On Saturday, we went for a little drive ... to Wales. A little town named "Y Felinheli" (or maybe just "Felinheli" ?) near Bangor on the Northwest corner of Wales, which is kriste's new home, and thus, the venue for a housewarming. Also an opportunity for us to go for the first long drive in the car (well, 310 miles each way, which is long enough for a weekend), and see various bits of countryside. Even though it's mid-summer here, everything is Very Very Green. Green ! Green everywhere ! Ah, I really like this place :-)
kriste and flat-mate Dave have a nice place, spread over three levels, with random computers and Lego and things scattered around, and it's in a nice location, with views over the Menai Strait to Anglesey. The housewarming was small but fun, with lots of sushi and snackfood (ok, sushi is not my thing, but it looked neat :-) (made by kriste, of course) ), and we headed back home on Sunday. More Green ! And a lunch stop in Chester, which has lots of neat old buildings and various Roman ruins (and non-ruins - the Roman wall in the town is standing strong for much of the way around the town), and then we were home again.
Meanwhile, part of my computer has arrived - the case. The rest should arrive tomorrow, along with a very large map of the UK, which will help us in planning future road trips (next up, a drive to Hinckley in Leicestershire for the Discworld Convention sometime in August).