Wales as you may or may not know is my passion - my go to place, and the people I have met along the way have become friends, inspirations and mentors.
I will readily admit I struggled being in one place with the same 4 people and 2 dogs, so this blog series Wales : In their own words was a way of getting me out of the house albeit virtually! In this blog series I am focussing on Wales and the people I know and love there, and want people during this pandemic and beyond to be thinking of Wales too - whether it be for holidays, online shopping, a gift experience, or you're planning a wedding or event, maybe you have been before or have never been, perhaps you are relocating, or just need some Welsh inspiration.
When it was announced that Wales was open following lockdown I wasn't quite on the M4 the minute the news was broadcast, but it didn't take long and I will admit to shedding an excited tear when I crossed the bridge, never before had heading for the hills been more appealing as I sat in the flattest part of the Thames Valley.
A lot of people I have spoken to have no idea where to go in Wales which surprises me - well here's a helping hand! Wales : In their own words is all about Wales. I would be thrilled if my readers thought “oh they sound great, let’s look at their website, book a stay, place an order, buy a book, tell our friends”.
Admittedly I am biased about Wales but this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the people and stories behind the businesses (I was taken by surprise when I heard what one business owner said what her job would be if she wasn’t doing what she’s doing). If you would like to be featured please drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have a Welsh product you would like me to review at home then I can do that too, just let me know and I will send you my address. I am also keen to review more Welsh hospitality businesses and experiences. All reviews will feature on ‘Wales : In their own words’ and my Facebook, Insta and Twitter.
With so many events being cancelled or postponed people are naturally looking online and I am in the process of creating a shopfront on my website called The Cymru Collective which will link directly to websites where there will be affiliate links. If you would like to be involved please do let me know.
Wales may be small but it means the world to me (origin unknown)