Introducing Blossom and Nectar

Small Talk is constantly looking to share and celebrate small businesses and Welsh brands, we value the hard work and dedication it takes to make a small business work successfully, because it ain’t as easy as it looks! This week we are proud to be sharing our interview with Tams, the owner of Blossom and…

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Have we got that in stock Myra?

So the shop is now open and my mother has decided to keep it as a greengrocer but with a twist. The twist being that she sold almost everything. By everything I mean tinned food, fresh bread to pickled walnuts – yes seriously and those old favourites, American tan tights and flannelette bed sheets! Back…

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MAKE IT HOT HOT HOT.

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD, THIS IS ENTRY NO.10. One of our returning guests was one of the reasons I have such a strong interest in foreign cookery. The Rhondda during the 1960’s was very limited on exoctic ingredients and spices and exotic to us was edam cheese or pickled walnuts. Ritchie was a chef…

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Being Kind, Giving Yourself Time Because Your Mind Is The Only Place You Can’t Escape.

It’s on a day like to today where you have to sit back and remind yourself of how far you’ve really come. Really fucking far let me tell you! Four years ago I lost myself, quite literally I was so drunk I never knew what had happened, where i’d gone or who i’d seen. I…

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Converting your Wardrobe into a Capsule Collection.

I’ve been wanting to write a post like this for a while, so let’s get a little bit serious. Changing my wardrobe into a capsule collection has been the most effective thing I have probably done in the last two years, yes, seriously. My mornings are no longer spent trying to piece outfits together in…

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My First Time Back in the Gym in 5 Months.

Ok so I think it’s safe to say that we’re now all in the same situation when it comes to going back to the gym. It’s exciting, liberating and daunting. I was so nervous, I didn’t think I’d be that nervous but I was, I was thinking I’m going to be so unfit, so weak…

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Are millennials that predicable?

Simon Sinek.  For many people we think our thoughts are the only thoughts that exist, but according to Simon they’re not, which makes me wonder are millennials that predictable? I mentioned in my first blog post a small battle with mental health that effected my first year in university. What I didn’t mention was the…

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Tribe ‘What I’m like as a consumer’

Like most people, my buying habits are usually through emotional meltdowns; whether i’m feeling a little down and a pick me up IS required or if i’m feeling proud of myself for accomplishing something, literally anything! – retail therapy is always up there as one of my favourite copping mechanisms.  I describe my buying habit…

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