Last weekend I went out and about, for a bit of fun. On Friday a group of friends got together to celebrate Daniela getting a new job, so I had to dress accordingly:
Details: Turban – Lomography store in Lisbon, Jacket – H&M, Dress – Biba for house of Fraser, Shoes – Office, Acrylic Clutch, all via Ebay. This is possibly one of the most age appropriate dresses I own.
I ended the night assassinating Blondie’s Call Me on karaoke- this photo really made me laugh. Well, the next day it was time to attend a local festival, more precisely in Melton Mowbray, called the Hill Billy Rock Festival. It was organized by some people from work, to raise money for the LOROS charity. We arrived there very early, and just in time to catch the big shower of the day:
I suppose one cannot have a proper festival in England without a bit of rain! Good thing we came prepared and had big brollies to hide under.
I was totally photobombed here! Details of what I wore: Floral Head Band – handmade by fabulous Desiree, Parka Jacket – from a outlet shop in Manchester, Bag – From a swap with Lili, Dress – H&M, via Ebay, Tights – I don’t remember, Cardigan – Princess by Vera Wang, Long Sleeve Tee – Primark, Jazz Dance Boots – Ebay.
I am really glad I left the house to go to this event because I discovered 2 new things that I enjoyed very much. The first one was the luxury alcoholic ice cream from Melt’on. I tried the Irish Stout flavoured ice cream and I tell you, I wish I wasn’t on a diet as I wanted to try every other flavour on the menu… There was also Teq-Key-Lim’On Pie, Malilbu’On Coconut and pineapple, Eat’On Mess plus a few others and they all sounded delicious, I can tell you. This is a very new company, only 6 weeks old, their website is not yet finished but you can find them on Facebook here.
A lot of beer was consumed in the event. I actually behaved myself and had only a couple of small glasses of Pimm’s.
Local punk band XMA (and the said hillbillies).
By the time the headliners came up on stage it was getting dark and frankly I had been wishing to go home for a few hours. It would appear that my partying days are behind me and the back and knee pain attested to it. However, the main band of the day was The Platforms and they were well worth waiting for. I had never heard of them before and were the second discovery of the day. They were really good and energetic and their renditions of classic glam rock tunes like Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls or Led Zeppelin, among others made my achy skeleton want to dance (plus the playful chords of Pantera’s Walk brought back memories). I danced and sang along the whole time and had a load of fun! Can’t wait to see them play live again.
And that was it. Sunday was spent in bed, recovering. I can’t imagine how I would have felt if I had drank beer or cider. My partying days are well behind me it seems. Ha well, I can still have fun in various different ways.
By the way and speaking of having fun, have you seen the latest issue of Vogoff? Melanie of Bag and a Beret made it and I am very honoured to have been included with such an international group of fabularse women. Click here and go look for Miss Dee Dee!