Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tafwyl 2017

17 things for families at Tafwyl 2017


*Paid collaboration with Cymraeg i Blant Tafwyl, Cardiff’s annual celebration of Welsh arts and culture, returns this weekend, with a two-day event at the city’s Llandaff Fields. The family-friendly festival has been running since 2006 and is a lively mix of live music, literature, drama, comedy, art, sports, food and...

Rhondda Heritage Park

Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park


*in association with Visit RCT and Rhondda Heritage Park As my children ran around the playground at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the huge metal structure of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery towering over us. It felt so surreal watching the...

Take your litter home, you disgusting people! 

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This weather has been hot, hot, hot and so in an attempt to cool down I took the children to Barry Island straight from school on Monday.  We had the best time – paddling in the water in our swimming costumes, building sandcastles, eating chips and ice cream. We were...


So it turns out I *do* like gin after all!


I never understood the national obsession with gin, especially among my mum friends. As my friends filled their social media timelines tagging each other in meme after meme about how much they love gin, and all manner of gin-based recipes, I would inwardly roll my eyes and think to myself “how...