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…

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,…

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…

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…

Happiness Planner – 27 days in

I mentioned my Happiness Planner in my recent post on my 2016 Goals update, and wanted to write a bit more about it. I’ve scheduled this post in advance, so on the day of writing this I am on day 27 of using it. I found out about the Happiness Planner on social media when…

Barley and Rye

Barley and Rye seems to have made it onto the restaurant scene in Cardiff fairly quietly at the beginning of this year, and I haven’t seen too much about it from my fellow food bloggers. Since I spotted the menu online, I have wanted to go there and finally booked to go with my other…

2016 Goals update

I can’t believe it is April already! In January I posted about My goals for 2016 and it’s about time I gave you an update on how I’m doing with them. This year has been a bit of a rollercoaster to be honest. It’s had highs, and big lows, but has mostly felt like I’ve been…

The Corran, Laugharne 

The Corran Resort and Spa is a lovely little retreat just outside of Laugharne. We found it completely by chance as we were looking for a spa break to spend our Christmas money on (yes, we’ve reached the point where we get joint Christmas presents after nearly 9 years together – a notion alien to…

Chapel 1877

For some reason, Chapel 1877 (or The Chapel) on Churchill Way is just one of those places that we haven’t got round to trying out despite it being on the list since it opened. We popped in for a drink with friends last summer, but only got round to actually eating there the weekend after…