A trip to Barter Books

Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland is possibly the best bookshop in the world. I have to plan a day trip whenever I go up to Alnwick to allow for lots of looking-at-books time! It is such an incredible place. I visited the shop many, many months ago when my fab friend Tiffany came to stay, and realised this week that I haven’t yet done a post! So better late than never – and better to post this before it gets to a year since our trip…

 

The bookshop is housed in the old station and retains so many of the original features. You can even grab a cuppa in the station buffet, and they do amazing cakes too! We can also thank Barter Books for rediscovering the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ posters, as they found some originals there in a box of old books! If you want to find out more, you can visit their website.  I hope you enjoy this gallery!

 

Fair weather wanderings

Tom is busy building his new website (with the help of the amazing Dan at Baltic Design) and has been saying for ages that he wanted to go out on a sunny day and take some photos that he might use. Well, Saturday turned out to be that day! We knew that storms were coming and so we got ready pretty fast in the morning and dashed out of the door as quickly as we could.

 

We just pottered round and about where we live, where there is lots of evidence of the old industrial past. Tom used our snazzy camera but I took these photos on my iPhone – there are no filters on any of these. I hope you like them!

 

 

RE – found objects

RE is my favourite shop EVER! It’s tucked away behind a garage in Corbridge in Northumberland, and I could spend hours browsing their amazing homewares, stationery, haberdashery and everything else you didn’t know you wanted. The staff are always welcoming and helpful too – it’s generally a brilliant place 🙂 I’ve been quite a few times over the past few months and have put together a little gallery of photos. But don’t worry if you can’t visit in person, you can buy online on their website! 🙂

 

 

There is also the most amazing till in RE – thanks to my lovely friend Becky for these fab photos! 🙂

 

A Cumbrian Christmas – gallery

 

This year we spent Christmas in Cumbria, and I took lots of photos in and around Maryport and Keswick. Here is a little selection of the best ones!

Angie Lewin: A Natural Line

We recently visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to look around Angie Lewin’s exhibition, A Natural Line. Her work is absolutely beautiful and I’ve put together this mini gallery of photos of some of her sketchbooks and materials on display.

The exhibition is running until 23rd February 2014, and you can find out more here.