The Dough Thrower is situated opposite Victoria Park in Cardiff and offers up extremely tasty, handmade pizzas at a modest price in a cosy setting. Click through for a full review!

I wasn’t planning on writing a review of The Dough Thrower, but as soon as we sat down and I ordered a red wine, I had a feeling a post might follow. I grew up in Victoria Park, which others may call Canton, but I was always pretty adamant Victoria Park was an area in itself. Who knows if that’s true? The string of shops opposite the main entrance to the park was never particularly interesting growing up. Victoria Park, in general, didn’t have much going for it apart from the park itself, an outdoor swimming pool that gave me the creeps and the legendRead More →

I was invited to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Clinic in John Lewis, Cardiff and got to use some notorious CT products including the £70 'magic' cream. Click through for my thoughts!

Back in 2017, I was invited to John Lewis in Cardiff to experience a Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Clinic facial in their beauty/treatment room. This treatment isn’t a permanent fixture, but they’re available as part of a special event within the store from time to time. I was pretty excited as I’d never had a facial before (shocker) or used any Charlotte Tilbury products (double shocker) but I’d obviously heard plenty about the brand through word of mouth and social media. I’m not going to lie, it’s a strange experience going into a busy city centre department store for a facial. Mainly because I wasn’tRead More →

Perhaps changing the narrative from 'no regrets' to 'some regrets' could be the key to compiling a successful list of realistic resolutions for 2018.

We’re constantly fed the line ‘no regrets’ and told that looking back is pointless and we should always live in the now. Everything happens for a reason, right? I’ve always subscribed to this way of thinking, and generally, I don’t think hanging on to the past is healthy for our mental health, whether we’re looking back in fondness or in sorrow. Too much of either can stop us from living in the now and working towards our future. But what if regretting the past and mulling over missed opportunities could actually help guide us towards a better life or help us to tick off someRead More →

When I took on the role as my Mum’s PA / Carer, one of the first tasks I had in mind was a bloody good clear out. Over the years her house had become extremely cluttered and I found it to be discombobulating, so I can’t even begin to imagine how she must have felt. During an epic afternoon of brutality inside the kitchen cupboards, I stumbled across old recipe cards, books, and magazines. Some recipes I recognised from my childhood, such as ‘Puff Top Steak Pie’ which was a classic cheap, yet wholesome meal we loved. It might sound fancy, but the steak elementRead More →

Product: Bioderma Photoderm MAX Ultra Fluid SPF 50 + This is a high protection SPF from french pharmacy brand, Bioderma. This lightweight fluid combines maximum anti-UVB and UVA-protecting ingredients, which utilize the patented Cellular BIOprotection® complex developed by Bioderma in 2002. This product is specifically for the face and has a desirable SPF 50, which will give high protection if worn correctly. Price: £17.30 As far as good quality, high protection SPF products go, this is on the affordable end of the spectrum. It sits comfortably alongside SPF products from both La Roche Posay and Avene. I was lucky enough to purchase my bottle of Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF50 forRead More →

Sorry for any typos or shitty writing in general, I find it hard to constantly read back over my words. It’s very much written on the fly. How different would my life be if my Mum didn’t have Alzheimer’s Disease? We could meet up over food or simply watch a movie together. We’d do some arts and crafts, go to a concert or just talk about life like we used to. I miss her. I miss her so much my heart feels like it’s been hammered and disfigured when I even contemplate thinking of how it could have been. If I allow those thoughts toRead More →

We’re hurtling towards December at an incredibly fast pace, and for the first time in years, I’m in the festive mood already. As a youngster, I loved Christmas but there’s no denying that as we get older Christmas can become a little less exciting and a bit more stress induced. Last year, I waited until the week before Christmas to put up my tree and I only bothered then because I had a strange sense of guilt in my belly. I kept thinking about ‘Little Leanne’ who counted down the days until we could put up the decorations. I always roped my Mum into singingRead More →

Product: YourGoodSkin Comforting Gel Cleanser YourGoodSkin is a brand new skincare line, developed by dermatologists and tested on thousands of women, according to their website. They claim to bring products to the market that help create a balanced skin for women. They also claim that after 28 days use, the skin will appear healthier by reducing excess oil and dryness while boosting radiance, tone, and texture. Price: £5.99 YourGoodSkin products are less expensive and sit comfortably on the same shelf as brands such as Yes To, Sukin, and Botanics. I purchased YourGoodSkin Comforting Gel Cleanser half price when it first launched and there’s currently aRead More →