Five months since my last post, but I'm back now, and I'm excited to get going again.
We'll start off today with a little round-up of Christmas. It was a quiet-ish affair, but I did get some lovely things, including a yard of Jaffa Cakes! They do count as one of your five-a-day, along with Jammie Dodgers...
I knew I was receiving the next two pieces as I hinted towards them, then imagine my surprise when I unwrapped them!
|One more for the collection?|
|Awarded to me for services to vintage!|
We got into the car to return at about 12.15 ish, as it was getting a bit rowdy (screaming drunk teenagers... charming) and this was on the radio, much to our delight - Sing along now!
We came back here for tea, and more chat, then I finally made it to bed around 2.30am! Before I donned me jim-jams, I had a really good chat with Uncle B. about The South Wales Borderers in connection to some "tat" I own - There's more discussion to be had, but there will be a dedicated post on all this... Watch this space!
Then, yesterday, it was my Burpday - Again, many hints led to a wonderful present:
Also, before I forget, and whilst I'm rounding up everything... I was at the last of the antique fleas the other weekend and picked up a few goodies, less than last time though. The time before I found myself eleven handbags, this time, just three! Plus skirts, a Christmas card (which led to the South Wales Borderers discussion) and plenty more.
Anyway, this past time, I picked up these:
|Maybe one more then!|
|1918 Peace Mug|
|Presented in Cardiff!|
Oh, back to the flea, this photo caught my eye, as did the soldier in the bottom left - What a smile!
|Bottom left - Swoon!|
|What's the word I'm looking for, dashing?|
I should've snapped the back for you. It's stamped with 'V.G. Studios - 9, Kendoa Rd. - Clapham. S.W.4.' and written on is 'D. Brown - Tanned slightly - Air Force' - It's a good size snap too, with the board around it - Just need a frame!
So, I think that's me done for the day. In the next month or so we'll have a chat about the South Wales Borderers, Christmas cards, soldiers, museums and a dream about Rorke's Drift (I kid you not!).
Anyway, I've had a lovely time, I hope you're still awake!
See you soon