An Early Christmas

Each year we have a (fairly) strict timetable of who, where and when to visit over the Christmas period. We go to my parents the weekend before Christmas, spend the day itself in Glossop by ourselves, some friends come over on Boxing Day; after that, it’s a slow, day-to-day movement over to Barnsley then up…

Kitsch Deer Barometer

I imagine when the designers thought this one up their thought processes went a little like this: “Hmmm, everyone wants a dead deer’s head hanging from their wall nowadays. But what about the vegetarians? Perhaps they want to share in this experience too! And what about the people who want a barometer on their wall…

The Saturday Sale!

Last week was spent frantically sorting out and preparing for the Saturday Sale in Glossop of West German Pottery. Saturday morning dawned and everything was ready: Wowie Zowie owners Jenny and Goff were first in at the crack of dawn… well, not quite. But they were first in as the shop needed to be opened. A…

More Retro-ness from Germany

Well, we are now back safe and sound in our little house in Glossop after a stonkingly good trip around Deutschland. It really is becoming a home away from home. In the last few days of our trip, we stayed near to Bremen, scouting out the retro and vintage goods around there and up to…

A Little Ray of Sunshine…

Now, I’m writing this in advance, so it might very well not be sunny by the time it’s published. I don’t care. At this moment in time, I’m feeling much happier so it’s all about colours to reflect that mood.   Teacher’s strike aside, I’ve got two devolved INSET days… in Basic English, this means I’ve…

Charity Shop Rummaging

Yesterday, I still felt pretty rotten after the Thursday-IBS-Extravaganza. I’m trying to give it a more positive sounding name, but honestly on Thursday, I felt like some kind of monster was going to burst out of my abdomen Alien-style. I’m surprised the neighbours didn’t knock on to ask what all the noise was about. Sorry,…

Presents: Pottery and Pictures

Merry Christmas! It’s been a lovely Christmas – and it’s still not really over for us. The weekend before Christmas, we had the early one with my family. Then we’ve spent Christmas Day in Glossop, had friends over on Boxing Day. This week, we’ll be seeing Aidan’s family as well; all before we have to…

Happy Halloween!

Last night we had a small Halloween gettogether at our house. As promised, I dressed up as Balinese Girl by Tretchikoff… I think I was a lot greener looking in real life. Aidan dressed up as a giant fish (!); a couple of friends were zombies, one was a CSI investigator; her boyfriend a dead…

Little Owl Vintage is Setting up Shop! (Almost…)

I’ve been thinking about setting up a vintage and retro stall at my local market in Glossop for a while now, but still haven’t got the guts to really go for it! It’s ridiculous: I’ve even found out how much it is but I’ve been stumped by being told I need public indemnity insurance (or…

More Snow for Glossop….

When I said a lot had come down the other day, that was nothing compared to this: It’s probably about a foot deep at the moment.  Apparently, GMTV were in Glossop yesterday reporting that it was the coldest place in Britain at -9 degrees!  Well, lucky for me, school was closed and is closed tomorrow…

Snow in Glossop!

Back garden in the snow Just wanted to share this with you… The snow has come down fairly thickly in Glossop today… Happy New Year!