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May The Fourth Be With You – The Cornbury Festival 2018 

17 Jul 18

Have I mentioned how much we love the Cornbury Festival? Previous years have been brilliant and this year, our fourth, was phenomenal.


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Lets Be Frank – Forgotten Frocks, Refashioning and Ten Quid Vintage 

6 Jul 18

What is it those strange minimalist types tell you? If you haven’t worn it in six months then get rid of it or some such nonsense.


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On The Ball 

2 Jul 18

When the lovely volunteers in my local hospice charity shop asked Jon to take some photos of me wearing this vintage John Charles chiffon strapless ballgown I bought from them last week we had to oblige.


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England 2 – Belgium 2 : A Trip To Attingham Park 

27 Jun 18

This time tomorrow we’ll be up against one another when England take on Belgium in the World Cup but today we played nicely when we met up with our friends, Polyester Princess Ann and husband Jos, at the magnificent Attingham Park in Shropshire.


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Are You Gonna Go My Way – Car Booty, Charity Shopping and a Night Out With a Rock God 

22 Jun 18

After the relative inactivity of recent times, it’s all go this week and, if trading in London and meeting the gang in Chester wasn’t exciting enough, on Wednesday night we saw Lenny Kravitz on his current UK tour.


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Down In The Bus Station On Monday – A Blogger Day Out 

19 Jun 18

Yesterday Jon and I made the two hour journey to Chester to get together with long-time friends, Lynn and Philip and to meet Ann and her husband, Jos, currently holidaying in the UK from their native Belgium.


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It’s Vintage, Darling 

17 Jun 18

Yesterday, after what felt like an eternity away from the vintage selling scene, we got to take Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique back on the road trading with the fabulous Pop Up Vintage Fairs in Walthamstow in East London.


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Picture This – Four Days in Photographs 

4 Jun 18

Thank you so much for all your kind words, messages and advice about Jon’s back.


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Pain Stops Play – The Festival That Never Was 

31 May 18

Acoustic Festival, 2017 You’re probably thinking, Shouldn’t they be away trading at a festival? and you’d be right, we should.


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Bell Bottom Blues 

21 May 18

Jeans? Even Jon was surprised.


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Down The Rabbit Hole – More Mini Adventures 

18 May 18

I found this miniature making book at the car boot sale the introduction by author, Christaine Berridge, could have been written by me.


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The Long Good Buy 

3 May 18

You’ll be relieved to hear that this week we’ve been wearing clothes.


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Goin’ To A Go-Go 

25 Apr 18

Whenever I wear this insane vintage Shubette of London fringed Go-Go suit I can’t help but dance around the bedroom.


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Flower Power 

16 Apr 18

Florals, ahoy! The weather’s a balmy 12°C and there’s a suggestion of spring in the air.


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Cool In A Kaftan 

2 Apr 18

I bought this crazy 1970s cotton kaftan for a song in a charity shop last week.


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From Bed Covers & Babouches to Bollywood & Books – This Week’s Charity Shop Finds 

23 Mar 18

I’m probably the only person in the world to create an outfit entirely around a bag but just look at that handsome Indian prince astride his horse.


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What’s Cooking? My Mini Kitchen Makeover 

21 Mar 18

Wanna to see my kitchen? This is my latest mini make, like my real one HERE , its furnished entirely from inherited bits and pieces, other people’s junk, hand-made stuff and lucky eBay finds.


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Maximum City – 48 Hours In Mumbai 

19 Mar 18

I was planning to write about our weekend of vintage fairs but the weather put paid to that.


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Charity Shopping & Mini Makes 

16 Mar 18

Look! I’m finally out of the doll’s house and back to full-size.


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Slumming It – Touring Mumbai’s Dharavi Slum 

28 Feb 18

Courtesy of Reality Tours If you’ve ever flown into Mumbai you’ll know that there’s no avoiding the third largest slum in the world, Dharavi, a sprawling mass of corrugated tin, cardboard and blue tarpaulin running alongside the international airport…


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Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Textile Heaven 

22 Feb 18

Kutch is famed for it’s rich textile heritage so what better way to spend our final day than overdosing on them.


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Indian Epic- Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Birding in Banni 

20 Feb 18

Just before sunrise on Friday morning we were collected from Devpur by an ecologist his driver fromthe Centre for Desert and Ocean ( CERO ) and taken to the Banni Grasslands, a semi-arid region skirting the Great Rann of Kutch for a morning of bird…


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Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Around Mandvi 

18 Feb 18

Wednesday was spent with fellow Devpur house guests Carey Gary, exploring the area around the coastal town of Mandvi.


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Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – The Desert, Crafts & The Party Monks of the North 

16 Feb 18

Wednesday got off to slow start after we got caught up in a traffic jam caused by a herd of water buffalo taking a morning stroll.


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Indian Epic – Travels In Kutch, Gujarat – The Temples, Ruins & Tombs Of The West 

14 Feb 18

Shortly after 8am accompanied by fellow Devpur house guest Susan, a German-born architect living in Zurich, we set off to explore Kutch’s west coast.