A380 Lands at Filton for the first time

Up early again to get to Bristol in time to see the A380 land. Not that this is common knowledge of course….mind you 6000 people turned up to watch ūüôā

Deciding that Cribbs Causeway shopping centre was the best place to view the landing, once parked up, with lunch in hand (from M&S of course) then it was up on the grassy knoll to watch. After half an hour of waiting, with quite a few onlookers, the A380 came into sight off the estuary and flew over the Filton Airbus site and Rolls Royce site before looping back towards the estuary to land. It was so quiet for such a huge plane whilst in the sky, and then touched down on the runway with the roar of full thrust reversers. An amazing sight. Pictures and hopefully a movie clip to follow….

Link to movie clip of A380 landing at filton


Torchwood, Doctor Who and Kelly Jones

Sunday 25th March

Here comes the summer – well the clocks changed and there’s a hint of sunshine at least. Not as warm as yesterday…still we’re off to the Bay today to see Kelly Jones at the Coal Exchange.

But first…yes we need some food in the Bay. There’s too many restaurants to choose from and even less time to choose, so we decide that we’re going to make an effort to visit every restaurant in Cardiff Bay in the next year or so…..hey¬†Sunday¬†lunch, here we come!

We decide on a nice little¬†Italian¬†overlooking the bay. The menu looks amazing and it lived up to every expectation. Also deciding to try something new, well that was the plan to start with, but that calamari was far too tempting….the¬†carpaccio¬†was excellent, as was the¬†bruschetta. Main courses included a fabulous pizza (parma¬†ham and rocket) and¬†penne¬†pasta with chicken. Of course the menu is in¬†Italianand is¬†a lot¬†more exotic than I am making it sound. You know it’s going to be good when all the staff speak Italian as their first language!

Oh and on the table behind us was a Cardiff¬†blues player…..Xavier Rush

After tea we took a stroll round the Bay, on a bit of a Doctor Who and Torchwood quest, deciding we really should come back when we have more time to take in the culture (not only of Doctor Who) but the Welsh docks and now moderised Bay.

Then onto Kelly Jones at the Coal Exchange. Another very historic building in¬†Butetown. After a 50 minute set from his new solo album, he returned to the stage to give an acoustic set of¬†Stereophonics¬†tracks from their first 2 albums – absolutely amazing. The coal exchange holds only a few hundred people so it was a fabulous gig, second only to James Dean¬†Bradfield¬†who we saw earlier in the year. Actually we’ll be seeing¬†JDB¬†again in May at the CIA in Cardiff with the Manic Street Preachers.

Most memorable moment…..the crowd singing to Kelly Jones……

We don’t wanna be,
Your enemy,
But when we’re on the field,
It’s red, white and green,
Got beat by the Irish,
Got beat by the Scots,
The French had a struggle,
But you’re the one we want,
We want…
As long as we beat the English,
As long as we beat the English,
As long as we beat the English, 
we don’t care
As long as we beat the English,
As long as we beat the English,
As long as we beat the English, 
we don’t¬†
don’t care



Ole Ole Ole Ole…..

Saturday 24th March

EDF¬†semi final day in Cardiff –Leceister¬†Tigers vs Sale Sharks and then Ospreys vs Cardiff Blues at the¬†Millenium¬†Stadium in Cardiff.

In reality this means a bit of shopping for the girls before arriving just before the start of the Ospreys match! Cool!

Of course a good lunch is also warranted before such a rugby fest, so down in the Brewery Quarter we tried out Coal, Bar and grill. The food was great Рfantastic starters of deep fried calamari Рincluding suckers! Haloumi and Chorizo kebabs. Main courses of what amounts to burger and chips, but really is nothing like it sounds. Aberdeen Angus beef burgers, proper beef tasting burgers, with red onion, lettuce, chilli, tomato in a huge fresh bun with chips. Amazing. Highly recommend to everyone.

A glorious sunny day in Cardiff to watch the match -Ospreys win of course which means they are in the final at¬†Twickenham¬†next month…great!!!

So who’s up for 4 hours on the coach each way then….anyone?? Ole, Ole Ole Ole, Ospreys )Ospreys!


New ETSY store just opened!

Hot news….bohobeadsboutique has just opened a new store on ETSY. I’ll pop a link on the left menu bar….why not take a quick peek?

Etsy is a site that sells all things handcrafted, and that’s all. There’s some amazing designers on there – very inspiring for all you creative types. I’m hoping this will open up the US market a little more. I do get quite a few customers from the US, so I hope this may help with reaching more knitters!


New Avenues

It’s been a busy few weeks, what with one thing and another….

The beading studio is fully kitted out with 2 extra work tables to cope with beading, paperwork and packaging! With a bit of rearrangement the entire room has been put to better use, which is great as now everything has a home, well, a place at least!

Bead auctions have increased week on week, with almost daily trips now to the post office to send all those packages out! I still have many more ideas, although I am struggling to find the time to sit and design.

The new Bohobeads website, complete with shopping cart is nearly ready to launch. With a bit of luck it will be up and running in the next couple of weeks. The website will run in conjunction with the existing eBay and now etsy websites.