July 8th, 2021

Swimming

Tails in Wales

I took a long weekend to visit my vicar friend Miles, recently relocated to Wales, and to meet his dog Poppy, star of TV's The Dog House.

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The weather wasn't great and we spent a lot of time watching terrible Pierce Brosnan movies (did you know he voices a CGI elk in Riverdance: The Animated Adventure? you do now). However, the beach was a stone's throw away so I also took the opportunity to have a swim every day, including when it rained. I brought a lot of sand into the house and used all the clean towels, and felt very relaxed.

On Saturday I went to church with Miles, who conducted Mass with such dignity and solemnity you'd never have guessed we spent the car journey barking at postmen. He was kind enough to include 'civil servants' in the congregation's prayers.

We hung out with our friend Dai, another local furry and aviation enthusiast, which gave me a wonderful opportunity for possibly the worst joke I have ever made:

ME: I hope Dai doesn't cancel on us tonight.
MILES: Oh no, why?
ME: Because if he does...we'll have to see Dai another day!


On Friday, the one sunny day, we had breakfast at a café on the prom, and later went back for an ice cream. A proper summer holiday!

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