armistice day 11/11

so once a year we remember those that fought in world war 1 and more recently people fighting modern in the modern day.i have no issue with the idea it’s just that i feel that the media coverage is narrow. i won’t buy a poppy because i don’t  feel it represents me  what about all the ethnic minorities that fought and are fighting now. war isn’t one colour so why is it shown like that in the media? when i see a historical photo showing some ethnic minority soldiers  maybe my view will change. I want to see the carribean people  that fought in the war.children are shown images and told about the war but never told the role people from their own background have played.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/commonwealth-contribution-to-first-world-war-to-be-commemorated

http://www.mgtrust.org/car1.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/west_indies_01.shtml

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hyperchondriac heaven aka the free from show

so i spent the last two days at the free from show.i’ve been 3 times now i love it.this year i got organised and made a list. a bit anal i know but i spent soooooo much money last year .i won’t be running out of bread in the next couple of months or pasta .what i forgot this year though was a suitcase , my shoulders are so sore from two days of heavy lifting.

i love the show because of all the tasters , can’t eat most of them but cake glorious cake. so i caved when i saw the miss cupcake stand , i love them to the point where every year on my birthday i go to get myself a cupcake i always drag myself to cold harbour lane in brixton.i like fria there stuff is amazing but it’s one of the many brands that can’t be brought in stores anywhere.

pudology is a slice of heaven chocolate pudding , it’s the same thing i got last year. i really like chocolate. my very first buy was a mint mini moo . if you don’t know what they are, they are a company called moo who do chocolate bars.the mint has only been around for about a year. there is another one coming up in liverpool.

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the free from show is intolerance heaven, but i would love to know why the supermarkets bother turning up . i went up to the tesco stand and asked the man what on the stand is vegan? if you have to go and check your list you shouldn’t be at the stand . if you can’t tell me a vegan option on your stand as a big supermarket you shouldn’t be doing free from food.the same goes for sainsburys also.i didn’t stop at asda this year as they are also a waste of time.

someone from a stand said this about the shops’they still think it’s a fad’ it’s insulting that my health is considered a fad.it is insulting that because you can’t be bothered to advertise your product therefore SELLING IT .twat in tesco told me they were having trouble selling some things, solution?ADVERTISE, SPECIAL OFFERS just like all the other stuff sold.

this year the show was combined with the v delicious and the back pain show. i got a little gizmo for my back that should come in handy. i also did some yoga at druyoga http://www.druworldwide.com/yoga.

je t’aime henry holland

so i’m a major henry holland fan and if i was rich i would buy all of the whimsy t shirts i have just seen on teh debenhams site. i can’t wait til my next job, i need to add a few more tees to my draw.

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_037010300534_-1 i know this color would be bad onme but i want it so bad plus i have a sweet tooth
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a most curious event for those getting hitched

Aside

so i meant to post this last month but i’ve been busy so better late than never

I had a couple of exhausting days working at a most curious wedding fair  this weekend.It was a lot of fun actually.There were vendors for different parts of the weeding from the hen to the actual celebration.there were stationary people , cake people , photo people and stylists.The first day was media only so it was a bit calmer in comparison to the second day where the door was always busy.

my fave bits were cake me baby , there were some amazing cakes on the stand it was torture setting up the stage with the stand so close.The lady that makes the cakes does some amazing novelty /theme cakes .in her book she had a narnia themed caked and a huge donut (my personal favourite).there was a birthday on the 1st day for one of the ladies that made bows and she made a special cake.

there was also a carvan which was pretty cool i think it was for hen nights and things, they were giving out sangria on the day.alcohol makes the world a better place.

barefoot wine and bubbly she does a range of wines i had some prosecco i think it was called , i don’t generally like wine but it wasn’t bad.

french made had a really nice table of cakes.there was a pop art cake with superheroes on top and a biscuit edged cake which looked so nice.

there was a lot of vintage dresses at the event i had a chat with a lady on a stand selling historical themed items , she upcycled bits of old garment and uses them on period clothing. she is also an amazing embroiderer she showed me floral piece she was working on.i also got to wear what i was told took about 3 birds to make.the headpiece was amazing and huge.

i also got to try a slide on cap a la dame au beret which was really nice but there were also more molded pieces that were really detailed really beautiful pieces.

the photo booths there were two ‘alfie the black cab’ self explanatory , lots of props in the back and you take photos with them on . you can rent them out for a couple of hours outside your reception venue and you get a personalised book which guests can sign. the perfect momento.then there was the looklook photo booth same idea but it looked more like a traditional booth.you got print outs of your pics.lots of fun to try.

The dresses, there were a few stand that were quite cool can’t remember all the names but beyond burlesque was the most surprising on the catwalk. i didn’t like the stand pieces as they were very odd. in the show there was a more obvious diversity in style.there was another stand tht was in the first hall as you walked in the door by the cab booth which had amazing vintage dresses .

accessories , there was a stand that had nice accessories that used paper coated  it was very pretty.on all the accessories stands there was the feel of it being handmade and personal.from hand embroidery to folded paper.

 

so i’m going crazy bit by bit from being off from work so much recently. i’ve spent a lot of time silently fuming and to make matters worse I’ve lost one of my jobs but u kno crap happens.anyway so i figured lots of free time i could try finishing on of the many projects sitting in my room.so i have been hand sewing for the last couple of days just to secure stuff down and make it look pretty.i also got round to finally figuring out my fish forgot to photograph them though.

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p.s
wish i’d just used this instead of doing my own fish http://www.freeapplique.com/fishpatterns.html

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7766986_homemade-fabric-fish-pillows.html