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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.

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Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Bhuj’s Museums, Palaces, Temples & Crafts 

12 Feb 18

Ready for more? On Monday morning, after a sociable breakfast spent chatting to K and the other guests, Ramji drove us to the Medieval town of Bhuj.

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Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Devpur Homestay 

10 Feb 18

Namaste! We’re back! Be afraid – be very afraid, we took so many pictures during our stay in Gujarat you might be sick of the sight of India by the end of the week.

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In It For The Long Haul – Travel Outfits, Packing & Charity Shop Finds 

5 Jan 18

Compared to what I’ve worn earlier this week I’m looking rather muted today.

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Absolute Beginners – Vix’s Adventures In Crochet 

2 Jan 18

Happy New Year!! WEARING: Inherited crochet maxi coat with 1970sRicci Michaels of Mayfair psychedelic dress (bought from Vintage Relics at The End of the Road festival, 2016) You may have noticed that I’m rather fond of crochet clothing.

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India Comes To Coventry – Visiting The V&A’s Crafts Of The Punjab Exhibition 

29 Dec 17

All dressed up and somewhere to go! This week seems almost interminable so realising that today was probably our last chance to visit an exhibition we’d set our hearts on seeing, it was the perfect opportunity to jump in the van and shake off the …

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The Woman In White 

22 Dec 17

When I spotted this 1970s gown in a charity shop window a few weeks ago my heart skipped a beat.

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Ready To Go – Travel Packing & Some 1970s Inspired Finds 

20 Dec 17

The Seventies are dead…

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Proud Mary – Today’s Outfit Plus Some Charity Shop Tat 

18 Dec 17

It’s the Dead Relatives Society bash.

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Dressed To Impress (Yourself) 

15 Dec 17

Catching up with my blog reading after an afternoon spent in the pub, I was blown away by a post Hollie published yesterday which mentioned several of my favourite bloggers / ex-bloggers – as well as me! Aging is what you make it.

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Lamani Love – The One Where I Share My Tribal Collection 

8 Dec 17

It’s all a bit grim here today, heavy snowstorms and positively Arctic temperatures with weather warnings issued for the weekend, even our schools are closed.

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Trust In Me – Georgian Splendour In Sleepy Shropshire 

6 Dec 17

A rock gig and a boozy Wetherspoons all-dayer, what my birthday week was lacking was some culture so this morning, wrapped up in big coats, hats and thermal undies we headed across the border to the county of Shropshire.

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Exotic Styling – Fashion Porn For Vintage Lovers 

1 Dec 17

When I was clearing the book shelves at The Cottage I came across a book which must have belonged to my mum.

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Recycle, Reuse – From Cot Blanket to Blanket Coat 

29 Nov 17

In late November 1966 with the arrival of her first born imminent, my 24 year-old mother got out her crochet hooks.

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Market Day 

27 Nov 17

Sod unpacking the van from yesterday’s vintage fair, a stroll into town to pick up Jon’s new glasses and a rummage around the charity shops sounded far more appealing.

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Technicolour Friday – Charity Shop Treasure & Some Hardcore Drum ‘n’ Bass 

24 Nov 17

Black Friday? Not on your life or on my body.

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The Keeper Of Lost Causes -Tackling The Family Albums 

17 Nov 17

I come from a long line of hoarders.

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Down Mexico Way – Cool In My Roberta Vencillino Kaftan 

15 Nov 17

Blame on a blogger! When I commented how fabulous Betty looked on a recent post about her holiday in Costa Rica she replied that kaftans were really hard to find so, although I already own a few, I thought I’d have a quick browse on eBay.

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The Colour Purple 

13 Nov 17

It’s no secret that I hate winter but rediscovering this coat almost compensates for the plummeting temperatures.

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The House That I Grew Up In 

10 Nov 17

The parental home is finally empty and ready to go on the market.

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Charity Shop Finds – The Holy Grail of Hippiedom For The Price of a Pint 

8 Nov 17

Such is my love for Indian textiles that this January we’re touring the traditional craft villages of Gujarat, India’s textile state, where we’ll witness at first hand age-old techniques like patchwork, embroidery, tie-dye, weaving and block printing…

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Grey Is The Colour Of Indifference…. 

6 Nov 17

said the artist, Gerhardt Richter, quoted on a current affairs programme we listened to on Radio 4 on the drive back home from London on Saturday night.

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Little China Girl 

3 Nov 17

If you only fill your wardrobe with clothes you love they’ll all go together.

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Somebody Else’s Guy & Another Woman’s Husband 

1 Nov 17

Am I happy that Halloween’s over! I spotted this dress on a mannequin in a themed window display in one of our regular chazzas three weeks ago where it was accessorised with a pointy hat, a bin liner cape, a besom broom and a plastic pumpkin lantern …

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Rockin’ In The Crypt 

30 Oct 17

As a child I could never quite get my head round how Dad travelled the world on business but claimed never to see much of the places he visited.

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New Boots & Panties 

27 Oct 17

I’m off to collect a parcel of pants from Ajay’s, the newsagent at the end of the road.

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India-A-Go-Go! Vamps, Vintage & 1960s Bollywood 

20 Oct 17

Yesterday, when GT offered me this silver Sixties trouser suit they’d found in a charity shop recently I couldn’t take it off their hands fast enough.

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I Left My Lederhosen In Wetherspoons 

17 Oct 17

Yesterday was one of those days when we popped to the pub to meet a friend for lunch a couple of drinks, only to stagger out eight hours later singing Smiths songs, arm in arm with a total stranger.

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Brought To Book – First Hand Thoughts, Second Hand Clothes 

13 Oct 17

Whilst I disregard 99.9% of the plug my product emails I get, I’m always up for a good book and the premise of In The Jumble, The Joys of Finding, Buying and Wearing Second Hand Clothes sounded right up my street.

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Granny Chic – Crafty Inspiration My Way 

10 Oct 17

Granny Chic? That’s not the term that immediately springs to mind when I look at the interior of our home.

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Chop, Chop! Facing My Hairdressing Fears 

6 Oct 17

There’s two things in life I’m scared of – spiders and hairdressing salons.

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait – Further Adventures In Charity Shopping 

3 Oct 17

The temperatures have plummeted, it’s dark when I get up in the morning and there’s spiders as big as my head roaming the house.

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The Joy Of Small Things 

29 Sep 17

So what’s blog worthy about this tatty Edwardian curiosity? Well, believe it or not, this tiny lacquered Chinoiserie box, together with its contents (seen below) was the first thing I remember spending my pocket money on.

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I Heart My Sleeves 

25 Sep 17

What with the wide-brimmed wool hat and a showstopper of a vintage top worn over a jersey maxi, today’s outfit is almost a complete rehash of last Thursday’s but I like to keep it real.

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Hey Ho, Let’s Go…Charity Shopping! What I Found This Week 

21 Sep 17

We’ve found some fabulous stuff on our charity shop jaunts over the last couple of weeks, the stockroom rails are positively groaning under the weight of crazily printed maxi dresses, capes, leather coats, tweed jackets and dagger collared shirts but…

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What I Wore To Wetherspoons 

18 Sep 17

I lived like a normal person at the weekend – a leisurely breakfast eaten at the kitchen table, The Guardian Weekend read from cover-to-cover, a few hours spent pottering around the garden and an evening hanging out with friends in ‘Spoons.

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Little Green Apples 

15 Sep 17

What’s this, three posts in a week? A sure sign I’ve got loads of stuff to do and can’t be arsed to get them done.

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¡Ay, Caramba! Vintage Couture For A Fiver 

13 Sep 17

Unlike elsewhere in Blogland, you won’t find any Autumnal fashion or tweed and cosy knitwear in earthy-tones here.

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Kinky Boots – A Weekend At London’s Classic Car Boot Sale 

11 Sep 17

Talk about a rude awakening! On Saturday morning, the alarm went off at 3am and, less than an hour later, we were on the road, knees draped in blankets (Gilbert’s heating system is non-existent) heading towards Kings Cross, the destination for …

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Dye Dye Baby – How I Averted A Dollyrockers Disaster 

8 Sep 17

I’ve always loved Dollyrockers, a vintage label originating from the British Boutique Movement.

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Kinky’s Festival Adventures – End Of The Road, 2017 

5 Sep 17

If I could create my dream festival I’d only sell tickets to Guardian-reading, 6Music-listening types like me, hopefully eliminating any “lad” culture or loutish behaviour.

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A Folkin’ Great Weekend – Towersey, 2017 

29 Aug 17

As is always the way, by the time we finally get the hang of our stall set-up it’s almost the end of the festival season.

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