Guess where I’ve been this weekend? I’m in Cardiff at the moment, and yesterday we went to see the Wales v Barbarians game in the Millennium Stadium. Its ages since I’ve been to Rugby in the stadium, and it’s always so much fun. There were just over 57,000 people in there yesterday. That’s rather a lot of people all hollering and seeing Tom Jones all at once. Actually, the singing of Tom Jones at Wales games makes me chuckle. It always happens. He’s practically the patron saint of Wales, I think.
It was Shane Williams’ last game (although he’s on about his third last game now), and despite the fact he was playing for the Barbarians, there was still so much love for him, which was rather sweet. I like Shane Williams, even if he is over-doing this last game business.
As well as the rugby, we’ve been in Barry. Yes, the place from Gavin and Stacey. The front at Barry beach is pretty much the set, with the stop from Dave’s Coaches, Marco’s Cafe where Stacey works and of course…
The arcade is the genuine article, where all the scenes with Nessa working the kiosk were filmed. As you can imagine, there are pictures of the cast and Gavin and Stacey merchandise everywhere. We also spied the bus they do the Gavin and Stacey tours on, which is has been done up to match the Dave’s Coaches bus. At some point, I quite fancy the location tour. All the sea-front locations are really easy to find, but somewhere around are the houses used for Gwen and Uncle Bryn’s homes, and most of the Essex locations were actually filmed in Penarth.
As well as stalking Gavin and Stacey locations, we also played Pirate themed crazy golf, where I spied this…
…which rather appealed to my appalling sense of humour. Sadly, I am very bad at Crazy Golf, and came last. I have decided I was actually aiming for the highest number of strokes, and therefore was the winner really.
Right now, I’m half watching the Thames Pageant thingy for the Jubilee, while reading the tweets from the Queen of Twitter, which if you don’t follow, you should, because she’s hilarious. All the boats on the Thames are certainly impressive, but the poor Queen looks bloody frozen. Considering she’s in her 80s, she’s been standing about on that boat for ages. The display from the National Theatre as her barge went past was impressive too; they ran the War Horse horse along the top of the theatre. I’ve heard the horse from the stage is impressive, and it is. The movement is so clever.
Is everyone suitably full of Pimms?