Sunday, 23 October 2011

Blue Light

I've just come back from Iceland.  I fell in love with it a little.

It was something to do with the roads long and empty, the sky massive and ever changing.

I loved hiking high into the hills in the freezing air and finding a hot hot stream to bathe in.
A bit hilarious and chilly getting changed though, but so worth it.

This was a tad too cold for a quick dip.

Luckily for me I have the perfect excuse to visit again.  Son Louie has been signed by a basketball club near to Reykjavik, so he's there for the season.

A useful guide to tying a tie on the side of a shop in Reykjavik. 
An idea for some graffiti art on the outside wall of Beatnik perhaps?

It is far too busy to do anything about that at the moment.  Halloween is almost here so we are turning Beatnik into the perfect costume shop for all your ghoulish and non ghoulish needs.  I'm very excited to make a start on our Halloween window, photos to follow hopefully ( As long as it turns out ok )

Enough shop

More Iceland

Good luck Louie

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Lost In France

September, where did you go? It was one of those months when everything went a bit hectic, nice hectic, but you know, sort of busy. I went to France for a few days.  The sun shone and the days were long and lazy.  I found time to mooch around a couple of antique fairs and bought a few things for Beatnik.  My French is pretty much non existent but it's surprising what you can recall when you need to haggle a bargain.

The light was soft and golden, I hassled Elle ( my sons girlfriend) into modelling some of the clothes I bought.

Check flannel shirt

Eighties fluffy jumper ( eighties fluffy car )

Seventies Liberty print dress

Sixties wool dress with embroidered skirt

Autumn cardigan

Eighties jumper

 Autumn sunset

I'm back home now in the swing of things.  The kids are gathering conkers from the chestnut trees in the park by Beatnik.  The jumpers and coats are on the rails.  

Welcome Autumn.  

Merci Elle