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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Lovely Day Out................

Hubby and I enjoyed a little jaunt over to North Wales yesterday to pick up two new mannequins from Drew Pritchard Antiques.

I know I have a huge collection already but I can't resist them when I find them and they are becoming very scarce now.  

These Stockmans are circa 1880's, and it is rare to find one let alone two so I feel very lucky.
On the way back from picking up the two mannequins we decided to pay a visit to John whose blog called 'Going Gently' I read everyday.  Some of you will be familiar with it.  John lives in the beautiful welsh village of Trelawnyd with his partner and assorted animals.  His blog is the most fantastic and humorous read and I recommend it, it certainly brightens my day.  I have told him he should turn it into a book!

John showing me around his 'bosoms' (allotments to those who don't read his blog).

Was particularly impressed with Boris his sexually frustrated turkey who also has a shoe fetish, especially for 'crocs'..............

The beautiful countryside around his cottage.

It was lovely to meet you John and so kind of you to show us around, especially as you were meant to be in bed because you were working nights! Hope you don't think I'm some kind of stalker LOL!  Apologies for the bloody awful picture of me...........
Jo xx
PS thank you for the lovely goose egg xx


  1. You look mity fine jo
    I look like the wreck of the Hesperus
    It was lovely to,see you both
    If I had known you were coming I would have baked you a cake
    John x

    1. I agree with Jo, you should turn your blog into a book!

  2. just been reading about your goose and tour of John's bosoms.
    Envious? moi?

  3. mom doesn't want to wear those any time soon
    Happy Father's Day to your dad
    Lily (& Benny)

  4. I was just reading John's blog and thought I recognise the lovely lady in that photo! Would never have thought of you as a stalker ... !! Hope you're well. See you soon. M x

    1. Terrible picture of me M, I always manage to pull a face! Hope all is well with you?
      Jo xx

  5. I think I know John, our place in the forest isnt that far away and he looks very familiar :) glad you had a lovely day. I must say I would end up talking to those mannequins ! :) xxxxxxx

  6. Dear Hesta and The Pugs,

    It is time again for ‘The Petticoat Fair’- Cheltenham’s prettiest vintage event, this year to be held at the wonderful Tithe Barn in Bishops Cleeve. Now coming round for the second time (after selling out tickets in its debut year), WellChild will be hosting a fabulous summer fair comprising of the best local vintage sellers in Gloucestershire and beyond, along with retro workshops, hair and beauty, cream teas, nostalgic entertainment and much more.

    There will also be goody bags up for grabs for the first 200 advance ticket holders with girly treats.

    Date: Sunday 1st September 2013
    Location: The Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8LU Time: Fair opens 11am- 4pm, stall holders will have entry from 9am.

    There will be workshops that will run throughout the day including crafts, up cycling fashion, fascinator making and vintage hair and beauty, with high quality vintage stalls selling clothes, textiles, accessories and home wares.

    A 6ft trestle will be £40, or a 2 trestle stall will be £70. Bring along any rails you require. All profits made on the day will go to WellChild, the national charity for sick children.

    To apply for a stall, please contact me on 0845 458 8171 or email me at jessakino@wellchild.org.uk before Monday 5th August. Please apply early to be assured of a stand as there are limited spaces.
    Due to the nature of the event, there will be no ‘traders hour’ as all focus will be around public sales.

    I hope this is of interest to you- please let me know I you have any further queries! Kind regards,



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Jo xx