We spent the first weekend split between North and South Wales because we flew to Liverpool and were staying with friends in Hawarden, but we were keen to see my sister after my brother-in-law's death a few weeks ago. My other sister loans us her house to stay in. Catrin spent some time with a friend in Cardiff. From Cardiff we went to Hothorpe Hall for the UFM Family Conference.
Hothorpe Hall is a conference centre and it's as luxurious as it gets for us Daveys. We have a nice double room with it's own bathroom, very good meals served in a smart dining room and then we have reports from our colleagues working all over the world, from inner-city London to a remote village in the Andes. There's also a main speaker who, this year, was our friend Ruper Bentley-Taylor. It was a good week, and if it does you good to be a little pampered, then it did us good.
The second weekend found us back in North Wales. Amanda from Australia joined us and we spent a happy Saturday exploring the walls of Chester. Did the Romans really have the camera obscure? I must look it up. Then Amanda and Catrin left for their own adventures in London and Slough while we travelled back to South Wales.