I ♡ Cardiff shopping. I loved it back when Queen Street was where things were happening (and when the Capitol wasn’t a wasteland of empty shops and shutters – can’t someone do something about that? It’s looking so sad!) and I love it even more nowadays. Sure there are all the High Street names you’d expect to see – but it’s the huge variety of independent shops and the gorgeous Victorian Arcades that really set my heartpurse a-flutter… *ahem*
Where are your favourite places to shop in Cardiff?
I love old jokes, I love old films (if you haven’t seen Some Like it Hot then we can’t be friends!), old cars, old furniture. I love old books (I’m one of those weirdos who wedges her nose between the pages and inhales that lovely musty scent)… My father’s pretty old and I love him too – mostly because he shares my fascination with all things antique and he’s always up for a trip down to places like the old Pumping Station to go all American Pickers and hunt for some rusty, dusty treasure. 🙂
You know the drill; here comes my list of everything I’ve been lusting after this month 🙂
Top of the list is this Hiraeth Cushion from Cardiff-based artist Cathryn Weatherhead. Hiraeth is another Welsh word that’s difficult to translate, but basically means homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing and nostalgia, or an earnest desire for the Wales of the past. I could have done with one of these to cuddle when I was living in London!