The Tiny Vegan’s Guide to Cardiff

Vegan guide

It’s finally here, The Tiny Vegan’s Guide to Cardiff. This has been a little passion project of mine for the past few months. I’ve always wanted to do a guide, but the task always seemed immense. However, things changed when, after 7 years of being vegetarian, I decided to become vegan. Then finally it clicked… I should make a vegan guide.

Over the next few weeks I carefully mapped out all the places I found online that were either vegan or vegan friendly in Cardiff. My original plan was to visit each place to try what they had to offer. However, when I was suddenly offered a job down in Somerset, my time in Cardiff was cut short.

It was with that I decided that instead of making a guide featuring every vegan or vegan friendly business in Cardiff, it would instead showcase some of my favourites. During my spare moments I curated together the guides pages, carefully considering each element. Now finally I have a copy here in my hands, a little love letter those few plant based businesses in Cardiff, printed on a thick matte paper.

I have the greatest intention to expand on it further down the line with more businesses, but for now here is my little guide. Featuring my little characters, the familiar faces of Cariad, Deri and Gwennyn.

If you’d like to get yourself a copy of The Tiny Vegan’s Guide to Cardiff you can find it stocked at Atma Cafe, Clancy’s Vegetarian Emporium, Simply V, Nos Da Hostel & Bar and The Gate Arts Centre. They’re in limited quantity, so get there before they run out.

I will be releasing the guide online by the end of July/beginning of August. You can keep up to date by following me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Vegan guide

Vegan guide

Looking back on 2017

Looking back over 2017, a few things have happened. I moved out of home (and Cardiff) and moved to Penarth. I explored a lot of Somerset, a fair bit of Wales and a little bit of London. I consumed many cappuccinos and devoured brunch after brunch. I took inspiration from quite a few art galleries (Hauser & Wirth, The British Museum and Tate Britain to name a few). And then took that inspiration to be creative myself. Here are a few highlights of the past year in pictures. I’ve not ordered them chronologically, but by place. Enjoy :)

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Bristol Market

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Hello 2015

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Penarth Pavilion pier

So… I’m over a week late saying goodbye to 2014. But here goes, Goodbye 2014 and Hello 2015! So what am I hoping to achieve this year? Well apart from my continued goals of learning Japanese, finding a creative job, procrastinating less and spending time with loved ones… I really want to improve my artistic output. This means blogging more, working on personal projects, collaborating with other creative people and trying something new as often as I can. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from last year, its that just sitting around and doing nothing really isn’t all its cracked up to be.

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Here again

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I’m trying my upmost to rekindle my wonder for exploring places, its difficult when you’re in a place where you’ve lived for almost half your life. But don’t assume by any means that I dislike Cardiff, perhaps there are a few things I would like to improve (*ahem*public transport*ahem*), but on the whole there have been many exciting and fun things happening round here recently.

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Travel diary, May-June 2014

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21.05.14 – The colourful houses in Notting Hill, London

At the beginning of last month I returned to my family home in rainy Wales. It’d been the longest I’d ever been away from my immediate family, without visiting. I can’t deny that the significant distance between here and Vancouver factored into my return. But now I’m restless. Being in a place I’m so familiar with, has taken away my curiosity. When I visit new places, I want to walk about everywhere (which is in constant battle with my natural nature of “couch potato”). I’d like to regain that feeling of wonder for my environment, so I’ve decided that starting next month – I will try and get out of the house and explore. I also hope it will rekindle my interest for sharing the daily grind on here, as I’ve been terribly inattentive for a while.

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