Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all you lovely people who occasionally drop by my little corner of the interweb. I’ll be honest and say that I’m breathing a big sigh of relief that 2016 is coming to an end. Personally and politically it has all been one great big pile of…dirty laundry! I know that this year hasn’t treated many people well and hope that the coming months bring us all some peace and happiness.

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Maroon Hatter at the Bridport Hat Festival

It’s become a bit of a tradition for the hubby and I to visit his mum’s town to partake in a very quirky little festival- the Bridport Hat Festival. Here we browse the amazing hats, very affordable vintage stalls and help out with some charity! It’s good fun and I always leave feeling like we stumbled home from Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow.

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5 Favourite (Circa) Mid Century TV Shows

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I’m more of a TV than a movie buff and especially love anything set between late 1930s to early 1960s. Here are five top starting points for anyone looking to watch a few great costume moments as well as humour, drama and wit rolled into one! I’ve tried to move these along chronically based on the time they are set and am proud to be sporting such a variety in countries of origin- two English, one Canadian, one German and one American.

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IWM: “Fashion on the Ration” is far from drab

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I’m sure if you live in and around the London area you’ve been hearing about the Fashion on the Ration exhibit over at the Imperial War Museum! Last week I got the chance to visit it myself by tagging along to work with the hubby and taking a slightly faster train into the city (still £29.00 or the journey, but I digress). “You’re here for the ‘Fashion on the Ration’ exhibition, aren’t you?” asked the man checking my bag at the door. Clearly my clothing speaks volumes of my interests. Continue reading