Friday, 30 August 2013

Cabinet Of Sort Of Curiosities

 
 
 
oops, I was M.I.A. for a bit, but I'm back now, feeling a bit more enthusiastic. The last couple of weeks have whizzed by, here's what I've been up to...
 

 
The 18th was my birthday and we had a trip to London, for a hair cut, posh lunch, even posher sweets from Fortnum and Mason... and the cinema. We didn't do a lot, we were pretty tired from completely rearranging my bedroom and putting in my new white metal bed frame.
 
 
nice isn't it?
 
Sadly not my bedroom, here's mine
 
 
Mike bought me the most amazing books, one "Cabinet of Natural Curiosities" had also been used by genius artist Gayle to decorate her mudroom, so you can get an idea of the strange wonders therein.
 
Lucy of Small Talk sent me so many wonderful things, she made this fantastic shadow box/collage and sent me this tac-a-rama poodle too
 
Vix sent me loads of lovely clothes, which I shall photograph soon and this hilarious doll, a sister to her skiing one.
 
She's wonderful and she reminds me of Patsy Cline and her role in this book
 
The Wycombe charity shops have been piss poor recently, but could not walk away from this beauty in Oxfam, it cost me £11, shocking

 
I always try to pick up these beautiful 60s Italian ceramics (Ceramica Di Milano), this was a quid so I couldn't turn it down
 
oh and I got some fake DMs and fake converse - but they have tigers on.... observe:
 

 
Better curb the spending this month, got some meet ups and a gardening course to pay for.
 
 
ooh and I passed my theory test, so now only the practical driving to go, hmm that might take longer
 
On Monday I visited Towersey Folk Festival, it's a small hippy/folk festival, we just go round the show ground, this year I was most impressed by The Sheffield City Giants and these Morris Men with their stick catching and amusingly placed rosettes
 
 
BYEEEE


Friday, 9 August 2013

The Grand Tour

 
 
Today I got a trip round Stowe Landscape Gardens on a golf buggy.
 
 
We took my Great Aunt along and by pure chance we were offered a buggy when we weren't even sure if we could borrow a wheel chair. The gardens are 250 acres so turns out we were relieved not to have to push Aunty Joan up and down gravel paths.
 
 
Can you imagine going to school here?
 


 
We had a fantastic day, looking a temples and grottos, columns and lakes.
 




 

 



Hanging out at The Temple Of Venus
 
 
This Gothic Temple is a holiday cottage, as I trundled by I spied two sleeping middle aged men and a table with cakes on it. Slightly surreal. The whole golf buggy experience was.. clattering along down gravel paths only wide enough for two people.
 
 
Madam, your chariot awaits.
 
 
Looking serious at a re-creation of an 18th Century dinner table.
 
Hope you enjoyed that short tour. We were a tad annoyed when we got there because dogs were actually allowed in the park land. One dog was having a tooth op and the other was left at home and we could've brought the little madam with us.
 
Oh and they're 10 tomorrow! Damn it, animals age so fast