Classics in Red

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Red Post and Telephone Boxes are classically English, some are no longer be in use but still have pride of place in towns and villages.
In the village of Thurlestone, South Devon the now redundant telephone box bought from BT for £1, has been transformed into a library for the villagers to swap books. Other villages in South Devon are also buying and revamping their telephone kiosks.
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Pimm’s anyone?

Cocktail makingNothing says summer like a glass of Pimm’s, it always reminds me of Wimbledon, The Chelsea Flower Show, weddings and happy times with friends.
So as it is definitely a fun drink, it needed to be made with the help of a friend.

For each glass
ice cubes
1 measure of Pimm’s No1
1 measure of gin
2 measures of lemonade
2 measures of ginger ale
cucumber slices,blueberries, strawberries and orange wheels to garnish.Cocktail garnishFill a highball glass with ice cubes (we used these vintage beer glasses as our highball didn’t look the part). Add each ingredient one by one then decorate with cucumber, strawberries orange and blueberries.

This is the first time I have added a measure of gin, it tasted good but did make it a lot stronger. Pimm’s is a dangerously refreshing drink so for a lighter (but still alcoholic) option leave out the gin.Pimms cocktailPimmsCocktails in the gardenProceed with caution, may cause wobbly legs. Drink aware etc.

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Brick Lane is just Hunky Dory

hunky dory vintage.jpgLondon’s Brick Lane not just about amazing restaurants and bars, it is a perfect place to wander about taking photographs and browsing in the vintage shops and market.Flea Marketblog.jpgBrick Lane in London’s East End has lots of graffiti covered buildings.
I loved this door, with the stickers and weathered paintwork framing the urban artwork. grafitti resized

The shed like building in the photograph below, is an interesting vintage shop selling all sorts of retro bits and pieces. 2 Secondhand Brick Lane resized
The vintage market is full of great vintage inspiration.

Boots and camera merchandise and prints available at Society 6
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