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11/02/2014

The same day but a different year. Hearts, hearts, hearts… EVERYWHERE. Every restaurant and shop is bombarded with the feeling of ‘Love’. But as for someone with a few single valentine days under my belt (one particularly followed by a movie marathon of Horrors) it’s actually quite an emotional day. Being single on valentines day is almost like your asking for sympathy from those in relationships – one year my best friend offered for me to come for (a paid)…

22/01/2014

Better late than never but Happy New Year to my favourite Cardiff Times readers, I hope you had finished 2013 with a bang and have started 2014 an even bigger, louder bang! Sorry I haven’t written anything for a while, if your life is anything like mine– COURSE WORK DEADLINES! But, I Promise the hard work will be worth it! So my January started off sober…….but me being me, I lasted 10 days- Student problems. I think the temptation is a…

20/12/2013

Hey Cardiff Timers! So it’s nearly Christmas…ahhhh…..dbwehfdbhewf! Everybody in the office is fed up of me repeatedly saying, ‘Do you know what? I just can’t wait for Christmas!’. They have switched off all together. Being a Boxing Day baby, this time of year for me is the ultimate celebratory time for me. It’s all about spending time with family and friends and eating a lot (obviously!). Christmas for me involves eating, drinking, sleeping, watching Christmas films, more drinking and lots…

12/12/2013

BRRRR…its chilly outside! So, me being me, I’ve got some winter must haves that will warm you up like a good old cuppa from Tetley. Yankee Candle: They can be a bit pricey but the smell is phenomenal- I always contemplate tasting it they smell so good! The best thing about Yankee is how they have so many flavours based on the season. I 100% recommend placing one in your living room, they really do make it more cosy.  …

29/11/2013

‘it’sssssss Christmas, Santa Claus is coming to town, Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Last Christmas I gave you my heart….’ Christmas music is what everybody needs to get into the festive season, so I’ve compiled of the top 10 albums to get you into the xmas spirit. Christmas With Weezer Add a little pop-punk to your Christmas with the six track album filled with traditional Christmas songs. The boys have managed to stay true to their classic style of music whilst…

26/11/2013

Menna Llewellyn is one of the fantastic runners, who ran the Mo-running run in Cardiff, Sunday 17th November. Not only was she running to raise awareness for Male Testicular Cancer, but for a cause that is close to her heart. I would just like to say a big thanks to Menna, for discussing her day with me. Tell me a little bit about yourself. My name is Menna Llewellyn, I am 26yrs old and a mother to a Gorgeous 2yr…

21/11/2013

Halloween and Bonfire are now done and dusted….Next Stop Christmas! It’s finally ok to say ‘I’m off Christmas Shopping’ – 5 weeks to go! The Christmas Market is up and running, which is really cute to grab some sentimental gifts for your loved ones this year. A traditional Christmas market offering an alternative, more personalised, shopping experience, not to be missed! Even if you don’t want to buy anything, It’s a great outing too- grab your friends/boyfriend or family, and…

15/11/2013

I freaking love Star Wars. Even the rubbish ones.     The first three are my go-to movies when I’m feeling happy, sad, bad, glad, mad, pleased or bored. I believe that the genius of taking a conventional fantasy story and plonking it in space cannot be overestimated, and although the prequels have their faults, they add to and enrich a universe that has enthralled millions. And I am the sort of person that owns not one, but twolightsabers. Technically three…

06/11/2013

Dropping temperatures and cold winds equals dry, itchy and cracked skin right? – Give your body some TLC to stay looking gorgeous this winter, even when the weather isn’t. Most doctors and skin care specialists would immediately ask you to invest in high priced lotions- but I’m not! It’s amazing what you can make from opening your kitchen cupboards. So here’s a winter wonder body scrub to make your skin glow, at the fraction of the price – tried and…

01/11/2013

The nights are starting to become very dark and gloomy but why not celebrate the fact winter’s here with bonfire night. Whether your heading to an event or just having a family gathering in your back garden, it’s great to dress up really snug, sip a few winter drinks and watch beautiful lights shining across the sky. We’ve had some great feedback from some people so I’ve got two great recipes to spice up your Bonfire night. Look at this…