Just a quick post to tell you about our weekend in Cardiff and Newport. Aunty Ceri and Uncle Lexy very kindly bought Rebecca tickets to see Heathers the Musical at Wales Millennium Centre. So on Friday, we hopped on the train and headed to see Ceri and Lexy in Newport…
It wasn’t the first time I’ve been to Cardiff since Covid, I went up a few weeks ago for an interview with Dan. But it was my first time seeing Ceri and Lexy’s new home (my girls have been to see it already). It’s so strange to think they’ve moved houses during this time. We never got to say our goodbyes to their flat, but it’s time to make new memories in the new house now. Jo and Cerys came too so they could enjoy some Christmas shopping while we watched the show.
A Cheeky Nandos
During our first evening, we went for a “cheeky Nando’s”. I don’t very often get to say that! I had The Great Imitator vegan Burger with Peri Peri fries and Rainbow Slaw.
It was so tasty. I chose a BBQ marinade on my “Imitator Meat-Free” pieces. I loved the Peri-Peri fries. I need to buy more peri Peri Salt during the weekly shop as we haven’t had it at home for ages.
Prosecco Around the Christmas Tree
Ceri and Lexy’s Christmas tree looks so beautiful. Back at their house, we enjoyed rewatching Heathers (the movie). It’s currently available free (with adverts) on Amazon prime Video.
It was lovely to have some sister time. Mum will get to enjoy a nice weekend with Ceri next week too. She was busy looking after Caitlyn and Izzy this week (thanks, Mum!).
On Saturday, we took a taxi and the train into Cardiff.
We then made our way to Cardiff Bay for a Pizza Express before the show. Pizza Express is one of my favourite restaurant chains for vegan food. They were one of the first places I could order a vegan pizza with dairy-free cheese.
It was lovely to spend time with Rebecca.
There are so many options on the vegan menu, it was difficult to choose. Pizza is filling so I didn’t need a starter, especially double carbs, but this is the first time in years I’ve been to Pizza Express and I doubt I’ll get the chance for another couple of years. I was going to have the vegan dough balls but at the last minute changed my mind and ordered the vegan garlic bread with cheese. I’m so pleased I did as it was divine.
There are lots of vegan pizzas to choose from. I went for American Jack, adorned with smoky jackfruit “pepperoni” and tomato. I usually choose a vegan Margherita or vegetable pizza, but I’m glad I ordered this for a change. It was delicious. Thank you Pizza Express! Their vegan cheese, which is made using sprouted Italian brown rice, is the best I’ve ever tasted- I wish I could buy it to use at home!
Heathers the Musical at Wales Millennium Centre
Then it was time to head to Wales Millennium Centre to watch Heather’s the Musical. It was our first time back at The Centre so it was such a treat. I’ll tell you more in my next post but there are lots of covid safety procedures in place. We had an amazing time and loved Heathers the Musical (full review coming soon)!
We walked back to Cardiff to meet Jo and Cerys, who were all shopped out. Then we made our way back to Newport to spend our last evening with Ceri and Lexy. It was such a lovely weekend, it just went far too quickly.
The next day we made our way home by train and bus (typical Sunday travel) and I got to finish my book “The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward- it was very interesting…
Win a copy of The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Back home it was back to the grindstone, with the usual Sunday night getting ready for school and work once more. But we’re so lucky we had the chance to enjoy a fun weekend in Cardiff and Newport (thanks so much Ceri and Lexy).