A spring visit to Cardiff barely whet our appetites for the beautiful Welsh capital.
The summer pride event we've been waiting for, Cardiff Mardis Gras 2012, is only nine days away.
This year's festivities, held in Coopers adjacent to the majestic Cardiff Castle, include a Mardi Gras parade, Cabaret Garden, youth zone, community market vendors, catering, bars and a dance arena hosted by Decadence.
Last year's turn-out of 20,000 party-goers is sure to be outdone this year with a live entertainment line up that includes:
For admission tickets and more information visit the Cardiff Mardi Gras website.
IF you need a breather from the party, or just want to experience more of Cardiff, GSN has also done some of the exploring for you... check out some of what we love most about Cardiff.
And take a little bit of Welsh with you: Hapus (Happy) Mardi Gras!