North Laine Brighton

It’s time for a much needed holiday away from work, so this week I’ll be having a little break from food photography and I’ll be sharing some of my other passions in life. My lovely boyfriend and I have taken the week off and have lots of lovely things planned to help us relax and enjoy our time together.

Our holiday actually began last Friday when we headed down to Brighton for a day out. First stop North Laine for breakfast at my favourite Wai Kika Moo Kau followed by a rummage around Snoopers Paradise. Bought two old movie posters (Attack of the 50ft Woman and Forbidden Planet) in Vintage Magazine Co. Shopped in North Laine and sheltered from the rain in coffee shops and restaurants, we also looked around the museum and art gallery. Love Brighton!

 

Veggie breakfast - Wai Kika Moo Kau Brighton

Veggie Breakfast at Wai Kika Moo Kau

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New dress bought from Get Cutie

Kodak Brownie found in Snoopers Paradise

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Stopped in Berties for a hot chocolate and scone

Brighton Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion

North Laine Brighton

Non Food Friday – Woburn Village Festival

Last weekend was the Woburn Village Festival, an annual event in my village that I really look forward to. The festival used to known as the Oyster Festival because it was all about eating Oysters, drinking beer and listening to live music. Last year it changed to the Village Festival to make it more a family event, they still sell Oysters and  have live music, but it’s not quite the same. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of antique stalls there this year and picked up a lovely little vintage Hovis tin for only £4… bargain!

Woburn Oyster Festival

Woburn Village Festival

Woburn Village Festival antiques

Vintage Hovis bread tin

Vintage School Milk Bottle

This weekend I visited my parents and we spent our time together enjoying the cafes and shops in Rochester. In one of the many cute independent shops in the high street I found a lovely vintage school milk bottle complete with paper straw… one of the many things I see when I’m out and about and know immediately I need to add it to my forever growing props collection.

 

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Non Food Friday No.1

Most of the time this blog is all food food food, so I thought I might be nice to introduce a little fun on Fridays and share something that’s not all about food photography. So today we begin with the first of a new little feature called ‘Non Food Friday’ and I thought I’d start by sharing a couple of my purchases this week. The first is something that I’ve seen popping up in shops recently and I have totally fallen in love with. As a person who loves to write lists the idea of a week planner/mouse pad/note pad with tear off weekly pages PLUS cute design…was pure genius and of course I had to have one!

This really cute design is by Knock Knock  (www.KnockKnockStuff.com) which I found in John Lewis, Paperchase also have some great designs too.

Pad

 

I’ve also treated myself to a couple of very cute necklaces that I found in Accesorize, which is currently having a 50% sale, the camera necklace was reduced to £3 and the specs were £2.50, love them both equally.

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specs

 

Vinyl Additiction

Last month I treated myself to a record player, I’ve wanted one for some time now and I finally found ‘the one’. Since then I taken great pleasure in browsing record shop and rummaging in charity shops for LPs.

However yesterday I took it to the next level… 2 hours spent searching in ten charity shops, 8 records bought… and only £8.50 spent!

 

Summer Wardrobe

Now that the weather is changing and the days are getting warmer, I’ve treated myself to a summer outfit.

Top £3, Skirt £16 both from Matalan
 
Bargain denim jacket from Tesco, should have been £20 but with my clubcard vouchers and staff discount I got it for £5.50
 
Outfit complete

New Dress

To start the bank holiday we took a trip to St. Albans to visit a Goth Exhibition in the local Museum. Whilst we were there we took the opportunity to look around the shops and as usual I found myself rummaging in the charity shops.

The moment I walked into the Cancer Research shop a dress caught my eye… after a closer look and a check of the size, I knew I had to have it. Its perfect and a bargain at only £5.50.