Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Billy dog

I have fallen in love with this chap Billy whose is a friend of ours. How cute is he!!

A Parisian Broncante

These are some pictures from the Parisian broncante we visited when on our mini break to Paris. The stalls were laid out beautifully and I wanted EVERYTHING but the prices were sooo expensive compared to the UK I only returned with a vintage kids game. But a good time was had by all! the pictures are a bit shaky as it was on my iphone!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Paris is always a good idea

We took a little trip with some friends across the channel on the eurostar to Paris last weekend. It was a secret tripped planned by our men which was a lovely little surprise I must say!

Paris is one of my all time favourite cities, I love the buildings, the atmosphere and mostly importantly in my opinion the sweet treats that are available on every corner!! Luckily the friends we went with also had a super sweet tooth so we visited a place I had always wanted to visit, Angelina's. This old 'salon de the' was where the ladies that lunched went to be seen in their finery whilst eating cake. (how do the french woman stay so thin?! We came to the conclusion they dont eat all the bread in the bread basket then ask for seconds like we do!)  Anyhoo the hot chocolate was amazing, if a little sickly but defo worth a trip if you ever visit! Angelina's is just behind the Lourve park if you are interested in going!

Another happy coincidence was that the famous Paris Brocante was on whilst we were visiting, a great experience but I was astounded at the prices, extremely more expensive than the UK, I nearly keeled over when I asked the price of some monogramed french linen...£2500!! Whaaaat???

My favourite view of Paris is in the park to the side of the Sacre Couer in the Montmarte district. Unfortunately the weather was freezing and foggy so the view was a little hazy. The view is normally amazing and always makes me think of Audrey Hepburn, who had her photo taken whilst looking at the view back when she was making Paris when it sizzles, again something worth watching if you like your old movies!

As Audrey said 'Paris is always a good idea' xxx

Notre Dame and the bridge of love locks...

Inside Notre Dame is so impressive, a service was on the acoustics sounded fantastic when they started singing!

Angelina's beautiful place delicious food!

Artists square in montmart

big tip - Do not sit in this square for a coffee and a people watch! We paid 22 euro for just 4 hot drinks!! pretty but super pricey!

Cheeky graffiti in Pigalle by the moulin rouge! I noticed a lot of street art around the city...

Audrey checking out the view...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The perfect help for hostess and housewife all the year round!

It is sad but true that now the Great British Bake Off has finished I feel a cake shaped whole in my life! However this little beauty, a purchase from ebay helps fill a void, I just couldn't resist. I love the old recipe and home making books, they make for interesting and funny reading! Someone pass me the butter cream!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Treasure hunting at the antiques fair

Another month, another antiques fair yay! Here are a few snaps I took of the lovely things on offer some mine some of the other delights, if you have never been to one - you must go, they are the best places to find unique treasures for your home, wardrobe or for gifts!

Sorry if they are a little blurry they were taken on my iphone!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Grand old duke is York

A delayed post but been busy at the antiques fairs! York is a beautiful city and we had a lovely time especially in Betty's Tea rooms. It was like stepping back in time all the ladies were dressed in black and white and the tea was served loose with a little tea strainer! Delightful! Betty's is famous because in the war airmen would sitting downstairs and drink tea and chat, a mirror with their names etched on to it is still there! It crazy to think how life has changed since then!

We were lucky to get a window seat and enjoyed fat rascals and proper English tea! We were shocked to see that later on the queue was around the block to get a table, it proves how amazing the place is!

Another one of my favourite places in York was the Imaginarium It was possible the most visually stunning shops I have ever been in, defo worth a look at their facebook page, as it a no photo shop but you can see why, it so lovely everyone would be snapping away and blinding the shop assistances! Its sister store next door The Yorkshire Soap Company is also brilliant, just like a patisserie but with soap!

a good weekend all round x

the fat rascal - I must find this recipe!!

The Golden Fleece is the oldest pub in York and apparently the most haunted (Most Haunted tv show have filmed there!)  I particularly like the cat popping out of the white window!!

The Shambles, a lovely cobbled street full of quirky shops...

Hehe just made me laugh, outside a florist