Friday, 27 May 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
4160 Tuesdays were fundraising via Indiegogo to create four new perfumes, all inspired by 1930s murder mysteries, I was intrigued. I love perfume, I love vintage crime novels, and I try to fund kickstarters every once in a while because I believe in giving people the chance to create beautiful things and follow their dreams – we all need dreams. I joined in, and received my four spray vials recently. I'll be getting a book to go with the perfumes, but that's being shipped later than the scents. This is a good thing, as it meant I could try each perfume on with no preconceptions, then look up the notes the perfume company says it has, and I guess I'll see if it goes with the story when the book turns up.
Sunday, 22 May 2016
|Pair of wonks|
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
|I went to see Vix; a new dress was a bonus!|
Friday, 13 May 2016
|So long, Peggy and Jarvis...|
Most of my favourites could be described as 'genre' shows, but now it seems even straight dramas aren't immune to the curse of cancellation. According to an article in The Guardian, Channel 4 recently revealed there would be no third series of Indian Summers. That announcement seems to have sneaked out under most people's radars, but when ITV announced the cancellation of Home Fires earlier this week, people were annoyed enough to start a petition for the decision to be reversed. (You can sign the Home Fires petition here.)
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Monday, 9 May 2016
Saturday, 7 May 2016
We already own a CD called Sinatra Swings, and were a little disappointed in that. I have reviewed it (here), but in short, it wasn't as upbeat as we'd hoped for. This Bobby Darin CD has all the swing we wanted, the cheek and confidence of 1960s Las Vegas.
Friday, 6 May 2016
|Atelier Fabry-Perot: things made of NOM|
There should be lots of clothing to buy from a range of manufacturers. Laserists Atelier Fabry-Perot will be there with their wares - they make lovely stuff; Pippin ate a few of their Christmas decorations back in December, but she hasn't trashed the vase engraved with cog-fossils that I got from them. There will be lots of accessories on sale too. Several of the stalls are offering hats, and Skewwers, who I bought my excellent rocketship brooch from, are going to be vending.
All in all, should be great. I won't be able to make it, but if you're in south Wales it would make a fun excursion - and you can dress as vintage as you like without getting funny looks!
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
|My boy has been poorly but is all better now|