Tomorrow Is My Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Tomorrow is my fifth wedding anniversary. Five years ago today I was anticipating walking down the aisle to say my vows. It seems to have flown by in a flash of busy days, sad days, laughter-filled days, worry-filled days and, of course, love-filled days. Yet actually, there is no ‘of course’ when it comes to love – it isn’t…

A Zombie Lovers Valentine’s Gift Guide

I’m a soppy romantic at heart but, as I’ve said before in past posts, I don’t really ‘get’ Valentine’s Day. I simply find the whole idea of romance on demand a tad confusing. I do usually give it up to the dude of love in my own way; but it very rarely involves flowers, chocolates or restaurant bookings. I’m not…

What Is St Dwynwen’s Day?

Once upon a time (around the 5th century to be precise), in a land far away (well, it’s four hours down the M4 for me) lived a fair maid named Dwynwen. Daughter of the then King of Wales, Brychan Brycheiniog (yes, it’s as as difficult to pronounce as it looks), she was said to be one of 24 children. Dwynwen…