Sunday, 19 November 2017


I like to grab the opportunity to travel at any time of year, even if it's just for a few nights away here in Wales.  Last weekend was a chance to catch up with some friends, with a couple of nights away in Swansea and Llanelli, followed by a day trip to Tenby for the annual blues festival.  The weekend started with quite a heavy night, catching up with good friends not seen in a long time (which always makes the drinks flow faster for some reason?), so I was rather fragile the next day.  I'd recovered sufficiently by the Sunday though, and although it was very cold, it was still looking rather beautiful when we arrived in Tenby.  It's a quaint place that even looks appealing in the grey and drizzle.

My husband was playing at the festival, and we were crammed into a tiny cafe overlooking the beach.  His show was the first stop on the blues trail that day, so it was a bit oversubscribed, and they were turning people away at the door.  It was a lot of fun - the festival has a great atmosphere, and after his set we were able to catch the end of a friend's set and have a bit of a catch-up.

I don't have that many photos to share from the weekend, but there are a few that show Tenby looking incredibly pretty.  It will probably be our last visit to the town in 2017, so it was a fond farewell until next year.

Tenby @porcelinasworld

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

October Purchases

The month's shopping started off slowly.  I held out until the 10th October before making a purchase, when I found a skirt suit online at Secondhandrose (£18ish).  I like the bright, floral skirt suits that have been popping up by designers such as Gucci, and filtering down to brands like Traffic People.  I was pleased to find this vintage one.  It's more of a summer weight one but that gives me time to do some alterations to it, as I want a shorter skirt and a more cropped jacket length.

November purchases @porcelinasworld

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Bracing Barry in Berry

We went to Barry.  It was bracing.  I wore berry.

These photos were taken on the posh side of Barry, The Knap.  Some of the homes overlooking the water are rather impressive, a real mix of 1930s houses, modern grand-designs types, and even an an old thatched cottage.  There are remnants of the old 1926 lido there too, that was unfortunately closed and filled-in, so it's now a sort of barren garden.  A shame.  That would have been a fabulous blog outfit location.  (For non-europeans, a lido is a public outdoor swimming pool, and they were built across the UK in the 1920s and 1930s, often in a rather fabulous deco style).

We visited the town centre after we took these photos.  It was a fruitless charity shop trawl for me - I didn't buy a single thing for myself - though I did buy a jacket that my husband liked, which I will put away for Christmas for him.

If it looks blustery in these photos, it's because it was exceptionally windy!  Every other photo turned out with my hair plastered across my face.

Bracing Barry in Berry @porcelinasworld

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