Roath People: Jessica Best

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.


Follow Jessica on twitter here and CardiffRead here.