6 February 2016

Cosy Club, Wales

We couldn't leave Wales without popping into Cardiff.

The hub of Welsh life and a great destination for shopping.

It was such a horrid day. The wind was howling and it was pouring with rain. Lucy had joined us from Swansea and we just wanted to slip into somewhere cosy for some brunch...

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I didn't really know the best places to go in Cardiff. It has changed so much over the last few years and we didn't really want to waste time been blown to pieces trying to find somewhere cool to eat. Lucy suggested Cosy Club as her friend had been there and I said yes! Anywhere we can get out of the cold. Cosy Club was largely unimpressive.   


The d├ęcor and layout of the place looked inviting and warm, shame there was no service to match.

We stood for 5 minutes at the entrance waiting to be shown to a table. Three waiters stood behind the bar half-heartedly cleaning glasses and looking over at us gauntly.

I understand if it's not their job to show people to a table but a little customer service never hurt nobody.

"Good morning ladies, would you mind waiting for a couple of minutes until my colleague shows you to a table?"

Or

"Good morning, can I get you a drink whilst you are waiting to be shown to your table?"

It was quite busy in the place, but there seemed to only be 1 or 2 waiting staff on duty. Food took ages to arrive and the waiters didn't even warn us about the wait or even apologise when food arrived half an hour later. It was only a couple of eggs, not an a la carte meal.

My breakfast wasn't even that good! Eggs & Avocado breakfast. Maybe it's because I'm a lover of breakfast, I expect that when I go out for breakfast that it will be better than what I make at home, but the avocado had no seasoning, the egg was practically cold and the bread was so tough to cut into it was more of a chore than an enjoyable meal. 

Or maybe I just chose wrong?

I enjoyed the company and my coffee was pretty decent, but overall it was relatively disappointing.

We made our way back to Sylvia's and Nanna had just about enough time to take a few "cousin snaps" before we got on our way.

Cue awkward family photos in the conservatory!






Then it was time to head back. 

It had already become that awful time on a Sunday, where it feels more like a Monday than a Sunday.


Jade and I followed each other all the way up the M4 until I reached my exit. We whizzed past each other waving and smiling as we past. 

Thanks for a great weekend Jadey!

Until next time!


1 February 2016

Gemelli's

Jade has been one of my best friends for 24 years.

We used to spend our summers playing in my paddling pool, mostly naked.




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11 January 2016

JoBro's Birthday

Dear Jonathan,

Happy 22nd Birthday baby brother!



27 October 2015

Halloween Inspo

If there's something I like better than shopping for myself, it's shopping for my friends.

There is nothing better than finding them something which they love. Something that makes them go uuuh aahh and makes them feel like a million bucks.

With Halloween coming up (it's this Saturday!) and not enough time in the week to go shopping, I'm bringing you some scary inspiration which can all be delivered straight to your door, or office.

So you don't get caught out wearing your sheets as a costume.

Hopefully it will help you find that perfect scary outfit this Halloween, and if not... well you can just enjoy a spot of window shopping.

Grab a cuppa (make me one too whilst you are at it? Milk, no sugar) and let's get stuck in?

We all like to look a little sexy on Halloween (even if we don't like to admit it). Nobody said scary had to be ugly. So I'm bringing sexy back.


25 October 2015

Soaring, Flying & Racing

My brother and I have always been very competitive.

It's a healthy brother-sister rivalry which has followed us into our twenties and into our life goals.

We always strive to out-do one another and win, which makes for a very fun game of Monopoly (ehem Jonathan stealing money as banker...).

When we are not on opposite sides we make the best team and plot the most wicked pranks to play on our dear father Mark or plan the best ways to win - you want to be on our charades team at Christmas!

Day 1 of JoBro's visit was jam-packed with activities. Naturally. Gotta keep the boy entertained!

23 October 2015

RWC 2015

It's been 5 years since Jonathan has been in England.

5 years!

And you would never know. He looks and sounds as British as I do.

14 October 2015

Ascot Autumn Races

We landed back in England early in the morning and there was no time to rest.

I was a zombie at work that day, surviving only on a few hours sleep.

Nikki arrived that evening and my body almost forgot about the tiredness. We hadn't seen each other in over 3 years when she let me crash at hers in Montreal for almost a week during my North American road trip, so I was more than happy to return the favour.

On Saturday morning everyone was up far too early for a Saturday. Showers could be heard being switched on, there were shoes and dresses flying everywhere as we all  I scrambled to get ready.

We were off to the races!