It’s okay not to be okay

So, it’s no secret that I’ve had a tough time this year. But one of the things I’ve learnt is that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. It’s coming up for nearly three months after the death of my mum and it’s not getting any easier. But the fact I’m sad about it is…

See ya later 20s….. Well, hello 30s!

Today is my 30th birthday!  I’m no longer a twenty something female and have joined the 30s club. I’m glad to see the back of my 20s after all of the events of the last few months, and see my 30s as a new start. But to be fair, my 20s weren’t all bad. I’ve…

Falling out of love with my Happiness Planner

You may remember me posting some time ago about how I was trying out a Happiness Planner to help me to be more mindful and record my thoughts and feelings.  I completed my first 100 day planner in early July and found that it really helped. This 100 day period covered the time immediately after the death…

What I’ve been up to

So last week I posted about why I haven’t blogged for so long, so this week I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to. It’s nothing overly exciting, but I’ve managed to have a fairly normal week for the first time since March. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been totally normal,…

All change

I planned this post a few months ago to document some of the changes that I was going to be facing in life, but never wrote it. And now my life has changed beyond what I had ever imagined when I initially planned it and now it’s time to actually write it. You might have…

The Real Italian Pizza Co.

The Real Italian Pizza Company rocked up onto the Cardiff food scene quite quietly, but I read a review of their food over at Soliciting Flavours and quite fancied going there. Not enough to do anything about it mind until I bought a Living Social voucher for two starters and two pizzas for £17.50. And then…

My Pen Y Fan Adventure

I’ve finally done it. At the age of 29yrs and 8 months I’ve climbed a mountain. And not just any mountain, I made it up Pen Y Fan!  Back in 2014 I decided to create a 30 before I’m 30 list, inspired by my friend who did 40 fabulous things in her 40th birthday year….

Hang Fire Southern Kitchen

I’ve been wanting to go to Hang Fire ever since they turned up on the Cardiff food scene, but unfortunately, it was never to be as we were never in the right place at the right time. But, our luck has changed now that the lovely Hang Fire ladies have found themselves a permanent home…

Book review: The Night That Changed Everything

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn’t cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back but Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They’re a perfect match. Nothing can come between them. Or…

Cardiff’s Best Burger

This post is more of a declaration of love, than a review. Done well, a burger is one of my guiltiest, most wonderful pleasures and can be dressed up in so many ways. I’m feeling the need to talk about my favourite place for burgers, and make no apologies for my party political broadcast style…

The Discovery

The Discovery is one of the pubs owned by local chain Knife and Fork Food, with an impressive array of gastro pubs in Cardiff and Penarth. They are also the former owners of the now sadly closed Woods Brasserie which used to be in the pilotage building down the bay. Knife and Fork took on The…

Cote Brasserie – Mill Lane

I’ve been to Cote a couple of times now, both the branch down the Bay, and the newer one on Mill Lane. For me, Cote is a fall back for a meal out which you know will be good. The easy online booking system also means that it’s quick to sort out, and you know…