Hi, I hope everyone’s having a great week so far, and that those personal statements are coming on well. My week has been full of performing as I was singing in a choir and individually over the weekend in a competition, and guess what? We won! Also, we had an improvisation session yesterday and for 20 minutes we had to improvise our childhood memories. It was absolute chaos and I genuinely thought we’d all gone mad at one point as there were grown men acting like dinosaurs and crying on the floor screaming for their mum – but it was all productive and good research for our final performance…..promise!
Seeing as the work load has increased slightly now I haven’t had as much time as I had in the summer to go on mini adventures around Cardiff, which I used to do quite a bit in my first year as I had more time and didn’t know Cardiff that well. For you thinking about Glamorgan University as one of your higher education options or if you’re a Glamorgan Fresher already and haven’t had time to venture out further than the corner shop and the night clubs, listen carefully.
For a cheap, relaxing Sunday stroll to perhaps shake off that hangover, I highly recommend Roath Park, it’s about a 20 minute walk from the city centre; it has a really nice lake that you can hire boats to go for a nice paddle! It’s so much fun! Also there are really nice gardens, a lighthouse and ‘lush’ (as the Welsh like to say) ice cream.
Also, for a day out with your housemates or parents, Cardiff Bay is the place to go, there are some lovely restaurants, bars and theatres down there, let alone the beautiful views of the bay, boat trips and the famous BBC Studios where you will find the one and only Doctor Who Experience. Above there’s a picture I took of the view from the National Welsh Assembly at the bay. Myself and my houseates fancied a long walk one day after a night out, so we decided to go there and actually walked as far as Penarth, a small village beyond the bay, which took us two hours to get there and back. Killed me but was a great work-out! Basically, what I’m getting at is that it’s a lovely place to visit and was definitely worth the 2 hour walk.
St Fagan’s is a great day out as well if you fancy doing something different. I’m pretty sure it’s free to get in so that’s all you have to pay is the bus fare there and back! St Fagan’s is basically 100 acres of parkland that consists of re-erected buildings and all kinds of wonders showing the history of Wales from BC to now and even showing what a Welsh house will look like in the future. There’s all kinds of fun things to do there, it’s not like a boring history lesson at all, don’t worry!
A few months ago I stumbled across a lovely restaurant/bar called Milgi’s, it’s a bit quirky and it even has a ti-pi in the garden. They have the most amazing cocktails at pretty reasonable prices and it’s quite student-y. I had one of their cocktails, it was called Sweet Candy and it even had some Haribo’s in it! I was in heaven. If you have a sweet tooth you’d have loved it. So if you’re unsure of where to go for a few drinks, head down there!
There’s way more things to do in the city but I’d be here all day listing the endless things to do and see so I’ll let you discover the other wonderful places of Cardiff! So just get out and explore! J Enjoy!
Speak soon, Sian.