Sometimes, I can be sooooo lazy! All the way back in January the lovely Psycho Sue at Sew Misunderstood very kindly awarded me the Stylish Blogger award, and I'm only now getting around to honouring the conditions (so shameful...), which are:
1)Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2)Share 7 things about yourself.
3)Award 10 recently discovered bloggers.
4)Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
So here are my 7 facts:
1 - I live in England, but I'm actually American! I was born in San Francisco, and grew up in a little town just outside called Fairfax (pop. approx 7,000 - very sleepy). Long story short - Mexican-American Mum bitten by the Beatlemania bug, went off to Engalnd in early 60's, met my English Dad, got married, came back to San Francisco in late 60's just for the hell of it, had a family, but became really home sick for Europe, so the whole family came back here in 1985, when I was 14. We've been here ever since. I sort of pick and choose when I'm English and when I'm from the States. But I recently visited San Francisco, and felt very at home......
2 - The first band I had a major crush on was A Flock of Seagulls. There, it's out, and I don't care what anyone says. I thought they were great, and 'I Ran' is a great song. (Look it up on Youtube, kids).
My all time favourite band is the Cramps; there's hardly a day goes by when I don't listen to one of their songs. RIP Lux.
|A recent unnecessary purchase...|
|Hula hooping in a nightclub while drinking beer- the secret to a healthy lifestyle!|
5 - I'm obsessed with 'The Killing' on BBC 4. For those of you not aware of this show, seek it out- it's brilliant. And don't let the fact it's in Danish put you off; it IS worth the effort. I might even knit a sweater like the one the lead character, Sarah Lund, wears, as a tribute to her, because there aren't enough realistic intelligent women on TV. (Now I just sound mental......)
6 - I don't have a Facebook page, or a Twitter account, or an i-phone. It seems like I'm the only person in the universe with out these things. I'm not a tecnophobe, I just don't have the time. I just about find time to do this blog.
7 - I can't stop buying hooped earrings, little cardigans, and striped tops. They just always work - well, anyway, that's what I think. I think the goat in this picture had other ideas.
It was very hard, as I love all the blogs I follow, but here are my most recent fabulous discoveries:
Tales of a San Francisco Shutterbug
This Old Life
Penny Dreadful Vintage
That Vintage Broad
Tickety Boo Tupney
The Dandyman Can
Dial V for Vintage
In the words of Patricia Neal in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', they're all very stylish girls. (Except for the Dandy Man, who gives Cary Grant a run for his money, I'm sure)