It's been an odd week, and not necessarily a good one. I've been in a bit of a funk, and I couldn't tell you why, even if I wanted to confess all in a blog post. There were happy moments - my child turned one! (I've been talking about his birthday so often it probably feels like it's happened several times already, like he's the queen). Maybe I'm still exhausted from his party. Here I am, celebrating in a 1930's paper headdress, as you do.
Every year, we travel the short distance to Brighton, take a walk through the Lanes, and get our picture taken in one of those oh-so-cool booths. It's our own little family tradition. The first year the babe was a mere idea beginning to take form in our minds. One year on and there he was, just a few weeks old, and refusing to wake up for the camera. The picture on the top right of the middle set shows us as not at all ready for the flash, but I think it's a pretty accurate representation of our shell-shocked state. Parenthood is hard work guys, especially the beginning bit.
I like our little snapshots, and I like how three little sheets of photographic paper can represent so many amazing changes in such a short period of time. But still, I find it hard to believe that in just a year, my little one has gone from this...
Also, check out those vintage dungarees. What an amazing birthday present.
This week! I interviewed the lovely writer and blogger Erika about her favourite vintage finds. If you'd like to feature on the blog, simply drop me an email. My vintage items of the week began with a special Easter tribute in the shape of this gorgeous 1960's smock, age 0-6 months, just £12 in the shop.
And ended with this rare 1950's embroidered flannel jacket, just £16 in the shop.
I also managed to cross an item off my vintage wish-list, when I discovered these fabulous jodhpurs in a local vintage shop.
I've been a wee bit obsessed with tracking down a pair ever since I discovered the painter Dora Carrington. As well as being a really interesting artist, she also had a neat sense of style.
Onwards we go. If you like the pictures you've seen here, there's plenty more over on my Instagram.
I'll leave you with this thought - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is twenty-five years old. How insane is that? When I got married, my partner and I promised to 'be excellent to each other' in our vows. That's how much we like the film. And if you got that the title for this blog is a quote from the film, then I love you even more. Party on dudes.