This is a story about my ordinary, daily walk to work.
It started by bus, unsure of the city I was worried about becoming lost along the way. One evening I missed the bus and decided to walk back to my flat. It sparked a mini love affair.
My walk takes me through Pontcanna, through Llandaff Fields, past Llandaff Cathedral and across the village green.
Over the past year, I have watched cricket matches played out on a background of dazzlingly intense blues and greens.
I have heard owls hoot on early spring evenings. I have smiled at dog walkers appearing from the cathedral grounds; crunched and slipped my way through ice and snow; admired roses tumbling over garden walls; found lost mittens.
I have eaten wild strawberries from the side of the path, blown dandelion clocks past the cathedral – soft plumes of seed heads floating to earth in the hazy evening light.
All very ordinary, all very normal.
I am leaving Cardiff in August. I already know I’ll miss every last bit of ordinary from this extraordinary, beautiful city.
Alyson creates and manages digital content. You can follow her on Twitter at @alysonf. She currently lives in Pontcanna.
Alyson was photographed in Llandaff by Simon Ayre.