The utter heartbreak of seeing my village destroyed by flooding

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.

Children's play park submerged
With Garth mountain in the background, this view is usually of a green space with a children’s playground and the bowling green behind it.

Weird and Wonderful Welsh Christmas Traditions

I love listening to how everyone celebrates Christmas, and am always interested in how different their traditions are. We all do Christmas in our own way, from spending with family and friends to taking a tropical holiday, cooking and baking and gift exchanges. I also love how ancient Christmas traditions, some that date back centuries, are still entwined in our modern celebrations. In the spirit of the season, here are some of the weird and wonderful ways the people of Wales have enjoyed spending their Christmases over the years.

Christmas Tree Cardiff Castle
The Christmas tree and lights at Cardiff Castle

Bottomless Brunch at Revs De Cuba Cardiff

The Latin-inspired bar, Revolucion de Cuba, is a popular nightlife spot in Cardiff. My regular followers are probably aware of my rum obsession, especially the dark and spiced varieties. So, when I heard you can have a bottomless brunch in a rum bar, I knew where I was heading.

Revs De Cuba Bottomless Brunch Food

Little Cardiff Social – Festive Dinner at Future Inn Cardiff

Invite. Fancy a festive catch up with Cardiff food and lifestyle bloggers? Yes, please?! Earlier this week I headed to Thomas Restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff Bay. It is not often I get to be a customer, so was looking forward to trying the food and drink and experiencing the Christmas vibes.

Cardiff Christmas Restaurant
Thomas Restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff decorated with twinkling fairy lights and Christmas trees for the festive season.