Wednesday, 18 March 2015

My Little Tabba Cat

We bade a sad farewell to our mamma cat this morning.
 

 
 She was 20 years old and we had her for 16 of those.
 
 
Lucky us!
 

 
I am probably going to take a blogging break for a few months.
My mental health has been a bit all over the place this year, and we were both taken ill while away in Salford a fortnight ago and now with Tabby passing away everything is just too much.
 
If it all comes together I have exciting plans for the end of June, which I am looking forward to blogging about.
 
 
See you then, if not before!
Zxx

Thursday, 26 February 2015

All The Way Down, She Was Up In The Air aka Every Wardrobe Mistress' Nightmare

So, the icon that is Madonna, fell over on stage in spectacular style.
At least she wasn't naked!



Lux wrote this song after being inspired by the Marcel Duchamp painting, Nude Descending a Staircase.
 
Apparently, the fall was caused by what could be called a 'wardrobe malfunction' I guess. Of the most awesome kind. Never mind Janet Jackson and her boob exposure, I mean, this was major!
 
Any one who works in 'wardrobe' must've felt sick at the sight of her struggling with those cape ties and then what followed.

"I knew I shouldn't have tied it in a double bow"
Photo from the Daily Mirror
And for all there would've been a gazillion rehearsals, which the tabloids were forever telling us about, the 'beauty' of 'live' performance shows the pitfalls that can occur.
 
Madonna was lucky. A dancer I worked with on my first professional job, several years later died from a brain  haemorrhage after falling off the stage into the orchestra pit. I know of another friend who fell into the pit, dusted himself off and got back on stage with not even a bruise...but it could have been so much worse.
 
To paraphrase what we would heckle to the opposing team players at the ice hockey -
"She fell over."
 
But she got back up and carried on. A true 'pro'.
Kudos to her!
Zxx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Luscious, Lilac Locks

I did it!
I got out of the house and into the hairdressers!
Woop woop.
 
 
I had to cancel my opticians appointment last week. But today, after a half-decent night, (as opposed to a night of very little sleep punctuated with numerous trips to the loo!), I caught the bus into Jimmys' End. Not quite as far as the town centre, and only one bus, but still, I am chuffed to bits.
 
And to top it off, I have a fabulous new haircut and colour.
Double whammy!!
Zxx
 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Nice Legs, Shame About The Boat Race

The last time I left the house; at the Vintage Jumble, on the 10th January!
 
 

Do take the time to watch/listen to the following little ditty.
Well...it makes me laugh!


Saturday, 14 February 2015

To The Light Of My Life

 A little Valentines' vignette or two.


 
The 2 pale blue hearts are made by Sharon at Shabby Polka Dots; the Union Jack one by Suzanne Heartsnkisses. The others are from Homesense ages ago.
 

The Christmas roses stay out to do a turn on the 14th February.
Note my 'Paris' wallpaper.
How very romantic!

 
Oh Mr B, I do love thee!!
Zxx


Friday, 13 February 2015

Steve Strange - RIP

Happy memories.
People like this make me feel lucky I had my youth when I did.
Picture: Tim Whitby PA from The Telegraph
 Steve Strange - 28 May 1959-12 February 2015

Apparently, my birth day twinnie, but just a year older.
 
My favourite Visage song, Night Train.
 
 
 

Friday, 30 January 2015

un-Frozen

 


 
 
 A few shots of the back garden from the kitchen window.
 
Most of this month has been spent in sleepwear, inside looking out.
Not the best of times.
Zxx



 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Thank Heavens For James Martin

My mum was born in Bradford, so it has always irked me somewhat that I have trouble making Yorkshire Puddings.
 
 
Toad-in-the-hole ...nice sausages, shame about the stodge! Etc etc...
 
A 3-egg mix, Trex rather than cooking oil, (my bottle of aforementioned oil, oh, about 18 months out of date!), and these take my taste buds right back to being a kid and the Sunday Lunch.
 
2015? I'm cracking it already!
Zxx
PS James Martin is a Yorkshire man and a chef!


Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015

 
Hope your Christmases were lovely and you received all you longed for!
 
Wishing you all the very best of health, a little (or a lot, if you must) wealth and a whole bucket-load of happiness.
Zxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Santa's On His Way

 
Giddy-up reindeer, nearly there!
 

My night-time photography skills leave a lot to be desired (!), but here is a photo of Santa flying overhead!
Actually, it is the International Space Station.
"Howwwwwaaaarrrd"
 
Happy Christmas all my lovely bloggy mates!
Zxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

& Modern

 
Our Christmas pressie from one of Mr Bs' past "angels", Chlo-Ro.

 
A pretty bauble found last year at Homesense.

 
Ditto the owl; but I daren't take him out of his case to hang on the tree, so this year he's on the window sill.
 
So, Christmas Eve tomorrow. Nearly done everything. Fresh produce and turkey crown to get tomorrow and my fave stuffing to make - sausage meat, prune and sherry. Oh yummy!
And mustn't forget to whip up some brandy butter.
Then ...done!
 (Or, is that all done in?!)
Zxx 
 


Monday, 22 December 2014

Vintage Deccies

 
The angel was probably the first decoration I bought for my own tree, that my dad made for me, in my bedroom.
Nearly 50 years old!
 
 
These baubles were one of the first things we bought on our first meeting of the wonderful Bryony who does our local vintage fairs. We met her on the steps of the hotel, where the fair was be held in Market Harborough, eating chips.
A lady after our own hearts and, she has found, over the years and fairs, a place in our hearts.
 
 
The other item we bought was a vintage meat safe.
Still, kept the baubles safe on the bus journey home!!
 
 
We bought these other vintage beauties from her as well.
 
 
 
She keeps a stall at Kibworth Antiques.
Hurrah for Bryony!
Zxx