Category Archives: Cardiff

City goal

As well as going to Coventry for the ice hockey on Boxing Day another Christmas tradition (i.e. This is the second year we’ve done it) is to see Cardiff City play over the Christmas break. We went to see them against Villa today. It was a good game and they won 1-0. It’s not as good as ice hockey though.

The Cranes of Ibycus

Travelled up to Birmingham today for an ALT strategy meeting. I was on the train at Cardiff when it was announced that all trains were cancelled. By coincidence my colleague Simon Horrocks was also on the train, heading to Milton Keynes. He drove us to Bristol.
Here are the cranes on the Cardiff station redevelopment. In the story of Ibycus the killer gives himself away by pointing to the cranes. I’m not sure what these ones mean

The homecoming parade

Wales had a homecoming parade today after Euro16. We got tickets for the free event in the Cardiff City stadium, and this is the bus arriving with Bale, Ramsay and co on board. The Manics played three songs, and then they interviewed the team and replayed the campaign. It was a very communal, joyous evening. Haven’t had many of those recently.

End game

I was up and down to London today, then rushed home to catch the Wales Portugal game. The Cardiff fanzone had been moved from Coopers Field to the Millennium stadium. You had to get (free) tickets for this which sold out immediately. So we went to the one in Pontypridd instead.
Wales didn’t quite click in this game and their fabulous run came to an end. Personally I think it’s because they moved the Cardiff fanzone. The games have provided some joy in these post brexit days.