This past weekend, my husband and I went to Hastings, which is on the south coast of England. It was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised. We walked along the boardwalk, had fish & chips on the beach for lunch, and went to the fishing and shipwreck museums, both of which are tiny. Of course, we took lots of photos with our DSLRs. Here are some of mine:
Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins.
This photo sums up British summer for me – overcast and cool, but people are determined to eat outside under a fake grass umbrella!
Hello! This year is already half over and my birthday is approaching at the end of July. Last year I made a wishlist on here of a few things I wouldn’t mind getting for my birthday. It worked pretty well so I’ve decided to make a new wishlist for this year:
“Heavy Hangs the Head” by Taryn Hipp.
She’s behind the ladyteeth zines that I’ve enjoyed reading recently. You can buy the book on amazon.com which has UK shipping. I’m not sure how else to get her book. At last resort, you can contact her. She’s @tarynhipp on Instagram and Twitter.
Ilford HP5 35mm black & white film
I love taking photos, and enjoy developing my own black & white photos in the darkroom. So this film would be an inexpensive and very practical gift!
Mushroom PVC Apron from Cath Kidston
It’s strange that I don’t own an apron considering how much I bake and cook. I’m not usually a fan of Cath Kidston, but I absolutely love her mushroom patterns. ♥
Mushroom stanley mug by Cath Kidston
I also love this mushroom mug!
The Diary of Frida Kahlo.
What it says on the tin.
The Punk Singer on DVD
It’s just released here in the UK, and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this documentary. Plus, I just finished reading a book on the riot grrrl scene and now I like Kathleen Hanna even more. If nobody buys me this for my birthday I’m going to end up buying it for myself because I really want to see this.
These SuAtelier Stickers from Artbox are great! Especially the Stamp & Midnight Paris stickers.
I would like almost anything from the Artbox website. Everytime I visit their Covent Garden shop, I want to buy everything. Since I’ve started writing letters to friends again, the more stationary the better!
A Caffe Nero giftcard
It would definitely be used.
& the most expensive item on the list, a new record player with a USB port and built-in speakers.
My American record player isn’t compatible with UK voltage and for a couple years already I’ve been thinking of getting a new record player. I have records that want to be played!
If none of those items appeal to you, I’d also like almost anything to do with the following: bats, narwhals, puffins, Iceland, Moomins (I already have a Moomin necklace and pocket mirror), and guerilla girls (look in the Tate Modern shop). I also like most gifts/items from Paperchase and JOY.
And of course, I like anything homemade. Whether it’s a mix CD, a drawing or something you baked, I’ll love it. Xoxoxox