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The wise words of Roald Dahl

Literature Motivation Wales

The wise words of Roald Dahl

Ever since my uncle bought me The BFG as a young girl, I've been a big fan of Roald Dahl. The man who was born just 5 minutes away from where I live, was a genuis. For me, he wrote some of the most imaginative and magical stories around, and he created some of my favourite characters that even today as an adult, I love to escape with. The Witches, Charlie, Matilda, The Twits, James... I love spending time with them all. 

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Love and legend - Wales' patron saint of love

Shopping Wales

Love and legend - Wales' patron saint of love

This week, we celebrated St Dwynwen's Day in Wales. Santes Dwynwen is our patron of lovers and her story is beautiful yet tragic. 

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Together Stronger, supporting a nation

Sport Wales

Together Stronger, supporting a nation

Since about 10pm last night I've been walking around in a daze, this morning I had to check I hadn't dreamt it, but it's really happening. I'm living the dream! Wales are through to the Semi Finals of Euro 2016. Who would have dared to think it?

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And we were singing hymns and arias

Motivation Sport Wales

And we were singing hymns and arias

I woke up this morning and the first thing that popped into my mind was it's rugby day!  Knowing that I am Welsh none of you will be surprised that I'm excited. Rugby is a way of life here.  It's our culture and the city comes to a standstill when there is a game on.  The streets are empty as we huddle around TVs together in some kind of ritual, our hearts full of pride, passion and song. 

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