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Stoneleigh Militaria 2018


What a lovely weekend! We managed to hire our first ever baby sitter (eek!) and head off to Woody at War’s 1940’s dance at Stoneleigh on the Saturday evening. We haven’t been to a dance since I was pregnant! The last time I went to this one was when Kieran at the USO Shows was running it, so I didn’t know what to expect. Woody had done an excellent job and had even set up a little USO stage for me to sing on! The place was packed and everyone looked wonderful.

On the Sunday it was time for the Stoneleigh Militaria Show. I was singing in the foyer at 1pm, so we had plenty of time to walk around the stalls! I had managed to do little victory rolls in Betsy’s hair and she looked ridiculously cute in her khaki jumpsuit and headscarf.

There were 3 really good clothing stalls at the show 2 in the main hall, 1 in the second) and I got a lovely bargain 50’s straw bag and a jacket to wear with my Heyday trousers. Richard got me a lovely wool suit for Valentine’s that I can’t wait to wear!

It was wonderful to see some familiar faces and new ones alike. Some people I hadn’t seen for so long, they didn’t realise that I now sing?! So many cuddles and greetings, lots of cooing over Queen B and her hair, lots of catching up and a great singing set. I always enjoy this show, I think many of us treat it as the ‘real’ new year in the 1940’s scene as it is the first event of the year for us! It seemed to be a lot busier this year too.

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More Photos From Stratford upon Avon Christmas Festival


Thank you to the extremely talented local photographer Charlotte Doran Davies for these wonderful images!

Next year I hope to take some photos of the actual festival myself!

Just in case you are not aware, I made the little top hat myself. Check out Cogsmith’s Curious Creations on Facebook for more designs!

Stratford Victorian Christmas Market


Well it even started to snow in my performance yesterday, adding to the magical atmosphere of Stratford’s Victorian Christmas Market!

Looking forward to seeing you all AND the wonderful festival lights, when I sing at 5.40pm today!

As we are not getting paid for these performances, I have decided to raise money for Combat Stress. Please, please would you mind offering up any spare change that you can to raise money for psychological support for our veterans?

Thank you in advance! X

Last Performance Dates of 2017


Well, here are some dates for your diaries!

Kitten Von Mew, Santa and Stratford Wyevale Manager at their preview event.

12th November 11.30am – Snitterfield Hall (near Stratford upon Avon), singing to raise money for Army Widow’s Association.

30th November 4.30pm – Singing a mix of vintage and festive songs at Wyevale Garden Centre, Warwick Rd, Stratford upon Avon.

2nd December (time TBC) – Christmas Fayre at St.James’ Parish Church, Snitterfield. Between 2 and 4pm I will be singing a selection of Christmas songs.

3rd December 3.30pm – More festive songs at Snitterfield Village Hall, this time at the Fairtrade Fair!

8th (3pm) and 9th (5.40pm) December – I will be singing a short set at the Stratford Upon Avon Christmas Festival, raising money for Combat Stress. This will be on the main stage in Wood Street.

21st December 3pm – Singing some Christmas crooners at The Forteas in Stratford upon Avon. I will bring my Combat Stress collection tin with me!

All dates are health permitting, of course 🙂

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Festival 2017


I am proud to announce that I have been asked to perform at the Stratford Christmas Festival this year! I will be taking to the main stage on Wood Street with other entertainers throughout the event.

Kitten von Mew with one of Santa’s reindeer

My slots are 3 pm on Friday 8th December and 5.40 pm on the Saturday, so head on over for some festive tunes!

There will be heaps going on, including the Christmas market and food stalls.

As I am not charging a fee to sing, I will be collecting for my chosen charity COMBAT STRESS. This amazing organisation raises money for veterans dealing with depression and post traumatic stress. As someone who battles depression myself, I know how important it is to get the right help and support for this invisible illness.

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Wyevale Garden Centre Christmas Preview


Join me at Stratford upon Avon’s Wyevale Garden Centre on 26th October 2017 for their special Christmas preview event. Not only do you get a free glass of prosecco at the door, but Santa will be walking around the store AND I’ll be singing some vintage and festive songs to get you all in the spirit!

My performance will be at 5.30pm and there will also be special tastings in the restaurant and special offers around the shop!

So if you just can’t wait for Halloween to be over to hear a bit of Jingle Bells, then head to Wyevale Garden Centre next week! Peruse this year’s decorations, gaze at the twinkling lights, pat the animatronic reindeer, get on Santa’s good list and shop to Christmas songs.

Hogwarts Themed Wedding Shoot


Back in March I was lucky enough to be part of a collaborative shoot, organised by Ruth and Sheena of Emily’s Best Travelling Traditional Sweet Shop!

With a Halloweeny… Harry Potteresque theme, I jumped at the chance to get involved! Having not had the exciting bit of trying on loads of bridal gowns for my own wedding, this was also the perfect opportunity to feed that little yearning too.

Gemma Williams was a wonderful photographer, as you can see from the images.

Daisy and Fred created an epic Snitch themed cake, Jamball and Kerry Gold made some wonderful fabric and paper bouquets adorned with charms and Harry Potter references, Jen Hogmany Melchett upcycled some wonderful heels with big velvet bows and Marauder’s Map fabric, All Things Lucy handmade some stunning headdresses, Rosie Red Corsetry brought a mouth watering collection of gowns that I wanted to take home, Sarah Russell was makeup artist and went for a much more natural style than I am used to but super-wild hair, Shelsey Herbs and Flowers brought stunning flowers and foliage, M Style did the theming and there were more people than I can list helping out.

A double page spread of this wonderful bridal shoot has been featured in Issue 83 of Vintage Life Magazine!