On Saturday, Simon picked us up and we drove on to Wales. First we visited Caerphilly Castle near Cardiff. It was a warm and sunny spring day and we enjoyed our visit. I wasn't on top form as I'd slipped and fallen in the shower at the hotel that morning. I've injured my right arm/shoulder. My shoulder is bruised, sore and stiff and I've got restricted arm movement. I've had a massage this morning and hopefully that'll speed up my recovery.
After Caerphilly we drove down to Cardiff Bay and did a short walk followed by a meal in one of the many restaurants. Above is the Norwegian church in Cardiff Bay.
On Sunday, Simon and Vanessa spent the day in Cardiff while I drove to La Mercerie in Cowbridge to teach my Slip Stitch and Stranded/Fair Isle Colour Work workshop. Fortunately the shoulder injury didn't affect my teaching. Although I did struggle a bit with the driving.
I'm normally exhausted and in a lot of pain after a workshop (I suffer from chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain) so the day after a class is normally quiet but after injuring my shoulder, today has been quieter than normal. I had a massage this morning, I've done an hour of computer work and lots of knitting. I'm planning to knit for the rest of the afternoon before we go out for a family meal tonight to celebrate Vanessa's birthday, which is tomorrow. I was supposed to be going away for a teaching trip this week but that was cancelled and with my shoulder injury I'm quite relieved to be spending a week at home with no workshops. Hopefully I can rest my shoulder, catch up on some work and get started on my new book.