Get involved! You do make a difference

This is a bit of an unusual post for me to write, I thought long and hard about whether it was right for me to do so. Last week the Cardiff Blogger community were upset by the loss of 21-year-old Bethan James. This is not only my way of paying my respects to her and her family but a way of showing you that all of your interactions make an impact on those you meet.

Bethan Be Kind
Credit: Instagram: @bethanamy98 Be kind 💕

Are wet-led pubs back on the rise?

The British are known for many things, and pubs are certainly one of them.  Pubs used to be where you would stop on the way home from work to have ‘a quick one’ or a refreshment break or friendly catch-up on the weekend. I am not sure when the change took place, but for too long pubs have become food-led establishments. Have the tides turned, and are wet-led pubs back on the rise?

The Wharf
Left to right, Jason, Rhys and myself behind the bar at the now-demolished The Wharf, in Cardiff Bay

2019 – What a Year!

You’ve probably seen quite a few older Millennial’s writing “If you were born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s and have made it to 2020, you have lived in 4 decades, 2 different Centuries, 2 different millennia, and are not even 40 yet!” Scary stuff! As 40 gets ever closer, and 21 further away, I do feel the need to reflect on the good times.

Here are some of the fantastic things that have happened to me this year…

Dreams

Wave goodbye to Excessmas

It is the most wonderful time of year… or, at least, it is supposed to be.  Yet, for many, Christmas can equal excess expectations and extreme expense or indulgence.  Has it all become a bit too ‘extra’ for most of us?

Fortunately, 2019 looks set to be the year that ‘excessmas’ takes a back seat.  Research reveals a backlash against the Insta-perfect of prepping, cooking, gorging and one-upmanship shopping.

Christmas Tree