Sunday, 8 September 2013

A good weekend

This weekend has been one of the best I've had in a while. Yesterday I spent the day at the St Fagans Food Festival and today has been a day of chilling and eating lovely things. 

St Fagans Food Festival



Cakes bought for tea with my family


After much fuss in the blogging world regarding all three of these products I thought I'd give them a go


Lunch. The flatbread was better than I thought it would be considering it only contained 250 calories


This has been burning today


I've started planning our Thanksgiving feast. We've invited two other couples over to ours, I can't wait!


This still excites me so much



Hope everyone else has had a lovely weekend, here's to the weather getting colder as the week goes on so the knitwear, blankets and hot chocolate can come out from hiding.

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

St Fagans Food Festival

Today I visited the St Fagans Food Festival along with some friends from work. I'd been looking forward to the festival for a while, Matt and I visited it in 2011 and really enjoyed it. St Fagans National History Museum is located on the outskirts of Cardiff, it's pretty much been a fixture in my life since I was a really young child. My parents would take my brother and I at least once a year, not to mention all of the school trips that took place there.

St Fagans has been open to the public since 1948, the museum is in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, a late 16th century manor house which was donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth. Over the years over 40 original buildings from various historical periods have been re-erected in the grounds of the museum, these range from a farm, a school, a chapel and a number of farm houses.

As you wander around the museum there are native breeds of livestock dotted around fields and farmyards.



St Fagans is a really great place to learn how people in Wales have lived over the years, from how they worked to what they did in their spare time.













The St Fagans Food Festival has stalls that show off great Welsh foods and drinks, today I saw food ranging from samosas to chocolate brownies  there's something for everyone. 


As well as the stalls at the festival, you can also buy food at the Gwalia store and pop next door to see what food shopping looked like in the 20s and 30s.





I really want one of those teapots









As well as being able to buy food, there were also a number of craft stalls. My favourite was one selling pretty wicker hearts.







After having a browse around it was time to find something for lunch. Decisions, decisions. But then, in the distance I spotted something wonderful. 


Burritos

For four of your British pounds there were three varieties of burritos on offer: veggie, chicken or beef chili. I ordered the beef and watched it get made to order.










Next up the other girls went in search of lunch, they landed on the wrap stall.


No, I won't share my burrito with you




We parked ourselves under the dappled shade of a tree and chowed down.



After this it was only natural that we wanted something sweet, and boy did we find just that in the food tent.

So many brownies!


I bought six brownies for £3, I chose honeycomb, oreo, peanut butter, nutella, double chocolate and rocky road.

Cheesecakes



Honeycomb brownie, amazing
The festival is on again tomorrow from 10 am, if you're in the South Wales area and looking for something to do I'd really recommend popping in.

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