Monday, 2 September 2013

Cardiff & Coffee

It has been a wonderful weekend. On saturday my baby(not so baby) boy turned 3. We had a fab day and he was spoilt rotten with lots of Batman stuff. (im still sorting through birthday photos, will hope to share some soon) Then Sunday Neo went to his grandparents to have a second day of being spoilt. Hubs and i were planning on going to ComiCon in Cardiff but with one thing or another, we just didnt get there (Maybe next year, comicon?) But we still had a pretty sweet day wandering around our capital city, drinking coffee, people watching, a bit of shopping (dress for me, games for him) and yummy food. Oh cardiff, you are so lovely. I shall see you again soon.


 First we walked through the old arcades, i love the quirky individual shops and the wonderful oldie worldy vibe they have. Its a nice contrast to the super new and plush St. Davids Shopping Centre.

 Then we had our first stop for coffee. Im a huge coffee drinker, seriously, i have a problem, haha! This was just stop one, i probably consumed maybe 3 more that afternoon. Maybe its the lack of sleep, children, adult stressful lives that makes me drink so very much but i don't care, i do simply love the stuff. I have to say i am far more of a Costa person than i Starbucks (i will drink both though) but it got me thinking over said beverage, and i proposed to hubs that we invest in our own coffee machine....(i did a little research! oh yes!!) i mean seriously, i think as a grown adult who juggles work, house and kids i deserve the coffee machine. Pray tell if you know more on this subject please as i feel i have almost completely convinced Hubs on my coffee maker intentions! I also totally went the whole "investment" route, and "think of the savings we could make from me making our own coffees at home an not buying them out!" route, oh yes.. come to mama coffee machine!










 For our day date i chose a simple easy going ensemble. My new coated jeans(which fyi, i love love love) flat comfy walking shoes and a light jacket. Its definitely cooled off a lot in these parts lately, the jacket was much needed, which can only mean one ting...autumn is coming! (even more reason for a coffee machine amiright?!)










a rare appearance of  hubby :) love him even more than coffee;)
 Then finally round off with a bit of dinner, Chimichanga's ..i do love to say that name. Plus the food is awesome! BBQ Pulled Pork Chimichanga and nachos.. ooooo yes!



 So there we have it! If you are ever in the UK/Wales come to Cardiff, I will meet you there and treat you to a Chimichanga (and then annoy you to death by saying Chimichanga a bazillion times )
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  1. Looks like my ideal day! Have you tried Barkers in the Castle Arcade? Lovely coffee and tasty cake.

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    1. no i havent, but thanks i am totally trying that next time! xx

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  2. I have never been to Cardiff but I really want to go!

    Maria xxx

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    1. come to cardiff Maria, its lovely, we should do a blogging meet up! xx

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  3. love cardiff! next time i'll definitely let you know! x

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  4. I only know of Cardiff from Torchwood, Dr. Who and other British TV. Looks lovely :) One month & my baby turns 2 and this week my oldest starts school - where does the time go?

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    1. I love that cardiff is known for those tv shows..thats awesome as for a long time cardiff was unheard of for many! And yep time sure does fly.. my boy started today..lots of tears, from mama that is ,lol! xx

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  5. You would definitely save on coffees (after that initial investment) as long as your coffee enjoyment isn't actually linked to the "going out" to get it part. :o)

    I want your leather trimmed tee!

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. haha true! i do like to go out and get coffee and have it made for me! xx

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  6. Rachel this looks like my ideal day out - I love pottering around a city and check you out skinny minnie. You look incredible!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. aw thanks Sophie, if you ever come down to cardiff let me know would be great to potter around! xxx

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  7. Aw your weekend looks like it was so much fun! I'm hoping to make it to some nerdy convention at some point within the next year or so. I missed Atlanta's dragon con this year(which is kind of the same thing as comicon). So sad.

    Anyway, you look so cute in your casual outfit. I love the coated jeans!

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    1. the american comicons and such are so much better than the british, i would love to go to america and go to a proper one and see the supernatural cast! i can dream right!? xx

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  8. Looks like so much fun and happy b'day to your son!! I'm dying for a pair of coated jeans that look like leather, but the tags that say "may wear off on other items" makes me nervous, haha! But yours looks so fab, I may have to take another look!!!
    xo ~kim & chloe

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    1. oh do they say that? i have to be fair, these pones didnt rub off on anything but i havent washed yet... will keep you posted on that, but so far so good! xx

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  9. Nothing beats good times, good company and a good cuppa Joe!

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  10. Precisely Kristin, my sentiment exactly! xx

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  11. Hey, I loved reading this. Happy Belated Birthday to your son. I am waiting to see photos. All the pictures from you & hubby's date are great. I love Mexican Food so I'd love Chimichanga's. If I ever come to UK, I will keep you to your promise, girl. You look so cute by the way: chic & relaxed.

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