The Washerwoman

Saturday 7 February 2009

Don't let it get to you!

I felt that I had to add this picture which a friend sent me yesterday. Somehow she and her family managed to find time to build this lovely smiling fella while her husband started major works on their home.... and I am talking MAJOR...... roof coming off and a whole first floor being added.. all taking place in the coldest winter for 20 yrs.
It's good to have a sense of humour.

Friday 6 February 2009

Deep and crisp and (sometimes) even...

This is the view from my kitchen window at 6 am this morning, we woke up to an incredible amount of snow and no electricity! (This was NOT forecast, the official weather weather website said we would be having "light rain"......)

Time to light the woodburner & boil some water for a much needed cuppa...

Later, as it gets light the state of the lane becomes apparent, and all plans for the day are shelved (yet again).... The tracks you can see were made by tractors. A neighbour did attempt to drive along here in a normal vehicle... his abandoned car is just around the corner!

But as always I cannot resist wrapping up warm and stomping outside with the camera. The above view is the front garden. The weight of the snow has brought down a few branches.

The back garden, just love the way the bare branches of the apple tree are coated. All very pretty, but sadly it means we will not be selling at the Vintage fashion fair in Stroud tomorrow. In fact I have just heard that it has been cancelled.
As for the fair in Cardiff on Sunday, only time will tell......
There is also the small problem of food (and drink) supplies as I had intended to do a big shop today. It would appear we have a few random tins of this & that (what can you make with tinned tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and a melon!).... ah aha, whats this a whole bottle of port left over from Christmas... yummy!

Monday 2 February 2009

The swinging sixties......

Last week I was fortunate enough to visit a lady who had kept some of her clothes from the late 60's. What a treat to have the opportunity to purchase some much-loved items from the Biba store in London, an Ossie Clark pair of fabulous silky trousers, a raunchy zip-up leather jacket, a pair of courreges French sunglasses and several other goodies.....
These will be coming with me to the Stroud fair on Saturday, but you are welcome to email me at if you feel the temptation to purchase a slice of Fashion History!