Saturday, 10 March 2012

A trip to the museum


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Jacket: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Dress: New Look, Pumps: H&M, Bag: Topshop

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I am rather proud that parts of the Staffordshire Hoard are at my city's museum! A lot of the more famous pieces are on tour in the US at the moment, which is a shame but I suppose they have to make money somehow.


The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold that has been found. It was discovered in a farmer's field near Lichfield in 2009 and historians are still trying to piece together what it actually
is. I don't suppose they will ever know for certain but they have plenty ideas of what it could be- lots of the gold came from swords and armour, but how did it end up buried there?

Find out more about the Hoard here.

Going to see it was a nice excuse to wander round the art gallery and also see the Da Vinci sketches that are on display at the moment. I love the BM&AG building and the surrounding area.

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Time for a flat white at Costa. Although I like to use independent coffee shops, I love Costa as they often have lovely locations and aren't full of teenagers like Starbucks. Plus whenever I get to 360 points on my card, Edd and I go and have a double espresso each for free! The flat whites are a bit hit and miss but I find that everywhere, I imagine they are difficult to make and I feel bad everytime I order one-practice makes perfect I guess! Anyway whenever I have a pretty one I take a picture of it. My phone is full of pictures of coffee. There are some particularly impressive ones on pinterest.

13 comments:

Imogen said...

I love the bag so much and the red and black in this outfit are perfect. This looks like such a lovely place to visit.

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fashionismyh2o said...

I'm such a geek I could spend my whole life looking round musuems and places similar!

Gorgeous photos! Your colour combination is just beautiful and that bag has stolen my heart!

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xx

daisychain said...

I love museums! I also really love your outfit x

Sophie - Country girl said...

I really love (free) museums! Love the pictures of you, looking fab and such a lovely red bag too :) x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Aaaaw I love Birmingham! What a gorgeous day, and I love that splash of red on you :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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Vintage Reflection said...

Love this outfit, super cute! x

Aliya said...

That red Topshop bag is pretty amazing!! Great outfit, comfy looking yet stylish! Lovely pictures :)


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Elise said...

Ooh love the fountain pics! And your pretty bag... :)

She's Dressing Up said...

Lovely photos, I love your red bag! Ooh I love historical mysteries, I wonder why all that gold was hoarded there then? :)

Vegaa said...

Great bag :) Looks like you had a great time :)
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SoapyMermaid said...

love this habit of taking pics of your coffees ;) I think you're prticularly pretty and chic in red and scarf. love your bag.