Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Saturday, 22 November 2014

How do you store your jewellery?

Hi everyone,

Not so much of an outfit post but more of a jewellery one.

I am a real jewellery hoarder and collector. I love plastic, vintage, antique, paste, everything! I love to display my jewellery instead of hiding it away and I've been thinking of ways to display these earrings.

They were a gift on my 40th from my mother and they are so blingy! I wore them in Las Vegas and they always come out for special occasions. They're too nice to hide away so I've been thinking of how to display them. I popped them on a little pot from a Greek holiday years ago - what do you think?


 
 

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Belgium travels - and smurfs

Hello everyone!

Well, first of all apologies! I have been a bit slack on the blogging front - and this mainly because I've had a lot of work and also been travelling here there and everywhere.

For a lot of October I seem to have been on holiday. It sounds wonderfully decadent but in reality a lot of things just all happened at the same time - and it would have been rude to say no!

Some of the more observant among you will notice I'm a bit of smurf collector (ok, ok - a huge smurf collector). Once a year I make the pilgrimage to Belgium for an annual smurf collectors fair and this was just one of my trips. This really is one of my favourite times of the year. It's a chance to be with amazing friends from all over the world who all have the same interests and loves.

So here are a few (ok, a lot) of pictures from the week.

This the amazing hotel I stayed in at Evergem, nr Gent. It's called the Eremyten Hof and is definitely recommended



 
My room was the top left window!

 
This really represents for me what much of the Belgian countryside is like

 
One or two for sale...

 
This may have happened!

 
The day after the fair, we all went to Gent for the day. An amazing place - a day wasn't long enough.

 
We even braved the tram system - working on the principle of buying a randem ticket and pressing all the buttons. It seemed to work...

 
One of the many beautiful bridges - note the great blogger pose - not.

 
Lunch was needed - this place did the trick

 
A hot chocolate in Belgium - a whole different taste to the ones here in the UK. I could have drunk a dozen of these :-)




So..small car + big smurf = embarassing car journey home!

 
But the little guy seems right at home!!!
 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed my little snapshot on my Belgium trip - I'll do a couple more updates very soon.
 
Thanks for reading
 
Cathy
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