|There were some lovely dresses to be seen|
This year the facilities included the cocktail lounge. In 2013 there was just the one marquee, and in 2014 that was joined by a small tent near the food trucks, with room for maybe 20 people, where people played guitar or jammed informally. For 2015 the organisers turned that into a good-sized tent complete with cocktail bar and live performers, and it was a lovely little second stage. The cocktail lounge felt more relaxed than the main marquee, and it was easy to bimble between the two depending on what acts were on.
|Cocktail lounge - Pimms on tap!|
Heyday! on the Friday; I'd been considering buying a pair of high-waisted trousers for ages and wanted to see which size would fit me best. Shona was really helpful and showed me how the inlay included in the construction of their trousers means you can have them adjusted to get a precise fit. Sadly, it turns out that my apple body type really doesn't look good in any size of high-waisted trousers, so I wound up buying a 'wonky wedges' Judy dress instead. On the Saturday, from other stalls I also got another dress and an old Vogue Knits magazine, and the Mr got a leather jacket, so we were happy shoppers indeed. We also dropped by In Retrospect's stand to say hello to Mat and Ava. (I've got a feature in the new issue, but I'll save talking about that for another post.) And somehow, despite knowing she was there, I completely missed Porcelina all weekend!
The food was also excellent, as usual. We didn't even bother taking a camping stove this year! From wood-fired pizzas to pulled pork to pies to salad, it was all there if you wanted it. Plus crepes if you fancied pudding afterwards. (We did. Twice.)
|They really were cooking on wood fires in there|
|These are My Favourite Things|
|A different sort of swing...|
I remembered to book an appointment with the Vintage Hair Lounge (if you don't prebook, you've got no hope of getting in), and in a complete stroke of luck got Gemma as my stylist - somehow she remembered doing my hair in 2013. Well, I had a lot more to work with this year, and she did an amazing job of putting it into a giant red beehive.