It’s all Sunshine and Daffodils 

Monkeying around in CardiffFrom a foreign country, hello! This weekend I’ve travelled many miles from London to my homeland of Cardiff to visit my wonderful Mum for Mother’s Day. It’s been quite a stereotypically girly weekend full of shopping, wine, a spot of running (finally!) and mostly frequently and importantly, cake.

Prior to all the cake, this week has been full of less enjoyable illness and boxes. Nic has a bad case of a throat infection, whilst I have been continuing with stage 2 of our house move, packing up our life into easily movable bite size chunks (whilst praying that they don’t end up in even smaller chunks at the other end..).

I’ve made a lot of progress in work this week, after having an Adobe After Effects course rescheduled, I decided to have a crack at it myself. I’m just finishing off a blog post about material design which incorporates this new found skill – it should be up by tomorrow lunchtime.

It’s all feels very ‘calm before the storm’ right now in our flat. We’re still making good progress on preparation before the more, even with Nic’s newfound husky personality, so fingers crossed next weekend will continue just as smoothly. Here’s to us being happy and settled in our new home by this time next week, exciting!

Top picture: Me, monkeying around in Llandaff fields!
1. Nic’s cameras ready for their bubble wrap jackets
2. Reading and working on the train to Cardiff
3. Daffodils outside Cardiff Castles
4. Crocus’ over the path from the daffodils

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IMG_0156  Flowers in Cardiff


How on earth is it 2015?

2015Time really does fly, doesn’t it? I last used this blog nearly 3 years, and that’s pretty inexcusable.. However, give me a chance, the updates a pretty dramatic.

First off, a quick summary of where I was in April 2012, when I published my last post. I was in my final year of my degree in Newport University, living in Newport, and a bit nervous of the future and where to go from there.

Whoa nelly have things changed since then – I am now owner of a rather lovely (if expensive) piece of paper informing me I have now graduated my degree with a 1st, I live, work and when money allows me, eat in London. I do miss Wales, but realistically, sheep can’t give me the good income and future career prospects that London can, as much as I’m sure they’d like to.

So that’s it, here I am welcoming 2015, albeit over 2 months late. It’s time to brush off the keyboard and get writing about all the numerous thoughts that normally live and die on my notepad on my phone.

P.S Happy St David’s Day!