A gift to one, to all

Faith is a surprising thing - you can find it in the smallest corner, the largest hall, across the world and in your own backyard. You see so often now, faith isn't just about religion. Uniting in something that doesn't break a people apart. The faith born of pride, strength, nationhood, being part of something bigger. Faith [...]

North Island – #NZL

It's the start of the summer  in New Zealand - the water's not yet warm enough and paddling up near the Bay of Islands was worse than the Bristol channel in October, in other words COLD!! Staying on The Rock (an awesome floating hostel) and snorkling in the Bay of Islands was, ahem, bracing to [...]

A Match day out

There are times when hanging out with friends, sharing a mutual pastime, brings about the funniest conversations. None more so than my love of watching rugby with my friends. It's always a day out, a few drinks, some lunch then settle in the pub for the rest of the afternoon. The atmosphere across the streets [...]

Touchstone

First term of uni I was a fish out of water. I'd made the biggest decision of my life to that point and shocked everyone. So off I went, a small town Welsh girl in the middle of London. I barely knew who I was. It took the few constants I could take with me; my love of [...]

Legendary stories, rugby style

I may have brandished my soap box on the last post but the reason why is here. I came to love rugby, not just as a sport, but as something meaningful whilst climbing mountains, asking endless questions of my dad in front of the TV, and sitting curled on sidelines watching my grandad whistle commands. [...]

Epic encounters

A nation's dream and a team of Dragons I have no words for the incredible, awesome, epic, miraculous sight that just happened. None. I am sat in the kitchen slightly disbelieving that Wales won against England in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosted by the English!! In Twickenham... Hell boys, amazing doesn't even cover it! I am [...]

Marmalade Sandwiches. Please look after this bear…

Mmmm? Hmmm? Mhmm? Oh, sorry! You just caught me snacking on a marmalade sandwich there. It doesn't happen very often now see, as I've grown up. Too old for marmalade sandwiches? Never! It's 2014/15, Paddington is all new, shiny CGI and more a bear cub than a teddy bear. Not that I minded. Most might relate better to [...]

The Last Journey – The Hobbit

It feels very strange to have witnessed the end of an era, alone, on a cold Friday and at the start of a new year. It felt like it should have had more fanfare. For each person give it the red carpet, not just one premier. But then, as a fan/avid reader (whatever you want to [...]