Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Away from the office ...

At lunchtime she leaves the office,
heads to the local park,
kicks off her shoes,
and loses herself in her book.
Majestic blooms gently sway,
sharing their scent,
on warmed air.
Sherborne House looks on.

Money Bracelet

It was her mum's birthday.  
She bought her a striking Deco jug,
a book token and some other little treats.
She also wanted to give her mum a little bit of spending money,
for an upcoming day out.
She didn't want to just give a couple of notes though,
so she made a bracelet,
that incorporated a few 'fivers'!
Much nicer, don't you think?!!
It needs 16 notes ...
a bit more than her budget, 
so she used some foiled paper and four fivers.
After some folding ...
and linking ...
A bracelet.
Her mum loved it!


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Come, come ... to Castle Cary

Today VJ stalled out in the Undercroft
of the Market House ...
... at the Castle Cary Vintage Market.
An interesting and eclectic mix of antique and vintage,
filled the Market House and Undercroft,
 and spilled out onto the cobbles.
Watery sunshine warmed.
Good Italian coffee, teas and delicious cookies were consumed.
Second Sunday of every month.
VJ will be there again on Sunday 12th July.  
Come along and say hello!



Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Finding time ...

... to follow an unknown path,
breathe deeply,
stop,
look,
 and truly appreciate ...
the beauty all around ...

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

VE Day at Monkton Heathfield

What a lovely day at Monkton Heathfield last Saturday,
Organised by the lovely Dee Dee
there was something for everyone,
young, older and in-between.
These two chaps provided plenty of entertainment
and everyone joined in for a sing along!
VJ peddled her wares ... and spent lots of pennies!
This lovely trio released balloons ...
and there were a few tears as the crowd came together and sang 
"We'll Meet Again".
Next up ...
Wells Vintage and Retro Fair
This Saturday - Wells Town Hall

Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Art of the Brick ...

It all starts with one little brick,
Little plastic bricks,
Slot them together,
Build your imagination
Build the world
 
A little while ago now they went to London,
to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane,
to see ‘The Art of the Brick’
The exhibition of Lego sculptures,
Created by Nathan Sawaya, ex lawyer.
 
Over one million standard little bricks,
Over one hundred sculptures,
statues … and ‘paintings’.
 
Sawaya is New York based,
And the first artist ever to take Lego into the art world.
 
I like using LEGO bricks as a medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reaction to artwork created from something with which they are familiar.
…My goal is to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.
I also appreciate the cleanliness of the LEGO® brick.
The right angles. The distinct lines.
But, from a distance, those right angles and distinct lines offer new perspectives, changing to curves.”
Nathan Sawaya

The ‘Art of the Brick’ is a global travelling exhibition,
and continues it’s London run until 12th April.
Go see it if you can … 
 
 


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Fairy Tales

She has been absent for a little while, 
Living her fairy tale. 
But fairy tales have bad bits too, don’t they? 
With fiery dragons, witches who poison and bullies that scare. 
Loss, pain and dread. 

Their ‘Once upon a time’ has been challenging so far. 
2015 has bullied them. 
Work issues, broken cars, broken people, 
But, they backstep, sidestep, 
Running along, trying to get back on track. 

She thought about retiring her little blog, 
But likes the clickety clack of words that her fingers tap, 
And the memories on her page. 

Her fairy tale progresses, 
She has plans. 
She will weather the downs, and relish the ups … 
Her life is hers and she will live it, 
As best she can. 
Page by page. 

Always hoping, 
For their … happily ever after.