Assuming that the British summer will be typically wet, you might like to start looking for a new umbrella. These umbrellas from 1956 are impractical, ridiculous and highly entertaining but they might give you a little inspiration! https://youtu.be/m7Ye84TWmDM
It’s been many years since my mother passed on but some of her wise words linger on. She was very fond of quoting: A place for everything and everything in its place. My sister and I thought that she particularly overused the words in relation to our teenage bedrooms! We understood the expression to be…… Continue reading A place for everything
Following on from my 1950s fashions post, here are some brilliant video clips from the 1960s. The first clip is great for a walk down Memory Lane as it features the mini-kilt, my favourite in 1966. I bought my mini-kilt from C&A (Coats and ‘Ats as it was known in my family). My dad went…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties fashion shows
As an adult reader I don’t think I could identify any one particular author as my favourite but that wasn’t the case when I was young. I had a couple of years when the Enid Blyton shelf in the public library was my preferred starting place for book choices. But eventually that waned and my…… Continue reading Who was your favourite childhood author?
For some incomprehensible reason Michael and I started talking about Jasper Carrott the other day. Do you remember him? He’s a singer, comedian and TV presenter who seemed to be around alot in 80s and 90s. We weren’t fans but realised that we hadn’t seen him on TV in ages and we wondered what had…… Continue reading What happened to …?
Yesterday I wrote a Book Blog post for 300 Bridesmaids by Jenny Worstall. This delightful romantic novel is set in 1976 the same year I was married to my dear husband, Michael. Before the wedding, my dad and I were alone and waiting for the ancient, hired Bentley to come and take us to the…… Continue reading Summer of 76
If you watched “the interview” on Monday evening, you may have been amused by the anecdote about the curtsy. It certainly made me smile. Meghan was describing her first encounter with the Queen and how Harry had asked her if she could curtsy. Apparently they spent several minutes practicing before the introductions were made. Afterwards…… Continue reading Can you curtsy?
Hi everyone. Don’t you just love daffodils? I do! If you missed my Monday post I wandered lonely as a cloud in March click the link to check it out. Today here’s another daffodil poem which I learned off-by-heart at Junior School. When I wrote “Jam for Tea” I remembered the school poetry competition. ….…… Continue reading More daffodils
Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London’s annual series of promenade concerts known as The Proms. In 1893 a new concert hall opened in London. The hall could seat over two thousand people and the sound quality was the best…… Continue reading Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869
I grew up in the 1950s but I don’t remember being aware of fashions until the 1960s. Looking at old black and white photos of my mum I really like the dresses she wore. Like many women in those days, she made all her own clothes and those for my sister and myself too. She…… Continue reading Spring Fashions from the 1950s