Have you ever heard of crochet ice cream? Me neither. At least not until I came across this ice cream spot tucked away in Affleck Palace in Manchester city centre. Craig and I discovered it while trying to hide away from the frosty cold that has become January. You see, we both love ice cream. Even though my three scoops always consist of the same flavour. Vanilla, vanilla and vanilla. While Craig goes for anything that doesn’t contain nuts. Ginger’s it was called. The name of the ice cream spot. After spending a little while looking at the menu, we quickly realised it was the best ice cream spot in town. However, it was too cold to enjoy one of Ginger’s special. We opted for hot drinks instead which was very sensible given the weather we escaped from. I went for a nice cup of breakfast tea and Craig a delicious latte.
Sitting rather pretty on the ice cream stand was a well made crochet ice cream that seemed to match my outfit really well. I couldn’t resist shooting with it. It wasn’t quite my triple vanilla favoured goodness, but it was perfect for the shoot. It got me pondering on life in general. Many at times we don’t get the things we so desire, but sitting in front of us could lie many other treats that might be just as good and in some cases even better than what we asked for. But in order to see these things we always have to keep an open mind. That’s how I’ve learnt to find inspiration. Knowing that somehow life has got my back just like this crochet ice cream in winter.