Otherwise I have been away again for work (what a jetsetter I do seem) this time to Swindon! Couldn't really find a photogenic shot to take (apologies to Swindon), but did visit the college there for a really good conference.
I have been at yet another vintage fair and got a really good haul, though I'm not sure whether its the stalls or cakes I like.
Three lovely scarves, a beaded purse, 1950s men's toiletries set and a 1953 edition of Woman's magazine which had this funky idea for a skirt!
Don't think I will be making it any time soon, but a great stash-buster!
I've been absolutely loving this book
I'm not obsessively interested in fashion, but really interested in social history and this has fascinating information about how fashion continued during the war, at times as a direct challenge to the ruling powers (particularly in Germany). The siren suits were a one-piece zip up which fitted over your jammies to look stylish in the air-raid shelters, these were worn with a cape with big pockets which doubled as a blanket.
And I'm dipping into this
.... to try and improve my techniques.
My garden is in a pitiful state at the moment, but I can still leave you with a photo of one of my favourites
and more importantly my lovely son has successfully achieved a 2:1 degree in bio medicine (and though this is a photo from last year I couldn't resist finishing with a one of my favourite photos).