On a cold, but sunny and dry day in May , M.y friend and I had a lovely day out in Swansea /Mumbles by car.
Easily found from Junction 42 on M4, we arrived at the Dylan Thomas Centre in time for an excellent cup of coffee, and reluctantly refused the to die for cakes on display as we both have a weight problem!! We were tempted to linger on the comfy settees to browse through the magazine’s and daily papers available, but Tempus Fugit, so we resisted.
We found the displays very interesting, and really enjoyed pressing buttons to hear great orators like Richard Burton reading some of Dylan’s poems as he had such a wonderful descriptive command of the English language.
Needing food for the body as well as the soul by 1 pm, we continued past the Maritime Quarter to Mumbles, and pulled in to my favourite Italian Cafe/Restaurant, Verdi,s.We got a corner table by the window with a 180degree sea view, and enjoyed a delicious lunch(babies and children are of course welcomed in true Italian style , so do take the grandkids there).
We shared an ice cream for dessert, (after many minutes choosing from a selection of 30 flavours on offer!!) and, again , had to forego the mouth watering cakes on display , so felt very virtuous!!
We then had a windswept but bracing walk along the promenade to the Pier, and a short drive back towards Swansea to walk off more of our lunch in Clyne Gardens. (Just turn in by a pub on the Left hand side of the road called the Woodman, it was only 1 GBP to park all day) .Clyne Gardens is very well maintained by the Council, is free, and in early May there were primroses, bluebells and azaleas in bloom. We felt truly blessed!!
And, best of all, when we got back to Cardiff , it had rained all day!!