This week was the UK February half term holiday for schools and colleges. Even though our son has his own set of friends and would generally rather walk backwards over hot coals than hang out with us (or as was the case this year, visit Rome with college), Gareth and I still think of it as a holiday period and usually head off somewhere on a jolly or two.
Last Saturday, we visited the Cotswolds to meet up with Vix and Jon. We all love the area and with a second visit to the circus coming up, it's definitely becoming a bit of a habit.
Our destination was The Cotswold Motoring Museum, a fascinating trip through motoring history, housed in an old mill in Bourton-on-the-Water. A collector's dream. Beautifully curated throughout, with something of interest adorning every square inch of surface area,
Over the weekend, I was also thrilled to receive notification that the Stranger Things photo shoot I organised back in September had been published (in print) in the regional edition of a UK Wedding magazine - Your West Midlands.
You can read it here:- Facebook Just click on February/March edition and you should find it on pages 51-53 (no need to download).
Venturing into the same wood that staged that shoot, I met up with my friend Rachel and her 8 month old canine companion, Daycee, for walks and a catch-up on Wednesday and Thursday. Daycee is beautiful and performed very well in her first impromptu photo shoot - this one being my particular favourite.
We also popped over to the local Halfpenny Green Airport to glimpse Gareth's Dad aka Biggles, at the latter end of his flying lesson.
Trawling the charity shops, I came away with a voluminous Celtic lambs wool scarf from Kerry in Ireland (so soft to the touch)...
...and an immaculate, vintage St Michael's tabard (edited) style knitted top with side toggle fastenings, which I think will work well with another recent charity shop purchase - a pretty cotton Cath Kidston blouse.
Before heading home, we squeezed in a flying visit to the Museum to catch the Moon Exhibition...where I hung out with my latest muse (Mr Bowie) and touched some moon rock.
On a roll with outfit photos, here's Friday's. I'm clearly on a bit of a leather trip. Here I'm wearing my mocha Dilli Grey dress (a sale purchase) with my DM replacements (walking-on-air Clarks) and an old, neglected leather jacket (Adidas).
We finished the week as we had started it, scoffing delicious food and celebrating landmark birthdays and the end of Mom's chemotherapy treatment.
A vintage week indeed.