eye out and if he saw anyone riding around on it, to give them a bell.
Cheers Police, nice to know you're protecting our streets.
There are so many things to be annoyed at. Our insurance, the cost - all the practical things. Mainly I'm annoyed because I couldn't bear to see the look on Ceri's face when we realised what had happened. It broke my heart - cycling together is one of my favourite things to do and although the bike is replacable - it might not have been. Plus, it put a right shitter on the rest of what was a thoroughly lovely Sunday.
We went to Ceri's parent's house this evening, where Ceri's mum made us a beautiful dinner with a tart for afters! I've never had a tart before - it was delicious! We've asked Ceri's mum to do the flowers for the wedding - she helped us out a bunch with our garden and loves digging around in her own garden. Speaking of which, it turns out we have a Rose bush in ours but it isn't getting the best light so I might move it - but these cheered me up: