Oktoberfest Swansea 2017 at Patti Pavillion

As a, somewhat, ignorant Cardiffian, I don’t tend to explore other cities in Wales too much. I prefer small towns, villages and the countryside if I’m venturing within Wales. However, since my husband began working for Cranes Musical Instruments as their social media and internet nerd, I’ve become far more acquainted with the south coast city of Swansea. I Read More …

This Is How Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Has Changed Me

My Mum has early-on set Alzheimer’s Disease and was diagnosed around the age of 60, but had signs well before then. Back in April of this year, I decided to start a new blog called ‘a dementia diary’, which enabled me to document my journey as my Mum’s official ‘PA’ (Personal Assistant) and carer. Now, Read More …

Cyclists, how safe do you feel on the roads?

I’d spend hours pretending my bike was a car as a child. I’d sit in imaginary traffic and indicate left or right with my arms while waving to the invisible car in front of me. Playing ‘drive-thru’ at the kitchen window was one of my favourite games, much to my Mum’s enjoyment (or annoyance?) Colourful Read More …

Did the Spice Girls help empower or oppress young girls?

Just two months before my 11th Birthday, the Spice girls released ‘Wannabe’ which hit me like a tonne of platform shoes. They were, quite simply, life. I was flicking through music channels at my Mum’s house the other day. I don’t watch TV at home, so it’s always a rare treat to see what’s playing Read More …

5 Reasons Why I Love My Simplistic Car

When I passed my driving test it was one of the best days of my life. I didn’t know it back then, but it would open the doors to so much adventure and freedom that life without a car just wouldn’t permit. I was always a little obsessed with the concept of driving, from a Read More …

Grey Hair and I Absolutely Do Care

I began to notice a pesky grey hair or two around five years back. At first, I thought I was seeing things. I was in my twenties, how could I possibly be going grey? When I took a closer look, the truth revealed itself to me. I was going grey. Shit. It started out as Read More …