Welcome back to my Wednesday wish list feature. Here I will share some of my favourite finds from the last week and give you a little more of an insight into my kind of style. I did post this on Wednesday from my iPhone but for some reason it didn't publish, so for this week only it's on Friday! Enjoy..
For a long time now I have dreamed about and drooled over the beautiful dresses over at Naughty Shorts. The styles and fabrics are to die for, plus I really really love tea dresses, especially those with novelty prints.
If you head over to the Facebook page you can enter a competition to win a custom handmade tea dress!
So please pop over and drool over the blog and enter the competition, sadly I hope you do not win because I want to, but good luck if you do enter!
On Saturday Rich and I had our 2nd anniversary, time flies! With a budget of £5 we searched the high street for gifts and ended up buying each other a notebook from Paperchase, Rich's is a travel journal, mine is for our new allotment (as long as all goes to plan), great minds think alike hey!
As we're currently cat sitting for my Dad we decided to spend the day at the seaside, Rich wanted to use his camera and I wanted to hit the charity shops, before getting some chips & sitting on the beach. Sadly the chips were pretty rubbish so we splashed out on enormous & delicious ice creams that were as big as our faces. With ice cream all over our faces we strolled along the beach, I had my saltwater sandals on so paddled in the sea, I think Rich was ready to punch me if I said "it's so warm" one more time, ha, but it really was like a summers day, I'd have gone for a swim if I'd been more prepared. Instead I settled for jumping waves, dodging dogs that were shaking as they came out of the water, and collecting sea glass.
Rich: "I can't smile, the sun's in my eyes", me: "shut up and smile"
These ice creams were as big as our faces!
I could have watched this man and his dog for hours!
The charity shop gods were particularly generous this week, I got this stash of fabric; one pillowcase, 5m of spotty fabric and a large gingham tablecloth; from Save the Children for £6, bargain!
On our second day in Amsterdam we got up early for breakfast in the cafe at the end of our street before another long day of walking. After filling up on some yummy granola and orange juice we set off in the direction of some of the markets and the areas beyond the central canal ring. After mentally spending a fortune on fabrics and bicycle goodies, we stumbled across a lovely canal full of beautiful house boats, all of which had such cute entrances and the tiniest patch of 'garden' you could imagine. In true nosey fashion we peered through gates and windows in awe of how much people can fit in such a small space, no good for me and my hoarding ways but so pretty none the less.
We then found ourselves at the Rijksmuseum which is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. Although we didn't go in, the queues were massive, we mooched through the middle for the mandatory tourist photos in front of the I Amsterdam sign, and to just soak up the atmosphere and hustle and bustle of locals and tourists, it's such a great spot. We headed back to the front of the museum to snap some of the most picturesque houses and bridges I've ever seen, lined with flowers and beautiful towers it was just gorgeous.
After a few hours of walking around we were ready for a sit down and a drink, and what better way to rest your feet than on a canal cruise. Conveniently the 'hop on hop off' boats stopped right outside the museum so we jumped on spent a few hours taking in the scenery and architecture along the canal cruise. For 20 euros you can use them as much as you want for that day, so we did a couple of the routes and saw so much more than we would if we'd been walking around. It's amazing how much you miss by not looking up isn't it?
I'll be back with a couple more Amsterdam installments.