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. šŸ™‚ He was from Ethiopia. I asked as many questions […]

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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 spacesĀ on the web to stay connected with people […]

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Happiness is a Warm Welsh Cake

Live music was playing out from the bandstand and the sun was shining down on the waterĀ over inĀ 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. šŸ™‚ They’re bothĀ so familiar but still full of magic. […]

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Love at First Sight in Seville

You can fall in love at first with places as well as people, right? šŸ™‚Ā It was love at first sight for me inĀ Seville. One year ago, weĀ arrived late in the evening,Ā after driving fromĀ Barcelona, to find the area surroundingĀ our AirBnB blocked off to cars. Jenny used her impressiveĀ skills of persuasionĀ to sortĀ us out with a policeĀ escort. After […]

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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? OneĀ marathon for eachĀ yearĀ that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. It was in Mandela’s honour that EddieĀ set up the challenge with Sport Relief. Catching snippets of theĀ London Marathon over theĀ weekend was a reminder of […]

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Catching the Beads in NOLA

It took me a while to figure out why there were beads drapedĀ over the houses, tree, and fences when first arriving in New Orleans. We’d arrived soon after Mardi Gras, an annual carnival-like celebration that New Orleans has become famous for throughout America. It took me even longer to figure out the reason why drunken […]

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