Tucked away in the rafters of a 19th Century rambling stone barn, The Reading Room offers secluded relaxation, rustic luxury and breathtaking mountain views – all just over an hour’s drive from Cardiff.

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From fledgling festivals on family farms to the the biggest, annual food fest in the UK, there’s an awful lot of delicious stuff going on in South Wales this year. And I’m hoping to get ’round them all…

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As soon as you start planning a wedding celebration, you realise how absolutely bat-shit it all is. From the average cost (an eye-watering £30k), to the estimated 400-600 lbs. of waste that’s generated by a guest list of roughly 100-120 people, it’s all a bit much really, isn’t it?

Whilst a certain amount of impact is going to be unavoidable on any wedding day, I’ve noticed that there are some recent trends which are only adding to the problem. Here I’ve rounded up some of the worst culprits, along with eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable wedding day.  

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Despite my eagerness to eat every last scrap that comes out of my fridge, I’m not a huge fan of heating up yesterday’s dinner for today’s lunch. Instead, I much prefer to use up the odds and ends in the bottom of my veg drawer to make something new.

What I love most about a hash is that you don’t need a recipe, you don’t need to spend ages prepping, and you definitely don’t have to peel the veg. It’s just a case of chopping equal sized cubes of whatever you fancy, and either frying in a pan or roasting in an oven. Simples!

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