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Aldi PANdemonium

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This week instagram has gone all hearts-for-eyes over some pans.

We all crave a bit of Catherine Holm's classic and bold kitchenalia. Some of us obsess over Orla Keily's retro style homewares. But it was Aldi that got our heads spinning, thumbs double tapping and our wallets whining over their pans.

It's a standard joke that you nip to Aldi for milk and eggs and leave with a boot full of wind breakers, miniature fence panels, avocado slicers and heart shaped silicon egg poachers. I'm all in for some Aldi middle aisle action and this week I genuinely couldn't fit the windbreaker into the boot, because it was already filled with these gorgeous pans.

I first spotted them on Katie's instagram account, where she declared her love for a good bandwagon and with that, I was off! I needed eggs anyway.


I pulled up just as I got a message from my lovely friend Jill of Alfie Robot Retro, she'd had a tough day with her new baby. But it was ok because she had just been a…

#VintageGirlGang - Silly Gilly

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If you use Instagram and you're a vintage lover, you're bound to have stumbled across the next addition to our #VintageGirlGang. 

The drool worthy Silly Gilly has been on my Girl Gang radar for ages. Her photos are glamorous, soaked in 1970s style and double-tapable until your loose perm drops out. 

Ladies, please welcome Gilly:


Talk me through your vintage journey? When did you realise that the past suits you best?

Until I was about 16 I tried to follow the fashion of the time in a bid to be 'popular'. It failed. Even as far back as the age of 12 I felt connected to 'the past'; I discovered classic films thanks to my school dinner lady lending me her recorded VHS tapes (remember those?) of the afternoon film on BBC2. I became utterly obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire whilst my peers were more interested in Britney Spears. By the time I reached 17 there was a Sky Channel called Granada Plus and I became intrigued with 70's &#…

Hull City of Culture - Part One - Paper City

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Living over the river from 2017s City of Culture has its perks. Quick and cheap days out for a young family being the one I love the most. 
I had several people contact me about the upcoming Paper City exhibition, on account of my Masters degree in Book Arts.I hadn't known about Hull's history of creating paper until I read about this exhibition and I was intrigued by the materials suppliers being G. F. Smith, a paper suppliers I used when studying for my Masters and making books.
So, backpack packed with bundles of crisps as bribes for the boy and a Nana in tow, off we set. Over the river we went and followed the Paper City trail through the Humber Street area: