31 December 2011
27 October 2011
6 October 2011
23 September 2011
13 September 2011
Saturday I took the brats to a new festival called Harvest hosted by Alex James (Of Blur fame). He is now a family man making cheese on a lovely farm in Kingham and luckily for us hosted this fab new festival/food fest. Saw my new favorite Bejamin Francis Leftwich and some of my old favorites too Athlete and the Kooks. Harvest was spelt out in enormous letters so took this shot of Cameron and Jade on top of letter E just before the organisers got worried about health and safety and barricaded the area off:)
31 August 2011
On Saturday I took my 'Ms Jones' stall to The Cotswolds Vintage Fair in Toddington. It was beautifully organized by Ali Hocking at Betty and Violet who took this shot of my stall before the doors opened to floods of visitors. Thank you Ali:)
10 August 2011
This is not going to turn into a doggy blog.... promise. Me and my sofa....I just dont get a look in....if it's not the kids then it's the dog. I like my comfort too but Milo seems to think it's his sofa and those velvet cushions...the moment my back is turned he's in there.
9 August 2011
Meet Juno my new housemate. She's a nine week old Jack Russell, Patterdale terrier cross and inspite of the fact that she has pissed and shat her way around my house she is very cute and very good at escaping from the kitchen where I try to barricade her in at night. Milo likes her too:)
I decided to give this little fella a post all to himself. He will be at my stall at The Cotswolds Vintage Fair on 27th August:) I'm probably wrong calling him a Scottie....havent contacted the Kennel Club or anything but I guess he's a West Highland Terrier but hey he's Scottish.
Thought you might be missing even more vintage so here are a few of my recent finds to add to my ever growing collection which will be on my Ms Jones stall at the Cotswolds Vintage fair on 27th August 2011. I found two lovely 1920's paste brooches, another orange cheese dish, a couple of things for blokes ( I feel sorry for them as they tag along to these vintage fairs full of flowery things that the mrs will love but there isnt much guy stuff) a super-slick silver plated bottle opening dolphin and a pair of copper ashtrays/dishes which someone has lifted from a New Dehli hotel. A multi-coloured Murano dish, some beading made of faux pearls which I think would make a fabulous cuff and two liberty print make up bags which remind me of the ones my mum used to have.
26 July 2011
25 July 2011
Back from our house swap to Dar Bouazza in Casablanca and this morning's trip to supermarket seemed weirdly exciting. So no supermarkets in Dar Bouazza but a spacious, interesting and quirkily furnished villa complete with pool and affectionate labrador called Rosie. No hire car so we shopped local and took crazy taxi rides which included boys sharing front seat with random passenger. Beach was close by....we were the only tourists on the beach where dress code was modest....guys wore whatever they liked but girl dress was bikini top plus beach shorts and older women wore clothes. So a week of great home cooked food by Asmaa, early morning calls to prayer, cool evenings, dusty roads, french baguettes, melons and a sadness to leave a kingdom unlike my own.
17 June 2011
yes he is eating pot noodles....can you believe they were on the menu !!!
Cameron was on these waltzers with Jade but they were spinning just so darn fast I kept missing him.
What you dont see in this shot is a kite!
The Marwood Cafe which was brilliantly styled in a crazy sort of way, served bad pot noodles and amazing cakes!!!
Sorry about scarey photo but it was Hallowean
Last October we did a house swap to Brighton just to try out the whole house swapping thing on home soil but last week I was contacted by a family living in Casablanca and would you believe they want to exchange with us for a week in July!!!! Tickets are booked......