The daytime event may be postponed, but this Blitz Ball is still going ahead! Pre-book your tickets HERE
Proceeds go to Help for Heroes! Hope to see you there!
You can still purchase back copies of this Military World Magazine HERE! Don’t forget to bring yours to one of my performances and I will happily sign it for you!
Well what a wonderful show! I haven’t been for 6 years, so was surprised to see no entertainment or music at all at the event. Luckily I had an awful lot of exciting and random reunions that filled my time! Rex from War and Peace Revival, Paul from Wartime in the Vale, Dave King and the boys from Military World Magazine where I signed some copies of Issue 16, photographer Lee Parker, Maria and Ashley Elliot with their gorgeous little bundle, a wonderful chap who was on the Berliner journey and more besides!
I purchased a wonderful military bakelite microphone, which I later found doesn’t flipping work, so will have to try and get it fixed and a few other goodies. We really enjoyed the show and it was great to see some familiar faces and we made some new friends too!
For those interested in fashion – The shoes are Red Cross 1940′s and original 40′s silk fully fashioned stockings. The suit is 1940′s with crepe silk lining and has a matching HUGE stole in the same wool with pale pink fox trim (I did not bring it with me). My wonderful blouse is a waffle texture by Heyday Online! The hat is a beautiful 1930′s original with black velvet detailing and the pin on my lapel is tortoise shell and silver inlay with a George V crest (1st World War). The Muff is 1930′s/ 40′s with a zip purse pocket (I know, sooooo handy!!!) and crepe silk interior.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
get your copy signed at the Militaria on 2nd of February!
There have been many yarn bombing incidents around the world, but none have touched me as much as the one in my home town. In pitch darkness on the 1st December 2013, 10 volunteers constructed this crocheted tree snood around a big old chestnut in the Bankcroft Gardens, Stratford upon Avon. Made from 1500 crocheted squares, it is called The Remembering Tree and each square can be ‘bought’ and dedicated to a loved one who has passed away. I bought one in memory of my Grandad with the Pipe. It helps us celebrate life and loved ones in all its wonderful colours and was made by women in South Africa from poor communities.
This project has helped them earn an income and has taught them new skills. It looks like this tree will be the biggest one yarn bombed in Europe!
After the New Year, the team will take the yarn squares down. The synthetic wool will be washed and recycled into blankets, which will be sent to Sierra Leone or a local homeless charity. For more information visit GAGA UK.
Stumbling upon such a wonderful and poignant statement will certainly be something I will remember for the rest of my life. Who can say that about a crocheted square?