My name is Jane and HungryCityHippy is my little passion project – a corner of the internet where I can write about the things I love, the things I hate, and the things I think are important. It’s primarily a Cardiff-based food and travel site, but with a soft focus on sustainability.
Like most people, I love cooking, eating out, and travelling to new places – so there’s lots of that – but I also believe that we all have a responsibility to enjoy those things without causing damage to the world around us.
We’re living in scary times when it comes to the earth’s depleting resources, and the effects of our warming climate are already being felt, but there is so much the average Joe or Jane can do to help. I try to profile these little lifestyle changes we could all be making on my blog (either subtly or explicitly) with the content I share.
Thanks to the blog, I also get asked to do a bit of freelance writing, mostly about Cardiff restaurants and the changes and developments in the local food and drink scene here in Wales.
Though it has changed a little over the years, you can read about who I am and why I blog in this interview with The Guardian which I did back in 2014.
In early 2018, I also gave a talk at Creative Mornings which covered lots of info about who I am and why I blog, which you can watch here:
Last year I was shortlisted as a WWF ‘Earth Hour Hero’ for my efforts to raise awareness about green issues via the blog (see here). I ended up being ‘Highly Commended’ and coming second place in my category which was a real honour.
In April 2017 I was shortlisted for ‘Best Green & Eco Blog’ at the UK Blog Awards – I didn’t take home an award but I did get to party like it was 1999, which is always good.
Back in 2014, I picked up two Wales Blog Awards for Best New Blog and Best Food Blog, which was a lovely surprise!
In 2018, I was included in Blogosphere Magazine as one of the food editor’s favourite food blogs:
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Made it into this month’s @blogosphere_magazine – it’s a big glossy print publication for the “influencer industry” 🙈 They’ve featured a blog I wrote about tackling food waste on their food pages, which is awesome as it means I got a mention for the likes of @penylanpantry @lias_kitchen @olio_ex @toogoodtogo.uk @dusty_knuckle @getwonkyuk @milgicardiff @pettigrewbakes and a few more of my faves. Even though I’m a digital girl at heart I’ve got to admit it’s quite nice seeing a blog post in print format! Thanks for choosing to feature me, @notsobasiclondon! Find the original piece on the blog 💕 #blogosphere #bloggers #foodblogger #wordsinprint #blogospheremagazine #foodwaste #sustainability #toogoodtogo #blogmag #welshbloggers #foodie