Tag Archives: music

4 days to Christmas

21 Dec

How cool is this?

You will perhaps have already wrapped all your presents for Christmas this year, but throughout 2011 when you are buying gifts, you may want to wrap it in something a bit different.

I think the wrapping paper from Rapping Paper definitely sticks in the mind.  The concept of UK independent designer Si Hill, this paper is especially great for music lovers!


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Belton House Christmas Market

18 Nov

Find some Festive Spirit and Gifts

Don’t forget you can come and see Original Minnie at the Christmas Food and Craft Market this weekend at the stunning National Trust property “Belton House“, near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

There will be lots going on with many independent craft, artisan, and food stalls, plus festive music and a traditional Mummers’ play.   The Belton House restaurant, gift shop, and attractive grounds will also be open.

Open on Saturday AND Sunday, 11am – 4pm.  Come along!

For more info, get in touch or take a look at my Events page.


I love illustration

21 Jul

AMELIA’S MAGAZINE

Talking of illustration, I stumbled across this blog a while ago, and for anyone who is interested in an eclectic mix of music, fashion, art, and the environment, it is a must – posts are accentuated by illustrations from a range of artists and illustrators.  Take a look at Amelia’s Magazine.


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Visit to RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009

24 Aug

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL…

I know the RHS Tatton Flower Show happened last month, but here are a few pics from my visit anyway…

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 rose

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Roses

There was glorious sunshine when we arrived as the photo below proves, but moments after this, the rain absolutely poured down, so we rushed into the nearby RHS Floral Marquee to wait it out…

RHS Tatton Flower SHow 2009 Giraffe

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Giraffe sculpture

There were some beautiful displays in the massive Floral Marquee (as you would expect) and fantastic, vibrant colours – some inspiration for future creations maybe?

RHS Tatton Show 2009 Hydrangea

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Hydrangea

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 Bougainvillea

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Bougainvillea

RHS Tatton Chrysanthemum

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Chrysanthemum

There were some stunning displays in the Floral Design Studio marquee too, including this one which grabbed my attention as soon as I walked in – ultra modern and sculptural, its large scale can’t really be appreciated from a photo.

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 lilys

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Lilys

I also liked the use of old-school vinyl records in this music themed display – it just wouldnt look as good with CDs!

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Vinyl

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Vinyl

During a brief break in the rain, I walked past this outdoor display, and had to take a photo – promoting the use of recycled materials, pupils had made decorations for the School Garden display.  This particular creation represented the ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ nursery rhyme (the one with the cat, fiddle, cow, dog, dish and spoon…) and it caught my eye because they had re-used buttons to decorate the cow and cat – an excellent choice!

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 Cow

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - School Garden Cow

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 Dish and Spoon

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - School Garden Dish &Spoon

Eventually, the rain beat us on the day, but on our retreat out of the Park, I noticed these beautiful deer – not bothered as we drove past them, so I had to take a quick pic…

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 deer

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Deer

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 more deer

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - more Deer

all photos taken by Original Minnie


For more information about Original Minnie, or the recycled/reclaimed Button jewellery I make, and more … why not have a look at my Folksy shop or website (open in a new window).


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Next Event – Clutter City

3 Jul

ALTERNATIVE CRAFT/MUSIC EVENT

After the weather being so sunny last weekend for the outdoors Lincoln Artists Market, I have high hopes that it will be equally sunny next weekend for Clutter City (Saturday 11th July) in Norwich…  fingers crossed.

Clutter City Poster 11 July 2009

Clutter City Poster © Clutter City

I’ve never been before, but its looks like a great event … held in Norwich Arts Centre – it looks like a beautiful old building – there will be live music, a B-B-Q in the garden, and stalls inside and out.  So with good or bad weather, it should still be worth a visit!

For more information, have a look at their offical website: http://cluttercity.norwichartscentre.org.uk/


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