Tuesday 25 November 2014

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date

Two weeks, near enough. I've been Missing in Action. Dealing with all sorts of drama.

There was the 50 page booklet which needed to be designed at the last moment, the car breakdown, the family escapades, the tenant problems, the tax returns, the this, that and the blah blah blah.

I didn't even have time to say to the Universe, "I don't have TIME for this". And that's one of my favourite phrases.

It shouldn't happen to a blogger. But sometimes it just does.

So anyway, 12 short days ago, three young ladies woke up and said to themselves, 'Hey ho, hey ho, it's off to shop we go'. We're on a self-appointed mission to find treasure in the charity shops of this Kingdom, one town at a time. This time is was Burton-on-Trent. If you want to hear about the history, Vix is the authority. If you want to know about the charity shops, Curtise has that covered.
So instead I'll present to you the themes of the day. Firstly, of course, there was glamour. Here's Vix, looking like Priscilla Presley in the most amazing jumpsuit, and there's Curtise looking like a sexy Principal Boy in her short dress and boots.
We also visited the Animal Kingdom. My little pony to remind us of Krista and a rather imposing bull.
 Curtise, making overtures to a ladybird.
Is that a T-Rex I see before me?

No, it's the perfect cape.

From Welsh Wales, the first of the countries we visited. After that we went to Sweden for this fabulous bag, Austria for a Dirndl with the cutest label...
...and New York, New York in the US of A!
I stayed mainly in Switzerland, land of my birth exactly 48 years ago tomorrow! 
We tried on hats, we drank alcohol, gave an old man the thrill shock of his life, we chatted, shopped and laughed and laughed and laughed.

These two, what a lovely pair.
When shall we three meet again? And where? And who else is coming?


Helga said...

And it's about to be, or is by now, your birthday?! SQUEE! Happiest of Birthdays, darling!!!
Swiss born?! Land of cuckoo clocks, holey cheese...and I can't think what else. YOU make it worthwhile!
Gawd your day out looked FUN!!! I love making overtures to random critters, drunken chazza shopping and photobooths. FECKING FUNNAGE!
That cape....mmmmmm

mondoagogo said...

Oh who cares if it's "late" when it looks so much fun? Again I ask: when are you coming to Loooonddooooon.

Happy happy for tomorrow!

Curtise said...

Hahahahaha! Oh that has made me laugh, all over again! We met animals, travelled the world (vicariously), and look at me and Vix about to have a snog at the station! The chap behind us is giving us a dirty look - whatever for?
Brilliant day, fabulous photos, and the scarf and Heidi weather chalet are perfect for a little Swiss Miss!
I've been wearing my cape today, but I'm rather regretting not buying that wedding hat now...
So yes - where are the three (or more) chazzin' witches going next?
Happy birthday for tomorrow, sweetheart - your pressie's in the post! xxxx

Kylie said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow Tania. I hope you have a lovely, lovely day and that the year ahead of you is a very good one x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous pics, Tania, and have a lovely day tomorrow (I can't believe you're going to be 48!). xx

Sue said...

A day out with a couple of good fun mates is the best day out ever. Happy Birthday young thing for tomorrow!!

Ivy Black said...

Fabulous you all are! Much glamour, world travel and bargains. Not to mention the accosting of oversized toys. Did the mere presence of Vix's bum make that stool light up? Curtise for Buttons I say...three shows a day and a Sunday matinee with Biggins. I'm there.
I'm also there on the next day out.
Have a splendid birthday.
Loadsa love.

Bobbi said...

Happy birthday! I hope your celebration is spectacular.

Vix said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! I'm afraid I'm going to fashionable late with your parcel, too!!!
What a fab time we had, I can't believe it was two flippin' weeks ago! That chap at the station's face is a picture. I bet that expression followed us and our antics around all day. Poor old Burton, eh?
Love that weather house!
Thanks for testing the 48 year old baton out first! xxxxxxx

Miss Magpie said...

Hahaha your photos are the best. Have a wonderful birthday. x

Krista said...

Another gorgeous Sag! Happiest of birthdays beautiful! I love that you are Swiss born, I dated a Swiss guy for years and learned so much from him about Switzerland, I've wanted to go visit ever since.
These pictures make me happy because you can feel the joy in them. I think you take some great photos too. I love the one of the gals in sailor hats and waiting for the train. Nothing beats days like that and I love that I was mentioned upon seeing my lil pony!
Really enjoy your day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, what secret powers do you all possess? You attract bargains like a magnet! Looks like a great day out xx

Fiona said...

What IS Curtise up to, ferreting under the faux fur of Vix??? Yes please, I'd like to be there next time but I'd rather it wasn't in thunder, lightening or in rain.
Hope the birthday was a good 'un.

Connie said...

OK. I was having kind of a bad day. Finally had a chance to sit down with a vodka and lemonade and there is my little Freckleface, making me smile. You three are a stitch!!