Happy June! I know I need to post my review of May’s book of the month. However, I wanted to share a gorgeous snap I took whilst visiting London.
It’s been on my bucket list since I heard it was built. I’ve always wanted to visit The Shard and boy it didn’t disappoint. It was amazing in every sense of the word! The height, the views, the champagne bars! Lush!
My favourite view was of Tower Bridge. I hope you like too!
I’ll be back for May’s post and more adventures! For now, have a great weekend.
Big love all xx
Big love from Flamborough Head. Xx
April 15th 2019 – The day Notre Dame burnt before our very eyes.
It isn’t a lie to say I shed tears seeing the sights from Paris last night. Yet, whilst the cathedral was being engulfed with flames I had this deep feeling of hope. The media shared images of Parisians coming together to sing Ave Maria. Everyone is united. Therefore, it’s only fitting that my post today is filled with love for the Notre Dame.
Built in 1163. 200 years later it stands complete. It survived two world wars, revolutions and plagues. The morning after the night before shows the extent of the damage. There is always hope.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you France. Your loss is our loss. Your pain is out pain. Paris, je t’aime. 💖
I have been sat thinking hard about my post today as it’s something I have found really difficult to come to terms with. You may have heard the name Libby Squire recently. On February 1st, Libby disappeared after a night out in Hull. 7 weeks later, her body was found in the Humber Estuary.
I don’t want to focus on the story, the how’s and the what’s. I want to focus on the memory of a 21 year old girl who vanished and died. I went to Hull University. I’ve been to the clubs she went to. I’ve walked down the road where she was last seen. I’m not the only one. We’ve all been there, in this city or any other.
I feel it too because it is not what the people of Hull are like. We are a community. We are a city who look out for one another.
As a city, we are mourning the loss of a beautiful young girl. My heart breaks for her Mum, Dad and family. For her friends and loved ones. The city is grieving with you; for you.
This polaroid is of the memorial bench where Libby was last seen. I’ve added my own bunch of pink roses and a card. It’s the least I could do.
So, hug someone you love just a bit tighter today. Find comfort in those around you. We will carry on. We will be the strength for her family if they need us.
Heaven has gained an angel.
Big love all xx
March always means Spring time to me. The darkness of winter is clearing, the mornings are lighter as well as the evenings. Slowly, slowly, the sunshine is spending longer with us.
That being said, whilst the rain is pouring down my windows currently, I’m eagerly anticipating Spring. I’ve bought the season into my house at least. Just a few more days to go…
Go and see the beauty of the spring flowers. They’re welcoming us into the lighter days.
Big love to you all! Xx
Today I want to share with you something that really has literally just caught my attention: a 27ft Knife Angel.
The Angel is made from over 100,000 knives that were handed in as part of a national amnesty. It’s also engraved with messages from families of the victims of knife crime. This is so poignant and emotive, I absolutely had to share this with you all.
Big love xx
The end of January marks the first birthday of Hull’s very own Banksy. See my original post here. A year has now passed and I wanted to do some exploring to see what kind of legacy has been left behind. I absolutely was not let down. What’s been created because of and as well as the Banksy piece is just phenomenal. I give you: The Bankside Gallery.
Spanning numerous streets, these legal walls have been repeatedly changed and developed over time. That’s part of its natural beauty. You always see something new.
However, I always start by visiting the Banksy on Scott Street bridge. It’s covered by plastic now and has railings all around it but at least it is protected. However, there is planning permission to remove the bridge. We’ll see what happens…
I’ve taken some snaps of my favourite graffiti pieces. Don’t be fooled, this is just the tip of the iceberg! One of the most eye catching pieces is this gorgeous lady on the building just to the right of the Banksy. Last summer, I was lucky enough to meet the artist who did this whilst he was working on something else. The talent is just without limits.
To the left of the Banksy there is a row of sublime designs. I really liked this little kitty. The blue stands proud against the black. Really visually stunning.
Some of my favourite designs from across the city are centred on the beauty of nature and all it offers. The ‘Wall Things Bright and Beautiful’ collection is really rather lovely. It really brightens up the industrial parts of the city.
The most moving piece is a tribute for Remembrance Day. The piece is enormous and packed with emotion. I find the eyes most telling in this piece. The contrast of the red with the black and white is really bold.
Each and every design is incredible. I certainly think the legal walls really make a difference when you’re passing through it. It’s well worth a visit as you’ll be surprised at every turn. It surpasses all my expectations. What an incredible thing that’s taken shape. I can’t wait to see how this changes over time. Bring on the next year!
Enjoy the next week everyone!
Big love to you all!