Well it may have been the Weymouth Olympics, but Mr Mew and I ventured to the seaside town as a last nod to my parents wonderful harbour view flat. Although it has been a rental property for the passed few years, we have been able to spend a few precious weekends looking over the boats, being awoken by the crazy artist living above us and mew-andering through the town and onto the beach. It is with much sadness that my parents have to sell the flat and it is now that I am realising how much I adored the place.
We also used it as a great excuse to go back to Lyme Regis; a chocolate box seaside town with a steep hill, adorable beach and some fine vintage shops too!
Richard and Kitten von Mew with the colourful Lyme Regis Beach Huts
I tell you one thing. You have to praise what the council has done to brighten up the place for the Olympics!
The dress (above) was bought in one of the antique shops and it was a relief to get out of my heavy 40’s jacket and trousers into an original, cool summer dress!
Painting pebbles on Lyme Regis Beach. They were selling them in aid of the Lifeboats which we thought was lovely. I donated mine to the cause and copied the view of the coastline in front of me.
I haven’t painted stones since I was little and I have to say it was wonderfully therapeutic! They were selling some for charity, so I decided to do one too to add to the collection! Very proud of my efforts 🙂
Kitten von Mew on Weymouth Beach with the Punch and Judy Theatre
Collage of Weymouth Beach. Loving the deckchairs!
The Remembrance Garden and monument by Weymouth Beach. I was very moved with the sun bleached wooden crossed, some of which had the names of people who served in the 1st and 2nd World Wars.
Some of the wonderful people in the crowds of the Olympics and the traffic sign that once said ROAD CLOSED now emblazoned with Ben Ainslie GOLD
About Kitten von Mew
Vintage pinup girl in Great Britain, singing at WWII events, vintage fairs and Blitz Balls with 1940's, 50's and Christmas classics.
I also model for Heyday Online, Luxulite Jewellery and have been featured in many publications including Vintage Life, Daily Telegraph, WW2 Reenactors Magazine and more.
My other interests include creating Steampunk hats and accessories, writing, being a mother to Betsy Boo, vintage fashion and flea markets! I run a none-profit crafter's group in Snitterfield every week to help combat loneliness, depression and more.