Cafe, Cars and Modern life


Well I cannot believe how long it's been since my last post (about a week and a half!) too long I know but it's mainly been because of my time being occupied by going to view and purchase a car - which is far more time consuming than one thinks and the other by getting enrolled for my final year of my photographic studies - once again far more time consuming than needs be. Anyway between this all,  last weekend I discovered a new espresso bar in Cardiff city centre - now I am usually oppose any "Mall or Store" cafes, but the one in John Lewis has such great views above the streets below and interesting triangle design with floor to ceiling windows I have to give the thumbs up and plus they make really good coffee and tasty meals like the tomato bruschetta I demolished and the goats cheese and beetroot salad - yum yum!

 So anyway back to the car dilemma, I love love love vintage/retro cars. I used to have a 1982 mini which never let me down, always started first time and who I miss dearly. Before that, when I was living in Cape Town I drove a 1978 beetle - what a fun car to drive and I hey I don't mind the noise it makes. So it's disappointing that I had to settle for a Nissan Sunny - although hopefully this is just a temporary car until the funds allow another mini. Oh and how I do wish I could drive through the streets of Paris in a fiat 500 or a convertible with the wind in my hair listening to dream french tunes and flowers in my hair...hmmm.But it made me think of Europe and it's cars and the fashion at the time and I am totally inspired by these images.

I love the last photo, it's so stylistic and everything seems to have its place.
Another one of my favourite everyday clothing companies, that also happens to be having a sale (oh lucky me) is Ben Sherman. I love their Mod inspired clothing and reminds me of my mini driving days so well.  I want and need the following items!

So I am getting some photos developed soon and lots more little tales and adventures and such to post - yey, free time is a virtue :)
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Seaside Music Love



First of all what a busy week (hence lack of posts), I love bank holidays and long weekends and getting out the city. I have been to many small towns and villages throughout the UK but it was a first proper stop at the costal town of Tenby...and what a beautiful, sea-gull infested and burnt bodies filled day. Also I am bringing back Tune in Thursday as I haven’t done a music post in a while even though I do prefer to look to musicians who rock an individual style for inspiration ( as oppose to main-stream celebs). But to the point I am in love with this song at the moment...The Rambling Man by Laura Marling. It's not like a catchy Pop tune but it's just beautiful lyrics sung by a beautifully talented girl. It reminds me of nostalgia and looking back on the good times you have had...festivals, summer days relaxing with a book and mellow low-key nights where not much has to be said. Also she has a great casual style, and I am liking her newly dyed brown hair.

So on Monday, I celebrated the bank holiday with a true British the seaside...the welsh seaside to be exact. Well sunny days are few and far between here, so I was not going to let a day go, so we hopped onto the train for a relaxing 2hr trip...well it was relaxing for me but perhaps my other half didn't see it that way as he was nursing a hangover and sleep deprivation (no sympathy from me, may I add).  Well it was packed with all the elements needed for such a day out....steak and ale pie (not mine!), coffee in a pottery cafe, soda and ice cream, sea and sand....and a knitted got to love that :) Also in love with the hipstamatic application on the iphone.

Tenby Wales

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