Friday, 10 January 2014

Costa del cloud

Surprised to see me back so soon? 
I did promise to blog a bit more frequently, didn't I?! 
So here I am with my second blog offering of the year which (I hasten to add) will be significantly shorter than the last one (sigh of relief ).

Firstly I'd like to say thank you to the awesome peeps that took the time to leave such lovely comments on my last post, you all gave me a real shot in the arm after my extended hiatus. To be honest I hadn't planned to take such a long break from blogging but our move saw one week seamlessly glide into the next and before I knew it almost five months had gone happens, that's life! Any road it is very heartwarming to feel welcomed back after a long break and it makes me feel even more excited about getting back into the saddle.

This week we borrowed a relatives's car while she's away working in London and we've been making good use of it. On Monday we swung past IKEA for their sale, on Wednesday we did a quick restock run to the storage place where we now keep the majority of our clobber and yesterday we drove out to the coast to snap some pics.

We stopped off in Largs for a poke of chips that we shared with the gulls...
According to Wikipedia (and my mother-in-law) Largs is a popular seaside resort on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, roughly 33 miles from Glasgow.
Like so many of our beloved British seaside gems it is probably much more exciting when visited during the summer months, yesterday it displayed a definite vibe of hibernation.
It made me think of a ' The Lightening Seeds' song called 'Sense', there is a line that goes "Feels like I'm living in a town closed down for winter" felt a bit like that.
Hanging out with the gulls on the shore, was definitely where it was at!
Yesterday was the first day in ages that it wasn't pissing down or blowing a hoolie, so I made sure that I was out of bed before noon so that we could go for a spin. We'd planned to have a photo session up in the Highlands over Christmas but severe dreich weather conditions scuppered those plans. Despite it being a wee bit nippy yesterday we still managed to shoot a couple of frocks with the stunning Firth of Clyde as a backdrop. I'll share this little photo session in the next post as I've yet to edit most of the pics.

We took some fannying about pics too...
Mark wore his favourite Pachamama top that I bought for him at the Holloway car boot sale.
My get-up:
Vintage 60s psychedelic print dress
Plain and net layered  tights
Faux-fur trimmed PVC coat
DM boots
Frocktasia bag
Necklace bought in Greece
Retro sunnies
No doubt we'll return to Largs in the summertime, perhaps even daring to bring a couple of beach towels, who knows?! 
Hope your weekend has got off to a fabulous start peeps.
Have a good one :)
I'll leave you with that tune that was spinning through my head yesterday...
Loads of love,


Carina Rosenholm said...

Vackert !

Joyatri said...

Your blogging frequency is better than mine! (I better get crackin')
I've been to Largs! And I still have the postcard of that ice cream parlor that's just seen in your photo. A friend and I stayed at her gran's somewhere near there decades ago. Also went to the Paisley Museum to see all the exquisite shawls. Glad you have your living space free from clobber. It makes one's home so much more comfortable (I seem to recall. I live amidst tons of clobber myself).

Panty Buns said...

Actually, yes! I was pleasantly surprised to see you've managed another post so quickly. I've only done 1 post so far this year myself.
Your photos from the scenic shores of Largs are great. I'm sure the water has a lot of different looks depending on the wind and can see why people would flock there during the Summer. I doubt the gulls get to eat chips very often there.
Your vintage 60s psychedelic print dress is quite a lovely piece of artwork Your layered tights and Frocktasia bag both look lovely.
I hope your weekend goes fabulously as well.

pastcaring said...

I always rather like British seaside towns out of season, especially on a bright and clear, if cold, sort of day! Largs looks rather lovely, being by the sea is always a joy, and you certainly bring some colour to a grey January! xxx

Underemployed1 said...

What a lovely place! Thank you for taking me away from the snow...

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Looks like a nice day :)

Anonymous said...

OOh nice to see a post from you I missed the last one :/ I should get better with reading blogs!!

loverly images you have there! the outfit is perfection!


Indie by heart said...

Nice photos!
Oh how I miss the sun.. It's been so dark this past month.

Thanks for the comment!

x Satu
Indie by heart

Emalina said...

Ooh I love your beautiful new blog banner! And that psychedelic dress brightens up that cold wintry day. How nice that you're now surrounded by the most glorious countryside and seaside - must be a literal breath of fresh air after London life!

Sacramento Amate said...

You add colour to the seaside resort.I am glad to see you back.
Happy New year, my gorgeous.

Mrs. D said...

Cool photos and cool place. My soundtrack to these seaside towns is always Everyday is Like sunday by Morrissey - this is the coastal town that they forgot to close down....

Looking lovely as usual, nice to see your outfits again :)