For many years a crowd of us would make the biennial trip to Cardiff to watch the rugby match against Wales. I first travelled with them in 1994 and have never saw Scotland win, but continued to make the journey – just because it was great fun. But, as the years went by the prices increased and the numbers dwindled. A few of us continue to travel to games but not on a regular basis. This year’s Autumn Tests added an extra game against Wales for The Doddie Weir Cup. Doddie has Motor Neurone Disease and set up a charity to try to find a cure for this degenerative disease and we decided to go.
We flew to Bristol, flights to Cardiff are always extortionate, and had organised a private taxi to take us to our digs in Cardiff. I had booked a new development AirBnB property in Butetown not far from the centre and, in the other direction, Cardiff Bay.
The game itself was a pretty poor affair, but it was a great weekend.