This week is quite a simple post as I have been relaxing on weekends as of late. I have lots of work on during the week and I have allocated the weekends to spending some time to unplug and rest so that I can begin the next week refreshed! So far this is going really well and I am enjoying having a couple of days to myself every week. It has meant that the workload Monday to Friday has increased but I have found new ways to cope with this which I've covered in this post.
Finances and savings is something I have talked about previously on my blog and YouTube channel. I wanted to talk about this again and in particular the government saving schemes for property. I'll be covering a few things in this post including how the government is doing in regards to first time buyers as well as the Help To Buy ISA and Lifetime ISA accounts.
It has been almost ten weeks since I began eating a plant-based diet upon my return from the USA. I can honestly say I am very surprised (in a good way) and do not miss anything that I used to eat/drink. In this blog post I will be talking through how my plant-based diet is going as well as where I draw the line with vegan foods and what I now consume. I hope this will be insightful and I am really interested in what you think about plant-based diets.
Last week we had a Cardiff Disney meet-up with the hashtag #cardiffdoesdisney. It was a lovely day and I’m so grateful of Lucy organising (@lucysroomtoys) it. It was a chance for everyone to meet up and visit the Disney Store before a picnic and more shopping! It was such a lovely day and it was nice to meet everyone. The cast members at the Disney Store Cardiff were absolutely amazing and made our day magical!
Last week I was asked to visit Ysgol Greenhill School to talk at their Lower School Awards Evening. The purpose of my visit was to speak about my experience with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award throughout my time at Greenhill and how it has helped me in further education and employment. The talk went really well and they have asked me to return to speak at some assemblies in the near future. It was great looking back through some old photos from my expeditions and I wanted to feature it in a blog post.
On Saturday I went to Cosy Club Cardiff and was really impressed with their vegan menu. It is nice being able to go to a restaurant and have multiple choices (here I even got given my own menu) instead of being limited on choices.
I'm going to be posting about my summer camp experience this year to let you know about working in the USA on a J1 Cultural Exchange VISA. I worked at camp in the summers of 2014 and 2015 and this brought my total time in the USA (including holidays/vacations) to over a year! It's amazing to think that I'm only 25 years old at the moment and I've spent that much time in the USA, covering 12 states throughout my travels.