Caught the bendy bus down the Bay this afternoon. Preparations for this week's Urdd Eisteddfod have filled the area in and around the Millennium Centre with show tents, stands, fairground kit and crowds of people. We circumvented them all and went for a walk across the Bay barrage to Penarth and then caught the bus back home after a brief glance in a few estate agents' windows - eyeing up the prospects for re-locating next year, as we do from time to time. The view from Penarth Head across the Bay is one I could live with, both on a bright day like today, and in all the other damper, darker varieties of weather we have to put up with. I still find the flatlands of the city a trial to live in when it's overcast.