Friday, 30 July 2010

Peas, Bicycles and Good News

Finally, a good day after so many bad ones. I won't go into detail about the bad days, they're in the past now, time to move forward. Today though, I honestly think my luck may have changed... First off was the regular trip to get some fruit, but I popped into the charities and found a book (Milly in the Fifth by Evelyn Smith), I'm not too sure about it, but for the money I paid, I will enjoy every page of it! I also picked up MotoGP 3 for the X-Box, ideal for rainy afternoons and finally, the best thing of all: I was in one of my favourite charity shops (because they sometimes have dogs in there!), looking through the pile of 1980's knitting patterns, when the lady running the shop asked if there was anything in particular I was looking for. Well, I told her I wanted the pre-1950's jumper patterns, only to be told she had loads of them at home, and would try and remember to bring them in for me next Friday!! (That really deserves 2 !!, don't you think?)
I also went into Carmarthen this afternoon, and finally got myself a library card and found a 1954 cookbook in a charity shop. I was almost tempted to try my luck with the lottery, but I can never stand to loose £1!

I still haven't got a bike! I'm changing my plans though, I will probably never be able to justify £400 for a bicycle, so instead, I'm looking out for a 1930's bicycle to fix up, but even they can be expensive - Is it too much to ask? All I really want, is to look like the girl in this 1950's drawing!

The little bit for negative news is that the peas are going over in the garden! I want peas all year round, I love them so much. Hopefully I'll manage to save enough for some soup before they've all gone.

Oh, and other good news - The postman finally arrived (I've been 2 weeks without him turning up before, then arriving with a huge bundle!), and he bought my copy of Vintage Life Magazine! I haven't looked though it yet, but it looks fantastic, and so glossy!
I've hopefully got some exciting things happeneing this weekend, if the rain can stay away! I'll also show you some of my recent kniting projects that I'm trying to finish before I go and visit my Gran in 12 days time
Have a lovely weekend, Jenny xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Soldiers and a Hero Bear

Saturday started at the strange and unfamiliar time of 7.05 am, but I knew it would be worth it - This day has been in planning for 3 weeks.

I travelled over to Pembrokeshire with my Mama for a bootsale, which unfortunately proved unsucessful. So we headed off into Haverfordwest for some charity shop shopping - Again, unsucessful, except for a gorgeous TopShop trench coat, but at £9.75, it wasn't going to happen!
We then set off for Brawdy, the 14 Signal Regiment where hosting a Regimental Open Day in support of Help for Heroes. We parked up on the runway and had a look through another unsucessful bootsale, we then headed over to the classic car display:

The Chevy came in while we were looking round the bootsale, I let out the biggest squeel (you really can't take me out in public!)

After a look round the stalls and diplays, we settled down with a picnic to watch the free fall parachute display. I'm afraid to say I have no photos of this, due to the fact that they came down pretty quick and my Mama's not so quick clicking that button on the camera! (The camera was handed over to me for the rest of the day, hence photos!)
Another wander round, and I ended up being talked into buying a Hero the Bear... At £12, he is the most expensive bear I own, but well worth it - He is so soft, and he has a little camo jacket!
The Enemy Contact Drill Demonstration followed. I've tried to put together some photos to explain it. It was very sobering to have it happen right in front of you, so of course, when they then came round with the collection buckets, we gave more money.

We waited for the BASC Dog Demonstration, but they went straight into the raffle draw - So I don't know what happened to the dogs, stage fright?
I didn't get a photo of me (plenty of photos of soldiers though!), so no outfit photo. But in case you are wondering, I was wearing a 1950's yellow and grey rose print full circle skirt (it was windy, and yes, I did flash a few people... sorry!), with a blue cardigan, white Rocket Original wedges and a black wicker basket bag. This is the only "outfit" picture I got:

That's all for now, but I've got some more adventures planned for the next few weeks, hopefully with some better outfit photos
Jenny xx