Thursday, 30 April 2015

Simply Devonly

A cup of tea overlooking Lynmouth harbour
I'm in Devon! To be precise, Mr Robot and I are in Lynmouth. I first came here a couple of years ago on a photoshoot with work, and we've finally been able to come for fun.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Back in time for dinner: the time travels are over

Back in Time for Dinner came to an end this week, and I'm quite sad to see it go. I really enjoyed sharing the journey of the Robshaws, following them from the 1950s to the 1990s and then, for one final episode, into the possible future of food.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sapphire and Steel have been assigned

 Further proof that I don't really dislike the 1960s and 1970s: I really love the science fiction telly of the era. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it was the golden age of British science fiction television; as well as Doctor Who, it was the age of The Prisoner, The Avengers (the real Avengers, not those superhero types), Blake's 7 and, just sneaking in in 1979, Sapphire and Steel. I mentioned in my last post that I'd been watching loads of classic Who, but I switched to Sapphire and Steel because I fancied a change.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Crinoline Robot's not vintage weekend

Comfort food, Burmese style
I should have been going to the Frome Vintage Weekend - some of the day events, at least - this weekend with my friend Andrea, but I have been ill. Some sort of nasty virus that has, weirdly, also made my neck seize up. I got through Friday at work, but have been rubbish all weekend, and certainly haven't been up to doing anything like knitting. Wah. I'm a bit miffed at having missed out on what would probably have been a lovely day, though my bank balance is probably a tad healthier than it would have been.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Outfit post: colourful casual 1960s style

The 1960s aren't normally my thing, but if there's one thing my journey into vintage and my encounters with brilliant bloggers have shown me, it's that you'll find something you like in pretty much every decade. I've also come to realise that the late 1950s and early 1960s styles suit my figure better than late 1940s/high 50s New Look styles, with their emphasis on the waist. (I'd love to dress 1930s, but even if I could find enough in plus sizes, my bank account couldn't take the strain.)

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Profoundly. Lovely. Blog party

Put your feet up, I'm going to
Speak My Branes
Lovely Marija of Purple Pinky Honey nominated me for the Profoundly. Lovely. Blog party. I don't often do this sort of thing, but beauty and confidence are two things I think a lot about...

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Cream of Cornish

I blogged excitedly about Poldark when I heard it was being made, so perhaps it's a little surprising that I haven't done so since the programme has been on telly. Well, I said it then and I shall say it now: AY CARAMBA! If ever there was the perfect combination of actor and role, it is Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark. He was fine in Being Human, suitably brooding in Desperate Romantics, but he is absolutely perfect as Ross Poldark.
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Worth every penny of the licence fee...
I'll have mine wrapped to go, thank you.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Vintage Nostalgia is coming!

A fat lady in a coral 1950s dress in front of an aluminium caravan
Did you have a good Easter? It finally feels as though Spring is here, and I've started digging out my lighter clothes and looking forward to a summer of fun. A few people have asked me if I'll be at the Vintage Fair in Bath on 30th May, and I've had to explain that I won't as it clashes with the Vintage Nostalgia Show. Saddo that I am, I have been excited about, and preparing for, Vintage Nostalgia for months. It's less than two months away now. The first year I went, I wasn't sure what to wear, and last year I pulled out all the stops. This year I have learned from the first couple of years, so here is what I'm thinking of taking, and why.