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Penarth Pier

Yey to bank holidays, you have got to love a long weekend. On monday we decided to take a little drive down to Penarth, a little seaside town near Cardiff, in the Vale of Glamorgan. it has an amazing old victorian pier, which is in abit of state of disrepair but that almost adds to the charm of it. The weather was a little hit and miss with breaks of sunshine. We tried to get a seat outside the very popular figtree for a cup of coffee but being a bank holiday I think everyone else had the same idea. Which actually worked out to our advantage as we enjoyed amazing Tapas in the Ocho lounge, a cafe bar found in the centre of the town. It was a busy, bustling bar filled with people of all ages and the service was great. I had hummus and mozzarella with cherry tomatoes while John went for the pesto and chilli chicken - Arthur also joined in as he loves hummus. After a walk around there beautiful maintained park, that has hedges cut in the shape of birds, we headed back to the pier for an ice-cream - even when it's abit cold ice-cream by the seaside always seems appropriate.

John is wearing a Ralph Lauren Cardigan, Fred Perry t-shirt, Docker chinos and vera shoes

Laura is wearing Moschino Cardigan, Topshop dress, thrifted belt, Laura Ashley necklace, black pumps

You have gotta love tapas

While we were in Penarth I also managed to play with my new full frame camera, I generally don't do landscapes but it's such dramatic scenery I just had too. You can also view more of my photography at


  1. beautiful black and white photos!! Looks like a wonderful trip.

    cheers, Beatrice

  2. i love the last photo. <3 such a great day!

    i linked your blog :D

  3. Penarth is really a great place to take such beautiful views. Modern designer villas with views across the Bristol Channel, is considered to be the finest street in Penarth. Great job capturing those, sure were dramatic sights!


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