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!
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.
Did you say sandwiches and cakes, with a Welsh theme? Yes, please!
On Thursday 10th January, I attended a bloggers event at Future Inns in Cardiff Bay which re-launched their afternoon tea offering.When it comes to indulging on a finger sandwich and scone you are quite literally spoilt for choice in Cardiff.
What is most impressive about the Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea, apart from the price, was that it is homemade.You always know when cakes have been bought in, or added too, cut up, etc so it makes such a difference when they are made from scratch and only have to travel a few metres from the kitchen to your table.
With an era-inspired pin curl in my hair, bright red lips and a naval uniform style dress; I headed to Library Gardens in Whitchurch, Cardiff to the Vintage for Victory weekend festival ready for a trip down memory lane.
The throwback event is in its third year and celebrates all that is great from the 40’s to 60’s. Plus 10% of all ticket sales are donated to Cancer Research Wales – one of the leading cancer charities in the country and who are based at Velindre Hospital behind the gardens.