Wales Blog Awards Winner 2014

Roath People: Matt

Despite growing up in Pontypool – hardly a million miles away – I didn’t know Cardiff well until I started to work here in 1996. I lived for five years in a flat above St Mary Street which was ‘lively’ before a brief stint in Pontcanna before finally landing here in 2007. I fell in love with the Victorian terraces, the Park (which I’d never been to!) and the fantastic places to eat & drink. Pontcanna may be lovely/leafy but Roath just has more life about it. I’m constantly making new discoveries here – current favourites include the Albany (HQ), Troy, Empire and Ichiban. The weekly farmers’ market was a big inspiration for me to start blogging recipes (www.easyteas.co.uk) which in turn has sparked my involvement in Cardiff Blogs, the 4am Project, Social Media Surgeries and of course roathcardiff.net.

Matt Appleby

@mattappleby