How Do I Keep Cool in Pregnancy?

28 weeks and 5 days pregnant during the UK heatwave. I do like the sunshine and it being dry, but it’s tough going! Along with my poor health and having 2 children full of energy is challenging. They still seem to be wild but a bit more irritable and crying over things that they wouldn’t…

Killer Cells at the Sherman Theatre Review

Volunteering with Sherman 5 at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff has the benefit of being able to watch performances alongside helping out ushering. I haven’t helped out ushering on a performance since The Borrowers at Christmas time. I have to fit around my health as well as my partner working and childcare. Fortunately Killer Cells…

SPICE Time Credits 

What are SPICE Time Credits? SPICE Time Credits are a way organisations can give back to the community for their time given. These Time Credits can then be exchanged to pay for services. (Only charities, businesses, etc that are signed up to the programme)  What do SPICE Time Credits look like? Time Credits can vary…

Surprise! Exciting news!

What a long time it has been since I last posted a blog! To be honest I just haven’t felt like spending my time writing. The spare hour I have when the children are in nursery and school I usually sleep.  The playgroup and nursery stage when they have just 2.5 hours is difficult to…

Recycle a Toilet Roll into a Pillow Gift Box

What do you need? Left over cardboard from an empty toilet roll Brown paper (or could been any patterned paper you want), enough to cover the cardboard toilet roll Ribbon  Bow (optional) All purpose glue Scissors Flatten the cardboard toilet roll. Fold over inwards each end of the toilet roll. I unfolded the ends to…

Sounds of nature 

I’ve always enjoyed listening to nature sounds. It’s a way of relaxing for me. One of my first CD’s I bought as a child was one with dolphins in. I built up a collection of thunderstorms, rain, waves, whales and more. Recently, with the aid of technology, using my phone, I’ve recorded small videos of…

Sherman 5 – The Sherman Theatre Cardiff

You may have read a previous post about me volunteering at the museum. I’ve wanted to do something with my time. Although I’m really poorly, and I hide it a lot from people, I try to push the very best I can through barriers and the very unpleasant conditions and symptoms. I would love to…

Roald Dahl Picnic ideas 

This coming weekend, 17th and 18th September, Cardiff is going to be transformed into The City of the Unexpected. The celebration is marking the centenary of the popular author Roald Dahl.  I’m looking forward to the 2 day long event. I’ve been to a rehearsal last weekend as I’m taking part in one of many…

Glamping at The Old Summer Dairy

Where do I start?  From the initial contact, to greeting us at the site, glamping at The Old Summer Dairy was a positive enjoyable experience, leaving us wanting to go back. Click here for video of our stay The Old Summer Dairy is located in West Lydford in Somerset. (It’s close by to Glastonbury). We…

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

My passion for reading started when I was a little girl. I’m very thankful my parents encouraged reading stories to us (My brother and I) and introduced me to some fantastic authors, such as Judy Blume, Enid Blyton and of course Roald Dahl.  Roald Dahl’s parents were Norwegian. They came to Cardiff in the 1880’s….

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2016

I finally got my wish to go to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. I’ve wanted to go for a long time but for some reason or another didn’t make it. This week I have been watching the weather and wondering whether to go. As my partner works night shifts the only possible days to go were…