Sunday, 21 June 2015

Happy Father's Day

Daddy and me. 1960. Miss him. Lots. Still.
Zxx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Bringing Royal Ascot Home

 
 Mr B found me this (complete with record) in Cancer Research on Corporation Street in Birmingham.
A chazzer in Brum town centre! {{{looks shocked}}}
 


 
Yes. It really does!
Need to get the old record player, (remember them?), out of storage for this!

 
And just to get into the mood I would fancy wearing this hat that I saw on the Daily Mail website.


 
It is one of those ones that I think "wish I'd made that". Those seashells...swoon.
Hope to ultimately find out more about its' provenance.
Love it.
 
I 'put up with' Gok Wan doing the blurb on the Channel 4 TV coverage. Did get fed up with him doing everything on telly, but I do like his enthusiasm when doing this.
Today he did a piece on Catherine Walker and filmed in the atelier; goodness, that took me back. It looked exactly the same as when I worked there. It was a lovely piece, and, seeing that Claire Balding has worn 2 outfits from there this week and looked very smart, quite an apt segment.
 
Wheee...this time next week I'll be (probably) all of a twizzle on my way to the airport!
They did woad dying yesterday, which I'm really looking forward to doing and have picked out 2 shirts that I want to dye.
Exciting times ahead!
 
Have a great weekend!
Zxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Dry Run

Friday saw me at Birmingham Airport.
 
 
Mr B had the day off so we (I) thought it might be a good idea to do a dry run to the airport in preparation for my trip to France, exactly a fortnight away that day. We were there for the take off of 'my' flight, but couldn't see it from our vantage point sadly.
 
 
OMG!
Yes, I made the daft decision to book a week away with Kaari Meng from French General, a long time love of mine. I was going to go on the Amy Butler week, (on now, so living vicariously through others photos), but there wasn't a single room left, and I really don't think it would be fair on anyone to have to share a room with me, so there was a space available with Kaari, which I think will actually suit me better.
 
It is a big call, seeing as I find it difficult to get out of the house and of course, I worry it will be like the Spanish trip, (that didn't happen), but, that was then and the situation now will be different in so many ways, so I'm feeling positive!
 
 
It was the first outing of my birthday present from Mr B. Galloping horses
necklace from Cheltenham. (Very apt).
 

 Also, for the first time, I wore this lovely bracelet that I bought from Vix at Kinky Melon.
Wild, isn't it?
Zxx

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Hello! Just Passing Through...

 A little bit of calm in a green oasis.
 
 
I can't quite believe I grew these from seeds!
 
 
Have a good week!
Zxx