DECEMBER 2014

  • CARDIFF INDOOR FLEA MARKET

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Cardiff, Inspiration, places of interest

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    I’ve just read about Cardiff Flea Market on We Are Cardiff and have decided it’s a must-visit this Christmas! I’m tempted by the late night opening this Thursday as there is mulled wine and music – it sounds brilliant. Saying that, I’m usually house-bound post 7pm with my one year old, so I’ll have to find some time on a weekend to stop by instead!

    The stall that immediately caught my eye from reading more about it was the Art of Vintage Souk – a beautiful looking collection of vintage inspired wares with a Moroccan theme. I went to Marrakesh with one of my best friends two years ago for a New Year break and we had so much fun wandering around the souks and looking at millions of lanterns, textiles and sparkly trinkets. Having a Moroccan-inspired rug in my new home would definitely brighten up the room and be a reminder of all the colours, textures and scents we experienced during our little holiday.

    When I get around to visiting the indoor flea market I’ll do a more detailed post about the other stalls I encounter there and if I’m really organised, share some pics of the highlights too.

     

     

  • TEA AND CAKE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: afternoon tea, charity events, Events I've taken part in

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    I was recently approached to support two charity events in Cardiff, both with an afternoon tea theme.

    The first was run by the lovely team at Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales. The charity, based in Whitchurch, provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to children in Wales who have cerebral palsy. Bobath organises regular afternoon teas throughout the year in Mumbles, Swansea and Cardiff.

    Caroline and Nia, the ladies who drive the charity’s fundraising, contacted me to ask if I could provide crockery for Bobath’s vintage afternoon tea held at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Roath.

    The hall was dressed with bunting, tables jam-packed with home-made tea and cake and the team organised music from forties saxophonists, a book stand, jewelry, handbags and a vintage shop. It sounds like it was a real success, raising lots of funds for a great cause.

    Another vintage afternoon tea event was held at Canton Community Hall in November to raise money for the neo-natal unit at the Heath Hospital in Cardiff. Organised by a mother who’s baby was looked after in the unit, the event raised more than £1,250 which was incredible. Her and a friend worked hard to organise a bouncy castle, children’s entertainment, a raffle and their friends and family baked cakes and served teas throughout the afternoon.