I’m starting to get to know the A465 Heads of the Valleys road rather well between Abergavenny & Merthyr! I was up at the crack of dawn (well OK 8am) carrying down the broken JVC 40″ flat screen TV (with integral DVD) which had developed a large crack when I got back home from Curry’s PC World yesterday. I’d rung the store in Merthyr retail park straight away and they said return it ASAP.
Fortunately the car park was deserted pretty much at 9.15am when I arrived so I handed it over and got a refund. The chap serving was the same as had sold me the TV previously and he told me about compact Blu-ray players that would connect to our old Samsung which seemed like a good idea but only their Cwmbran store had stock. So retracing my steps I headed off back home and told Debbie the good news.
A quick scan of google showed us the Cwmbran store was in the normal retail park and so off we headed and as luck would have it a Sony piece of kit fitted the bill perfectly as it had BBC iPlayer & Amazon instant video and was a lot cheaper at £75 compared to the £280 I’d originally shelled out.
Once back home and configured all we had to wait for was Nicholls to deliver tomorrow our new distressed wood & branch console for our bedroom and Debbie would be happy! To celebrate we took James & Emma for a quick tour of the Brecon Beacons in the afternoon and had coffee in Brecon town’s Costa.
Later, some spectacular views of snow on the mountains were enjoyed by both when I parked the Freelander up overlooking the old Roman Road just outside Brecon.
Eventually we headed off to the A465 and I recrossed my earlier route from Merthyr – what a day! Capped off by Emma’s decision to delay her return to London from tomorrow to the 2nd April as she was enjoying her visit so much. 🙂