I'm not sure what possessed my housemate and me to catch the train to Caerphilly to see the local castle. The BBC weather had informed us that it would rain slightly, but the minute we stepped off the train the snow was nonstop. I didn't want to be one of those people that keeps posting snow photos but it seems I am. As a tiny German lady who has spent more than half her life in the Middle East, I've been struggling with the bitter cold. But there you go, at least it made for a pretty magical setting.
Caerphilly Castle is the second largest castle after Windsor Castle, built in the 13th century and reconstructed from 1776 onwards by the Marquesses of Bute who also owned Cardiff Castle. We braved the snow and it really was worth it. The castle is stunning and it felt like a fairytale (seems to be a recurring theme in my life at the moment). Clearly everyone else was sane enough to stay wrapped up warm at home because we had the castle all to ourselves. It's well worth a visit if you're ever in this part of the world.
I'm heading back to university on Monday. DREAD. Trying to make the most of my days off but they seem to be filled with work (of the 'I need money to eat and wear nice things' variety). How has January been treating you guys?