Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Half term

Home from Oxwich tonight, as I have a two day Religious Deveristy and Anti Discrimination training workshop to attend tomorrow and Thursday. Kath and Anto are taking over our holiday let, and Rhiannon will stay with us until her parents return at the weekend.

We climbed Rhossili Down above the Bay this afternoon, the highest point in the Gower Peninula. It has a marvellous panoramic view. The weather was warm for the end of October, and just as well, since it was quite breezy up there, 633 feet above sea level. I could have done with a few more days of fresh air like this.

Coming back to central Cardiff, the difference in air quality is noticeable. Half term week in this recessionary year, less people are going away on holiday. The new St David Centre just opened has meant that the roads have been unusually busy. The Centre has exceeded expectations of footfall, with a million visits estimated in the first few opening days and weekend. Whether that's a million actual visitors, as opposed to people going back several times is not considered. I guess what really matters to retailers is how much money has been taken, and we'll have to wait a little bit longer to get that kind of picture.

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