Gothing it up in Hexham
Last Tuesday was just a beautiful, bright day that warranted a trip out. I had no plans about where to go except needing the urge to escape the flat. I originally decided to walk over to Gosforth and to take photos on the way. As soon as I step out of the house, I felt an overwhelming urge to visit Hexham. I quickly dashed to the bus stop, fortuitously, caught the express bus. I sat back enjoying the stunning rolling and verdant hills of Northumbria.
My intention was to thrift in the town's glamorous charity shops usually they stock quality items at reasonable prices; I end up finding bagfuls of items. I started out at Cancer Research which is located near to the bus stop. I was so ecstatic to find a third pot of this type (photo below). As the boyfriend, and I are moving soon woohoo. I've been slowly collecting up on accessories. The one thing I've struggled to find is canisters for tea and coffee. I found one of these pots a few months ago in Whitley Bay slowly developed a small collection and this is the final one to complete the set.
I headed towards the RSPCA charity shop, where I struck black gold where I purchased three skirts for £9. I found so many wonderful finds they and excellent selections of items. I found a three mid-length skirts which seem to have a sort of gothic lolita aesthetic. I've been looking for these style of skirts for a little while and two of the seem perfect for the summer weather; especially, with the abnormal meditation conditions. I'm finding it uncomfortable wearing maxi skirts because of the humidity.
I love this skirt it's by Marks and Sparks (Spencers); the lace of the skirt resemble handmade lace which is simular to the lace from Brugge in Belguim and Malta. It had a modern take on a Victorian mourning skirt.
I was lured into Gaia ( a new age shop selling ethical and spiritual items) via the gorgeous incense aroma. I wondering in afterwards, spotted a witch mobile I fell in love with instantly and purchased it. I considering putting this into my new kitchen or hallway. I While at the counter, I came across of the soaps and queried the vendor about them. I smelled the soap and before I knew it two of the cinnamon and orange soaps were on the counter.
While chatting with the vendor the topic turned to Lush and the issues I had with their products; particularly the ones that contain sodium lauryl sulphate. The assistant described their dislike for overpowering smell put the off. She recommended a the lavender soap and found it soothing to use. All of sudden, she kindly offered me the Lavander soap for free to try on the condition I tell her about my experiences using the soap. I felt overwhelmed by her kindness, I politely refused, I was reassured that it was fine I should take the soap.
I found a wonderful mug in the charity shop for 50 pence. I adore this mug as it depicts Whitby during a dark full night. The notable part for myself has to St Mary's and the iconic ruin of Whitby abbey.
I heading to towards the bus stop and spotted 70% off last years Halloween products, I purchased the bat candle for £1.80 instead of £6.
Afterwards shopping, I went to sit down to relax in the park to take a few photos and enjoy a cuppa tea,
Taking pictures of the same place but in different weathers does create a different perspective of a place. It's lovely to see the abbey in a sunny weather.
During the summer month, I love trying to photograph insects especially bumble bees.