K9’s mom writing this post for him, this evening suddenly without warning K9 AKA Oscar had a massive stroke and passed away in my arms, I’m sat here writing this at 2 am tears streaming down my face~ the cottage feels empty and cold, Rainbow Bridge called and K9 went ….Goodnight Oscar
Last weekend was our local towns 25th ‘Annual Classic Car & Motorcycle Show’ which Moo was quite keen to attend, so early morning saw us parked up in the Town Hall car park along with around at least 100 other classics, this show was slightly different as the cars were parked into ‘eras’ which meant visitors could swoon over whichever section in motoring history floated their boat. By now you are possibly wondering why Moo & Millicent are minor celebrities? WELL the local newspaper photographers were out & about AND ….
Millicent must have really been strutting her stuff as she impressed enough folks to vote for her in the spectators poll AND …
We have noticed when we escort Millicent on her travels or attend shows and vintage events she does get her fair share of attention, for an 80 yr old lady this sure makes her day
But this has given us an idea … we are considering looking into the possibility of hiring Millicent out as a film extra ~ I just know Miss Marple would LOVE to have Millicent drive past her in the background during a shoot
I hold my hand up I’m not a follower of fashion ~ unless you count that time in the 70’s at the age of 10 when I had a pair of hot pants
Anyhoo I seem to have worn a work appropriate uniform virtually all my adult life alternated with dog walking attire or home renovating / gardening ensemble on my days off. Now I’m in the position of being office based and required to wear smart / casual work-wear, so I won’t be wearing jeans or full evening dress but something ‘neat, professional yet still informal’ simple ….. NOT, so just where does a lady of a certain age who doesn’t want to be ‘Mutton dressed as Lamb’ begin ?? I’m going to be me, I’m going to be original, I’m opting for something distinctive, something that is of an era you might say. I’m going vintage, I’ve bought this little number
Then yesterday I found a 50+ year old Harris Tweed suit
As Beloved as pointed out, on my break I can sit in the lounge with the residents, where new members of staff will probability think I’m on respite care and fetch me cups of tea and ask what I’d like for lunch BONUS 🙂
Still on our Not Summer round ups I’m afraid ~ I really should have posted as & when they happened, anyhoo onward & upward, enough of the 1940’s festivals ~ now for something a little closer to home, on the days we spent dodging the showers and managed to get out in the garden Moo divided his time between being up our tree,
Although Moo & I don’t spend much time watching TV his one indulgence is ‘Time Team’ an archaeological program where they find as much history in 3 day dig as possible … I know strange viewing for a child but very much encourage by Grandpa & I, so no doubt you can guess at Moo’s second favourite occupation ~ holes have appeared at random places all over the garden …. K9 thinks this is the BEST thing ever and I can’t prove it but I’m sure he’s been aided and abetted by a certain child !!
While I popped indoors to make the obligatory cup of tea while trying to encourage digging only in ‘suitable’ areas I heard a rather joyous shout from Moo ~ “Quick Grandma K9 has found a most important clue”
We have amasses a whole host of lost treasure from test pits (see I even know the correct terminology)
Moo is now convinced that our cottage stands on a VERY important archaeological site and is off to conducting a full scale dig ~ while he organises the delivery of a digger and crew I’m off to do battle with K9 to retrieve the ‘thingy’ he found and see if I can unearth just where he found it ……wish me luck
Anther in the series of our summer round up and our second 1940’s festival was at Baston Lincolnshire, yet again the weather wasn’t that great ~ but that never stopped us having a fun time and even better Moo got to realise a special memory making event
Moo drove us CRAZY until Grandpa relented and let him have a go on a supervised shooting range (which didn’t use ‘real’ guns but Airsoft replicas)
These weekends are very popular with pre war car owners, individuals take part in history reenactments and most folks wear period dress, the atmosphere is always friendly. For anyone into crafts there are various buying opportunities to acquire vintage style fabric and original knitting patterns ~ which I may or may not have indulged in 🙂 If that wasn’t enough a certain young man has asked me submit a photo for your viewing pleasure …
In good ‘ole Blighty there hasn’t been much of a summer, rain most days, not overly warm and yet Moo & I have been having a riot while his daddy has been doing his month long elective placement at a Tanzanian hospital. According to the gospel of Moo one of the highlights has been our ‘War Weekends’ firstly I’ll give you the edited highlights of Woodhall Spa’s 40’s festival
At this festival weekend it’s positively encouraged that all visitors ~ should they so wish, dress the part and most of the 50,000 folks who went took up the challenge, Beloved Moo & myself included.
Hercule tried to excel the virtues of Agatha Christie’s Belgian sleuth upon Moo ~ who promptly ~ yet I have to say politely, pointed out the errors of his ways as Grandma prefers Miss Marple, I have to say I never realised Moo took that much notice of my detective viewing habits or indeed that he knew who Poirot or Marple were …I stand corrected 🙂