Monday, 22 October 2012


I won a $25 gift card from the UT farmers market for Three Rivers Market Knoxville's community food cooperative! I can't visit this week and get myself come much needed fruit and veg. Hopefully they'll have bulgar wheat too which I keep forgetting to look for in the supermarket! 

Three Rivers Market
From the Three Rivers Market Website

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Girls on tour in Atlanta, GA

I took a trip to Atlanta the other weekend we travelled on the mega bus which was surprisingly really easy from Knoxville. Heads up though if you've ever travel on a mega bus take a blanket, when the ac's on it gets very chilly. We stayed in a (hotel motel) Holiday INN which had an with excellent view over the olympic park. There's so much to see there, we went for a tour around the CNN studio's, claim to fame Biebers mum was on HLN whilst we were there. We also ventured out of downtown to The Ebenezer Baptist Church and The Martin Luther King Jr museum it was really insightful to learn more about the civil rights movement and see photographs. Bombay Bicycle Club were playing a gig on the Saturday night which we went to it was at the coolest venue The Masquerade  which looked from outside to be what can only be described as a brick trailer on stilts. It was the first time I'd seen the band live and they were amazing. We ate in two American diners whilst we were there we had the best strawberry milkshake in Johnny Rockets. It was a lovely weekend I want to go back! A x

Mural outside Martin Luther King Jr Museum
Ebenezer Baptist church Martin Luther King's church

 Centennial Olympic Park

John Lewis Mural
Georgia State Capitol Building 
Obama Biden Office
Bombay Bicycle Club 
Civil Right Movement Monument  
Jade n Phoebe in Johnny Rockets

Monday, 8 October 2012

Weekend in Bluff City

We had the most perfect weekend a few weeks back when our American friends Michaela n Shannon took us home with them.  Michaela's family truly welcomed us into their home they fed us so much and even got us english tea! Bless em! The night we arrived we instantly felt at home we had yummy S'mores and a bonfire! On the Saturday we went out to a beautiful lake on the speed boat, had a barbecue on an island and I did scurfing for the first time. In the evening we played Redneck life a hilarious board game where you take on a Redneck alias mine was Wynona Louise. She married twice worked in the Beer and Bait Mark n had 8 step kids all named Darryl n one of her own Slick. We also had the opportunity to go shooting I didn't trust myself with the BIG GUNS but shot the crossbow. So much fun was had we even squeezed in a bit a Goodwill shopping my favourite past time. I got a lovely floral skirt and velvet maxi dress. I had a fabulous weekend and it was cool to get off campus n see how American life is in the country A x

The Girls at the top of the Dam 
Babes n their boards
Cheeky Americans
Seth n the musket 
Trying to be Royal whilst scurfing
Girls n GUNS
 Me thinking I'm Maid Marian 
Cray Religious plaque
Goodwill Love 
Michaela n I
Enjoying Redneck Life

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Nostalgia Knoxville

I have discovered a vintage market store in Knoxville. Woop! It's  called Nostalgia and is situated just off Kingston Pike the main road out of Knoxville towards the mall. There are 30 different sellers under one roof meaning there's such a variety of vintage on offer. I must say I was not disappointed by the cavern of treats. I had to refrain from buying cute items for the flat that I would have struggled to manage home on the bus back to campus.  I had a lovely time browsing the wears and meeting the adorable pug mascot Napolean!  It is well worth a visit.  I am currently listening to Nashville's NEW Country, the perfect accompaniment to blogging love A x 

Fish tank television obvs 
"The Vintique Market"
Religious Tapestry 
Mary Statue still not found a life size one ha  
Political Badges 
Retro couch

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? 
Knoxville had the World Fair in 1982 claim to fame! 
Napolean and I