The Ultimate in Upcycling:
Visiting family in Shoreham this weekend we stumbled across this brilliant project along the river bed. A group of people have taken a whole range of old ship shells and turned them into unique and original house boats. We loved exploring the different styles, the green communal spaces as well as seeing all the different bits that had been used to make them so unique, including a bus as an upper section and a microwave as a postbox.
And they even rent some of them out on air bnb (which we’ll definitely be opting for next time we’re down!!): https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/Shoreham~by~Sea–United-Kingdom?type=boat&s_tag=QRKdkZF3
Even the hospital in Worthing had a vintage/upcycled/crafty theme to it with these friendly flappers!
A Car Boot Haul:
As you might have seen, we’ve been focusing on frames lately and managed to find a stall with crate-loads of the things. All looking very unloved and with an owner who, frankly, was thrilled to see the back of them! I was very happy to take them off his hands and hopefully bring them back to their previously lovely states.
I also managed to pick up a children’s chair, emblazoned with the ‘barbie’ insignia, which will soon be painted over and given a new lease of life.
Feel Free To Run Your Fingers Over My Car, As Long As You Don’t Mind Me Running My Tires Over Your Fingers
Despite the passive aggressive (and some just downright aggressive) notices adorning some of the vehicles, we really enjoyed wandering amongst the amazing Vintage American vehicles Sunday in Worthing had to offer on Sunday.
An Authentic Seaside Experience:
The rest of the day was spent taking a walk down memory lane: exploring the old-school arcades that Adam had frequented as a kid, playing on the 2p slot machines, whack-a-mole and posing in the anti-masks below (anyone remember/know the actual term for them!?); eating fish and chips and ice cream on the beach; and wandering up and down both the pier and the sea-front.