Celebrating a birthday in lockdown

My 36th birthday was celebrated in lockdown on Sunday 17th May 2020. Instead of going for a bottomless brunch with the girls in Cardiff, followed by copious cocktails, it was spent all on my own. Want to know how I pushed the boat out?

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The day before my birthday in lockdown, I made a balloon arch

Get crafty

After years of persistence from brewers and fans alike, the phrase ‘craft beer’ has taken root. People are drinking more craft ales and beers. It is often said that there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker in the UK. In many ways, this statement is an accurate one. In essence, the number of breweries opening in the last ten years has skyrocketed. There is a greater availability and range of beer styles present in pubs and bars across the country than ever before.

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Letter to the Unknown Soldier

Earlier this year, whilst doing some housekeeping on my Ancestry subscription (yes, I’m a massive family history geek!), I discovered a letter I wrote in 2014 to the Unknown Soldier project.  It was published on 14-18 Now on 6th August 2014. Even though it was written about World War One, I feel it is relevant as we approach the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. It was an emotional re-read for me…

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The old Locomotive Inn at the corner of Broadway and Nora Street in 1912, a 5-minute walk from your home