Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Mermaid Guide To Bristol

Bristol is a city with a maritime history, and one of the reasons I love living here so much is because of the beautiful harbour, tidal river and abundance of nautical features. The whole city is arranged around the water, and it has really influenced the look and feel of the city-some parts of Bristol look so much like the seaside that I almost expect to turn a corner and find a beach! So it makes sense that there are lots of mermaid treasures to be found, if you look hard enough.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ducklings and Moorchicks

Bristol Harbourside is great for many reasons, but one of the best things about it is watching all the water birds. In one spot there's a little floating artificial marshland to encourage wildlife, which always seems to have a duck or a swan or a moorhen hiding away somewhere in it, as well as some pretty flowering water plants. I was peering over the walkway one day in early summer to see if I could spot anything, when suddenly I saw a whole brood of ducklings.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Iridescent Pastel Mermaid Haul

So here's part two of my humongous pastel-y shiny haul, all the mermaid-y things! To start with I got a teacup and mug from Flying Tiger, which  have a very watery looking shape and design.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Iridescent Pastel Unicorn Haul

I seem to be in the throes of an intense obsession with all things pastel, iridescent, unicorn-y and mermaid-y right now, and I am loving it. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for these kinds of things, but over the last few months I've really been embracing them, so of course my shopping habits have followed suit. In fact I've ended up accumulating so much over a few months that I've had to split this haul into two parts-this part will be the things that make me think of unicorns, and there will be a mermaid themed part two!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Amphora Aromatics Event

A couple of weeks ago I went to a blogger event at Amphora Aromatics, an incredible aromatherapy and natural skincare company in Bristol. It was a chance to look around the shop, chat to people who work for the company, and get introduced to their new AA Skincare natural beauty range. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Exploring The Iconic SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain is a Bristol landmark, of huge local and historical significance, and an Instagrammer's delight, so it seemed odd that despite my love of Bristol and all the beautiful things in this wonderful city, I'd never visited. A couple of weeks ago I decided to change that, and headed off to explore this huge iron ship.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Outfit: Purple Roses

This was an outfit for a cloudy day, when it was still cool enough to wear things like velvet skirts. I have been going through a purple phase recently, and so put together this very purple ensemble, complete with purple lipstick.