Me that’s who! The last couple of years, one of the highlights in my social calendar has been attending a Christmas in July event. I love celebrating the festive season, in my summer clothes, while digging into a Christmas in July menu, with festive drinks and entertainment. This year the venue was at Steinbeck and Shaw and PRYZM Cardiff, who got to showcase that they are more than just a nightclub.
Christmas in July – tables set up in the main room in PRYZM Cardiff
Flat Holm or Ynys Echni (its Welsh name) is a little island, just 4 miles off the coast of Cardiff is rich in wildlife and has masses of history. It is the most southerly point in Wales, and the sea in between Flat Holm and neighbouring island Steep Holm is the border between England and Wales. It is only 500 metres across, and is an essential site for scientific interest and is a nature reserve. Its history is fascinating; from Viking raiders, a Victorian fortification to becoming the first line of defence, protecting Cardiff, Penarth, Barry and Newport during the Second World War.
It was on my list of ’30 things to do before I’m 30′ and at 35 I still have not made the short trip across the waters. Having sat through an interesting talk on the island last week, it has re-ignited and inspired me to take the short voyage.
Image courtesy of Visit Cardiff
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, chances are you will have noticed that Gin is very much in style. From Gin distillery tours to Gin tastings and even Gin and tonic tea bags – Gin is undeniably a firm favourite.
Brunch: Fresh Pressed Juices – Kiwi Kickstart Apple, Cucumber, Kiwi, Pear, Lime & Wheatgrass
Most writers will have trouble with writer’s block at some point in their lives. Currently, I have a list of ideas that I would like to explore but have been uninspired to write about them. When consulting the internet, I was informed that possible reasons for writer’s block could include fear anxiety, a life change, the end of a project the beginning of a project and well… almost anything. It only leaves us feeling frustrated.