Snow? Please?

It’s mid January, my boyfriend has gone off to Norway to have some fun in the snow for a few months/work, I’m piled under a mountain of dissertation research and redrafting, and to top it all off, “Snowmageddon” has yet to arrive!  In the post Christmas blue hue of the new year, where resolutions made in good faith after a bottle or two of Chardonnay have already been broken, not even two weeks in, is it too much to ask for a light dusting of snow Mother Nature?  I think not.  

I mean really, I’m not asking for a miracle; not so much snow that the authorities decide they can’t cope with the “extreme” weather conditions, and Heathrow cancels all flights.  Not even so much snow that all the shops shut, because I’ve not yet had the chance to strip the shelves bare of several loaves of bread in a flurry of panic that I can’t keep in my teeny tiny freezer anyway.  All that is needed is just enough to build a snowman, a snowdog (so the snowman doesn’t get lonely on his own in the nights), and to go sledging down the side of a mountain on an inflatable mattress, inevitably landing face down in the snow.  

Although snow can be inconvenient, what with schools closing and all those children running around throwing poorly constructed snowballs in every direction, it could be just what the nation needs to shake off the January funk! Evidently, snow has positive social implications which we are currently being deprived of by the lack of wintry weather.  

This is what we want to see Mother Nature, a snowy paradise! 

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– Nantes, France. February 2012.

It’s time to snow up Britain! 

 

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Tiafi Design

My flatmate recently won the Best of Welsh Design award at the Cardiff Design Festival, and I am so proud that I felt I had to share this wonderful news with everyone!!!

It’s such a great achievement, and a brilliant way to kick off her new business venture Tiafi Design! Check out the website here, it’s really very good! http://tiafidesign.co.uk/

It takes a lot of courage to start up a new company fresh from graduating, and there is definitely a lesson here! Take that plunge, and just go for it because if you work hard enough, then you can never regret anything.  Don’t spend your days wondering if you should have done this, or what could have happened if you’d done that.  Just do it, because you can never become successful by only thinking about doing it.

Congratulations Roomie, you deserved it!

 

 

THE VALLEYS 5% PETITION

My flatmate and I sat on the sofa last night for a good 2 hours seething with anger at the producers at MTV UK after having witnessed the debasement of a nation for the sake of making a profit.  Yes that’s right, we watched MTV’s newest reality show: The Valleys.

Stereotypes galore, sheep everywhere, this televised portrayal of a country full of girls who want to be glamour models, and guys who want to make it in music (trust me, it’s not like that!) has catapulted a minority into the limelight.  I myself was born and bred in the Valleys, and unlike the female participants in the show, I am working towards getting my law degree rather than a boob job and a bloke with a six pack and no brain.  This show is not a true representation of anyone I know, and where so many have worked so hard to raise the profile of South Wales it is sickening to see a multinational corporation swoop in and destroy all that hard work to make a bit of money.

So if you insist on watching this shameful reality rubbish that has misrepresented a nation, and cast a bad shadow over the Welsh then at least make it worth while.  Sign THE VALLEYS 5% PETITION in support of MTV donating 5% of the profits to a worthwhile cause.  Make this ruthless exploitation worth something!

Please remember, DON’T JUDGE US ALL for the mistakes of MTV and the silly people who allowed themselves to be portrayed in such a disgusting manner.