A Challenge to Myself: 101 Postcards from Wales

I'm incredibly lucky. I've been able to travel the world and meet people from many different countries over the years. Discovering and learning about new countries is one of the things I enjoy most in life. What about my own country, though? I have great love for Wales, it's always been my home, but there's... Continue Reading →

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2017

"Why is everyone going on and on and on about 2016 as if it's a person!?" "Numbers have meaning, Siobhan," my Mum replied. I may have rolled my eyes, in the most daughterly fashion, as she repeated a story she's often told me. Any year with a six or a nine is guaranteed to be... Continue Reading →

Be The Most Sublime Fool

The wisdom of Ray Bradbury: If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights... Continue Reading →

Little Blue House

I brought a house this week! A little blue house by the sea. It's on a new development and, as the houses on it are being released slowly and selling quickly, I've been missing out on chances to secure one of the houses for months. I grabbed my chance this week. The house itself is still being built... Continue Reading →

Taxi Ride Home

My taxi driver had just told he he'd been living in Wales for six years and, with laughter in his eyes, was trying to get me to guess where he was from originally. I couldn't. I'm awful with accents and knew I'd get it wrong. 🙂 He was from Ethiopia. I asked as many questions... Continue Reading →

30 Days of Blogging

I did it! Today is day 30 of my 30 day blogging challenge. Prior to this month I had only ever published six posts to my blog over the span of a year. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. I'm active on all of them. I love having spaces on the web to stay connected with people... Continue Reading →

Happiness is a Warm Welsh Cake

Live music was playing out from the bandstand and the sun was shining down on the water over in Cardiff Bay today. I love travelling but both Barry and Cardiff will always be my absolute favourite places in the world, as strange as that may seem to some. 🙂 They're both so familiar but still full of magic.... Continue Reading →

Love at First Sight in Seville

You can fall in love at first with places as well as people, right? 🙂 It was love at first sight for me in Seville. One year ago, we arrived late in the evening, after driving from Barcelona, to find the area surrounding our AirBnB blocked off to cars. Jenny used her impressive skills of persuasion to sort us out with a police escort. After... Continue Reading →

Marathon Man

I recently watched Marathon Man, a BBC documentary about Eddie Izzard's journey to run 27 marathons across 27 days in South Africa. Why 27? One marathon for each year that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. It was in Mandela's honour that Eddie set up the challenge with Sport Relief. Catching snippets of the London Marathon over the weekend was a reminder of... Continue Reading →

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