Missing in Action for A Month

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet again recently. Holiday, busy weekends and now I’m marking exams for a month. I’ve got a write up of our holiday to Fowey to post up, a ton of vintage boots that I’ve found and sold to picture and so I promise that when my only working month of…

Ladybird Picture Word Book

Last weekend, we had a look around the charity shops of Ashton-Under-Lyne. It’s one of our favourite towns for chazzer hunting as not only does it have lots of charity shops to look round but it also has a couple of fantastic veggie cafes to visit: the incomparable Lily’s Vegetarian Indian CafeĀ and a new one…

Retro Finds In New Mills

Last weekend we planned to go to Buxton and New Mills on Saturday, thinking that there wasn’t really much in New Mills to do. How wrong we were. We ended up spending the whole day there near enough. It’s a nice little town on the edge of the Peak District, a bit like Glossop really….

What a Busy Week!

Well, it’s not really been any busier than usual but it certainly feels like it. Aidan has been working away this week, standing around on an airfield testing out road signs. I think it sounds a lot more glamorous than it probably was. So I’ve been on my tod with the two munchkins. Jeez… I…

Chazzers, Hats and Children…

A good rummage around the charity shops has long been one of our favourite ways to spend a Saturday afternoon, particularly on a soggy, miserable day. With two kids in tow now – oh yes, we had another. There is a legitimately good reason why I’ve hardly been around for the last two years. So,…

It’s Been A Long Time…

It’s been a very long time indeed. Since my last post, we’ve had another baby and continued to expand the empire – the pottery empire – slowly, yet surely. Potsandpots is doing well in its online incarnation, supplying pottery to buyers from around the world. We’ve had some lovely buyers, both old friends and new,…

Ladybird Book: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1969)

As children growing up, my sisters and I adored the Disney films. We must have watched them dozens of times each. I also had an extensive collection of Ladybird books – it’s safe to say that the combination of Disney and Ladybird probably gave me my love of fairytales. Even now, I enjoy reading them…

Simple pleasures

Wine, new book, sunshine and a sleeping baby. Finally, the summer I’ve been waiting for.

We’re Off to New York!

You may remember my post on our entry to the Alpro competition… it was the last post I did. (Apologies for the massive gaps in blogging. There’s a tiny person around nowadays who kind of takes up virtually all of my attention). Well, we won. Honestly, we really, really won. So we are off on…

Alpro #deskfest Competition

We’ve entered a competition with Alpro to try and win a weekend in New York City. Now, I know what you’re thinking… New parents? Trying to win a holiday? Well, the chances are slim but it was great fun doing it! The details for the competition are here and this is our entry below: You…

February Ramblings

As every new parent will know, the first few months with a new baby are fairly manic. Some days, it gets to about 5pm and I think, ‘What have I actually done today?’ Usually the answer involves feeding, nappy changing and playing. Luckily, we seem to have quite a chilled out baby, which means we…

Hello 2013, Goodbye 2012

It’s been so long, I almost feel the need to reintroduce myself. Hello, my name is Emma and this is my blog. Here I share pictures of my passion for various mid century ephemera and some tit-bits about my life… will that do? It’s safe to say that 2012 was a big year. Not just…