The reason behind our trip was the cricket match today, and we awoke to get skies and drizzle.
Breakfast and getting ready took precedence and the drizzle became heavy showers 😞
As we wiped away 40 minutes a break in the clouds, and the rain stopped so we walked to Cardiff bay station.
We had a lovely walk to Sophia gardens, but on arrival found we were 2 1/2 hours early!
Once in the SWALEC ground we had a tea and chatted to other spectators.
AB de Villiers won the toss and England into bat. Behind where we were sitting I spied Mike Phillips, a Welsh rugby player, and had to take a cheeky snap
England batted well, with Dawid Malan hitting an impressive 78 on his debut. They got 181 runs from their 20 overs, so a chase was on.
Very few would know all of the players on both sides, but we were treated to a feisty display both with bat and in the field. SA lost the key wicket of AB de Villiers and SA were 19 runs short. England won the series 2-1.
We stayed for the celebrations and presentations.
We had failed to find the time of the last train to Cardiff Bay, so went for a bus, but had to call a taxi in the end.
We picked up a bottle of fizz, some pasta and cheesecake and enjoyed a mini feast.it has been another lovely sojourn with laughter, nature and sport.
When’s the next one? ☺️😎