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Bristol, Out and about

Zombies and sunsets around Bristol

October 29, 2012

On Saturday it was Bristol Zombie walk, and as we were heading in to town we managed to watch all the ‘zombies’ being herded in to King Square (just off Jamaica St) and leave to be zombies around the centre of town.

There were some very unusual looking zombies! Here are a few of my picks from the day:



This guy had the zombie walk down to a T…but I think that was mostly cider-fuelled…



Zombies may be the living dead, but they still prefer iPhones (and offensive t-shirts).

Afterwards we went on a walk around the Harbour (it was a gorgeous but cold Autumn day) and headed towards the Grain Barge in the early evening. I managed to get a couple of sunset snaps before heading in to the pub:



Bristol is so pretty…

Coming soon…the write-up on Tony and Gower’s attempt at the Atomic Burger Fallout Challenge.


Out and about, Photography, Trips away

A trip to London town

October 17, 2012

I had a lovely trip to London last weekend for a friends birthday and also to go and see the Edvard Munch exhibition at the Tate Modern. The exhibition was great! I love his work, and there were so many pieces which i’d never seen before. Unfortunately the Scream wasn’t there, which is annoying as it probably one of his only paintings i’ve still never seen!

Here are some photos of the trip:

Marguerite Kelsey by Meredith Frampton

Marguerite Kelsey by Meredith Frampton

This painting absolutely mesmerised me when I saw it. It was so, so detailed and the woman looks so serene in it!

The Entire City by Max Ernst

The Entire City by Max Ernst

I loved this one too, again i’m a big fan of Max Ernst’s paintings. They are so weird and wonderful!

Man looking at painting in Tate

I can’t remember what this one was called, but I think it was by an Isreali guy…It looked a bit like Guernica by Picasso, and this guy was sat watching it (or rather, looking at it) for ages.

Unfortunately you’re not allowed to take photos inside the paid exhibitions, which meant I had to settle for a lowly postcard of one of Munch’s paintings from the shop.

Tate Modern

Afterwards we went to the rooftop bar at the Tate (the advantages of having a members card!) and it was such a beautiful evening! Made the gin and tonic taste even better.

St Pauls over London skyline

And of course, the obligatory photo of the London skyline as seen from the other side of the Tate. It really was a beautiful day, and St. Pauls looked stunning!

So, the skirt project is going not quite according to plan…had to botch it slightly, but should be able to post the finished product some time this week!


Crafts, Sewing

Autumn sewing inspiration

September 21, 2012

With the weather getting so much colder so quickly it’s really made me think about what on earth i’m going to try and sew next…having only started sewing going in to Spring and Summer, I was thinking it was going to be really difficult finding simple, great-looking patterns to sew that would be suitable for the Autumn/Winter.

How wrong I was! Colette patterns have brought out this beautiful jacket, and Burda Style have also got this great new sixties collection that’s just in. These patterns are what’s inspiring me to sew for the coming Winter months:

I do love a long sleeve dress…this Burdastyle sheath dress looks simple enough for me to attempt.

The Anise jacket by Colette pattens is probably my favourite – as soon as I saw it in my inbox I knew I had to try and make it! I think they’re starting a sew-along tomorrow, but I still need to get the pattern and the Anise companion which I think will massively help me!

I love this Burdastyle Dress Coat

The Kelly skirt is also going to be on my list this Winter. I think this would be great in a corduroy fabric, or a wool/tweed mix. I love button-down a-line skirts!

I don’t know why there’s such a pink theme going on here, I don’t think I was drawn to them because they’re pink! I’ve got some decisions to make as to what’s coming first, I guess that will depend on my fabric stash and whether I want to buy some more (of course I always want to go and buy more…)