Lunch Break

Barry Island Pleasure Park, home to the finest* amusement arcades in Wales, is just a few minutes walk away from where I live and work. So, with an abundance of coppers in my purse, the way I spent my lunch break today shouldn’t come as a surprise. 💰 * Disclaimer: They also happen to be the […]

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Dame Stephanie Shirley

In an interview with Forbes a few years ago, Matt Mullenweg told the story of how Automattic has “been proving them wrong since 2005”. Dame Stephanie Shirley paved the way by proving them wrong way back in the 1960s with Freelance Programmers, a remote-working company she started on her dining room table that was eventually valued at […]

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Clearing Out My Childhood Room

I recently expressed a wish to exchange letters with my younger self and clearing out my childhood room (my parents want space for a rowing machine!) this weekend felt as close to that wish as I could get. Amongst the treasures I found: A magnificent collection of Beanie Babies. Every single Destiny’s Child album. Survivor […]

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Eight Tips for Hiking Oahu’s Diamond Head Summit Trail

Tip One: Dress the part. Find your flimsiest ballet pumps and pick out a one-shouldered bag. It’s just a bit of walking, right? Tip Two: Water? Who has space in their bag for that!? Surely there’ll be some magical water fountains somewhere along the trail. Tip Three: A bit over the halfway point, dehydrated, with aching […]

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Take Me Back to the 90s

I have lost count of the number of times I’ve watched this 90s compilation this week. It’s a fun, creative, perfect piece of nostalgia that hasn’t ceased to make me smile yet. 🙂 I have a memory associated with every single song in the video, and it really brings home what an important part music plays […]

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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 […]

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