Wacky windows in Nottingham

Headine news!

Headline news!

Many of you will know that I took a flying visit to Nottingham at the weekend.  But not so swift that I couldn’t have a healthy salad (and a naughty cake) in Hopkinson with my lovely daughter. A Vintage store that spans four floors (yes, 4!), you can sit in the cafe on the ground floor surrounded by the most delightful clutter.  No need to worry about calories!  The 4 floors will soon work them off.

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The external is quite arresting too!

The external is quite arresting too!

Nottingham has shops by the gazillion, but I’ve always loved arcades and Flying Horse Walk is surely an eye pleaser. Let’s go a little more upmarket, shall we?

And inside the arcades

Inside the arcades

And looking up

And looking up

More flying horses!

More flying horses!

I’d like to say thank you for the kind thoughts and good wishes I received at the weekend.  A few prayers won’t go amiss but I’m hopeful that things will get better.  Love is all you need, but sometimes we need a little help too.

And, of course, I’m linking to Dawn’s A Lingering Look at Windows.  Let’s go window shopping!


    1. Hi Dawn! 🙂 You’re very welcome. Funnily enough I was in Leeds yesterday (helping my son to move) and I found myself gawping at some magnificent windows. I think that might be tomorrow’s post. 🙂

  1. What a wonderful place, Jo. And no need to worry about extra calories. Fantastic.
    On another note, I hope all is well. Whatever happened, I hope you or yours are safe and sound.

  2. That vintage store looks so interesting! An afternoon spent at the downstairs cafe and then working off the calories over the 4 stories sounds perfect!

  3. What an interesting shopping area — inside and out! That salad looks quite healthful. I hope you had a decadent dessert to balance it out. 🙂

    Send you my best wishes, Jo!

  4. Dear Jo I do hope you are coming through your difficult times and I, like so many others in your community, send my best wishes and thoughts out to you. Thank you for sharing this delightful place, it was a pleasure wandering around with you.

    1. Thanks a lot, Pauline. It’s a long term problem, which worsens from time to time. Hopefully things are a little better in Nottingham but still very difficult. Thanks for your kind thoughts. 🙂

    1. Ohhh! I wanted you to see it with the Header but I just changed it to go with 6WS. I wish I could assign a Header to each post 😦 I’m such a child sometimes! 🙂

  5. Sorry to read that there are some problems these days Jo – my thoughts are with you. Do love your wonderful photographs of Nottingham.

  6. Wow, a vintage shop with 4 floors sounds amazing! I love those painted ceilings in the shopping arcade. The magazine dresses in the shop window are eye-catching too.

  7. Jo I feel so badly as I don’t think I picked up on your distress in the Monday walk. I am sending my love and hugs across the miles. I hope things are looking a little brighter. Xo

      1. Thanks, darlin, for the offer, but no. In the blogging world, I’ve received many kind responses, but some things must remain private. It’s not my story to tell.

  8. I love the murals, the ceiling art, and the flying horses Hope the sun is smiling on you now Z

    You might have guessed that I was able to view this – and ‘comment’ – last last night but then the comment would not send. Here’s one more try~ and then two and three…. and four…. etc

    Sigh ;there are problems in paradise!

      1. Packed, well sort of, at least the wine is by the door and a list of houses to view arranged. I am determined to succeed this time!! Hope it is a bit warmer down there!

  9. Thank you for sharing the pleasent time you spent with your daughter. Hope it will go well for yuo, Jo. Pray for you… hugs ❤

  10. Oh yes! My kind of shopping indeed. I love “delightful clutter” and can spend hours in arcades of this sort. I’m sure you had a wonderful time with your daughter as well…time very well spent, Jo!

  11. what a fun post, Jo! nottingham is a gem someday i would like to visit 🙂
    just prayed for you and your intentions Jo! hope all is well!

  12. Like,you, I’m not a shopper, but love to look. The vintage dress and flying horses are neat as well as the flamingo pair, being a Florida resident. Amongst the crisis, I’m glad you and Lisa had some girl time together. Hugs to you.

  13. What an interesting shop Jo. My stepfather was from Nottingham, I visited years ago, when I was 16. I have often thought I would like to go back to England as I was so young when I was there. Perhaps some day.

  14. I love those dresses made from papers/book covers etc. How wonderful to have the imagination to make something like that. Nottingham looks like a really lovely place to visit. Sending you warmest wishes that the family troubles become less troubling.

  15. I wish you well Jo. Just like the others I missed what’s going on. This walk certainly could have freed your mind of your worries. And a time with your daughter is always fun.

    1. It’s a lovely city, Ann. I’m no shopper but I don’t mind a bit of window shopping with the camera. And Hopkinson is a day out in itself 🙂 Thanks for all the likes.

  16. I don’t know Nottingham, but I certainly like the look of that arcade and the vintage/cafe. Glad you had a nice visit with your daughter, Jo. Always a good tonic

  17. Jo, I’ve missed whatever’s happening that isn’t going well, but I send you my best wishes, regardless of what it is and hope things improve. Hope that general catch-all fits the bill!

    1. Thanks, Kate. It’s appreciated. Very private stuff really and I haven’t been specific. I had to mention it on my Monday walk because I wasn’t home to respond to anyone. 🙂

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