Time to say goodbye to Hampshire…

In the past four years I feel like i’ve barely kept still for more than two minutes, whether I’ve been flitting off to Leeds, London or Hampshire. now though, I’m staying put.

On Sunday I came back to London. I said goodbye to Leeds back in June and now I’ve said goodbye to Hampshire. I’ve spent two years on and off living down here and there are lots of things I’ll miss!

This was my outfit for my final day of freedom in Hampshire! Current fave beaded 50s cardigan and hiking print 50s dress.

– The wonderful pub I work in, The old house at home, and all my fellow staff (and the interesting and varied customers)
– My wonderful aunt who has employed me for the past two years despite my amazing glass and cup breaking skills.
– My cousin Tobes who gives THE worlds greatest hugs.
– Lazy days in Stockbridge mostly sipping the best lattes in existence in Thyme and Tides

– Drinking similarly wonderful coffee in Caracoli in Winchester.
– Wandering down Lymington high street and staring out across the Harbour.
-Vintage shopping trips to “Just beyond” (i.e. Wiltshire and Dorset). I’ll particularly miss trips to Salisbury and Pokesdown.
– Having Portsmouth half an hour away
– Living on a diet that mostly consists of foods beginning with the letter C (I can’t tell you why but for some reason I exist off a diet which primarily consists of cake, crisps, cucumber, celery, carrots, cheese and chocolate)
– Having unlimited access to my mothers extensive vintage jewellery collection
– cycling around on my ’56 Raleigh
– driving pop pops
– Oh, and I suppose I should say my Ma who has has to put up with me ; )
This doesn’t mean I’m not coming back to Hampshire though, you can’t get rid of me that easily!

I’m talking for Winchester fashion week

Just wanted to let everyone know about a little talk I am doing for Winchester Fashion Week in under two weeks time!

The talk will take place on Wednesday 13th June 3pm at Winchester Discovery centre

I spoke last year about fashion in the 1950s and had a great time at Winchester discovery centre. I’m hoping this year will be just as good.

Here’s the blurb


The 1940s saw World War Two take over peoples lives in Britain. But what did the war mean for fashion?

Come and find out more about fashion on the ration , the types of clothing people wore during the war and the global effect of World War Two on fashion.

For more info on Winchester fashion week click here

Tickets (which are free) can be acquired here

I’ve also got a few more talks coming up, so keep a look out and I’ll continue to post when and where I will be talking!