Saturday, 10 December 2011

Bake Mayhem

Vintage Tea Party and Bake Day

Our little group of stitches decided to get together for a ladies day and thought a Vintage Tea Party would be a great idea. In the guise of true post-feminists, a day of baking, tea drinking and clopping about in high heel shoes seemed like a luxurious Saturday afternoon to us. We baked in abundance and shared recipes new and old. Quality time with a group of inspiring women!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

It's Autumn

Swansea is more than Autumnal right now.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Stitch and Bitch

We are already over 20 months old and we are still going strong!

Stitch and Bitch (Uplands) Swansea was the brain child of myself and the lovely Claire D'auria. A need for a group of like minded people to come together, stitch and make new friends, and believe me it has done all if the above.

Over the last 20 months I have made some truly precious and life long friends at Stitch and we have become a tight unit. I know if I ever need anything my girls and boys will be there for me and vice versa.

The group is still growing and still very much open to all. Still Noah's Yard, still 7pm, still stitching and eating cake :)

Any Road will do...

Monday, 17 October 2011

11.11 11.11.11 11.11

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It will take 1 minute of your life... and set your watches... now!

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

I wear Tatty Devine!

If you don't know her jewellery Tatty Devine is a creator of the most fun and vibrant jewellery in the country. Having worn jewellery for years and years on a regular basis, these days I only wear it on special occassions and when I do it's big and bold! Jewellery for me is about having fun.

However Tatty is not just about jewellery, she is also about interacting and giving to her customers. She runs workshops to create your own, she blogs, she is the package.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Gruff Rhys

Having only occasionally heard SFA in the past, Gruff Rhys the humble but oh-so-talented multi-media genius had not even registered on my radar, better late than never.

I decided to book tickets to see what I was missing. I was definitely not disappointed. An army of synthesisers accompanied Gruff and other such crazy little finds to conjure what can only be described as music from a future we may never reach, parallel universe sounds, intergalactic tunes that sing to the soul.

Diolch x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Film of the Week: Submarine

It's a dark coming-of-age comedy about a lovelorn teenage boy in 1980s Swansea, written and directed by Ayoade, adapted from a novel by Joe Dunthorne, and executive produced by Ben Stiller, who appears in a subliminal cameo. Ayoade's film has absorbed the influences of Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry in its deadpan ironies and block capital sans-serif titles, but it's still really personal and confident. For sheer technique, Ayoade can hardly be faulted, though introducing characters in freezeframe/voiceover is getting to be a cliche. His film is shaped with flair, coolly allowing us to enjoy its unrealities and to savour the suspicion that a thirtysomething's sophistication and cinephilia have been sneakily backdated into a teenager's life to offset his emotional vulnerability: a protective nostalgia.

Watch it, it's beautiful and a hidden gem if you ask me.

Album of the century

An album that is faultless

Summer 2011 Trek

Yup, I was missing my boyfriend

A folding Cruiser did the job!

During August of 2011 I decided to join a trek across North America and Canada, when I say trek I mean part trek, part everything else. We did everything you can imagine including white water rafting, horse-riding, glacier walking, canoeing, mountain biking etc!

On the last but one day of this adventure I decided that I would break away from the group I had spent the last 13 days with and take back some me time. At this point we were in the beautiful city of Vancouver, therefore I hired a bike and saw the famous Stanley Park and Vancouver's stunning bay. I had blast, weeeeeeee.

Let's go outside!

I've started climbing outside Crags, boy is that fun! Here is a couple I climbed in South Gower, Swansea.

I'm baking again!

I'm working my way through a book of bread and making many mistakes along the way!

Food for Free

At the end of every Summer I have taken to obsessively foraging. As a child I would always pick Blackberries, Blackcurrents and Gooseberries and find ways to make the fruit more exciting. As an adult I am equally as enthusiastic. Anything which can be found in a hedgerow or field or mountain top which is edible I will help myself too.

A good friend of mine has a steady source of Damsons and I froze some Sloes two years ago, so It was time to get my next batch of Winter drinks underway. The fruit was added to Gin and Vodka accompanied by a heap of sugar. In 3-6 months time we shall try out our stock with friends and some wine and cheese.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

My life right now...

Apart from the people I love. Climbing is what makes me happiset right now and pushes me to do more and more everyday!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The Question is...

does the heart ever rest?

Craig-Y-Nos and Up!

A drive...

to see my good friends in the valleys on a moody and wet late December afternoon led me to find a scene of fine Welsh Heritage.