A Welsh Diary

Travelling back home to Wales happens less often than I’d like. Before last week, I hadn’t seen some of my closest family since Christmas, which is so long ago. Last weekend it was my mam’s 60th birthday, and I couldn’t wait to get back for the best part of a week.
6 days in Wales looked a bit like this…

Arriving to the biggest cwtch from my beautiful niece : being adorned with various pictures she’d made for my arrival : heart bursting joy to see my dogs and cats : realising how much kids grow up in just 8 months : covert banner making / covert picking up of the cake : late night streamer hanging & balloon blowing : Harry Potter cluedo games, “WELCOME TO HOGWARTS!”, and definitely no cheating : a birthday breakfast – including foam shrimps & bananas, a staple : a bucks fizz cork causing a crack in the ceiling : watching mam open her cards & presents – ‘surprise, we’re going on vacation’ : whisking mam off for afternoon tea : that banner hung up on the railings outside the village : a slight detour for the best chips & curry sauce in the universe {also my everyday diet in secondary school} : unwanted rain, does the sky know it’s August? : playing cards against humanity with mam….. : Penarth sea-glass collecting : sausage & chips on the sea front :

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Five films for different moods

Films? Films?!?! I know, I know – we all love to haul ourselves into our duvets and binge watch series after series on our laptops through Netflix these days. It means we don’t have to leave the confines of our warm, cosy, perfectly moulded nest; it means that we don’t have to get up and change any pesky discs in the DVD player. Zero movement required. Perfecto.
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