Friday 1 June 2012

Magic happens

                                                      So apparently there's a big jubilee coming up.

                                                 Well done Queenie for living so long. That's nice for you.

The kids' school had lots of jubilee-themed activities yesterday, including being allowed to go to school in fancy dress or wearing red, white and blue.


                      I so wanted to dress Seldom Seen Kid up as Freddie, complete with drawn-on moustache.


                               And I wish I had little ripped t-shirts with Jamie Reid's image on for them to wear.

But I don't inflict my republican sympathies on the kids, if they want to make crowns and Union Jack bunting, they are welcome to enjoy it all. Which they did. Littlest informed me, with great seriousness, that she had learnt that the Queen does not always wear a crown. Sometimes, she wears a hat. Now that's what I call an education!

                                                I've got my own jubilee to celebrate. This is my 100th post!

Because I'm a sentimental sort of gal, I thought I should wear the dress I wore for my first ever blog post. Don't bother going back to look at it, it was a bit shit. I was very nervous, but so wanted to play with the cool girls!

     1970s dress (Ebay), cardi, shoes, necklace, brooch (charity shopped), belt, tights and flower (retail)

What a difference 9 months makes. It's hard to explain how blogging, and developing relationships with women I've never met, can be so life-changing and confidence-building. I can only say that however the magic happens, I'm truly grateful that it does.

                                                          You ladies make me wanna twirl! Blurrily.

It's the dance photo equivalent of a slurred, pissed-up I love you. No, really, I do. You're my best friend. I really bloody love yoooouuuu. Before the room starts spinning and it's time to go to bed.

So on this, the occasion of my 100th post, I'd like to say thank you to all of you - those who've stuck with me from the start, and those who have joined along the way, and those who just pop in occasionally. Without you, I'd just be wittering on to myself. And it's much more fun wittering on to you!

                                                            Everyone should have their own jubilee!


Vintage Coconut said...

(Oh how the times have changed)
" You wanted to play with the cool girls! " And now I see you as one of the cool girls.
I am sure everyone waits for you to post a new entry, like I do!

Your Fun & have a great sense of humor. You have great style and are very au fait with faux furs!

PAH! I didn't even know what Au Fait was until a mere minute ago... I tried finding a good word for Knowlegable *eheeeh*


lucy joy said...

Happy hundredth post! You're one of the best, Curtise. So glad I found you. I wish I could dance the night away with you (after raiding your wardrobe).
Have a lovely weekend, jubilee or not!

Lots of love

Lucy x

Penny-Rose said...

Happy 100th post!! In my world you are one of the cool girls. Love the photos of Freddie and Sex Pistols, I have very (faint) fond memories of the silver jubilee when I still lived in UK. I love your blog, thank you for sharing all your cool outfits. Have a lovely weekend

Trashsparkle said...

Happy 100th Blogilee - you and your amazing red shoes, and all your other vintage finery, are fabulous!!! xx

Candycane said...

Gorgeous dress :D

Happy 100th

Sal x

Mimi and Tilly said...

Yay for your 100th post!!!! I love those nights where you get trashed and swear undying love to your mates! Of course I'm too old for that now. Ahem. You look beeeeaaaauuuutiful. So glad to have you as a blogging friend. Big hugs, Em xxx

Mimi and Tilly said...

Yay for your 100th post!!!! I love those nights where you get trashed and swear undying love to your mates! Of course I'm too old for that now. Ahem. You look beeeeaaaauuuutiful. So glad to have you as a blogging friend. Big hugs, Em xxx

one denim bird said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Me thinks the "cool girls" wanna play with you too.
I can only imagine the hoopla, pomp and ceremony going on in England at present! I'm sure its driving the Republicans MAD.
Looking gorgeous as ever - enjoy!

Trees said...

Good for you! 100 posts!! They are even trying to do the whole Queens Jubilee thing here too - but I think on the whole people are pretty apathetic (except for Brits who have migrated here!). It's actually a long weekend here for Queens Birthday - thanks Queenie!

Krista said...

Hallelujah Hot Dam! 100% of my love back at ya Curtise! Your wit and wisdom is such a blessing and girl do you know how to wear a dress! Love you in this one and the shoes are oh so sweet with the little button on the side. I wanna twirl with ya and celebrate! I do think we enrich each other and I love this whole exchange!

Anonymous said...

My first post looks so bad I actually deleted it. I was nervous too but when we keep doing this it does make the confidence grow, doesn't it? Either confidence or just an "I don't care" attitude. Both are great by me!
Love the spinning shots. I'm thrilled that you love me that much!! ;)

Max said...

Love the outfit, espesh the red shoes. Congrats on your hot one hundred, and l lol to sending the kiddles to school as freddy and punks x

Sara said...

HAPPY 100TH POST, BEAUTIFUL FRIEND! :D I did in fact yell that, but only 'cause I'm that excited for you.

You are such a cool girl that you are beyond are completely fabulous. :D This dress is really, really lovely..perfect spin dress!

Here's to a ka-jillion more posts! I anxiously await each one. Thank you for your being you! XOXO

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Sara said...

p.s. Dressing Seldom Seen Kid up as Freddie is an excellent idea. I believe a Most-Brilliant-Mom Award is in order..

p.p.s. I'm having a lot of trouble with Blogger today..grrr..

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Thank you so much for celebrating your 100th post by wearing that beautiful frock again:))). I remember so well begging you to start a blog as you were and always have been one of the COOL girls - yeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!!!!! I too feel so disconnected from the Jubilee festivities - am I supposed to be excited? But your lovely lassie is a treasure to remind me that kids are flipping awesome with their hilarious insights to the things that really matter in life;)). Could you just give her a squeeze for me please? xxxxxxxxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh happy 100th my dear! Thank you for continuing to inspire me & for making me smile. You know I love your style. I need a few lessons from you on taking photos though....I still feel so self conscious in front of the camera. Enjoy the Jubilee hype! Xx

Melanie said...

Yes, I would love a cherries jubilee - isn't that some concoction with cherries and alcohol? Hm. Happy 100th your gorgeous woman, you! You said it exactly how I felt - dorky but I wanted to play with the cool kids. Your twirling photos are a treat! Here in the colonies you can imagine how hyped we are about the jubilee - not. I wrote somewhere that I feel more common than wealth. Have a fabulous weekend. Mwah!

Melanie said...

Oh PS - You are an amazingly witty, fun blogger and your comments everywhere are always so thoughtful and full of humour! You brighten our days.

Helga said...

G loves that,and has been going on about it all day.
Now,this blogging thing has rocked my world,and been so good for my confidence.Meeting all you amazing women is the cream on top!100 posts is frigging awesome!
As are YOU!In all your twily I love you,I rilly soooooo-ness!For the record,I am a lot more eloquent when drunk and expressing my love.It's usally long winded and combined with some titty squeezing.As you will find out,one day!
Freddie makes a marvellous Queen,almost as good as the real one.I can't explain why I love her,but I get all teary and excited about her!WEIRD from the probable descendent of convicts!!!
I love you and your wonderful posts,gagging for the next 100!

Vicky Hayes said...

Don't stop wittering Curtise! I love the blurry twirling and had to join in... until I fell over. Vicky x

Robert Barnsley said...

Happy 100 Curtise. So many good reads there. I should think the kids will grow out of it:)

Melanie said...

Happy 100th to you! I'm very happy to have 'met' you!

Fiona said...

Congrats on your 100th post Curtise and here's to the next 100. I look forward to your witters so please don't stop.
Fab dress btw and you look gorgeous in it. Hope the LB's enjoy the jubilee.
Great Alliums! xxxxxx

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love your posts - they make my day.
Keep on blogging.

Louise Mc said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I only found you a couple of months back, but have thoroughly enjoyed your witterings, so long may you reign :-) have a great weekend. Xx

two squirrels said...

Oh Magic Happens in bogland because it is filled with magical fairies who are blessed with kind hearts, happy and true souls, oh and great style!!!!! You are one of those magical fairies!!!!!!
Yay to 100 posts from such a gorgeous lady.
One should always celebrate with twirly wirly joy!!!!!!!!
Much love and big furry squirrel hugs.

Scarlett said...

Congrats on the big 100! Heres to many many more fabulous fashion posts! And you totally are one of the cool girls! Scarlett x

mispapelicos said...

I am a republican myself, but the queeny stuff for the kids is fun.
I love, love, love your dress.
Congratulations on your 100 post, and another 100 to come, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh

Vix said...

Happy 100th post!
I'm far more excited about that than any monarchist-related crap, I'm firmly in your camp, this house is a bunting-free zone and the only TV I'll be watching this weekend is Punk Brittania.
I love your twirly pictures and you are such a cool girl, it feels like you've been blogging for years. That dress is superb.
Love & safety pins xxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Congrats gorgeous and i love you too!

Ariane xxxxxxxx

karensomethingorother said...

Oh Curtise, I'm so glad to have met you. Your wit, charm, style and generous kind heart are always a pleasure.

Plus, this killed me:

"Well done Queenie for living so long. That's nice for you."

That's so YOU! Lurv it.

Debberoo said...

I'm completely behind on leaving comments but have to say how much I love that you are a blogger now. I really look forward to your posts, you never fail to make me smile, often make me chuckle out loud and occasionally guffaw and quite often leave me thinking, which can be a strange sensation for me!

Plus, sometimes wears a hat? Who knew?

Unknown said...

Just so you know... as soon as I have an internet connection that will actually LOAD PHOTOS and not just text (gggrrrrr) I will come back and comment on your outfit, which I have no duobt is frickin SPLENDID.

CONGRATS on your 100th post... I have loved every single one and I look forward to the next 1,000! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you, Curtise. You are teh cool girl!

Love! Sarah xxx

Jean at said...

I agree, everyone SHOULD have their own jubilee, preferably every day if possible. Congrats on your 100th!!! As one who pops in occasionally (time is always an issue in my life!!), I'm always glad when I do. I love this dress, today and yesterday. And again, congratulations.

Unknown said...

Oh now that I can see how GORGEOUS you are, I love this post even more!!! The frock is PERFECT on you - and I LOVE THOSE SHOES! Happy jubilee to you, gorgeous blogging woman, and thank you! Love you more than royalty! Sarah xxx

Stacey said...

Happy Jubilee to you! I love this frock, and it looks absolutely fabulous on you. Blogging really does have a kind of magic about it, doesn't it? I think it has to do with awesome bloggers, like you. :)

citizen rosebud said...

Happy 100th post jubilee! Quite an accomplishment- and I agree with you- who knew that putting oneself out there would link you up with so many soul sisters across the planet? But it does, and I'm so grateful for it. Thank you for posting that first time, and keeping at it. Because of that I get a twirl of you too!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and you definitely deserve your own Jubilee! That dress is adorable, and is perfect for twirling. I just did my 600th post the other day, and it felt kinda cool to think of how far my blog has come since its early days. Here's to lots more sharing of frocks, rants, stories and general silliness!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Oh my GAWD - 100 posts have whizzed by! Congratulations!! (and you don't look a day older)

You are indeed one of the cool girls, and I am happy to be in your gang xx

doradadama said...

Congrats on your 100th post amor!
Oh my goodness I love your Jubilee frock amor.
You will always will be one of my cool and the gang girls.