Thursday, September 29, 2011

Things I like today

My flag, my revolution xiaobiaosg

I love mushrooms

This made me laugh, I love the wittiness of Morrissey.

Love these mugs

Friday, September 9, 2011

Greetings from Berlin

I've been a terrible correspondent, but I have been having fun! Off to the Berlin Music Festival today and tomorrow which is held in an old airport in Templehof

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A few random observations from my time in the UK

A few random observations at one running my own crafty and creative retail business and workshops:
  • Handmade crafts are difficult to find in London. Most crafts upon closer observation are actually factory produced.
  • Craft classes and studios are big business with classes ranging from sewing to DIY products.
  • Sadly, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie clothes are really of appalling quality, particularly considering the price they are retailed at.
  • Many items look far better online than in person.
  • Women's trainers are difficult to find in colours besides white and pink (argh) if tou want something a bit better than cons but not too expensive.
  • There will always be a market for good cheese and bread.
  • Books are hugely overpriced in Australia (my husband has his own publishing company and I know how much he makes from the books he sells and it's almost nothing).
  • Since I have been away (nearly two months) three of my retail stockists have closed down in Australia.

Bath/Bristol UK

ChrisEnglish pie and mash!Jon and ChrisLovely idea!Children's Teepee at Organic festival in BathOrganic whiskey!
Organic festivalorganic oatsorganic ciderSweat shop free denimso many varieties of apple
food demonstrationsorganic meatArtist decorated gorilla in BristolBathford Village shop
treacle tartAnother beautiful buildingBath Abbey at nightBath Abbey at night

Bath/Bristol UK, a set on Flickr.

Photos from our time in lovely Bath