Travel

Paradise is parrot-coloured

Paradise is here on Earth, brightly coloured and full of cats, butterflies and friendly parrots. Ladies and gentlemen – Key West!

Probably the most amazing holiday I’ve ever been on- heaven for a cat lover with a passion for old American houses. The food was excellent and the caribbean vibe was made all the more exciting by the wildlife wandering free in the streets. There were strutting cockerels and swaggering iguanas, a holiday of surprises and beautiful sunsets. It felt like being in an old movie with it’s waving palms and ceiling fans and there was many a sun-bleached wooden porch where I could spend my days lazing in the warm evening breeze.

Leaving was quite an emotional experience, but I’ll be back one day to play with Hemingway’s six-toed cats and sip some rum at sun down.

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Psychedelic Artwork from England

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It’s a gift! The home of the Chorlton Cat Cartel, Mark Wallis Design is expanding, with new lines such as coffee mugs and tote bags. Also new are my wooden pattern boxes and prints and greetings cards featuring Rainy City. Pop down to Chorlton Art Market in the precinct off Four Banks on Wilbraham Road, or buy online at markwallisdesign.com

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Return to San Francisco

Here’s a travelogue of a crazy vacation in the City by the Bay. My favourite place on Earth, I’m never happier than when I’m tearing about trying to see everything at once. Such a handsome place, bursting with character and charm, inspirational and romantic. And if you’ve never seen a zebra crossing turn into a coy carp then you’ve never been to The Haight…

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England in the Fall – Autumn colour for Halloween

Autumn advert Chorlton Art Market
Halloween is just around the corner! Chase away the seasonal chills with some colourful autumn cards and prints at Manchester’s Chorlton Art Market in the precinct or buy online at www.markwallisdesign.com Featuring the Wizard Merlin up on Alderley Edge, cats pumpkins in Chorlton and fireworks above the village green, these are all made by Mark Wallis Design in Manchester.

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Springville

School on Chorlton Green by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
The old school building on Chorlton Green, fed through multiple filters to create an almost painted effect.

Flowers on Beech Road Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
The park on Beech Road, blooming.
Pavement mosaic Beech road Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
Pavement mosaic, Chorltonville. For Pagan rituals on the hop…
St Clements Church Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
We checked out the local Vintage Craft fair at the church hall. Unfortunately more shabby than Shabby Chic.
Information board, beech road Chorlton by Mark Wallis on thevibes.me
Message to da kidz in da Park on Beech Road, an occasional gangsta haunt.

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