Summer 2014, you are wonderful.

Summer 2014 has been wonderful so far, I’ve been on various trips which can be counted as some of the amazing experiences of my life so far. Besides all the travelling, I hope to receive my driving license before I move back to uni, as I found myself preoccupied with a fairly intensive driving course and having passed my driving theory test not so long ago! PHEW. so fingers crossed.

In my spare time, as you probably know I hopped on the train and commuted frequently to Cardiff. HOW I MISS THAT CITY. As I am trying to find out the perfect place for afternoon tea, Pettigrew Tea Rooms is located in the beautiful Bute Park at the city center by the Cardiff Castle (some pictures of the park can be found HERE). It has been rated the top tearoom in Cardiff, so being a foodie like myself couldn’t resist the temptation. Last week I also discovered an organic food/bar called Milgi. Being a huge fan of healthy and organic products, I stopped by on a Friday night which was surprisingly busy for a bar of its size on City road. What I loved about the place is that not only it has the eco-feel reflected in its interior design as well as the mugs/cups of the drinks it serves but also it’s a relatively quiet place to enjoy drinks between friends and family as opposed to the main stream pubs/clubs which are pretty rowdy on weekend. Places like these are hard to find these days.20140724_161608_副本IMG_20140801_215043_副本

Discovering the Welsh life – St Fagan’s

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IMG_0652IMG_0663It’s a pity that I haven’t visited this place sooner during my time at Cardiff university. St Fagan’s, ah I remember the days when I visited with school on a Welsh trip, this place is a perfect spot for family day out, educational tours for discovering the ancient Welsh life. I think it’s the biggest open air museum in Wales, and of course the best thing about this place to visit is that it’s free, besides the travel expenses which I paid £3.00 catching the bus from Cardiff Central station.

It is indeed a wonderful place especially on a sunny day, as you can see, there are picturesque sceneries almost everywhere you go. For nature lovers or photography fanatics like myself, this  is heaven.

 

 

The Colour Festival 2014

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The Colour Festival came to Cardiff last Saturday, it was great fun! I’ve always wanted to take part in Holi festival ever since I studied Hinduism, it’s a great spirit to have fun with paint powders with friends and family and a great end to mark my final day of university.

Here Comes Summer

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(pictures taken at Bute Park, Cardiff)

Officially the end of the term, how time flies! I have finally completed my first year in Law school. The whole experience would be described as the most challenging, emotional, crazy & fun! As I finished packing and returned my keys back to the residence’s office, I felt an overwhelming emotion. Sad, for saying goodbye to all of the friends I made at university ( particularly it would be rather strange not seeing all of my crazy flatmates around and our weekend cookery sessions which usually turn into a disaster then a huge clean up session followed right after). Of course the freedom of living on my own! Yet again, as I should probably make another announcement, I am super excited for my upcoming trips this summer.

First destination: Rhodes Island, Greece. Great pictures and travel tips will be posted! 

The Lighthouse Award

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Words cannot describe how happy and honoured I am to be nominated for this award. Thank you journeyaroundtheglobe.  All you travellers please check out his blog, it’s very well written and marvellous presentation.  I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but as you guys have notice I’ve stopped bloging for a while; life at university became a little hectic lately.

The criteria for accepting this award are:

•Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
• Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
• Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
• Share three ways that you like to help others.
• Nominate as many bloggers as you like.

3 ways I like to help others:

1) I do try and help those in need whenever I can, usually I listen to their problems and offer advice if possible.

2) I do a lot of charity event like fundraising, street collection or donations etc. I  believe in taking those little steps to make a better world.

3) This might be a little strange to admit but I consider myself as a cheerful person who likes to make others happy when they feel down.

Here are the blogs I’d like to nominate for this award:

http://janalinesworldjourney.com/

http://thecoffeedrinker.wordpress.com/

http://gigglesndimples.com

http://malouprestado.com/

My Sunday: keep calm and drink green tea

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The weather was rather windy last night, I couldn’t go to sleep at all and entertained myself by reading a legal magazine. Ah. The life of a law student! This morning I forced myself to go for breakfast, the most important meal of the day of course.  I really cannot wait for summer to come, starting to work on my travel journal again and telling you guys about my journey. 

I’m going to spend the whole day working since I have done a lot of procrastination lately. Is it just me who go through phrases from -one week productive to unproductive the next??