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Sunday 30th September

Just had 1950’s pj’s altered. Bought them last year but needed new waistband. They make me feel like Doris Day “oh the Deadwood stage is a coming on over the hills ..(love that film) de..dee dee…porcupine quills..la la la…no time to delay…whip crack away…whip crack away

Saturday 29th September

My 1950’s Christmas party look is coming on a treat. This week, my latest vintage purchase arrived. It was so prettily packaged too. It makes opening it even more thrilling.

Earlier this year I bought a beautiful 1950’s red velvet dress and I’ve been on the look out for the right underwear to go under it. Managed to find gorgeous red panty girdle. Cost a fortune but it was worth it. Also purchased a beautiful white net petticoat and white fishnets all from the 50’s. I’d been on the look out for a red bullet bra and finally managed to get one. It’s the closest I’m going to get to matching the panty.

It all looks rather lovely and you can’t help but feel delightfully feminine and attractive. I’ve got the bag, I’ve got the gloves, all I need now is red cocktail hat and a hostess apron wouldn’t go amiss…..who’s bringing the Champagne….lol

Friday 28th September

Dreadfully tired today as I haven’t been sleeping well since we got back from holiday. At least Lydia is settling better back in her own bed now. I’ve only had to spend one night with her this week in her little bed although I do sneak out once she’s asleep. She said to me ” oohhh wouldn’t it be lovely cuddling you all night mummy” whilst flinging an arm and leg over me – in effect pinning me to a 2ft 6″ mattress…… terrific!!

Anyway tonight is a onesie night. The Bunny Bear suit is coming out (bunny tail, bear ears – hence the name the kids have given it) and I’ll be settling down to pizza and a glass of the old vino…..hic

Thursday 27th September

I’ve been going through a Mallory Towers phase thanks to Mrs. Blyton. Used to love those books especially reading about the midnight feasts by the rockpool. Although to be honest I prefer the Chalet School series. Much more fun with all that snow.

Anyway, with my love of vintage I’ve been tracking down a few bits of memorabilia. Managed to find a typewritten list of school uniform for a girls school recently. Then I found some badges from the 50’s. One of them says “Librarian” and the other “Prefect”. I always fancied working in a library – stamping all those books and handing out fines!

7yo was enthralled by the badges and picking up the Prefect one turned to me and said:

“Ooohhh Mummy can I have the one that says perfect”……

Lol