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…
Sometimes afternoon tea can be uneventful, let’s face it, it’s just sandwiches and cake! So, what did I think about my afternoon tea in The Ivy Cardiff? The dining experience will definitely hit the savoury and sweet spots.
Last Sunday, to get some fresh air, and a change of scenery – trying to blow away all thoughts of the Coronavirus, even if just for an hour or two – I headed to the 17th Century mansion, Tredegar House in Newport. It is a short drive from Cardiff and is a Grade I listed building is managed by the National Trust.
Like so many others on Sunday, I woke up after a restless sleep – the wind was howling, and rain battered the house. I didn’t know that at the bottom of my housing estate that there was devastation. As I scrolled through social media, I could see that homes and businesses were underwater in Taffs Well, Pontypridd and further up into The Valleys, all along the River Taff.