Monday, 28 February 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I'd written this about two weeks back, but things happen and it wasn't published, but was deleted, so I'm starting from stratch...

I was very kindly given the Stylish Blogger Award by Living Vintage, and to accept, I must list 7 things about me:

1: I have a hatred of flip-flops / thonged sandals - I can't look at them or hear their name without shuddering. Just writing this is horrifying! I won't illustrate this with a picture!

2: I appeared in a documentary about trees, it was horrible day of standing around whilst they tried to be "arty" with an acorn. And it was all for nothing, the tape which was sent on to watch was the wrong one, so I didn't get to see it, and it was shown on a cable channel, so I guess nobody else saw it either!

3: My dream car (one of them) is a Vauxhall Firenza. This is probably due to my Dad previously owning one. My best memory of her was packing up the car, me being put in a child seat (I was only diddy at the time) and heading off for a day of drag racing... Yes, the family car hurtling down a drag strip!

My Dad sold her to a friend and ever since, I've dreamed of buying her back, but two weeks ago we were told that the garage she was stored in (along with 1950's car parts, motorcycles, boats etc) burnt to the ground and she was lost - Is the dream over?

4: I've never owned a dog, I was brought up with cats. Though, cats in general don't seem too impressed with me, but dogs will come from miles around to jump up at me and chase me along the beach

5: I love broccoli. I'll eat most fruit & veg, but broccoli is something special and should be in every meal!

6: I (stupidly?) turned down an apprenticeship in mechanics for a large car dealership. Cars were right down on the list of vechicles I wanted to work on after motorcycles, HGVs, oh and panel beating... But I was offered cars. I'd not heard from them in a while so chose to set up my business, and a week later, they called! But I would like to add, I had to sit a basics test before being offered a place! Get me!

7: The hardest to talk about without being judged. I went to a Pupil Referral Unit (P.R.U.), which is NOT a prison, Eastenders seemed to think it was, but I can assure you there were no bars at the windows, the doors were unlocked and we weren't in jumpsuits!

Well, there you have it, some things you may not know about me. I rambled on, I know, but sometimes I do think it's important to provide an explanation.

So, I'd like to pass this on to:

Jeggings Does Vintage
Keshling Pulls It Off!!

I'm off now for some lunch, and to work out why my new knitting project has 20 too many stitches on the needle!


Jenny xx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

1930's Photographs

Hello me dearies, long time, no writey!
I really want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to leave a message regarding the passing of George. I've read the messages out to my family and we are all grateful for your knid words. I would also like to take a moment to send my condolences to those of you who have also lost a loved one.

Considering how quiet the house is now, I should be able to get a lot done, but instead, I find I'm distracted by the silence and the empty chair. I'm comforted a little by the fact that from the office, I can look out on George's grave, which has now be edged with stone and planted with his favourites; Snowdrop, Daffodil, Iris and Lily of the Valley.

So to try and ease back into some "normality", I thought it was about time I did something I promised to do last year!
I found a small album and bag of photos in an antiques shop, and I've finally taken some photos. I would have scanned these in, but the scanner will not talk to the computer, although the computer will talk to the printer/scanner/copier to print... Everyone has a hissy fit at some point, it's the scanner's turn!

So, without further a do...

Just last week I bought myself a sewing patern for a skirt like this, although I would also like the house and dog!

The jumper on the left reminds me a little of this one. The girl on the left is Denise and the girl on the right is either Audrey or Joyce (names obtained from different photos)

Denise again. How lovely is that collar?

How sweet is this one? Check out those shoes!

Tres bon souvenir - Jaqueline
Most of the photos are from one family in the West Midlands, but a few are French, the one above is.

I have a load more, but I'm going to space them out over the next few weeks.

Hope you're all well

Jenny xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

We Have A Winner!

This has all happened a day late: Yesterday was just a really long day and nothing much was done, but the time I got around to wtiting down your names for the draw, George was asleep! So, this morning, after being bribed with a chicken & liver stick (yum!), he picked a winner:

Miss Magpie!

If you could email me your name and address, I'll get the wee sausage dog posted off to you:

Thank you to all entrants, I will have another giveaway for 100 followers, and I promise it will have more oooohs and aaaaaaaaahs than you could imagine.

I will be back tomorrow with my post for the Stylish Blogger Award!, I just need to think of 7 things to tell you about myself.
For now, I'm off to re-read the exciting email I received this afternoon. If it says what I think it says, this is EXCITING!!! - I need to calm myself!

Sweet Dreams My Darlings

Jenny & George xx