Thursday, 29 December 2011

Spot On...

I am currently home for the holidays in deepest darkest Dorset, and the free time I have on my hands has allowed the inevitable to occur - crazy purchase! Not a wildly inappropriate item of clothing in the January sales, but a...

...practically life-sized 'leopard skin'! The whole thing is some sort of embroidery/tapestry, and looks to be handmade. It seems fairly old, it has a few holes, but it is so bizarre, I had to get it, found in a random vintage/junk shop in a small town, day after boxing day. I'm not quite sure what I will do with it yet, it is probably to fragile to have on the floor, but back of chair or sofa would be good I think. Beat that for a wild (haha) post-christmas purchase!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Frozen Precipitation And Preoccupations

My mind is not here
It is soaring through wild hills
On the freedom road

Bring on ice and snow
Escape with good company
These are the best times

Apologies for appalling haiku, but forming incoherent, poor poetry is about all I can achieve at this late stage in the year. Also, it snowed today, and I love snow. Nearly holiday time, and I feel a road-trip coming on with my co-pilot (boyfriend). Pictures were taken a couple of years ago in the Brecon Beacons, on a day that was so cold we couldn't stay outside the car for more than a few minutes. Good times.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Time Tourist

There can't be too many places where you can travel from the present day, through Victorian splendour, straight into Roman Britain and then back to Georgian high society, in and below busy shopping streets. Welcome to Bath.

I love it, everything is well done, even the cheesy handheld audio guides, as they are voiced by Alice Roberts and also Bill Bryson, who happens to be one of my favourite authors. The site is pretty big and must stretch quite a long way under the streets above (most of it is underground), the extent of the Roman remains is pretty impressive too, and a cold day is best for a visit, the water is really warm so lots of steam!

And the best thing; if you are a Bath resident, get yourself a discovery card and it is free!