Friday, October 22, 2010


Hello again dear Chums!
Also in my Great Grandmothers album I found some lovely photos of her and friends (including future husband, Dick) 'swotting up' in 1939 - they are shown below with original captions. I'm afraid this blog may become a little desolate over the next few week as I also 'hit the books' (although not nearly as elegantly, I shouldn't think). It seems as though we only just finished our practise exams and now the real things are right around the corner! Anyway, I have a few things lined up which I will post sporadically in the coming month,
Until then, toodle-oo!

Nan     Alva     Trix   - Nov 1930

Alva and Dick

Alva swotting for 'C' - Nov 1939

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award!

The wonderful Annie from Annie Pancake and the Time Machine has given me this 'Lovely Blog' award - thank you so much! I love reading your blog as well :)
The conditions of the award are :

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog along with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.

3. Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.

So, here are the 15 bloggers I pass this award on to -

Halloween !

Dick 1927 - Masterton
Betty as a Daffodil, Alva as a Daisy

A few dressing up idea's from my Great-Grandmother Alva's photo album - Dick was her husband (my Great-Grandfather) and Betty her cousin. They probably weren't cotumes for halloween as it wouldn't have been celebrated here in the '20s, but they are darling nonetheless! October 31st is approaching and while personally I'm not much of a trick or treater,  I am going to a local halloween gig - we'll be having a ball like the 'Campers at Creepy Castle', except in costume. I haven't the faintest what to go as, so any ideas would be much appreciated!
Happy Tuesday! - The Editor

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Overdressed for Pak'N'Save

 Shoes:Vintage(Etsy),  Dress:Garage Sale,  Cardigan:My Mother's

 I wore this while accompanying my Mother to le supermarch√© yesterday, with more layers than originally intended due to the sudden cold snap (some excuse for spring this is!) . I usually find that I’m overdressed most places I go, but especially for Pak’N’Save, where people are frequently seen in nightwear. Not just pajamas either, the whole shabang – slippers, dressing gown and all. No matter what the time of day. At least my set of curls came out well – the night before I had them up when my friend and I waitressed for a family friends' vampire themed party. This is also the dress I wore to a circus themed party (I have been to so many themed parties lately it isn't funny), although with more accessories.

The last two photos were taken by my Aunt - I was doing door greetings at the party with a heavy russian accent at the time.
Dress:Peachy Keen Vintage, Shawl: Borrowed