Author: Cardiff Mummy Says

Welsh cakes

An ode to the Welsh cake


With the autumn rugby internationals starting this weekend, I’m feeling all patriotic and Welshy. My days of watching our boys in the pub are long gone – so what could be a better accompaniment to the game than a Welsh cake or six? I wrote this little verse a while...

Five really easy Halloween craft projects


We love arts and crafts! However, I’m just not a very crafty person and a lot of the projects I see on places like Pinterest (I’m on there as cardiffmummy) fill me with dread, as they look way too complicated for me and my children to do. I’m not even...

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – theatre review


My children love pirates and they also love dinosaurs, so you can imagine how much they love a book combining the two. Especially when the books are as fast-paced, adventurous and brightly illustrated as the Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs series, written by acclaimed children’s author Giles Andrea and...

Contemporary art family-style at Artes Mundi


I have to admit I was a bit unsure when the publicity team for Artes Mundi asked me if I’d like to bring my family along to review this year’s exhibition. My children are fairly cultured (I hope!), but I worried whether it would be too much for them. Contemporary...

Things that happened when I ventured into work today


Officially I’m on maternity leave at the moment but, being self-employed, it’s difficult to completely disappear for nine months as there are clients I really value and don’t want to lose and jobs I love doing. And so every so often, I find myself doing ridiculous things like writing articles...

What other Cardiff kids are reading before bed


I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to my blogs on 10 books for babies to read before they turn one, and 11 classic books for toddlers. They’ve gone a bit viral and I’ve had so many comments from parents telling me their favourites from my lists. Some parents have said...