Sunday, 19 June 2016

Summer Dress

A quick post this week as we plan to visit relatives later today. This week's main charity shop bargain is this summer dress. I like the style as it is kind to my figure and has a 1950s look to it. It is just below knee in length which I prefer to maintain my modest style and I quite like the blue pattern which tends to remind me of the sea.

It cost me £4.50 and as it appears to be nearly new, I am pleased with it.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Navy Top and my Allotment

I could not resist this navy top when I came across it in my favourite charity shop this week. It was only £3.00 and nearly new. It was slightly large on me but the belt helps to keep it in proportion and I think gives a nice finishing touch. It goes well with my white summer skirt.
It is a while since I posted on my allotment. With the warm summer weather things are now growing really well and last night we had our first rain for over three weeks so no need to water the plants. Actually it was a bonus as we all went out for the evening for a community barbecue to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday so I wouldn't have had time to water anyway.
I grow most of our vegetables and can be quite self sufficient during the summer and early autumn. We have peas, runner and french beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, potatoes, carrots, cabbages and brussel sprouts. Only the carrots are being a little slow in  developing this year. I firmly believe that home grown vegetables taste far better than those you can buy in supermarkets - and you know where they came from.

Gardening is my escape valve. When I have a difficult day at work or the children are playing up, I can escape in my own little world for an hour tending the plants and feel much better. Some digging also enables me to take out any frustrations in a constructive way!

Hannah wanted to take a picture of me in my gardening attire for the blog but you will be pleased to know I will not inflict that spectical on you!


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Blue, White & Classic Cars

My latest charity shop find is this blue and white dress. It is the length and style I like being quite modest compared with a lot of dresses on sale. It cost me £4.00 and goes well with my white sandals. It will be a useful addition to my summer wardrobe. The weather has been warm and dry in the UK during the last two weeks. We have seen pictures on our TV News of serious floods in France and Germany and feel very sorry for our blogger friends in that part of Europe.

We visited our local annual classic car show yesterday. We all love looking at classic cars and Hannah wanted to take some photos of cars for a school project of "life when granddad and grandma were children". The crowds made it difficult to take photos and required a lot of patience but she was pleased with the results.

We each picked our favourite cars and here are the results:-
My husband chose this magnificent Bentley which dated back to the late 1920s/early 1930s
Hannah chose this little Austin saloon from the early 1930s.
Henry chose this rare sky blue Austin convertible from the early 1950s.
This was my favourite - a Rover from the mid 1950s which had been owned by the same family for over 50 years and was in fantastic condition.