Monday, 6 August 2012

A box of strange


I really haven't written enough posts recently! Do you feel like my posts are few and far between?!

I'm feeling a tad rubbish, I seem to have been ill most of this month - I always seem to be blogging about my illnesses! boo!!

Anyway - here's an amazing jacket I got from ebay, it's a little small but hangs really well.... oh it's soooooo 80s!

I also got a pair of Brothel Creepers in Lavender!! (I got another pair but they were a strange fit so will be sold on)

I love them!

Very little on the charity shop front this week but I did come back with this ABOMINATION!!
it looks wrong from every angle!

I'd seen it a couple of weeks before but it was priced at the extortionate sum of £1.99, when I came back on Saturday it'd gone down £1.

I also picked up a new friend.... all the way from 1979 (when she was made)

Ages and ages ago I was given a One Lovely Blog award by the very lovely Wendy of The Butterfly Balcony
I am required to share 7 interesting facts about myself

1. Ok, this is a biggie - 5 weeks ago I had 3 jobs, now I have two and I'm soon to have one. I just handed in my notice (by email, scaredy cat) to the job I've had the longest. I'm sure I shall bitch about it later but all I can say now is that it was starting to get me down and it had to go!

2. Inspired by Louise at Princess Prudence I must admit I have never been to any kind of sporting match (she'd admitted she's never been to a football match)  - however I'm really enjoying the Olympics

3. I am terrified of spiders over a certain size, obviously I've experienced nothing like my Antipodean blog amigas but we do have some big evil looking bastards - here's one we caught last year




4. Still with me? Good. Now I do have some strange crushes on Film and TV people but my latest is
Tom Hiddleston, very normal, which is weird for me. I was very much into The Hollow Crown which aired on the BBC recently (he was also in Thor and The Avengers)
More typically I like:


5. Ok I've posted this before but I do like reliving the horror  - the horror of me singing

6. I've managed to make one animation - it's only about a minute and it look me nearly two days - Aardman have my sympathy


7. It's my birthday in 12 days! (18th August) I'm going to be 31 - argh - I'll be a 30 something!

Now I nominate some other people for this award:
I'm not sure who has it....
Vix
Helga
Sarah
La Dama
Lynn Dylan
Lucy Nation
Melanie Folly Bird
 Curtise
Tam from A Treasured Past
Sorry if  I missed  you out, I love you all!

Will be back on Thursday with a pre-festival update and hopefully some outfit photos!
 

31 comments:

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love those Brothel Creepers, what an excellent colour. The Abomination reminds me of a Father Christmas and reindeer paring my gran used to slap on the mantlepiece every Christmas. Plain wrong.
A Seventies Sindy..she always looked so disappointed somehow. Probably something to do with Barbie's chest and boot collection.
xxx

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YOWWWWWW, I'm just about to do a Bernard Black post!! He's my hero! In answer to your question, no you do not blog enough but that's just my selfish personal opinion. Lavendar brothel creepers - yes please! You always seem to leave that tapestry bag poised enticingly in the background, you know I want it, stop teasing me!! Maybe we can do a swapsies sometime! (what?! don't ask don't get!) I didn't know you had 3 jobs??
I get exactly the same look Fifi gets whenever I see ice cream. She is a girl after my own heart.
Great to catch up with you

(PS. Will be getting to post office Wednesday or Thursday)

xxxx

Valerie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah Sindy how I love thee. I am going to make my Sindy into a beautiful fairy for our Christmas tree. Too early for Christmas talk? Sorry lol
V
xxx

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh sweet I hope you are feeling better soon.
The little boy and donkey is seriously wrong!!!!! What was the maker thinking!!!! Eeeekkkk dodgy!!!!!
Arrrhhh Sindy, we were not allowed a barbie, mum said Sindy was a better role model. I got my first in 1979. Yip a long time ago.
Love v

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

BERNARD BLACK GIVES ME A WIDE-ON!

I love those brothel creeprs!!! Fabulous!
The 70's Sindy is awesome,I had a few of those.As for The Abomination........BAHAHAHAHA! It's so wrong it's right!

Cheers for the tag,will get onto that this week.Don't worry about not posting much,it's only worthwhile of you feel like it!!!Can't force these things!
Birthday!Hurrah!Still got a way to catch up to me,blossom!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Btw, thank you for the award - yay :) xxx

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

37 days after you celebrate your 31st Birthday, I shall be celebrating that VERY SAME NUMBER *COLD CHILL SHUDDER* I hate having B days nowadays. I wish I didn't I wish I would still be doing a count down of how many sleeps till my B day *lol*

I love your creepers what a fabulous color they match my bicycle!
The ABOMINATION made me giggle. what were people thinking when they designed these figurines?! Oh wait they weren't!!! *Muahahaha*

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Abomination thing needs to be covered with glitter, everything is better covered in glitter. I don't know about the Sindy doll, but she has a hinky look about her, I'd watch my back. But her shoes are sooooo London 2012! I've noticed a lot of the players are wearing yellow sport shoes. Hmmmm........

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No, you don't post anything like enough for my tastes, so pull your bloody finger out! Whoops, did I type that out loud? Well, you did ask! And I love your blog and I'm greedy so I want more more more, much like the adorable Fifi-Trixibelle!
An 80s tan leather flying jacket? Are you trying to impress Walsall Wetherspoons Bob?! Love the colour of your brothel creepers. I think you all have very suspicious minds to see something abominable about that little boy and his donkey... I had a Sindy in the 60s and deeply regret cutting her hair to make her into a boyfriend (or maybe a lesbian lover?) for my Barbies. Being flat chested meant she made quite a good boy, if a slightly effeminate-looking one! Anyway, I love your 70s Sindy's bouffant hair and double denim.
I'm sensing a life change coming up, Clare, from 3 jobs down to 1? What's the story? Hope all goes well.
Soon-to-be 31? You are in your prime, darling, make the most of it! xxxxxxx

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that video of you singing, it's amazing and you sound like a dead ringer for Mazza, if slightly drunk - were you?

I LOVE that animation, it's so cute and the music is tres jolie.

L x

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

BERNARD BERNARD BERNARD BERNARD BERNARD!

OH DEAR LORD, IS THAT KID HUMPING THE DONKEY?

Oops, sorry for yelling, love!

Love those brothel creepers so much.

You rock.

Sarah xxx

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh those brothel creepers are perfect! I swear you find the best of the strange on your charity sprees...haha...that kid with the donkey is something else. My mom had a doll like that - and at one point I got my hands on her and cut the hair - my poor barbie dolls too, no one was safe. Ah, I didn't realize you are going to be the same age as me! Nice to know there are other 30 somethings around the blogosphere:) Feel better darling! xo Marisa

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those figurines are awesome amor,
Hope you find more pervy kids.
Those creepers are gorgeous.
Love finding out more things about you.
That coolie hat is calling my name, would look good In The Cali sun when I go back home.
I eill watch your vid tommorrow my Ipad is acting up.

Besotes

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your brothel creepers. The colour is perfect. I've always wondered why they were called brothel creepers, though. Ha ha, I wonder who originally designed the kid humping the donkey ornament. I don't know how anyone could have thought it was a good idea. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Joni James said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That spider is hideous! And yes, your posts are too far between but if you've been ill that's totally understandable. Happy to see your lovely pink hair is holding up nicely. And I just love the look of your room in the top photo. Filled with all kinds of interesting things to look at. ;)

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First, sing away, sing away, sing away. Doesn't it feel great? You are so brave and really got into the Marilyn spirit. Second - your animation is adorable. The expressions are perfect and the soundtrack is wonderful.

I also hope you're feeling better soon. Shoes called Creepers are always going to have a special place in my heart.

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First of all I loved the animation with all my heart, Fifi is too cute, never try to do it myself, but it seems very difficult and long, maybe I'll try someday..
The creepers are awesome, that lavender shade is just stunning and you look amazing with the new jacket, you should be in Cry Baby with Johnny Deep!!
I have always lot of fun reading the award's post and your is brilliant!
Yes more posts please!!! Even if I can understand that is difficult to write and photograph more than we are already doing,
but I love your blog so much!
Lots of love!

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Eurghhh! That spider is making me ill! Thank goodness I can listen to your dulcet tones to take my mind of it. Bob from Wetherspoons is going to love that jacket, I don't remember the '80s ever looking so good.
That pervy child will make a great companion piece to that Walsall Hospice horror. I bought Jon a cute retro tortoise cruet for his birthday not realising that when you display them their shagging! That'll make for a conversation piece at the next dinner party! xxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE Fifi-Trixibelle so much - she's absolutely genius! The music just goes so perfectly. Quick - get a job as an animator! Sindy is looking dubious about something, I quite like her outfit though. Like Vanessa's my mum thought Barbie was a bit slutty!

That spider was in my living room just a couple of days ago, waaay to early in the year for them to be that big...shudder. Sorry you're feeling crappy, sometimes it just seems to go like that where it's one thing after another. I always like your posts, but then if everyone I liked posted every day I'd never keep up with everyone so sometimes it's good when they're a bit more spread out. Mine tend to be a bit sporadic.
x

Mim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those are very good shoes! And I really loved The Hollow Crown too, it was our one must-watch in recent weeks.

Good luck with the job reductions - you'll have so much more time for yourself, and when a job is getting you down, it's definitely time to get out. No job is worth that sort of stress. (I'm speaking as someone who had very bad job-related stress in the past!)

orchid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my!!! I DO hope you will get better soon.
Haha, you seem to have enjoyed some shopping to do♡♡♡
I am glad you will have more time for yourself and also happy birthday this month, I wish I were younger, lol
Congratulations on your awrd♬♬♬ Lovely to know about you little.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

delia hornbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So sorry to hear and read you have been feeling poorly i hope your health improves soon for you mind you this wet and damp weather doesn't help. Happy birthday to you in case i miss your next post. dee x

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You have the best sense of humor I love that is shines through so brightly in your posts! Life is too short to do something that makes you unhappy so good for you for moving on! The video of you singing and your adorable animation have me smiling and ready to face the day. I hope you are feeling better soon sweetie!
XXOO
Krista

Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love those shoes perfect colour! Love your singing voice we need to hear more! Love your animation skills! Love the pervy ceramic monstrosity its hilarious! Do not love that spider though *shudder* ewww!

He he, crikey that Sindys the same age as me (I had a very similar one I remember she had a huge head compare to the barbie dolls I had) Being thirty something is actually OK, it sounds worse than it is. I had the fear at 29 turning 30 (tears and everything) but the world didn't end so I got over it and other than a few more gray hairs nothings changed really:)

I am sure your doing the right thing with your job, you don't want to end up like I did needing counseling after my last stress filled nightmare of a job, life really is too short to spend it doing something that makes you unhappy! xxxx

Clara Turbay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

get well soon.

Lynn Dylan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clare, I do hope you are feeling better soon. I feel yucky from falling of the healthy eating wagon and consuming about 1000 peanut M&Ms. blech. I loved your animation!! And you singing your heart out! No horror there! I like the jacket. I have a couple of 80s dresses that I really enjoy wearing. The shoes are cool. And there in your list of people was my name! I did a double take. Thank you! Oh, and 31 is soooo young. I have 6 more months to be 40-something, and then I'll be FIFTY! Aaaaack!

xoxo
Lynn

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Eek re the boy and the donkey or sheep - can't tell which! Love the lavender brothel creepers. A lot. I found my Sindy doll in the sandpit of our local park, back in the day, and promptly swapped it for a gonk - fool that I am! xx

Penelope Cat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your brothel creepers and jacket are ace - I love the hat and the tapestry bag in the background too.

That little figurine is really creepy and I'm not much of a fan of spiders either. Hope you're feeling better.

Nikki x

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Clare, love the creepers.

Those little buggers (the spiders) were everywhere when we stayed at the cabin near Blackpool. Yuck!

Congrats on the award, and thanks for passing it on. It was nice to read a little more about you. Sorry you have been feeling rubbish and been ill, I hope the Olympics has lifted your spirits and that you feel way better now.

My gosh, I love your animation!

A big happy BD on the 18th! My Db is only a month away too, how can I top celebrating my 40th at Stokesday Castle last year. Yeah, I said the dreaded 4-0!!! You are merely a spring chicken, enjoy your 30's they are the best :)

Tam x

Bijou Sugar-Socks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

happy birthday in advance! congrats on the award and your singing aint bad! its the experience thats very uplifting :) more karaoke please!

his_girl_friday said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your hair is SO BEAUTIFUL!