Monday, 27 April 2015

Looking after Pebble and Dash

On Saturday I looked after my friend's gorgeous shop in Herne Bay. It's a beautiful shop. I used to love visiting, and now I'm lucky enough to have my work for sale inside.
Sarah owns Pebble and Dash, and I was more that happy to look after her wonderful shop. Lots of perfect gifts and art can be found inside.
Talking to customers and having a little quiet time to plan blog posts, make lists, create new work, was great. David also popped in during the day and brought me lunch and a yummy hazelnut latte, which was a super surprise.
I had a wonderful time. Lots of time to think and create. Next time I would love to set up a desk and start creating new pieces. When the sun shines through the windows, the shop lights up, it's just so beautiful. Perfect workspace.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Movie date by the sea

We took a little trip to Ramsgate in Thursday. I took my brand new Batman tote out for a trip. I am in love with the print. I am starting up my ever growing tote collection again. And I guess that's not a bad thing.
We wandered down to the seafront to view the gorgeous boats and the beautiful blue sea. We went to our favourite cinema on the seafront to watch a little film called Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film was amazing, well done Joss.
The cinema is so old fashioned, in a wonderful way. It's even down to the great ticket stubs they give you. Which always adds character.
After the film, which again of course was awesome (yay for Scarlet Witch) we wandered along the seafront and into the town. The building are always so beautiful, and have so much history.
Also, I managed to pick up Star Wars cereal! Which I am far too excited about. We never have any fun cereals in the UK anymore. I can't wait to visit the US this summer and fill my suitcase up with yummy cereals.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Turning 28

So I turned 28 on Tuesday. 28...gosh that sounds so strange. I woke up with the sun shining through the window. A few little presents were opened, and then we wandered down the road to have breakfast. We decided to go to the Green Door Deli. David mentioned it was my birthday, and the guys said I could have a free birthday desert. David treated me to birthday pancakes and the guys gave me extra bacon.
We then went into Canterbury to meet my awesome friend Sarah. We looked around the cute shops and then decided to go for lunch. We went to my favourite cafe in Canterbury, Cafe turquoise. We had iced coffees and sandwiches.
I got such wonderful gifts such as a new Kanken, holiday money for my trip, and fun boardgames.
I also received the greatest balloon, which was a huge Hello Kitty! I am so in love with it. My mum made me a pastel rainbow cake, and it was the most tasty cake ever! Go mumma Jennings! I had a brilliant day with family and friends. Being 28 isn't too bad so far.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Day trip to Rochester

On Monday I took a trip to Rochester. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shinning, and I just felt so positive. We wandered in and out of a few shops, but then I spotted an amazing tearoom. This tearoom was called Fleur de Thé.
I could see such gorgeous coloured teacups and teapots from the window. When I walked in I felt like I had fallen through the rabbit hole to a wonderful tea party. Pretty teacups were placed on the table in front of us. A lovely gentleman came to greet us, as we looked at the menu and we ordered some delicious tea.
What I really loved about Fleur de Thé was that you could buy all the chinaware to take home. So they use teacups you can buy which are the same. This made me very excited because as much as I love vintage tearooms, you can't buy these teacups. But here you could. The spoons were my favourite, and I might have to go back and buy some with some birthday money.
We wandered around the town and popped into various cute shops. Vintage, homeware, second hand book shops, and cute coffee/art gallery shops.
I stumbled across a shop called Mini Mi. It is so gorgeous! I'm not a mummy, but I still wanted everything in the store. I purchased a gold make your own banner. Which I have been looking for everywhere. So that was a nice surprise. Plus we made friends with a little pug.
After all that, at the end of the day we wandered around the castle and took photos. It's a glorious place, and with the sun out, it was even more perfect. I took a few snaps with my Instax.
We headed home after a wonderful day. It was the perfect last day of being 27.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Adventure? Sure, let's go!

So the first day of my week off was spent waking up super early, and heading down to the local bootsale. Plus the night before I went out for drinks with new friends, which was ever so lovely. I can't wait to move to the seaside permanently. I love the sea air. I had my new Little Mermaid tote with me.
We wandered around and I found some vintage Trolls, which I was very excited about! I may have nearly jumped up and down. I looked through them, and found 4 that I really wanted. They just need a little clean, and they will be perfect on my shelf with my other little treasures. I picked some other cute bits and pieces up, and then we hoped onto a bus to Whitstable. 
We arrived rather early so we went for breakfast at a Peter Cushing restaurant, which used to be a theatre. It's a beautiful building. After breakfast we wandered and visited a craft fair, a few more cute little shops, and purchased cupcakes.
The shops in Whitstable are always so perfect. I could just spend all of my money in them. So many quirky little homeware treasures.
I always love to wander around pretty little towns. Exploring is always an adventure.