Yesterday, Kinky Melon was closed for business. Instead I set the alarm for 6am, caught the cross-country train to Cardiff and met up with three of the most fabulous babes in Blogland - Dee, Em and Tania. As Em's originally from Wales she was tour guide for the day.
|Classy Cutter, retro sweets, Barry M and face mask from Dee, & vintage fabric, a 1970s coin pendant, big sparkly leopard print bangle (which I'm wearing) and lime nail polish from Em|
After squealing with joy, hugging each other to death and exchanging gifts in the train station bar we set off to explore the charity shops of the Welsh capital. Em scored a vintage coffee pot while I was left taunted by a groovy 1970s tote in the window of a shop frustratingly closed for the day.
We were serenaded beautifully by a Welsh choir singing their support for Bradley Manning.
Who can resist a market?
The Cardiff indoor market was a fabulously bustling and eclectic.
We passed on the chips and headed to a fabulous little vintage stall where Tania snapped up a gorgeous maxi.
The outdoor market in St Mary Street was packed with vintage and handmade delights.
The stall with £5 & £10 bargain rail got a serious old battering.
Check out Em's new yellow Hasbeens, aren't they lush? (See, speaking Welsh like a native now)
Here's a sneak peek of my finds - I'll reveal them in full later this week!
Dee pounced on this amazing emerald green bag before the rest of us could blink.
The arcades leading off the main street are equally fabulous, packed with independent cafes and vintage emporiums. Tell Tania she was mental not to buy this dress, will you?
The very imposing Cardiff Castle.
The coolest tattoo joint ever.
Phew! After all that shopping we headed to the very grand Cardiff Wetherspoons where we cackled like witches and toasted our absent blogger friends over dirt cheap Mojitos.
Thanks to the lovely (and well behaved) pensioner who kindly offered to take a group photo. After another hour of exploring we waved goodbye at the station.
What a fab day we had, blogging meet-ups are the best. I can't wait till the next one.
Don't be shy, come and join us next time, you know you want to!
Linking to Patti's Visible Monday