Do you listen to music radio much? I don’t, possibly because the only digital radio we have is in the telly, and Radio 4 Extra is definitely my favourite radio channel. (The Goon Show! Paul Temple! Lord Peter Wimsey! Vintage science fiction! So many other good things!) Anyway, one thing worth pencilling into your radio diary is BBC Radio 2’s forthcoming D-Day 70 Years On, a special Friday Night is Music Night broadcast, on 6 June from 8pm.
Sunday, 25 May 2014
|I am very tempted by that little pink blouse, and the blue twin set...|
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Not long now until the Vintage Nostalgia Show! That’s a fab weekend event in the Wylye valley. I am very excited. We went for the first time last year, on a bit of a whim, and had such a great time that I bought tickets for 2014 as soon as they went on sale. This year I’m making a bit more effort with my outfits, but not too much - I don’t want to put pressure on myself and kill the joy of it all. Last year people dressed in a mixture of styles, from authentic vintage to modern outfits, so being picture-perfect isn’t a necessity anyhow.
Saturday, 17 May 2014
|Ops Ed by day, were-writer by night...|
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Space Captain Smith and God-Emperor of Didcot, which I have also reviewed.) The books simply keep getting better, and this is the best so far – I’ve yet to read A Game of Battleships, the fourth in the series.
Sunday, 11 May 2014
my trip to the art deco Burgh Island hotel, I mentioned that guests were expected to dress for dinner. I made sure I started planning what I was going to wear months in advance. Now, I make no secret of the fact that I'm plus size, and 99% of the time I'm completely fine about that, but glamorous events really do get to me because it's hard to find dresses I actually want to wear and make me feel good. I do own a gorgeous reproduction 1930s evening dress, and had planned to wear that, but I tried it on the weekend before and, frankly, it was too tight and all that blue satin made me look like a balloon animal. I didn't even bother trying on the red chiffon with the 'Ginger Rogers' volume below the knee. Rather than force myself into either and feel miserable in it, I took a more cocktaily approach.
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
|My volume of the first two Poldark novels|
Monday, 5 May 2014
|The Germans are coming!|
Thursday, 1 May 2014
|The Burgh Island hotel, with the tide out. Note the blue sea tractor!|