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Whenever I get stressed, I remember what my specialist told me – get out of London and go somewhere tranquil. Two of my favourite past-times are walking and photography, I was perusing Flickr and came across the above stunning photos. I’m in need of some Gower (Welsh: Gwyr or Penrhyn Gŵyr) time, booked my hotel and am in the process of planning my wardrobe, have to ditch the heels unfortunately but just ordered these cute rose stripe shoes by Taylor Swift from Keds, and my favourite high-rise style Maria by J Brand in Impression; these fit like a glove. I can speak a bit of Welsh, so I love how I can make a room go silent when I give it a go, I look exotic but I’m not at all! Now all that’s needed is to dig out the Canon, please let the weather be good…
This is my favourite song of all time, the lyrics and Kelly’s voice reminds me of home. I don’t normally fancy anyone famous and my taste in men is somewhat different to most women’s, but I’ve always had a secret crush for Kelly Jones (lead singer), he’s just cool. I also briefly met him at an album signing when I was 18, I spelt my first name and he’s the only person I’ve come across that has pronounced my name correctly, he even added that it was nice – extra brownie points! He came across as lovely (as us Welsh would say) which I wasn’t expecting. His voice is sexy.
Being spontaneous (makes a change), a neighbour said that I can use their holiday home in Portugal anytime I liked, so I’ve bought tickets for me and my best friend to see them live at Optimus Alive Festival – can’t wait, haven’t had a holiday in such a long time.
Made the most of the warm weather, and ended up in Sussex for a roast Sunday lunch at the cowdray. Pleasantly surprised, lots of space to park, outside seating area as well as indoor, went for the roast lamb, didn’t have to wait long for my order. Very generously sized portion and struggled to finish it, but enjoyed trying. I was too full to consider dessert. The service was good. Unfortunately, I don’t live in the area, and it was a random spare of the moment trip, so probably won’t visit that often, but I’d recommend it to someone who was in the area.
Vintage Gunne Sax dress that I bought off ebay. Such a beautiful field matched my dress perfectly. Shame my hair got in a mess 🙂
After studying hard these last couple of months, I’m planning to devote more time to activities that I enjoy in 2011, starting with photography. Firstly I’ll be investing in a better SLR camera + lenses (hopefully the January sales will prove fruitful), and then will book a short break to a place where I’ve always wanted to visit – The Gower. A few people have mentioned The Gower is absolutely beautiful and perfect for a short break; combining two things I love – walking & nature photography.
After browsing Gower photos on Flickr (these two stunning photos were taken by Geoff Mock, click on photos for a larger view), I can see why it appeals to a photographer. The Gower (Penrhyn Gwyr) is a peninsula on the south west coast of Wales, and in 1956 was designated an area of outstanding natural beauty – it’s not hard to see why!
Playsuits are quite difficult to wear, and I bought this particular one from Topshop last year but never worn it until recently when my friend wanted to test their new camera out.
The length is a little short for walking down the street in!