Am I too late…?

Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List

1. Hobbs Freda Hat2. Sword Liners 3. Skagen 39LSSS1 Women’s Stainless Steel Stretch Mesh Band Watch 4. Singular Pearl Pendant 5. Boden Kate Dress 6. Quentin Blake, Beyond The Pages 7. Accessorize Snood 8. Hobbs Maisie Coat 9. Derwent Waterbrush 10. Lastly the amazing Thea Schultheiss, I so wanted this one the most: Three Female Wrens and Roses, framed (the original has been sold, but she promises a small run of prints).

So, I have only just started Christmas shopping – *hangs head* – I spent hours shopping yesterday, but have only just begun to chip away at the surface of purchasing gifts – I saw a lot of goodies which sparked off this post… Is it too late to have a Christmas List? Well, if there are any family members who are last minute shoppers like me and are stuck for inspiration, I have some ideas! Sadly, (actually great for them) I think they are probably already prepared for Christmas – it is only a few days away after all. I have also, until now *00ps* been silent in making any requests – it doesn’t quite feel the same as when I was young in preparing a list of trinkets, wishes and hopes for treats from Father Christmas.  As I still have a LOT of shopping to do for others, I should forget my wish list (although, fingers crossed for those Sword Liners) – but maybe I can give a few hints for my birthday next month instead!! Good luck to all those other last minute Christmas shoppers!

Happy Belated Birthday Lionheart Magazine!

Lionheart is 1

Lionheart is 1

Wishing Lionheart Magazine a belated first birthday for last week! It is also nearly a year ago since I purchased the first issue as a little Christmas treat to myself and instantly fell in love with the feel and style of the magazine.  I have a HUGE affection for this magazine as it encapsulates so much of what I love; tactile weighty paper, stylish layouts and beautiful images including lots of illustrations – not forgetting super writing = JOY!

I am also very proud and delighted to have been able to contribute for Lionheart issue 2 and the current issue number 3. As I am a massive fan of Gemma Milly (cover star of issue 1 and 3) I was over the moon to sit amongst such amazing creative’s… You can see me below grinning like a cheshire cat!

To buy your very own copy to pore over click lionheart and you will be transported to a lovely website and blog created by editor Helen Martin. Enjoy!

The Set... so far

The Set… so far

 

Me + LHM3

Me + LHM3

 

 

Reminiscing

Dancing under the fairy lights

Dancing under the fairy lights

This time last year we were in Krakow, Poland. We decided to escape for five days to inject some Christmassy cheer into our hearts and also to reconnect to some roots – my late Granddad was born and raised in Poland, although he came from Warsaw, I had heard a lot from my mum over the years about how beautiful Krakow was, especially Zakopane. Although we did not make it to the mountains, we had a wonderful time, soaking up the Christmas market, meeting friends who also flew out for a holiday and managed to find perfect Christmas gifts for the family. Oh and tried a wonderful drink… nut vodka!

Krakow Map

Krakow Map

Our hotel was centrally located, near the town square which was perfect for us because we could nip around most places by foot. Everyday was packed with seeing as much as possible although my favourite day was entirely spent at the National Museum of Krakow. I probably took the most amount of photos at the gallery, which I’m sure would have been frowned upon here, but fortunately they were very relaxed.  The day was also tranquil as visitor numbers were low, this enabled us to amble around freely and take the exhibition pieces in at our own pace. I have selected a couple of my favourite images, ranging from beautiful lace to stunning portraits… hope you like!

Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Lady Pastel

Lady Pastel

Lace

Lace

Lady In A Box

Lady In A Box

 

Bathing Redhead

Bathing Redhead

 

Vase

Vase

 

White Dress

White Dress

And finally… Some original artwork for our new home by a local Polish artist who we met on the grounds of Wawel Castle…

The Streets Of Krakow

The Streets Of Krakow

 

Where’s Wendy?

There has been an abundance of tumbleweed rolling around my blog.  Although it has been quiet, I have been extremely busy on other ventures, namely house related, but I will be sharing more with you soon…

 
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