Monday, 28 May 2012

Birthday COTD

At the Vintage Fair, Carol said to come and have a cake. Then she very kindly said to choose one as a gift! A whole host of crafted beauties on her stall to choose from; I thought that this one was suitably jubilympic.
She didn't know it was my birthday today, so I said I would save it for then. Her mum said not to eat it all at once and their lovely vintage friend, Sally-Ann, politely kept her thoughts to herself!

C'mon, how cute is the face on this dolly? She was not for sale, but was there for a day out and to model headbands!

And here is the centre of the perfect plate to eat my cake off, which was a Giveaway gift from Tcakes.

Bloggers are the best!

Also, just in case some of you on foreign shores are wondering about this weird word that keeps popping up, 'jubilympics' you know!
It has been the one thing that has really struck a chord with me about the whole shenanigans

I will probably edit this post with better daylight photos at a later date, but just wanted to get the post up before midnight!
Z xx

Sunday, 27 May 2012


Whaddaya mean? Too much Pimms!

Reclining in our garden after a fabulous afternoon at the Vintage Fair & Jubilee Garden Party.

I do believe there is a photo of my mum wearing this hat at the seaside in the 70s.

Jubilympic rump!

Threw my jewellery off and this is how 2 of the bracelets landed....aaaah, a heart.

The 'bettys'.

My 'homage to Jamie Reid' nail!
Jamie did all the design work for the Sex Pistols and was once married to Margi Clarke. (That was one brave man!!)

OMG! Danielle Rose.... I have a lot of practising to do!!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Summer Lovin'

So, a little change to my header, (again)! Thought an ice-cream loving photo of me many moons ago rather befitting for this wonderful weather. Except I now really cannot cope with hot anymore. Hells Bells...aging, as much as I am happy to accept it, can be a bummer.

Looking forward to this tomorrow. Pimms AND homemade meringues, I simply could not ask for anything better! Though not actually consumed together, perhaps!

I'm thinking a red, white and blue outfit, of course! But I painted my toenails yesterday with my Christmas pressie varnish from Vix, which, although beautiful, (kept catching myself gazing at it last night!!), does not go with my colour scheme, so it may mean closed-toe footwear. But that will probably be a good idea to save my tootsies being trampled on in the rush to all those fab stalls! (Or, the Pimms stall!).

So, however you are planning to spend your weekend, have a good one!
Z xx

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Night Fever - A Post from Mr B

The Love Apple is a wholefood cafe during the day, becoming a venue for live music in the evening.

The last time I was in Bradford, having finished the get-out from the Alhambra at about 2am, I wandered across as a near-empty disco was playing out on the dance floor in front of the stage.

I asked if it was too late to get a pot of tea. The bar staff who served salmon and cream cheese bagels at lunchtime were happy to oblige and I sat at a table with coloured lights rotating as dry ice wisped around my feet.

I could have written that "Massachusetts" by the Bee Gees was playing, but it wasn't.

When Saturday Night Fever - the musical, was being put into production for the first time, I heard that they were buying old stereos with 1970's stickers on and gently peeling them off for the show! Mrs B previously posted a clip of Arlene Phillips' "Hot Gossip" performing 'I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper'. The video clip came from The Kenny Everett Show and I remember him doing his outrageous caricature of the brothers Gibb.

Now Vinnie Jones teaches us to 'save a life', (by pressing on the sovereign), to the rhythm of 'Staying Alive'.

The lights may have sadly gone out in Massachusetts, but as I sit on the edge of disco, I raise my glass, (or teacup in this case), to the passing of another starship trooper.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Faded Glory

Quite possibly my favourite of all the tulip types, Angelique. Way past its best, but, in a way, all the more beautiful for that fact.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Endless (Donna) Summer -Mr B Guest Post

My boss said this morning, (Friday), that 1976 would not have been the same without Donna Summer.

Whenever I hear 'I Feel Love' it brings back a memory like a scene from The Twilight Zone.

I can't remember whether I was going back home from a friends' or the pub, but a thick sea mist had come in off the Solent, so as you couldn't see one side of the common to the other.
Through the damp, white-grey air came the sound of Giorgio Moroder and the voice of Donna Summer. These were the days of the ghetto blaster and it was turned up loud.

It seemed to be coming from the seafront side of the common and moving slowly away, like Sherlock Holmes crossing the moor at night in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

I felt as if I were in a disco episode of Scooby Doo.

Maybe it was the Lighthouse Keeper or the fairground owner. One thing was for sure...this pesky kid was not going to investigate.

But it sounded great.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Old Git offence intended!

If you thought barrel rolling was going it a bit, you won't believe this film Mr B took in Poole!

Personally, I'm more of a barrel racing kinda gal! Oh, those were the days. Never very good, but oh-so fun.

And just to clarify the previous post title, I've downloaded this.

And teriyaki chicken is my fave Subway filling. Nom nom.
Z xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Train hard. Eat fresh.

After having travelled from Poole down to Truro, for a 2 o'clock start, come half past 5, Paul, Patch, Charlie and I wandered into Subway.

"Look at us", said Patch, "it's like 'Last of the Summer Wine'." "We didn't do too badly", I said. "Not bad for 3 1/2 hours", said Paul.

Talking about the journey up, Patch said his new car had a dashboard display to read incoming texts from his phone, with buttons on the steering wheel so as you can scroll backwards and forwards. "It found my ipad", he said, "it was in my bag and wasn't even switched on. The Bluetooth found it and it came up on the screen that these tunes were available and I thought, hang on, those are the same tunes as on my ipad. What if you were in traffic, standing at the lights, and it started to download tunes from the ipod in the car next to you?"

Paul said "Now it really does sound like 'Last of the Summer Wine', talking about the scary new technology."

"Shall we put Mr B in a barrel and roll him down a hill?" said Patch.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Hi Ho Silver!

Today is our silver 'together' anniversary!

Phew! 25 years!!!

We've covered so much in those years and I love my man as much now as then.

Happy Anniversary, Mr B.
Z xx

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