Sunday, 2 June 2013

Atomic Mildred On The Island That Time Forgot

 
 
It was a bit cold in the sea.

So Atomic Mildred has returned from beyond the sea. She had a wonderful time with her beaux Michael, his brother Rob and wife Caroline. Many thanks to his parents who visit every year for a boat rally. 
The Isle Of Wight was fantastic this time round, thanks to the weather which was mainly good and our caravan which was super 80s but also super in every other way
 
 
We settled in very quickly, the weather enticed us out on the beach and into the pool
 
 
 
 I bought the blue and white rose dress here last year!
 
Monday brought us more great weather and Bembridge street fair and Tuesday it rained so we went to Ryde for some shopping - I bought loads  
Another Dr's bag £4 and a 1920s scrap album £4
 
more books, 1950s "Better-Maid" Wedgewood style plant pot, 1930s powder puff and dish, bath powders
 
Loads of ephemera 10p each!, cheesy 45s 25p each and 40's Beatrix Potter book.
 
Wednesday we visited Sandown which is, er, run down, but nice, we did a bit of beach hunting, bought loads of sweets, I ate all mine.
 
I have a holiday tradition of buying the brightest ice cream I can
 

 
Thursday we visited Butterfly and Fountain World (again, we did this last year) and The Lilliput Doll Museum
 
The Doll museum was amazing and terrifying and adorable all in one go
 

 
Creepy, but I would definitely give them shelf space at home
 
 
On Friday the weather finally sorted itself out again and we headed to Nodes Point beach, which is next to our ill fated camping trip last year. I don't think I'll need physio for dodgy knees caused by damp tents this year
 
I promised Curtise some bathing beauty beach shots... I don't hate myself in a swimming costume. Up yours Special K.
I also made a little on site tribute to Monsieur Hulot's Holiday which is one of my all time favourite films
 
 
Friday night was the Yacht Club dinner - we didn't spend much time on the boat this year but joined in with the free meal and prize giving
 
 
My impractical shoe choice for the week panned out well. I adore these highly sensible Clarks sandals, especially with cute socks.
 
ooh I bought a pair of bloomers but no other clothes! Can you believe it!
 
I'll be back soon with some out-takes I expect, I've left out a couple of purchases!
 
Now to read your blogs
 
byeeee


43 comments:

Mrs. D said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks.like you had a great time, beautiful photos and weather too! You look fab but nothing less would be expected :)

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

O, that Dr's bag!! Swoon!
YAY for having a grand time this year!!! I just KNEW you would!
Everything looks glorious, especially you in your fabularse frockage!!!!
Maybe you could stay in one of those caravans next time?!
Welcome back,darling!
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Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, Claire it looks like you had a fab time! You look super great, especially in your swimsuit in the sea - beach babe! And İ'm jealous of your great treasure finding skills, what lovely things you found. Welcone back!! ~LittleMissPlump (Sara)

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

Oh what a wonderful time. Love your sensible shoes and your underwater swimming photo and the cloud hooks and the ice cream cone and so much more but I am seriously afraid of the dolls. Yikes!

Debbie Baker Burns said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Visiting from the Menopausal Supermodel where I saw of photo of you with your amazing turquoise hair. Love it! Debbie @ilovemylemonadelife.com

Tam Hess said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What fun! You make me want to go on vacation. :) Love that bright ice cream. Yummy!! Super cute suit too!

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

This post is AWESOME!!! You look like you had a fabulous time!!!! Love that swimming shot of you! Swimming shots make me misty-eyed and wishI was swimming too! Have you been to the openair pool in Wycombe? Campers keep telling me about it but I've not made it there yet and am LONGING to go over there for a swim!!!! If I could get up in the morning I would go!!
Your doctor's bag is awesome as are the fab swimsuit shots- I love low-leg swimming costumes, so retro and lovely!x

Penny-Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful holiday - I love the photo of you and your icecream!!

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

Right, I am going to go through this post telling you everything I love. Sit down with a cup of tea, it will take a while.
First photo - beautiful.
Your hair against the pink and turquoise background - stunning.
Swimming photo - Marina (you're too young to remember her...)
PIGS!
All your treasures - scrap album, powder puff, cards, lovely.
Your ice cream face - fabulous.
Your butterfly-on-my-shoulder face - exquisite.
Scary sailor dolls and Princess Di, Bear Doll and Crabface Doll - weirdly hilarious. Mike's WTF face - even more hilarious!
Bathing Beauty pics for meeee - SQUEEEEE! Sexyyyyyyy!
Wistful profile shot at the harbour - dreamy.
Clarks and socks - you're bonkers! (Spooky Twin Em will approve!)
I MISSED you! Welcome home (I could be in a Peters and Lee tribute act. Dunno which one I'd be though...) xxxxxxx

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

"I don't hate myself in a swimming costume. Up yours Special K"...Hear hear, good on you girl, you are totally awesome! I've been to Isle of Wight twice, once with my sister back in 1989, we stayed for one night in a skanky B&B in Ryde that smelt of piss and cigars. Then in 1994 I chummed my then flatmate to go and visit her boyfriend who was serving time at Parkhurst, I was frisked by an "over-friendly" female screw on the way in, that was an experience. I'm sure Isle of Wight is a really nice place, I've just not had the pleasure of experiencing that side of it.
The pics are great, looks like you had a fabulous time. Loving how your hair perfectly matches the water in your poolside pic. Great frocks too...xXx

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

What a fabulous time you had!! It's a good thing we do not shop together because we would be fisticuffs over the same goodies!!

you are a turquoise-tressed mermaid in your bathing suit pix!!

OP SHOP MAMA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OK STOP IT!! Too many cool photos!!

Pink floral = awesome.
I LOVE that swimming photo underwater. ANd the butterfly one. SO GOOD!!

Great bathers!
And I am totally taking on that ice cream tradition!!!
Happy Days!

Indigo Violet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You had me at ephemera!

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are gorgeous holiday photos! I especially love the shots of you in the swimsuit and with the ice cream cone that matches your outfit and your hair.

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

what the hell with those dolls? That one in the bonnet , with the freaky black eyes is....oh, what the hell is the one next to it? Does it have a shoe for a face? And that other one , yeah , that one in the fur suit. Dolls to give you nightmares. And yeah, I want all of them. That camper thing looks a lot nicer than a tent.

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

I love your little Clarks sandals with the socks. And hooray for some swimsuit shots. I love how stylish vintage cossies look. That icecream looks delish! You look gorgeous in holiday mode. Xx

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well for starters, I love your new wallpaper SO much, it has all the Atomic Mildred motifs I adore. Damn good idea to go for the caravan this year ... of course, as a result, the weather was much better and if you'd gone for the tent option again, it would have been stormy, shite and ruinous like last year! Absolutely ADORING all of your purchases, especially the powder puff and plant pot! All your holiday frocks are so bleedin' gawwwwwwwjusssssssss, you didn't find anything in the oppys because nothing could beat what you already have, except for the bloomers of course, which I insist must make an appearance soon. Fecking banging in that gorgeous swimsuit - I LOVE that cut, it's my favourite ever and hells you've got legs up to your neck baby!!!!!!!! So lovely to see you back and oh my I'm swooning over lacy socks and Clarks. Thank you for such a lovely holiday post:) xoxxoxo

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

Looks fabulous! Love the way your ice cream matched your jacket!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am sure the sea is jealous of your wonderful blue hair, and not being able to wear flowers like you.
Much love, my dearest Clare.
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two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh sweet you are wearing that beautiful rose dress.....love it.
What a fabulous break away....great finds...the bag is wonderful.
The photograph of you with the butterfly on your shoulder is gorgeous.
Totally loving the Clarks with wee sockies.
Love V

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

I don't know where to start 'cos my brain's still a bit monged from all the small talk this weekend! You look fabulous in that swimsuit, your hair's brilliant and that close-up photo is just gorgeous. Love the floral cagoule and can't believe you've bought more bloomers and another bag, have you no shame?
Those dolls are truly horrific (especially Princess Di, royalty in doll form - arghhhh!) and I'm going to have nightmares about them hunting me down and standing on the bed post in the night.
Welcome home! xxxxxx

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

Mildred reminds me of one of my favourite film heroin, the russian version of The Little mermaid, the pale green haired Rusalochka!!How brave to swim in the sea and in the swimming pool, here is so cold!!I adore your vintage bathing suit!!
The photo with the butterfly and the one with the pink flowers are my favourites!!
I love all the dolls too, especially the crab lady and the bear little girl!!
Love xxxxxxxx

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

I love love love the new backdrop so so very spring! These photos were just what I needed since I have no beach holiday in my future. You look so happy and free I just adore you in this setting. I would have loved to stayed in a caravan, it's glamping!!!! You look incredible in your swim suit INCREDIBLE you have such beauty Clare and it really is so nice to see you see it too!
Please take me to the doll museum and then shopping. That turquoise planter is my favorite buy. Oh and I want that ice cream dammit!!!
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PinkCheetahVintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are stunning in these pics!!! Love every one! I want that ice-cream and the butterfly close-up is magic! You always have the best little vintage hauls,
Becky :)

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

Glad you had a lovely time and I am seriously impressed by the fact that you went in the sea. I only dare venture in the sea if it is as warm as bath water!
Don't think I'd like the doll museum ... dolls have always scared me. I've just bought a 'three faced' doll - she's quite horrible!! M x

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

Such is your reporting, that I now want to go to the Island that time forgot!

I love that comment of Curtise's - Marina! You do look rather fabulous in that underwater Queen of the swimming pool pose. How wonderful to be swimming outdoors, it's one of my favourite things. I love your blue hair against that colourful woodwork too.

A Princess Diana doll, priceless and your colourful icecream is the business. How many E numbers?! I see you went for all floral clothing. Good choice. Caravans are like a different world aren't they? Like wendy houses for grown ups. xxxxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You Queen of butterflies - the pictures of you by the sea ... Adorable!

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oooh i can´t get enough of your bright and beautiful haircolour!!! i can see how much fun you had, oh i want to go to the beach too, you look amazing in your swimsuit! and i want that ice cream!
lots of love and kisses,mary

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

And why would you? You look AMAZING in your bather (as we from Wales say). You also look particularly gorgeous in the shot with the butterfly and your eyeliner. Lush.

I loved your shots last year and this year's don't disappoint. I will have to visit the doll museum when I go there next, it looks awesome. Mr Donut/Michelin tyre hybrid baby is scaring me a bit though.
xxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

too cute bathing suit! I need one like that... if it'll hold up my booblins. You're so precious in the photo with your shoulder butterfly pal

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

Atomic Mildred has the best hair and the best dresses ever, official! You are the queen of florals and my crazy ice cream twin. I love the sun tinged feel of your photos, it's so dreamy. Looks like you had a great time and you look hot in a swiming costume xxx

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

Also, the docs bag is amazing and yay for creepy dolls! xx

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

You look fab in your cossie - up yours Special K for certain! And that icecream is so bright!

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Look at you in all your floral frocks you gorgeous thing! We stayed in Sandown no shit is it run down they also seem to stop serving food after 7pm at night. The indoor mini golf is hilarious though.
I love Ryde's charity shops I bought a fab military jacket and a sombrero there.Good times.

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

Looks like you had a wonderful time on your hols, so good that the weather was so much better for you this year and you had a caravan this time too!!

xx

Flow Disruption said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your blue hair and all the different dresses! The photos from the doll museum are awesome as well (and creepy, but creepy in an awesome way). It looks like you had a great time. :) PS - Would you mind if I used a photo of you in an upcoming post? It's gonna be a collage of sorts, with photos of different bloggers and their styles.

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You always find such great things, I love that 1920's scrap album, and your ice cream matches your cagoule! Which I'm very jealous of, is it from Milletts? I know I looked at it somewhere last year but was shopping for kids' stuff and never got it, sigh. My favourite in the dolls museum is the one dressed as some kind of animal, though I can't tell what animal she's meant to be. It looks like a fantastic holiday Clare, love the pics of you on the beach, makes me wish I was on a beach somewhere too. Roll on the summer holidays! xx

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

Atomic Mildred is my favourite heroine. You are awesome. And hurrah for dry weather on holidays. I love your bathing suit pics most followed by the butterfly one. And those dolls are super creepy freaky - which means, yes, of course I love them too. The scrap album is full of mystery as well. And I loved your video! I want to live my life to that soundtrack, darling. Pass me another gerkin, won't you?

Ariane Lasalle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice vacations you had, what a nice place you went to!
Ouh! love the doll museum, i have seen a similar exhibition in Denmark, Legoland with the kids a long, long time ago!
Your ice cream is kick ass i tell you! My fav with all the mini colorful candy sparkles

hugs

Arianexxx

Louise McDonagh said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look gorgeous, happy and carefree in all the photos. It looks like a great break, but I could no way deal with that doll museum.

I've nominated you a liebster award, details on my blog. Xx

Jane George said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

GOOD GOGGLE EYES GIRL YOU LOOK UTTERLY DIVINE!!!!

Jane George said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ok it's me again! just wanted to hand deliver your turquoise-locks gorgeousness with attitude to boot an open invitation to my new weekly fashion linky! I have decided to turn Shiny T Tuesday into a linky with prompts...the first prompt for next week being 'when patterns speak'. your awesomeness would be a spectacular edition to my party! xxxx

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

Amor,
Looks like you surely had a hell of a time! You look amazing in your bathing suit. Fuck SK!I am drooling over the Doctors bag.oh and the creepy monas of course.I am a colorful ice cream whore too.My face pic of you is the one with the pink flowers, so sweet.

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