Thursday saw Debbie and I leave Essex for a long drive to Cardiff. We arrived at our hotel, best described as functional, a bed for the next two nights.
A curry was consumed before a night in a room that had air conditioning , albeit not switched on!
The following morning and brunch was had at Insole Court. A delightful property and gardens.
Refreshed we made our way to Sophia Gardens after a stroll by the river and a Welsh cake and chat with fellow cricket fans.
India were playing the second in a series of 3 T20 matches and England were 1 down.
It was my first experience of ‘fans’ more interested in being on the television than the cricket. Hostile is possibly too strong a word , intimidated may be better to describe how I felt. Debbie is well versed in the Indian team’s personnel and there are a few who are very handsome, one being Shikhardawan ( I think)
Although, Jonny Bairstow is a favourite of mine and was delightful to all fans.
England won and all was to play for on Sunday in Bristol.
Saturday started with brunch or rather a cream tea 😱 at Tredegar House and an amble before the drive to Wells to find a pub to watch the World Cup match England v Sweden!
A great win and a semi final place after a walk round Wells, such a beautiful place and worth another trip.
After the match we completed our journey to Wookey Hole, another functional hotel, no air conditioning this time but the nearby pug Wookey Hope Inn made up for that with a great meal, wonderful service and the chance to find out who England would play on Wednesday .
This morning found us looking for the park and ride in sweltering heat, but not until breakfast in a supermarket, service poor but breakfast spot on.
The bus ride was hot and we had to queue in the sun to enter. Our seats were good but it was going to be hot, hot,hot!
England started well, but fell away leaving India to chase 199 runs.
Doughnuts and liquid consumed and there was respite from the sun, as it went behind the floodlight! India starred with Sharma hitting a lovely century, and won with balls to spare.
Another horrendous bus ride where we felt like we were melting finally ended and we were in the car, cool and collected.
We drove until we came across a pub for dinner, a couple of ciders were consumed and a lovely dinner that I could not finish.
The rest of our journey back to Wookey Hoke had stunning views which we had to photograph!
The sun was setting and we walked up the path to see the bunnies and just drink in the tranquility in a very pretty part of the UK.
Well worth a visit and further exploration and it has been another great trip.
Tomorrow we hope to squeeze in Bath, before our return home!