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