31 Aug 2011

Twinwood Vintage Festival 2011


After the disappointing news that Vintage would not be held at Goodwood this year and would relocate to London's Embankment meaning that camping wasn't an option I set about looking for an alternative vintage event. I stumbled upon rave reviews for Twinwoods, a festival that focuses on the 1940's and 50's, which was perfect as I adore all that is 1940's. 
This year Twinwood festival that's held in Bedfordshire were set to celebrate their 10th anniversary and I am pleased to say it was everything we hoped for and more.

We arrived on the back of a heavy downpour but the gods must have been smiling on us as they gave us a welcome break from the rain giving us time to put up our tent and gazebo. We had 2 pitches which we didn't use half of as they were very generous with the space.


The Party Gazebo
 We set up camp next to seasoned vintage campers who's pitches were complete with a gingham covered picnic table, a vase of sunflowers, bunting and a wind up record player which was great have in the background whilst we sat under the gazebo sipping red wine.


The Campsite was excellent with clean, hot showers, flush toilets and even a hut that had hairdryers. The programme of what you could enjoy was plentiful, there was various dance lessons, lectures, bands, burlesque and vintage stalls galore. We joined in with the beginners Lindy Hop classes, so now I can bust a few moves!

video

In the evening there was the marquee that was buzzing with dancers and live bands, the Open Mic club, Casablanca that hosted the likes of the fabulous Kitten Von Mew and other live acts,The Hanger and the Tin Hat Club, so we weren't short of things to do!  


Our over experience of Twinwoods was amazing to say the least. We met some of the most friendliest people that looked fabulous and were keen to talk to us, I had true wardrobe envy! The staff and security team were kind and keen to help even though they were stood out in all weathers. The athomsphere of the festival was a breath of fresh air.

Watch out Twinwood Fest 2012 we will be back!

Here's are some pictures of the fabulous people I met and what they wore. You all looked beautiful!




We spend quite a lot of time with this beautiful couple in the evenings they taught us some dance steps.


These ladies share a few jagermeister's with us





Are you in these photo's? Come and say hello :)

I will post up what I wore later this week.
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30 Aug 2011

Dinner Date

Another Bath Outfit post, this is what I wore to go out for our Anniversary dinner.







Lace Blouse - Miss Selfridge
Leather Tan Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Shoes - Primark

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24 Aug 2011

Anniversary Sightseeing

We spent Saturday sightseeing in Bath for our 7th Wedding Anniversary. This is what I wore -









Dress - Very
Shoes - New Look a few years ago
Bracelets - had for a few years and can't remember
Bag - Primark
Belt - River Island

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22 Aug 2011

The Romance of Bath

This weekend I was in Bath celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. I had never been to Bath before and had been wanting to visit for some years.

It was quiescently English with a beautiful haze of romance, prefect for our special weekend away. We visited some beautiful places including  The Assembly Rooms, The Roman Baths and the Thermae Spa

Here's a few pictures from our visit - 

Mr UB

The Hollies Guest House where we stayed

The Hollies gardens
    
 The Roman Baths at dusk




The Baths torchlit

  

The Royal Crescent

The Roof top pool at Thermae Spa (picture care of Bath360.com as photography was not permitted)

The Pump Room Restaurant

 Inside the Pump Room for lunch




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14 Aug 2011

Sunflowers

I have been rather quiet on the blog front this week, firstly as I started a new job on Monday but mainly due to the horrific rioting and looting that's swept Britain. It felt very inappropriate to blog about such unimportant and frivolous things when people were in fear and subjected to such awful violence. While there was only a small amount of trouble that was quickly stopped where I live, my heart broke for the people that have been affected.
However I was overwhelmed to see communities coming together to protect and clean up their neighbourhoods, It's the only way we can beat these troublemakers, if we all stand together! These few words don't come close to my sadness and anger on this subject, however I do not wish to use this blog to air my opinions on what should be done and why I think this happened. I would like to say a huge Thank you to our nations emergency services for such a wonderful job in doing their best to keep us safe.

Today we had some much needed sunshine to lift our heavy hearts - 





In my garden both front and back I have grown sunflowers again this year, I love them as they are such a happy flower.




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