Dreamgirls at the Savoy

Dreamgirls – a firm family favourite for years – has finally come to the West End and we just could not wait to watch it. Amber Riley was truly stunning as Effie. Not only was her vocal performance breathtaking, she and the rest of the cast had such roaring energy that we could not help…

Britanese Take London

Having seen each other for the first time in four years in Cardiff last month, it felt only right that Ayako and I took our Britanese reunion tour to London during February. Both fans of casual photography, neither of us could wait to whip out our cameras and get snapping around the capital. Despite travelling…

Britanese Reunion

Having a friend on the other side of the world is something very special. I first met Ayako when I was 16, during a school exchange, during which she came to live with me and my parents for two weeks. The following year, I travelled to Japan to stay with Ayako and her wonderful family…

Mayfair Brunching

If I thought up a list of the things that I like the most, pretty high up would be brunch, Champagne, shopping, London…so to wrap them all up into one big Christmassy weekend was just perfect!     As per usual with any trip that I take to London with the girls, there was much…

Skating in a Winter Wonderland

The run up to Christmas has well and truly begun, so a trip to Winter Wonderland was certainly on the cards. Every year I intend to go ice skating but forget to book, so this year I was determined to take to the ice and at the very least have a go!     Ice…

Giving in to the Christmas Festivities

This weekend was time for me to accept that Christmas is only just around the corner. With everyone jubilantly sipping on Mulled Wine and browsing the crafts in Cardiff Christmas Market, I gave in and joined in with the festive cheer! The Christmas Market was my baby nephew’s first time seeing Christmas lights. Seeing his…

Charity Sleep Out

While my body may be thawing from the icy night’s sleep, the cold, hard discomfort of sleeping without shelter on concrete, will stay with me for a long time. Not because I found it overly tough – after all I knew I had a hot shower and comfy bed awaiting me at home – but the realisation that…

Pumpkin Picking

With leaves crunching under our feet, the temperature gradually getting crisper and an amber tinge on the trees, Autumn is most certainly here! It is by far my favourite season and I relish the autumnal activities which arrive with it. I had been so looking forward to pumpkin picking that even a few sporadic rain…

Party Conference

The best type of trips are those when you come away with a sore stomach from all of the hours spent laughing. This year’s Party Conference week was just that! Spending the Conference with friends was the key ingredient to the five days of hilarity – some friends who I see every day, and some who I…

Waitrose Drinks Festival

  I’ll take any excuse to go to London, so an invitation to Waitrose Drinks Festival was one I certainly couldn’t turn down! The Institution of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place was the perfect venue with lecture rooms turned into champagne bars and numerous little balconies to stand and watch the day turn into…

Mum’s Birthday Celebrations

While I hate celebrating my own birthday, I absolutely love organising celebrations for other people’s. This works well with my mum, as she very much enjoys her birthday and the partying that comes with it. Over the past few years I have completely taken the reins from my dad when it comes to organising mum’s…

Bank Holiday Sunshine

This bank holiday could not have been better timed. From Thursday through to Sunday I was full of flu and felt rather cheated that the weekend had passed me by without a chance to enjoy it. So, it was just as well that I had that extra day off when I felt up to going…