Life

‘I like to read my diary occasionally to remind myself what a miserable, alienated old sod I used to be.’ Jo Brand

‘I like to read my diary occasionally to remind myself what a miserable, alienated old sod I used to be.’ Jo Brand

This is the diary I made when I was 17 in the year 2000. From this diary I deduce that I was: 1) Wearing bindis. 2) Watching a lot of Spanish independent cinema when I should have been at school. 3) Buying over priced copies […]

House Sale Snaps

House Sale Snaps

  A few snaps from the house sale, as we were setting up. It was a blisteringly hot day, so we made double sure we had enough orange squash and chilled white wine to keep us going! And just in case our energies were running […]

Sunny Tennis Sunday

Sunny Tennis Sunday

It’s sunny in July! In the North West of England, this usually makes headlines… In honour of the sun we hung up Toni’s bunting, popped open the fizz and darted in and out of the house to keep an eye on whether Andy Murray was […]

Pulling a lens on Sully Beach…

Pulling a lens on Sully Beach…

It’s taken me a while to come out of my shell, having been rumbled for coordinating my outfits with all the exciting locations of Glamorganshire in Fossil Hunting in Wales.¬†Well, here are some snaps from my point of view, including one of Java and her […]

The Queen in the Kitchen

The Queen in the Kitchen

Yesterday I received an email from a lovely lady called Cat Sampson in Los Angeles who had purchased a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee biscuit tin from the shop. I love knowing where all these wonderful pieces end up and the destiny of this regal […]

Fossil Hunting in Wales

Fossil Hunting in Wales

On a blustery day recently, Jon, my dad and I went fossil hunting at Sully beach. Jon discovered (what looked like) a dinosaur’s claw, my dad found a fossil shell and I went and found a cliff with some daffodils to look out over. Jon […]

Hilary and the Gold Mini Skirt

Hilary and the Gold Mini Skirt

The above photo is from Hilary’s wedding to Lance in London on December 4th 1990. Hilary is a dazzling friend of my mother’s whom, as a child, I held in deep admiration for her astonishing variety of earrings. I remember it as such a fantastic […]

Crumpet Breakfast

Crumpet Breakfast

One of the best things about the UK is the prominent availability of the common or garden crumpet. Crumpets are one of the finest carbohydrate packages to grace this earth. They are the wondrous cloud of wheat and water that will float your poached egg […]

Procrastination with Biscuits

Procrastination with Biscuits

Am I taking photos of food, eating food, thinking about food, admiring Jon’s wrapping skills and checking my twitter/facebook feed instead of updating postage prices in the Tin Cup Vintage shop? Yes, yes I am. Back to work… Sigh. Java x

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

It’s been nearly a month since I last wrote… apologies. March was a month of many unexpected changes, resulting in Jon and I packing up our pieces and spending some time in and around Barcelona with friends before heading to the UK to spend some […]