Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Bristol Harbour Festival

Last weekend was the Bristol Harbour festival that I hadn't been to before but heard was quite popular. I went on the Saturday that started off well and was crazy busy but by the afternoon it was raining as expected of English weather. The Sunday was a lot better as the sun came out again and it was quite hot.

Normally where these people are sat there is a water fountain that travels down the steps but were turned off for them to listen to the live music. I couldn't help but think it would be funny if they suddenly came back on again.

This made me laugh for some reason:

There was no shortage of fudge and sweets around to buy. I spotted two stalls and a whole gazebo of places selling sweets. 

A carriage was being painted in a 'Brizzle' themed graffiti which had some really cool lettering.

Something for the lads: 

I feel like it was trying to be Disneyland with the Mickey Mouse balloons. 

Around the corner where the @t Bristol is there was some people doing an acrobatic show on these bars.  

I have started to do some Gromit Spotting which I will be posting on soon :)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Recently, things I have mostly been buying are...

While in Canada I fell in love with the shop Sephora where I went a bit mad buying things I'd not seen before. I got a mini roll-on perfume by Taylor Swift which has a lovely sweet scent but not a sickly kind of sweet I find in a lot of perfumes. I thought the roll-on was a good size to keep with you in the day if you need a bit of a top up on perfume.

I was given a sample of the Marchesa perfume that I also really like which has quite a clean, fresh smell I'd love to put on after a shower in the morning. I'm nearly out of the sample they gave me and will have to buy the proper bottle soon but it is quite expensive even for the small size. In Sephora they had a set which came with a funnel and a tiny bottle to keep with you as I am doing with the Taylor Swift perfume.

They had a huge selection of nail varnishes by O.P.I. and nails inc. I especially liked this special effects, sprinkes edition in 'Sweets Way.' It is a bit transparent so you seen through to your nail but I'm going to try putting a flat colour on first and then this on top.

From travelling a lot recently I finally gave in and bought a Nintendo 3DS XL. I'd wanted one for a while as it had a lot of games I wanted to play and of course the new Pokemon game will be coming out on it.  I sold my old DSi and some games to one of the games exchange places to put towards it. I was too lazy to put it on ebay where I probably could have got more. I ordered the Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance to play on it which I was blown away as to how good the graphics are on them. Even though I didn't have a game to play on it for the first few days of owning it I went onto the Nintendo e-shop where you can download demos of games if you aren't sure what you want to buy. 

I followed up with getting the Fire Emblem Awakening game which is quite addictive. I love games where you can create your own character and interact with other characters. Its like animal crossing but you get to kill things! Best combination ever.

I was given some camera equipment and was so happy to find a macro lens that I had been meaning to get but couldn't afford. They make photos like these that look so much better than the other close-ups I had been making before.

Jack Wills had a sale going on so I went accessory shopping as I still can't afford their clothes. I bought this camera strap and phone case.

This is a card I bought in Derby by Stop the clock designs who have this amazing style of combining patterns and a sewn/illustrative look. The cute quotes are a bonus! 

This is a bit of experimentation with my new lens. I love how it blurs some of the background to focus on the centre subject. Cords and Pucca scramble!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Happy Canada Day

My standard breakfast when waffle irons and fruit loops are involved:

On the main street they had set up a stage where musicians performed for the celebrations. I think they were local bands as I hadn't heard of anyone. It was good music though and quite a big crowd. 

I love these sorts of hats and wish I knew where this guy got his :D

They had a fireworks display in the evening and I managed to get a good view from our hotel window. 

There weren't a lot of shops near where I was staying but this was about the only one with any interesting things. I don't think you could miss it. 

Tim Hortons is a famous Canadian Coffee shop that do amazing donuts! I tried the strawberry jam one which was so good with loads of powdered sugar on.

Oh and I found this at one of their Starbucks and just had to get one! I'm such a tourist! 

We stopped by one of the smaller villages and they had a rather big church with some nice views around. Had a little look at the fire station too.