So, yesterday morning I woke up and just needed to get out and do something. The night before we had been contemplating climbing the mountain, I'd done that a few days before though so something new was on the cards. Then it hit me. It was market day in Abergavenny. Flea market day.
I'm taking part in Oh Comely's perfect stranger swap and the lovely girl that I have been matched with had wrote in her note that she likes receiving old postcards and ephemera, so where better to look than at a flea market in a quaint little town (I definitely found the perfect thing to put in the swap box!).
We hopped on the train while it was still morning and set off on our little adventure.The weather wasn't the best, grey skies threatened us with rain, rain which luckily never came. The candy coloured houses and beautiful blooming flowers everywhere definitely made up for that though!
I cannot get through the morning without coffee, I just can't, so our first job was to find a place for a coffee and some cake. We stopped at a lovely little cafe called Cwtch (how Welsh?!) and we both ordered a latte and a slab of victoria sponge cake. Their cake range is quite extensive and all look as delicious as the next, also the coffee was very nice! If you are ever in the area I definitely recommend calling into Cwtch.
Next stop was the market, it was mostly full of junk, being a flea market that is quite understandable! We had a good browse, finding everything from horses skulls, gold chains the thickness of my wrists to small dainty japanese jewellery boxes and photo albums full of hundred year old stamps. I bought just the thing that I was looking for and we left the market to see what else we could find.
We walked up through the town and down the winding back roads lined with pastel coloured houses until we came to a sign for a castle. I have lived a 15 minute train journey from this place my whole life and never had I ever seen a castle there so I just HAD to investigate.
The castle turned out to be old ruins with a beautiful garden filled with trees wearing knitted jumpers. Have you ever seen a tree wearing a jumper?!
After we had sat for a while taking in the stunning scenery we started to make our way back through the town and to the train station to end our little adventure for the day.
Sometimes I think last minute adventures are the best, don't you?