Buying a second home to let can be exciting, but there’s a lot more to it than simply collecting the rent! Read my guide to landlord stamp duty for Admiral.com.
A look at the buy-to-let tax changes facing private landlords from April 2020, and the potential knock-on effect for tenants. Written for Admiral.com.
Read my review of the gorgeous Reading Room at Cambrian Escapes. A blissful retreat deep in Carmarthenshire countryside… children are welcome, but you might not want to take them!
My review of Willow Springs eco campsite for travel and lifestyle magazine Revealing Britain. If you love glamping and you love the Afan Valley, here’s where you need to go!
Many of us dream about it, but few make it happen. I chat to three lovely campervanners who have converted their vans for work, pleasure and even a whole new life on the road!
Hiking with kids – if you’re met with gloomy faces and groans of ‘boring!’, you’re just not selling it right! One of a series of features commissioned by Admiral.com on hiking and camping in the UK. Spring 2019
Soothing walks in south Wales: My go-to healing hikes, as chosen for Julia Bradbury’s TOG blog.
Happy hounds in the Great Outdoors – one of a series of features commissioned by Admiral.com on hiking and camping in the UK. Spring 2019
10 ways to boost your wellbeing without a gym in sight. If you’re bored of the treadmill, don’t worry – here’s my Admiral guide to the smart health and wellness trends to try in 2019. Anyone for wild swimming…?
How to convert a van into a campervan: Achieving the ultimate motoring dream without breaking the bank! A guide to buying the right van, what you’ll need and how to make the most of life on the road.
My guide to Tenby – the ‘Welsh Riviera’ – for parenting magazine Smallish. From where to eat to the best places to play, here’s how to keep the kids happy in wonderful west Wales
My Weekly New Year feature pdf: I was asked to contribute to My Weekly’s New Year 2019 feature on better lifestyle habits that you’ll never want to stop (guess what I chose!).
The first of two books of family walks across south Wales, South West Wales Children’s Trails features 20 coastal, countryside and town trails. Many are toddler and pushchair-friendly whilst others are more challenging routes for older children. Just remember… it’s not a… Continue Reading →
Creative Writing Competition 2013 My short story ‘Courage’ was selected for Cardiff Women’s Aid’s first creative writing anthology to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse.
Honno anthology My short story ‘Reunion’ was included in this Honno anthology based on the intensely personal relationships women have with the clothes they wear. “Reading these stories is better than shopping!” Nicola Heywood-Thomas, Presenter, Radio Wales Arts Show
Family walks in south Wales: My top five walks with children, chosen for Julia Bradbury’s TOG blog.
Watch my guest appearance on Weatherman Walking as I show BBC weather presenter Derek Brockway one of my favourite routes from my trails book Heritage Walks in South East Wales (first broadcast Jan 2014).
A series of outdoors and lifestyle articles, including: Top tips for happy family camping The dos and don’ts of campervanning Caravan site etiquette – things to know before you tow!
Coast & Country Researcher on ITV Wales’ Coast & Country and the flagship programme’s Royal Welsh Show special editions
A series of wedding, home and lifestyle articles for a leading Wales bridal magazine, including the wedding of Wales and British Lions rugby star Scott Gibbs to Kate George Weaver in South Africa.
A review of Hartwell House hotel & spa, Buckinghamshire, for the Daily Express.