Monday, 3 February 2014

Magazines, museums & free Starbucks!

I've just realised that my post from Friday didn't publish as scheduled. I'm not sure why and I've been away for the weekend so have only just noticed. Blogger is seriously annoying me at the moment. Anyway, this will probably mean that I publish two posts today! Here's Friday's!

The weather isn't on my side today. I had planned to take some photos this morning but at lunchtime I am still sat here with the light on, so I don't think it's going to happen. I apologise therefore, for the quality of these pics!

How thankful though I am that it's Friday, it has been an emotional, trying week but now it's time to push that aside and look forward to a long awaited weekend in Somerset with some of my favourite people. Now, with the rain pouring down and the reports of the terrible flooding in Somerset, it may not seem like the most logical of choices! However, we will be in the mendips rather than the levels so I'm hoping it won't cause us too many problems.

Here are the perks of my week....

We won!!
Out of a miserable week came the news that the museum I work for had won the Museums at Night competition, receiving £2000 and the opportunity to work with acclaimed artist Janette Parris.  I can honestly say that this means so much to all of us at The Cardiff Story Museum. The news couldn't have come at a better time and we are so thankful to everyone who voted for us, meaning that we can work with Janette to create alternative tours of the museum. You can read all about Museums at Night here and more about Janette Parris here.


Discovering Betty magazine. 
I have fallen in love with this magazine. Have you read a copy? If not, you most definitely should! It is published quarterly and you can get a copy here. I love the features (my favourite this addition was Muse), photographs and when you hold a copy in your hand you feel like you are about to open something very special indeed. 


Their philosophy is wonderful and the magazine truly deserves pride of place on your coffee table.

The build up to the Six Nations.
Yes, I'm afraid it is that time of year when I get completely thrown into rugby. Working in the capital city of Wales and a stones throw from the Millennium Stadium, it really can't be helped. I love rugby, the competition, the anticipation, national pride (and it doesn't hurt that we are currently the champions for the last two years either). For my American followers, think the Super Bowl - thats the kind of importance I'm talking about. Wales, England, France, Scotland, Ireland and Italy all battling it out to be the top dog of Europe! So here goes, a month and a half of singing, shouting and heart in mouth action, kicking off with tomorrow's match against Italy. Despite the weather, Cardiff is all set.

Free Starbucks
Well I mean come on, who doesn't like a free peppermint hot chocolate after a rubbish day, even if you have had a large one on the way to work for the last three mornings?? Seriously though, I think I've got a problem, have they started putting crack in them or something (side note - not that I have ever tried crack or any other illegal drug!) because I seriously have an addiction to it lately.

So, will you be watching any sport this weekend? Or does the thought make you want to curl up in the warm with a good magazine? Hope it's a good one whatever you're doing. I'm ready to go and catch the train and maybe a cheeky Starbucks too - for the journey you see! ;)

Amy-Louise
xx


5 comments:

  1. There aren't a lot of Starbucks in The Netherlands. I hate that. I have to travel at least 1 hour to get to a Starbucks :(

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    1. Oh goodness, I don't think I could cope with that! I'm lucky, we have so many around these parts.

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  2. I've heard about Betty magazine but am yet to see it in person. It looks absolutely lovely though. x

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    1. You should definitely order a copy, I love it! x

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