I took some pictures of the Wind Wheels that I bought and although their only use is as decoration there is more to flower shaped folded paper, than just that. They remind me of being young, the simple pleasure of a summers day, laughing and running with the wind spinning through the feather light folded paper and the whirring sound of childhood that is now far away.
Today I'm just posting some favourite pictures, as you can see one one is a picture of a Super Vintage Camera (I absolutely heart Vintage Cameras) and the other is of a sculpture off Portobello Road, past the market and down another street. I can't seem to find the artist or the story behind this sculpture but I though it made a great picture and was totally a suprise when looking up from all the stalls to see the face of a child and a strange horse!
A lovely treat on a Sunday is Petersham Nursery,
tucked in between Richmond Hill pastures near the river and Richmond Park this is the perfect little nursery that combines plants and rustic decor for sale. Lovely cakes and tea can be had in amongst the potted plants in mini hot houses. Tables with lovely decor from candles holders and handmade wrapped soaps makes this one of my favourite little finds.
Oh its getting so chilly, with the Autumn leaves fluttering fast off the branches of the trees and covering the ground in a lovely yellow and orange carpet. Time for winter woolly scarves and mittens and a very warm coat, hot chai lattes and fire places. Brrr......
Both great bands are great to watch, jamming away at the Restless Sessions in North London last night. Boxer Rebellion played first on the main stage of this heaving venue they played all the favourite songs that were in Going the Distance the movie with Drew Barrymore and where I actually first saw them perform on this movie. Next up were Band of Skulls which I had never heard of but really suprised me with their fab beats. They sound like the White stripes but different and very good. All together a great night out. Favourite songs from this Band include I know What I am and Patterns.
Oh I love Rome, barely back a day from this city and I can still hear the bustle of the street in my head and feel the love for this City 'Roma' in my heart. A city for the faint hearted I think not, Rome does actually mean roam alot. There are many streets and stairs to be conquered in this city so best to don a pair of comfy shoes. The coffee is the best I've tasted! The architexture and framework from the Old City to the New is a marvel. From the marble walls of the Sistine Chapel and the Rust Orange walls of the buildings to the Grafitti tags the city wins you over little by little.
Had a pretty relaxed weekend but I did land up at a gig night on Sat and saw some fab bands. For me the best band are always on last. This band are Marner Brown and I think they will make it big. A band of five guys which all have their own look going, merge together to create some fantastic indie music.
You know when you walk along not looking for anything particular but a good place for some scrumptious grub. Well we had been wedding dress shopping me and my soon to be wed Cousin and we decided to grab a bite to eat along the river. Heading towards the usual hang outs we decided to walk just over the bridge and see if there was any greener on the other side. Well we stumbled onto a place called Woody's and being a bit of a decor junky, Woodys ticked all the boxes. And in my usual style please see pictures of the fantastic decor. The food turned out to be great too. What a find -lovely food and fantastic decor.
Fireworks over the Thames, a fantastic twirling Carnival Parade...what more could you want after a lovely day out in London. This year I ooooh and aaahed over the the lovely apple store with the most delicious looking apples, the fab ice cream that was given away for free, did I mention that I love freebies. The free orange jelly beans, the edible bubbles that floated from the bubble stall, the vintage fabric chicken door stoppers and some fantastic people were all in the mix on Sun the 12th September. Oh and I squealed with delight when the best ever fireworks show lit up London. You gotta love the Thames Festival x