Christmas gifts from Cardiff’s Fashion Quarter

Tucked away on Womanby Street behind a wall of graffiti, Cardiff’s Fashion Quarter is a superb place to find an eccentric gift this Christmas. The recently opened Cardiff Fashion Quarter is a hive of vintage clothing, interesting collectables and novelty knick-knacks, the perfect place to pick up a Christmas gift that is a little bit different. One: … Continue reading

Postcards From the Past

Voices echoing back across the generations… Inside a box of old photographs in the corner of Cardiff’s dusty home for all things vintage and retro, Jacob’s Market, I found several old postcards written in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Below is a slideshow featuring the postcards with voice-overs reading out the words of others written … Continue reading

Jacob’s Market

On every floor, around every corner, on every shelf is another relic of a by-gone era just waiting to be rediscovered… Despite living in Cardiff for the last three years I had never heard of Jacob’s Market. Once I heard about this antiques market just behind Cardiff Central Station I decided I had to go. … Continue reading

Open House: A Front Room Vinyl Sale

Who could walk past a vinyl record taped to a lamp post and not stop to look at what it was? Not me anyway… As I was walking down Wyeverne Road in Cathays I noticed a record attached to a lamp post. Instead of a label telling me what was on the record, there was … Continue reading

The Post Office Parrot Sanctuary

From the outside it looks like any ordinary Post Office but the Post Office on Crwys Road in Cardiff is also a safe haven for abandoned Welsh parrots. I had been told that the woman who works in the Post Office on Crwys Road often appeared from behind the counter with a parrot on her … Continue reading