Flourish into February with Benugo





Benugo at John Lewis Cardiff is the perfect destination for a delicious lunch. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape here to sample their absolutely gorgeous menu.

From the Tomato and Pomegranate Salad and Genovese Pasta Salad to the Roast Chicken and Italian Antipasti Baguette, Benugo really do offer something for everyone.
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Lessons We Can Learn From Ellie Philpotts


Ellie is one of my favourite people. This girl is smart, funny, ambitious and so easy to get along with. We recently marked our first catch up of the year over yummy brunch at Stag Coffee (a sweet little place on Crwys road that I've been dying to visit for a while) and I've documented segments of our conversation that have truly inspired me. I've kept this post nice and short so read on :)
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Lessons


(A picture of a sunset to make you think of something poignant)

This year, I've vowed to dedicate my time to exploring the art of altruism. I'm fascinated with people. Strangers to be exact. 'Sonder' is one of my favourite obscure words and it's definitely in my top 5 favourite words of all time (yes, I have a list). There's something so poignant about that word that makes me want to curl up in bed. It makes me want to analyse the most intricate and insignificant sequences of events that have ever occurred during my lifetime. So insignificant that it's lead me to write this post at 22:19 on a Tuesday night, slumped over the kitchen table (my ginger and lemon tea has gone cold but I'm still going to drink it). 

I don't even know where this post is going. I never really do whenever I have the sudden urge to write these posts. Oh yeah, being an altruist. So instead of just being in awe of the complexities of other people's lives, I'm vowing to learn something from every encounter that I have. One of the most prominent realisations that I've had is the importance of listening to what people have to say. Too often I have conversed with people simply to reply. Not to learn, but to reply. How obnoxious is that? 

I'm forever neglecting this blog but through my vision of posting recorded conversations with friends, I know that this little corner of the internet will start inspiring me again. I truly believe that we can all learn something from someone. I could be that 'someone' for you, and you could be that 'someone' for me, but just having the wisdom of embracing a selfless nature and wanting to listen to what other people have to say is a beautiful thing (I think).


Ruth



Outfits from the past part 7

Oh hey, hi, hello! My name's Ruth and I have a hideous habit of neglecting this blog. I used to absolutely love this wee corner of the internet and I'm so determined to get back into blogging as regularly as I used to (at an organic pace, of course). My last post went live back in October 2016. Oh dear! As always, I'm vowing to post something at least twice a month from now. You. Can. Do. This. Ruth.

Anyway, here are some outfit shots from the end of 2016 and early this year. Enjoy!
(Note: I'm really really not a fan of my legs hence why most of my pictures kinda stop mid thigh, or not at all. You with me?)


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Outfits From The Past Part 6



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Under 48 Hours in Manchester

This was my first (and brief) visit to Manchester and I was incredibly blessed to have the most beautiful weather that made exploring this sweet, sweet city so much easier. So, yeah, feel free to take a little scroll and see what I got up to. 
Note: be prepared for plenty of French toast pictures...


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Iced Cake Parlour


Having lived in Maesteg for over 10 years, it was safe to say that the town didn't exactly offer it's share of cute little cafes for catch ups with your friends where you could gorge on cake to your hearts content. So you can imagine my delight when I heard about the little gem that is Iced Cake Parlour opening its doors earlier this year. Although I moved to Cardiff three years ago, I'm still the best of friends with the girls I went to school with and we often have our food dates and catch ups whenever we can. They usually venture down to Cardiff because, obviously there's more choices available, but in this instance I absolutely insisted that I come up to Maesteg for a change purely so I could sample Iced Cake Parlour.

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