- Adams’ dress from the 90s bought from Rowdy Roddy Vintage* (RRV) - £14
- 70s dress, also from RRV - £18
- Vintage knitted cardigan from RRV - £8
- Vintage romper from RRV - £8
- 1960s romper - a gift from family
- The flipping excellent design on the 60s romper
- One of the 50s/60s dresses from Norfolk - part of a bundle of items
- Another vintage item from RRV** - £9
*No vested interest here, I just love the shop!
**I’ve honestly not been given/promised anything to promote RRV!
Here it is; my first post for this blog: one month and one day after giving birth to my first child.
Aurora arrived in March after I was induced early, due to having developed gestational diabetes. A much wanted baby, who my husband and I didn’t think we’d be able to have.
Well, Aurora’s here. And life’s got flipped-turned upside down - but in the best way ever. The nine months I spent feeling awful and the labour are all forgotten… erm, naaaht. But it was all worth it.
So now it’s all about getting on with caring for, nurturing, teaching, encouraging and discipling Aurora in the manner I (and my husband) think is best. I have not read any parenting books and don’t plan to either. I will accept advice from healthcare professionals, family, friends and even strangers, and I’ll Google things if I am concerned at all, but mainly I will be going on what feels right or… natural?
Anyway, welcome to my blog which I aim to be about Aurora, vintage and anything and everything. Watch this space!
Definitely lol’d a few times!
My Story Teller collection is complete!
This week I received the Story Teller 2 set of cassette tapes and magazines, the final set I needed. They join the Little Story Teller, the Story Teller one sets and a Christmas edition: all in time for April when baby Johnson arrives.
My brothers and I were lucky enough to have been bought the magazine and cassette tape, that was released every fortnight, by our parents.
Each magazine and cassette contained several stories, songs or rhymes from around the world: classic fairy-tales, new stories, folk stories and myths. They are all read by well-known actors and actresses, including Joanna Lumley, Derek Jacobi, and Brian Blessed, to name a few. Imagine being read to sleep by Brian Blessed (he read Sinbad the sailor).
It was from ST1 that I found my love for Oscar Wilde; listening to The Happy Prince over and over again. The ending broke my heart every time. There are lovely stories, silly stories, happy stories, sad stories and stories that scare the bejesus out of children, like the Japanese fairy-tale the Goblin Rat. Hear it here; it’s the screeches!
As an adult, about to have my first child, I appreciate them even more than I did, as they are not gender specific; boys and girls can enjoy ST without feeling excluded or like they’re listening to and reading a ‘girly/boy’ story.
Bought from EBay, they are not cheap these days, so it has taken a while to collect everything. However, I’d urge anyone with children to look into Marshall Cavendish Story Teller collection, which I have seen available digitally (although I’m not sure if they are legitimate), as there is nothing else like them, and never will be. They are available on YouTube also.
Parents I urge you to check them out!