Saturday, 26 March 2011
There's nothing like a box of vintage rawlplugs to get you going!!
Or, failing that, when a stall holder offers to show you
his vintage Tonka toy, you know you really have hit the jackpot!
Nostalgic Mix 2
Brilliant, beautifully presented and it has to be said...
'Best in show'!! LOL
A big 'well done' to Mr This 'n That !! Gold star!
I love it when the 'other halves' can play their part!
Mr Snippets was usefully employed as a ' bouncer' on the door,
before the fair began...and a fine job he made of that too !!
The 'TQ9 ers' must be shuddering in their shoes!!
So drum roll, please, for all things vintage... bloke style!
The prettiest stall for me was...Ellie's...she is so talented!
It was a fabulous day and once again, a certain lady
came up trumps, with her superb organisation.
I don't know how she keeps so calm and cool!
On a day when March became the new July...and the sun streamed
through the windows at the Totnes Civic Hall,
'Nostalgic Mix' basked in the Devon sunshine and ended the day
with quite a tan!
A big 'well done' to everyone who turned up to make this day one to remember :-
Amanda, Barbara and Hesta, who were such lovely company
each side of us ;
all of the other stall holders who produced such stunning displays;
shoppers who came from far and wide ;
the people at most fabulous vintage style tea shop,
' MORE TEA VICAR'
who kept our throats nice and moist and also served the most wonderful
array of delicious edibles;
my very own Mr Snippets, who does all my fetching and carrying!
But most of all, a massive thanks to Lesley.
Without her, none of this would have happened.
Thanks for a fabulous day!
I'm now off to dream about rawlplugs... and Tonka toys!!
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Well here we go...
We're almost under starters orders...the starter being Lesley...
the orders being from her too... and way hay...
NM2 is nearly here!
For all those lovers of vintage, handmade, crafty and ..uh oh...
this year's new category ...blokey stuff!! ;-)
Bright and early this morning, my kitchen was turned into
a 'practice area' for Nostalgic Mix 2!
It's not far by train!! ;-)
I'll be back on Monday with photos from the fair
and I'll also be announcing the winner of my last giveaway!
Have fun... and if you are in Totnes on Saturday...do come and say hello!
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Want a job with high wages?
Well don't we all?!!
Want a book called 'High Wages' ?
Now that's a little easier!
If you want a good book to read then you can't go wrong with one of
Dorothy Whipple's fine reads!
And that's what I have been doing!
'High Wages' by Dorothy Whipple
''As she stood on the cobbles of the empty market place, a beam of light suddenly struck from the right, to her very feet. She looked up and saw, that an obscuring eiderdown, hanging in Chadwicks shop window, had been pushed aside......then stepping carefully around the tea cosies and peaked napkins....''
'Wanted, a young lady to assist in the shop. Apply within.'
And about the author...here's a snippet for you:
Talking of 'Whipple delights' makes me think of ice cream!
And ice cream really was the order of the day at the weekend!
At least in sunny Devon it was!
Here are a few snaps of the lovely Princess Gardens in Torquay.
I believe that these gardens are the subject of much controversy
at the moment because the Mayor of Torquay wants to 'alter' them!!
'Leave them alone' , is what I say!! ;-)
And finally, yesterday, I whizzed to another sunny place, Exmouth, to catch up with...
Meggy...now 5 weeks old!
Have a lovely day, everyone!
Sunday, 20 March 2011
I think, if I hadn't been a teacher, I would love to have studied performing arts!
When I'm in the house alone, I love to sing!
When I was little, I loved ballet.
Desperate to dance, I was, instead, forced to have piano lessons!
I was quite musical so did enjoy those lessons really...
but, had it been my choice... ;-)
However, I was allowed a pair of red ballet shoes
and an LP record...Swan Lake on one side
and The Nutcracker, on the other.
I can well remember the little 'performances' that
my sister and myself would give my mum.
And I can well recall spending many, happy
visits to the very theatre, where I sat yesterday, watching :
This is a story about passion.
Oh, well okay, it's a story about other things too...
like loyalty, deceit... and relationships.
But it's mainly about passion.
That is, passion for another human being... and passion for a game.
The game of Chess.
It's a new production which is touring the country at the moment
and luckily for me it came to Torquay, this week!
Yesterday, I was able to sit and enjoy this because someone, somewhere,
taught these people how to read and play music; how to sing;
how to dance the right steps; how to act;
how to perform and entertain.
The art of performing does not just happen!!
Therefore, I have very strong feelings about the teaching
of drama and music in our schools and it grieves me to read that many schools
could be making their drama and music teachers redundant!
There's far too much of this squeezing the creativity out of our children;
it's not good enough...is it?!!
The performing arts plays a vital role in our children's education,
in inspiring and helping them to gain the confidence needed to
reach their full potential in their lives.