I came to Cardiff as a student in 2005, and spent four years never venturing outside of Cathays. When I decided to stay here for work after graduation, I couldn’t believe this beautiful corner of Cardiff had been just a stone’s throw away all that time, and that I’d never been adventurous enough to explore it.
I’ve lived in Roath for two and a half years now. Before that, Cardiff sometimes felt like a borrowed city – somewhere I was just studying. But Roath has made it a home. The park, Wellfield Road Bookshop, the library, Deli Rouge – I feel like a little bit of each of them belongs to me.
I’m a journalist working for the South Wales Argus in Newport, run book club Cardiff Read, volunteer with The Women’s Society and love eggs benedict from Juno Lounge.