I'm a 1661 woman - sixteen from behind, sixty one from the front! I'm of the baby boom generation. Loved the fab sixties - which I experienced in London - I was a flower child - thought love would change the world - brought my children up in the country - back in London for the 2nd summer of love in the eighties - danced all night again - wonderful! Now in Devon looking forward to the adventure of old age - bring it on! hahaha

Monday, May 29, 2006

I'm Back ~(:o})=

Hurrah, I'm back!
Poorly computer fixed at last
but I have no time to blog -
course work again.
Speak soon xxxx

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Hi, Just to let you all know that GOW is currently offline. Her computer is broken and has been taken away to be fixed so there will be no posts or comments for a while. She is very sad about this and has asked me to send you all her love, she misses you and she will be back soon. Dons xxx

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Lovely Day

Had a lovely day today, starting with the Sunday paper in bed, slow bath, full English breakfast and meeting up with Dons, Alfie and Lizzy :o}

Spent a sunny afternoon at the boot fair. I mostly got linen - 2 prs linen trousers and a HOBBS linen skirt (which Dons bought for me).

I also bought a homemaker plate - see photo and Dons bought me a lovely present - this poodle - isn't he fab?

Remembering a comment someone made about how they enjoy peeping into other blogger's homes, I have decided to do a tour chez moi (is that the right use of the French phrase there?)

I am going to start with the office that I am sitting in, where I do my blogging and where I sit during my working day when I am not out on visits.

So the blogs below will cover my (tiny) office. Hope you enjoy the tour ..........


The first one is an enamelled baby's potty :o} The second a 50s find at a boot fair. The black ceramic one is tuquoise inside - found this one at an antique market in Barnstaple. The stallholder offered it to me for a cut price of £4!

Calender, family photos and rocking chair

Furniture and lighting

The storage cupboard was bought from a boot fair for me by Dons. It has an enamelled top and would have probably been used in a kitchen originally. Further down you can see inside the cupboard door - I have lined the inside with some blue spotty wallpaper that Dons gave me. She also made the white with black spotty cushion from vintage fabric. It's on the chrome chair (boot fair find). The orange light shade is used for the ceiling light - an original 60s (boot fair). The green enamelled planter on top of the storage cupboard was from a junk shop - bought for me in the 60s.

More officy things .....

The blue thing is a 50s letter rack ( boot fair). The busby coaster was found in a box of junk. I use it on my desk which is the round 60's table that Dons spotted for me. It has one chrome tube supporting it with four chrome legs splaying out.

I love the fabric used for the cushion on the chair in front of my desk. I have two cushions and a set of curtains in that fabric. I have some over, so need to think what I can do with it.

The trolley supporting my printer is an original 60s tea trolley in orange plastic (boot fair). I put the red letter trays in there to hold the printing paper etc.

And lastly there is my lovely waste paper basket - a 50s find from a brilliant charity shop near Bromley.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Last few bits ....

Dons had the lovely spotty noticeboard made for me in the same vintage fabric that she used to make the spotty cushions.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Click with Mick

OK, now I'm definitely in the groove. I'm uploading pics and I'm away.
So, this is one of the Rave magazines that I found on Sunday. There are ten of them for me to read through and I'm keeping a watch for Jeff Beck - you never know, he might well have appeared around that time.
I had a call from my friend this evening. Her boyfriend proposed to her on Saturday and they are going to get married in August. She asked me on Sunday to be her "best woman". On Sunday the wedding was going to be held in Chatham, Kent. The venue has now been moved to Edinburgh.
I am so excited. She is one of my best friends and she's a lovely person. She's had a really tough life but now she has reached forty everything seems to be working out for her.
This is not going to be a traditional, formal wedding - it's going to be a bit wild and fun. But does anyone know - what is a "best woman"s role?

Hello Hello

Well, hello there! Look what I've done - I've finally managed to upload a picture. Hurrah!

It's the photo of the Babycham glasses that I took after the bootfair a week and a half ago. I have put my Babycham bambi with them to make them feel at home.

Well now I'm back in the groove I'll try to find a photo of one of the Raves that I found this Sunday ......

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Rave On


Well, I've been trying to upload some pics again but blogger says "no" :o{

I wanted to show you the Rave magazines I bought at the Boot Fair today. There are ten of them dated from Sept. '64 (Issue 8) through to July '65, with only the March '65 issue missing from the run. I'm so looking forward to reading them - just a quick flick though shows me that there are some real gems in there - a little piece on Manfred Mann's beard for example.

I hope everyone has had a good day in the sun today.

I'm just going to post a little list of suggestions that maybe those of you with sons (or daughters) who set up home with a woman could learn from. As I no longer experience PMT I can look at it all lightheartedly now :o}

This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's licence
in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other!!

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?
SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.
SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: What did I do wrong?
SAFEST: Here's fifty pounds
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn't overdo it today.
SAFEST: I've always loved you in that robe!
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some more chocolate

Hee Hee!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hurrah for Trac!

Hurrah for Trac! I've been sooo unhappy these past few days because I couldn't get my blogsite to work properly and now Trac has fixed it for me :o}

The two pics that have been posted under Trac's flower were test photos that I'd made that I didn't realise had got posted after all. I got them from the bootfair on Sunday - yes, Betty, the blue bowl was the one that I bought for Donna - isn't it lovely?

Uh-oh, I just tried to upload some more photos then but it wouldn't let me. Never mind, I'm sure it will one day :o{

The other photo is showing the selection of 60s & 70s vinyl I bought on Sunday to add to my collection. Yes, that's the original Meddle there, in perfect condition - 50p!! Also a couple of Emerson, Lake and Palmers, John Lennon's Double Fantasy (OK, not 60s or 70s), a Rolling Stones release that I didn't know about before called "Made in the Shade" and a lovely find, a compilation called "A Stereo Introduction to the Exciting World of Transatlantic" - featuring Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, The Humblebums (Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly), Steve Tilston, Stray and others.

I also bought two Babycham glasses. Happy me :o}

Another lovely thing I did at the weekend was book a trip to Australia. This is being paid for by my sister (who lives in Australia) and my two lovely daughters. I am wildly excited - don't know what state I'll be in by November, which is when I'm going. My sister and her husband went out to Australia in the 60s on the £10 assisted boat passage deal. They brought their family up there but I've never been to visit. Thankfully they have been over here but I'm going to love seeing their life and the home that they made.

Thanks to all who have been so lovely about my studies. Yes, I was very pleased with the merit but it only covers the work that I have done so far and I have loads more to do before I finish the course in November, just before I go on my trip. I am going to try very hard not to whinge about it any more - it's just that I have not studied for many years so it has been quite a shock to my poor wee brain.

My star partner is apparently Johnny Depp too Tats but he doesn't really do anything for me, so I'll not be finding it necessary to squabble with you over him.

Night night xxxx

Just dropping by with a flower...

love Trac x

belated May Day