A couple of weeks ago I was walking down St Mary’s Street for the first time in a long time – actually looking around instead of at my feet for a change! – and I couldn’t believe how many ice cream places have popped up. Back in the day, my mates and I only had the unlimited ice cream bowl from Pizza Hut to tickle our taste-buds if we fancied something cool and sweet to finish our weekly trips into town. Oh, how times have changed! How come places like Creams didn’t exist back then?! Can you imagine if they had?
So you can imagine how excited this lady was when Creams got in touch and asked if I fancied coming along to get the scoop on their new summer menu (…see what I did there 😉 ).
As well as their usual mix of sundaes, crepes and waffles is their new Bubble Waffle range – which is basically a sundae wrapped in a hot waffle. Sunny – who didn’t need much convincing to come along and join me for a cheeky ice cream lunch – couldn’t believe the size of it when it landed on our table, but easily managed to polish it off. Due to their shape and texture, Bubbles Waffles are much less filling than their traditional counterparts, but just as good!
I went for their After Eight Sundae (I’m a huge fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream) and loved every bite.
Have you ever been to Creams? What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? 🙂
My sister in-law passed her PhD and turned 25 last weekend (…she’s a total wonderkid, what can I say?). So to celebrate both she came to stay for the weekend and I took her to The Deck in Cardiff Bay to scoff cupcakes and drink tea. I’d heard great things about their cupcakes, but nothing prepared me for the glass case of gluttony we were faced with when we arrived (As soon as I saw a cupcake towering with buttercream and crowned with a pink French Fancy I knew we were onto a winner). While we queued up and struggled to choose one each, the lady in front of us was busy filling a box full of them to take away 🙂
Last time I set foot in Burger & Lobster it wasn’t actually Burger & Lobster at all, it was the top floor of Habitat. I’d go in there on a Saturday and plan all the cool things I was going to buy when I finally got a place of my own. Fast forward around fifteen years and now that I actually own a house Habitat is no more (except for a sad little shelf in Homebase, in case anyone’s wondering…). Typical. But then given the choice between furniture and food, I’d probably pick the latter so… yeah.
Last night I was invited along to Burger and Lobster to have a taste of their brand new menu (lucky girl) – branching out to “more than just Burger and Lobster”- a sort of Burger and Lobster 2.0 if you like. Having not experienced Burger and Lobster 1.0, I was very excited. So, I grabbed Sunny, my partner in crime in all things, but especially when it comes to food and we journeyed to The Hayes with rumbling stomachs.
So, it turns out relocating from London to Cardiff is tough. Last Saturday we finally began the monstrous task of moving all our boxes of crap stuff (all 62 of them…) from the storage locker – where they’ve sat untouched for the past four months – to our new house. We carted four trolley-loads down from the top floor, had an IKEA-style argument in the carpark as to how to fit it all into our car, drove it all the way across Cardiff only to unpack it all and find out that a box of broken appliances had somehow managed to migrate with us down the M4 when they should have gone in the bin back in London. Pfft.
But. Luckily, I had an inkling that this was all going to be a massive ball ache three weeks ago and deciding that we’d need a perk up to get us through I booked us a table at the already legendary Hang Fire Southern Kitchen in Barry for lunch. 🙂
I ♡ Cardiff shopping. I loved it back when Queen Street was where things were happening (and when the Capitol wasn’t a wasteland of empty shops and shutters – can’t someone do something about that? It’s looking so sad!) and I love it even more nowadays. Sure there are all the High Street names you’d expect to see – but it’s the huge variety of independent shops and the gorgeous Victorian Arcades that really set my heartpurse a-flutter… *ahem*
Where are your favourite places to shop in Cardiff?