Miscellaneous Posts

Embracing My Introvert

Embracing My Introvert

I have always known that I am somehow ‘different’, I just never understood how. My whole life I have struggled with interactions with other people and fostering relationships. Some labels I had for how I felt addressed the symptoms, but not the cause. I enjoy being different, it has been a guiding force in my life, but it’s not an easy path. Sometimes it’s downright lonely. Why did it take me so long to realise I am an introvert? It’s kind of puzzling looking back as a 31 year old. I think it’s down to feeling that I had to change myself in order to do things like other people, in
Thoughts on Living Tiny

Thoughts on Living Tiny

For as long as I remember I have been interested in small spaces, from making dens as a child to living in van on extended road trips. As an adult this interest transformed into an interest in cabins and small living structures, with dreams of one day having my own. Around a year ago I saw an online news article about a couple who built their own little house on wheels, this was my introduction to the tiny house movement. Tiny house what? Living in small spaces isn't anything new, but with average house sizes getting bigger and bigger, living in spaces which shun excess certainly isn't

My Supermarket Boycott

This was originally going to be a response to a comment posted on a 2009 post of mine titled "Tesco Boycott". My response got a little out of hand however so I decided to make it a full post here. Hi Santoni, thank you for your detailed comment. I had nearly forgotten all about this post! Let me clarify my point a little - I don't think it is a bad thing to have a surplus of shops (in fact living in a city centre I expect it) but I do think is bad is to have a surplus of one shop. And to go even further in my opinion it is bad to have just one type of shop - supermarkets. I realise that Tesco

Hit By Bike Theft

While I was in Asia my good friend Dave kindly agreed to give my bike a once over. I needed to go and pick it up (he lives quiet far away) so for the first two weeks after I got back I had to go without. Cardiff is small but as it now took three times longer to get anywhere I was excited to be darting around town once again! Only it didn't last long.. the day I got it back it was stolen from outside of Cardiff Central Library despite being in a public place locked to some council bike racks. According to people working in the surrounding area this is a "hotspot" but unfortunately I had to

Rolling With The Tiger Bay Brawlers – Newport

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