Christmas fireplace

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the biggest fan of afternoon tea. My lust for savoury food is far stronger than my sweet tooth, and I am really not all that bothered about cake – especially not the dense, spongy kind found on so many afternoon tea stands across the country. Sorry Mary Berry!

So there I was, thinking that afternoon tea was one of life’s little luxuries that I just wasn’t that into, but then everything changed.

I tried the festive afternoon tea from The Angel Hotel & Restaurant in Abergavenny.  View Post

I was invited to stay at The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny and therefore all food and drink was complimentary. However, I was not obliged to write a positive review.

Accommodation at The Kings Head, Gower

Just in case you a) don’t know about, or b) still haven’t visited The Kings Head in the Gower, I thought I’d better fill you all in. It really is one of my favourite places in the whole world – as evidenced by the fact that I’ve stayed there three times now! View Post

On this occasion, I was invited to to stay at The Kings Head on a complimentary basis, however, I was not obliged to write a positive review, and all views are my own. 

Most of us are now familiar with the term ‘staycation’ – a phrase that describes a holiday taken in your home country. This could involve a trip to the coast, the countryside, or another UK city worth exploring – but the most important element is that they take out some of the hassle, cost, and environmental impact caused by long-haul travel.

But what if you went on a ‘staycation’ even closer to home, say, in your own city for instance? I decided to give it a go, and took a ‘staycation’ in my own back yard – the centre of Cardiff –  just before Christmas.

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