Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Avebury - the other Stonehenge

It doesn't get cuter
O' ohh, it just did - Lambs Frolicking
Today we are rambling around a small village in Wiltshire called 'Avebury'
I've called it "The Other Stonehenge" as everyone knows about Stonehenge up the road:
(Look how spooky it looks, the fog cleared once we left!)
But Avebury has a WAY bigger collection of standing stones - the biggest in Europe!
Plus it's free to visit (Stonehenge will set you back about 8 pound)
See it's mega (Google image search)
Plus there are thatched roof cottages aplenty!
Local Watering Hole - The Red Lion
Trust Paula to find the pub.
Picturesque or what!?
And manicured hedges and gardens...
View of the church through the trees.
And The Circle Cafe - that does delish cream teas
You get a fresh-out-the-oven scone, clotted cream, jam
and a pot of your choice of tea for 4 Pound 50P!

There is the Keiller Museum to visit - full of archaeological finds.
Also a permanent exhibit gallery about Avebury and it's history in the 17th Century Threshing Barn. We didn't visit the Museums, we were too busy enjoying the beautiful (characteristically un-British) weather.

I recommend a visit to Avebury - the town is so picturesque and you can have a nice walk around a Neolithic historical site, plus there's a a rockin' gift shop that sells cool little English trinkets and loads of Pagan crystals and text books :-S
I found it less touristy than Stonehenge - which is set up really to make money and you can't get anywhere near the stones like you can here!

Happy Travels everyone.

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Instaweek - 26.08 - 1.09

Whats new peeps?
  Today I'm sharing some of my Instagram snaps with you all.
You would be forgiven for thinking I only take pictures of food (mainly because I do)
but when other exciting things are going on I sometimes snap those too :-P
Just showing off my delish' chealsea bun...
Mini Neon Nail Polishes
 New season Smashbox - Fade to Black #lusthave
 Baking last Monday - We've got: Choc drop Shortbread, Almond fingers and Spice crisps.
Stay tuned for the Sunday Baking recipes.
 Studs, Zebra and Houndstooth #printmixing. 
 Using bright colours when the weather is pants.
 View from our livivng room - the water was so still it's reflecting like glass!
My friends miniature foxies: Ginny and Max - hogging the heating.
What Pair to choose - it's hard #firstworldproblems
Random Dog showed up to guard our house!  Look at his little face.
His owner used to live here so he came to visit - he was one cranky dog.
Outfit planning - Went with the Pink Pumps ;-)
Lusting after stuff in magazines again :-/
 Playing one of my records from Camden Market on Dad's insane Hifi system.
#KingCrimson - Neil and Jack and me.
Good song

Do you guys get into Instagram?
I only follow like, 20 people - so leave your instagram handle and if I like your sh*t I'll follow.
Happy snapping!

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.