Cardiff Bay has played a significant part in Cardiff’s development, not only during the Industrial Revolution but over the last 20 years too. Its historical roots has given me one of my favourite facts to quote; “The first million pound deal in the world was done in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay in 1904.”
Cardiff came alive in the late 18th Century when the second Marquess of Bute built up the dock area and railway lines from the South Wales Valley’s, to export coal to the rest of the world. The town grew rapidly from the 1830’s, at a rate of 80% per decade. The area is now known as Cardiff Bay, which has funky bars, shopping, boat trips and visitor attractions.
I love a cold glass of rosé! As an older teen and even in my twenties, I did not get the fascination with drinking wine, but now I do appreciate a good bottle. As I do have a sweet tooth, I tend to go for a bottle of pink.
I am Welsh and even though I live in the capital, Cardiff, a fashionable, fast-paced, cosmopolitan city, ingrained into my bones is being in outdoor spaces, surrounded by hill mountains, open spaces and a sheep or two.
If you love getting out and about and enjoying yourself, Great Outdoors Month is perfect for you. It is an excellent opportunity to explore or reacquaint with your surroundings. Plus, I am a fair weather outdoor-er, and June should be a warm, dry month. I say, should, I am in Wales after all!
What a view, what a sunset!
Many people would have spent months eagerly awaiting the date, after buying the tickets months in advance for the Spice Girls Reunion Tour in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Not me! When the tickets went on sale last year, I was caught up in the excitement of the “Power of Five”, but with saving to buy a house and seeing them in the O2 Arena on their last reunion tour in December 2007, I could not commit. However, after a drunken brunch with friends, we purchased tickets, deciding to “Never Give Up on the Good Times”, after too many cocktails just over a week ago.