Hiking at Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons

In less than an hour’s drive from Cardiff is the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. In attempts to keep in good health and get in shape, I often plan trips to the various walks, trails and hikes in the spectacular local scenery. I headed to the area known as Waterfall Country where an unusually large number of publicly accessible falls are to be found.

Ystradfellte

Tips for the overworked professional

Are you suffering from job burnout? Lockdown has made some of us work harder than ever. I am currently working 16-hours on flexible furlough. I am finding that I’m trying to fit what I would usually do in 40 hours into this time. You may also be a working professional, managing the running of a house and chasing the kids around too. Here are some of my relaxation tips to help get your mind refocused and off work.

Love yourself in a bikini

How do you find contentment on the beach? Deep down we know people are not really looking at you, and they are not judging us for our size and how many love handles we may or may not have, but we all have that ‘moment’ before we go away about being seen in a bikini.

I am not always comfortable in my body (currently a curvy size 20), but ultimately, I will be on my holiday trying to get an all-over tan, with as few white bits as possible. It really is mind over matter. Here are some of my tips on how you can love yourself in a bikini.

XelHa
Unsurprisingly, I could not find many pictures of me in my swimwear. This one is a rather pink me, I am ginger skinned after all, in my tankini at Xel-Ha in Mexico in September 2017.