Anyone who knows me at all, (and anyone who is friends with me on fb where I constantly geek out) knows of my obsession with Game of Thrones. I started watching the show because it is filmed here in Belfast and wanted a nosy. I instantly fell in love. If I remember, I watched episode 1 at 3am the night before I had work at 7am because I couldn't sleep. I ended up watching episodes until 6am then getting an hours rest. I couldn't stop watching! I love it, I even went to a cinema screening here where they showed the entire first season over 2 nights.
Bags of cupcakes ordered for the GOT Production Team (legitimately the coolest order I have ever recieved), me on a set tour last year and my lovely books (really cheap from Amazon).
As a baker, I have quite a lonely working day - I work on my own, and so listening to the audiobooks as I bake has been such a welcomed escape from my normal boring thoughts! I am loving the books, and as I listen to easily 10 chapters a day - I am constantly living Game of Thrones! An advantage of living where they film it, is bumping into the stars. My ultimate dream would be to meet Lena Headey, keep your fingers crossed! So far I've spotted Jaime Lannister 5 minutes from my flat (Tyrion Lannister shopping in my local co-op!), had a chat with Iwan Rheon who will be in Season 3 (from Misfits), served cupcakes to Arya Stark at my market stall, and then on Sunday I spotted Bran, Rickon and Myrcella! I also met Ciaran Hinds who has been cast as the epic Mance Rayder for the new season.
Friends of mine have identified a "Game of Thrones voice" that I have, where if I meet someone involved in the show I will get over excited and talk very fast (apologies to the lovely people seated next to me at a restaurant who I recognised as the ones who gave me a set tour last year - cue 3 hours of me asking them annoying questions, getting over excited about Robb Stark and spilling a glass of red wine over myself - so classy).
Rickon & Bran Stark, and Myrcella Baratheon.
(Excuse the poor quality, I got too excited to find my phone or camera so my sister took it on her Samsung)
Anyway, enough of me blabbering on! I wanted to share some of my favourite Thrones themed items that I've come across online!
I thought I'd start off with one of my fellow market traders, Hear Hoof Beats Think Zebras have a stall at the same market I trade at, and I got totally over excited when I came across their jewellery! I bought a gorgeous bracelet from them. Check out their etsy shop here.
I am in love with these bags. Fencing & Archery have a whole range of Thrones items, I had to keep myself from going nuts! I ordered the Direwolf tote, and with the code 'FIGGYPUDDING' got $5 off.
How awesome is this? Mother of Dragons! I love this so much, you can get it on a tshirt from the artist's etsy page here. I used this image because the model looked downright miserable.
One of my favourite Thrones quotations on a tote bag, win!
How utterly adorable are these? I think I might have to order some!
I love this print.
I hope you enjoyed this post, a little different but I had fun writing it! Oh and p.s, Thrones fans in Belfast - I'm introducing Ice and Fire cupcakes to the market very soon! ;)