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Local Vintage Fun – The War Room @ The Churchill!

Oh my, this is just too exciting!

We have a genuine vintage inspired event here in Alderholt on 23 February at 7.30 – get your dancing shoes on and hit the Churchill Arms for their fabulous Blitz NightThe War Room

Not only is this the fabulous opportunity to break out your red lips and nails and those gorgeous nylon stockings, but it will be a chance to put on your dancing shoes on.  We are incredibly lucky to have breakthrough act Public Service Broadcasting who were recently featured on Lauren Lavernes BBC 6 Music show and will be releasing their debut album on May 6th.  They have also been championed by other BBC Dj’s like Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie as well as being named as a 2013 up and coming act by Time Out.  Genuinely not to be missed.

  Click on the poster for a taster of their brilliant track Spitfire!

Signal 30 Tour

They will be supported by Dare to be Charlie who have a great track record, check out their website here.

There’s loads more information as well as fab 40s styling ideas that I’m glued to on the Churchill Arms Website – I’m currently beavering away on a lovely snood especially for the occasion – check out this fab blog to give you some inspiration

Great Blog with links to snood patterns and other 40s ideas.

The Churchill Arms Website will give you all of the up to date information and the event facebook page  is also a mine of information and even if you can’t make it please join and share the event.  Tickets are just £10 in advance,£12 on the door (or £8 if bought in advance in the pub!!) and here’s the link  .  It really is going to be a fantastic night!

It’s so brilliant that something new and different is happening in Alderholt please support it and come and have fun.  I’m so looking forward to catching up with everyone in all their glamorous glory!  Do come along!

Keep the vintage love xx

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Happy New Year

Like father like son – Christmas night

We are all a bit festived out to be honest but what a fantastic Christmas we had!  Sometimes it’s the way that things are great if you’re not really in the mood or looking forward to them and so it proved this time…

It was a quiet Christmas Day full of a lot of food, some pressies and some dog walking.  Tom was so excited it was truly magical.  We’d been to the crib blessing at the village church the night before clutching his homemade angel for the crib, put out the mince pie and sherry for Father Christmas and sprinkled some nursery made ‘Rudolf food‘ along the path the night before and we thought he would burst but he was up at a reasonable time and bouncing around until his brother surfaced.  Every present was an absolute delight, even to the teenager, a proper win!

The big family thing was saved for Boxing Day and so it was off to deepest darkest Winterbourne Stickland for a feast of gargantuan proportions thanks to my parents.  Much fun was had by all with this years must have secret santa present – a pack of fake moustaches.  I think you’ll agree that we all look amazing!

The teenager and my nephews all 'tached up!

My favourite was doing a Freda Kahlo impression wearing these as eyebrows, luckily no-one got a photo of that!

Eh gringo

Christmas formalities out of the way we all piled into the car, dog and all, to hit the mean streets of South London for a visit to my lovely sister in law.  I’m sure that there’s little that’s more of a shock to the system after a hectic and alcohol full Christmas than a large family arriving and taking over your house but they took it well and we had another family party with Mr M’s London based relies while Tommy got excited about every train that passed along the line behind the house.

Highlight of the week was a trip ‘up west’ to watch Priscilla at the Palace Theatre complete with dinner.  What a night, I can’t believe this show is closing, it’s fabulous from the descent of the massive disco ball at the start to the glitzy finale.  We had incredible seats which gave us all of the best views.

Camera’s were prohibited but here’s me camping it up big style before the curtain went up and the teenager doing the same when we got in.  

All in all a brilliant week, there’s a New Year on Sunday 2012 sounds so futuristic.  I’m not sure what it will bring for us but I hope that it brings everything for you that you wish for yourselves.

Keep the vintage love xx

Big Band Glitz and Glamour

 

Salisbury Big Band are coming to Alderholt Village Hall on 3 December and bringing their range of mid-century tunes with them.   There will be everything from Sinatra to Glen Miller to enjoy along with a free glass of something fun and fizzy.

The hall will be glammed up for this fantastic evening and it’s definitely a posh frock occasion!   Come along, enjoy a drink or three and a bit of a boogie if you’re feeling energetic.

It’s only £10 a ticket and you can even fill a table of 8 if you would like, perfect for a Christmas Party.   Tickets are at the Alderholt Post Office but message me if you would like to buy a table.

Keep the vintage love xx

 

 

Local vintage fun – Jazz

If you enjoyed the Jazz duo at the fair then there is an event coming up which is just for you!  In memory of Alderholt man and Jazz supremo Jim Byrne there is a Charity Concert on 7 October at 8 pm at the Hoburne Bashley park in New Milton.  Tickets are only £10 and are available from Bernie on 01425 276471.  The line up is…

Ron Drake  – reeds

Nils Solberg – guitar

Alan Graham – vibes

Bernie Farenden Quartet

there will also be bar snacks available and a charity raffle.

The evening is in aid of Salisbury Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease

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