First, let me say how much I enjoyed all your tales of first gigs. Many of you saw some cool artists as youngsters - boy bands and New Romantics, metal and country, prog rock and folk, rockabilly and indie.
My most envied?
Bonsaimum saw Abba, Joni saw the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt in 1976 (and earned a smack from her mum for her trouble!) and Joan saw the Smiths.
I wish I'd been there!
I have had my usual jaunt with Joanne to Chesterfield flea market today.
We are such regulars now that it takes us ages to get round the stalls, we keep stopping to chat with our favourite stall holders.
Wicker basket (possibly used for racing pigeons? Now full of kids' bedding and clothes overspill) - £6;
Engine-turned metal and needlepoint tape measure - 50p;
Framed print called A World of Happiness by Zula Kenyon - £2;
1960s fabric - £2;
1950s painted glass jug - 50p;
1960s dressmaking pattern - 50p.
I love the flea market.
I keep meaning to take photos to show you, I'll try and stop talking and browsing long enough to do that next time...
There are 10 charity shops in Chesterfield town centre too.
Anyone with a spare Thursday is very welcome to join me!
1970s Lerose dress - Ebay
Long-sleeve top, waistcoat and bangles - charity shopped
1970s felt hat - flea market
1980s boots - Second to None, Walsall
Spoon ring - vintage and craft fair
Necklace and steel/abalone shell ring - charity shopped
Marcasite bow brooch - had it forever, a survivor from my childhood dressing up box
Gratuitous pussy pics.
Yeah yeah, I know the Google searches will bring some unseemly traffic to my blog now I've said that, but they seem to come anyway!
Stalking Charlie (and my shadow)
Perfectly poised Wills
Mean and moody Minnie
Jess and her sunlit halo
Some days are just lovely.
Fish and chips for tea.
I don't know about perfect, but it's good enough for me.