pretty things and random musings

Photo love April 22, 2009

Filed under: Photography,Transport,USA — Alison @ 2:22 pm
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Isn’t this a cool photo? I love the expressions on the girl and her dad’s (I’m assuming) faces and the colour of the car. And it’s just so American, which I adore. Once we’ve paid for Greece and both have jobs again, I’m going to start saving for a trip Stateside. I’ve been desperate to cross the Atlantic for many years and I can’t think of a better time than as soon as possible. Actually, it would be best if I could lose weight first, then I could buy lots of gorgeous US clothes too!


Photo via Oh Joy! on Twitter


Luggage Paranoia April 17, 2009

Filed under: Accessories,Transport — Alison @ 5:01 pm
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Holidays, while ultimately wonderful, contain horrors at every turn. My personal paranoia is that someone will steal my luggage off the carousel thinking it’s theirs and make off with all my clothes. Thankfully, I no longer have to worry due to these marvellous luggage tags from Shoestring Home. I’m getting me some before we fly off to Greece in the summer. My favourite slogan? “I’m pretty sure this isn’t your bag”. Genius!


Glorious Glorie February 12, 2009

Filed under: Transport — Alison @ 3:01 pm
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I have this fantasy of owning a little book/gift shop-cum-cafe and, in it, I ride a bike to work every day. This, I think, would be the bike (only with a basket on the front). It’s by Bobbin Bicycles and they do it in other colours but I like the green. I would wear a cape in bad weather and carry flowers in the basket on the front and serve hot chocolate with whipped cream and cinnamon and homemade cake. One day, maybe…


Cute car alert! January 26, 2009

Filed under: Transport — Alison @ 10:27 am

Isn’t this just the cutest car ever? It’s called a Fiat Jolly and the story of it can be found here. I can just imagine driving round the Amalfi coast in one and stopping for a picnic on a little beach. Might not be great for the British winter though!

Thanks to Joanna for the link.