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The Kelpies

Sunday, 29 December 2013


Today I packed up my two nephews and went for a short drive to Falkirk to finally visit The Helix Project, and specifically The Kelpies. The Helix Project is a large area on the outskirts of Falkirk full of paths, man made lakes, walking routes, cycling routes, wildlife areas and marshes and two giant horses heads called The Kelpies. The Kelpies are two large sculptures by artist Andy Scott and a tribute to horse powered heritage across central Scotland. I've drove past them numerous times on the motorway but had never actually sent hem up close.

We parked the car at the busy car park. Dusk was starting to fall as it was around 3pm. Unfortunately there was some cloud cover and so a spectacular golden hour shot was going to be out of the question.

We walked towards the pathway and followed some signs towards The Kelpies. Following the winding wooden walkway around some marshland area we soon came to a stop. The park is only recently opened a few months back and evidently this area was still under construction so we had to double bald on ourselves and go the long way around to get to the other side of the canal towards the giant silver structures. 

We had good little chats and a game where we followed the paper signs attached to some poles along the route. We noticed other visitors had came across this problem too and were following us. We passed a few people who'd already been to see the large horses.

By now it was getting colder, the ground was muddy and we were further away from the car as we could be. But finally we were there, at The Kelpies and the viewing platform. 
Connor, Ryan
They really are a cool sight to see. It's just a pity there's still heavy ground work machinery and JCB's spoiling your pictures. I reckon by spring this area should be fully operational and you'll be able to get right up close to them. That's what i want, a picture right beneath the Kelpies.



We took a few snaps and then walked back as quickly as we could to the car. Counting back the signs from 8 to 1. 

Back at the car the boys got their muddy shoes off and i switched the heating on as high as I could. We were freezing.

A good little day out and will be worth a visit back when it's finished and the weather warms up a bit.

Angela x

Dream Sale Wish List

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

So the sales have started, but my money has run out for this month. But, that doesn't stop me. I'm a total daydreamer and an expert window shopper, so here is my luxury dream sale wish list!

Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer in empire red - Selfridges £386 (15% off!) Who wouldn't love one of these shiny machines sitting atop a kitchen worktop.
Saint Laurent Paris double zip ankle boots - Selfridges £409 - (also currently on sale in House of Fraser, Glasgow for the same price) I'm a size 36 btw, I tried them on! *winky eye face*. The ultimate luxury classic ankle boot. The zips add a twist. So comfy too.
Theyskens' Theory leather shorts - Net A Porter £339.50 You can't really go wrong with black leather. Add tights in winter/autumn. Bare legs in spring/summer.
Duchamp double Ring - All Saints £24 Silver ring, a classic.
Silver metallic purse - Topshop £8 A simple and cheap purse.
Zip Barrel Bag - Topshop £30 A classic black bag.
Libbi sculptured white sweatshirt - Whistles £25 This is selling out FAST! I loved that it was sculptured.
JW Anderson ten pleat car-print skirt - Matches £364 I fell for this skirt hard. Mid length and pleated. The crazy colourful pattern is a bonus, I really love this.
Current/Elliot The Slouchy Stiletto Jeans - Matches  £105 A simple sloughy but still slim cut jean. Me.

Now, some of these items are way out of my price league but that's why this is a dream wish list. Me, well i think i'll just wait for the Zara sale to hit and bag me those boots i've been after!

What are your sale picks?

Angela x

Feels Like Nothing Else

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

First of all, hello! I've not been here for a while. Life has been happening. Some good and some not so good. But I've still been here, lurking you could say. I've enjoyed some quiet time catching up on my favourite blog reads.

Talking of which... I was busily catching up on Wendy from the Thankfifi blog on Sunday evening when I noticed a competition!! Woohoo. Win a trip to Copenhagen plus some nice UGG goodies. I wasn't going to hesitate to enter this competition. What a dream. I could visit the sights from one of my favourite Scandinavian TV shows of the moment, Borgen. I'd pretend I'm meeting Kasper Juul for coffee. Swoon...

I started scouring the web for an outfit with my imaginary £1000 budget. Then I gave up around midnight as I was getting bleary eyed. I didn't forget though and the next day I collated my outfit and here is my entry below.

Total = £841.53

For this look I decided to stick with my usual smart casual style. And we know how much I LOVE my red Converse trainers, but since the weather is a bit chilly to wear those just now, I was thrilled to discover that there were a very cool (and not too dissimilar) pair of UGG shoes complete with furry sheepskin around the ankle and tongue as well as and leather lining to kick start this look. A perfect alternative to my Cons? Yes! I'm sure these would 'feel like nothing else' on my feet and would keep my little size 3 tootsies warm and toasty in winter.

Wearing my dark denim jeans, crisp white shirt and a pop of red in a cosy knitted jumper. I can see me sipping a hot tea and munching on a warmed scone in a little cafe on a bright winter afternoon.

To keep me ahead of the game in my second favourite spectator sport (people watching. Oh come on we all love doing that!), I opted for a new pair of Tom Ford glasses. I may paint my nails with my OPI shiny berry red polish from the Mariah Carey Holiday collection. Then, when it's time to go I'll pop on my cashmere beanie hat and oversized tartan scarf. Well, we are in Scotland after all! Cosy.

To finish my look I'll pop my laptop and purse and keys and phone and camera and 2 lip balms and notepad into my gorgeous leather Mulberry tote bag and set off to wander the streets...

To me that just feels like nothing else.

Hope you've liked my look. 

Angela x