Getting Knitty With It

I think that finally the nesting instinct must be starting to take over. Many of the people I’ve spoken to about being pregnant mention the dreaded ‘C’ word before long: cleaning. Apparently, this urge to clean every surface, wall and floor in sight starts to kick in prior to the baby arriving. As of yet,…

Selling Some Stuff

Before anyone asks: no, I’ve not lost my mind and yes, I’m feeling fine… I’ve actually listed some things on eBay. There are quite a few banana boxes of stuff lurking around the garage, attic and most likely my rather large built in cupboard; things that have been bought in the past to purposefully sell,…

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…

“Have You a Dress Sense?”

1952 is one of my very favourite years. Admittedly, I’m somewhat biased by the forty five editions of Woman’s Own from that year which are in my proud possession. June 5th, 1952 I really like the model on this front cover. She looks, dare I say it, a bit fuller in the face than the majority of…

Vintage Marie France Magazine: No. 78, 1946

    This weekend, we went to Stafford for my parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. A lovely day was had by all on Saturday, celebrating the renewal of their vows. On Sunday, we did our usual quick trip around the car boot sale where I found a huge collection of vintage Marie France magazines. I had…