Sunday, 22 May 2011

Getting Stoned


Today marks the start of our town's free festival and excitingly there's a sporting Mela taking place a short walk from our house. We're off to watch Kabbadi (a bit like a grown-up version of Tig), Beeni (arm wrestling) and Pantar (stone throwing) this afternoon. It's absolutely freezing here and blowing up a right old gale so there's a heap of layers going on under my dress including a schoolgirl's leotard and some thigh-high striped socks. Still, it's all good practice for the great British festival season.


The turban will hopefully stop me whipping my friends with my hair and prevent it adhering to my Vaseline-coated eyebrows. For those that asked, the tattooing process was no more than an annoying scratch and not at all painful (although coming from someone who walked round with a dislocated hip socket for 39 years may not be the best judge of pain).


Bizarrely anyone taking part in the stone lifting must bring their own stone (but it is weighed before the competition starts). I'd better go easy on the cider or I might find myself volunteering for the tug-of-war.


Vintage C&A maxi (£4.24 eBay), Levi's denim jacket (£4.50 Scope, 10 years ago), Turban (Jumble sale), Tooled leather bag (£1 car boot)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

60 comments:

  1. Sounds fun! It's always nice to have a day out that's a bit different, I say. Boo to the cold weather though. We've only had 2 cool days here so far, one of those days it was less than 10 degrees overnight and it made headline news...seriously.xx.

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  2. Hi

    I have left an award on my blog.

    I know what you mean about blowing a gale its so windy here too.

    Your outfit is lovely xx

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  3. Hi my dear! Sounds like a wonderful afternoon in store, sorry to hear the weather is not good-to be honest, its turned today here, very windy and quite nippy too, lets hope we all get some better weather this week! You look gorgeous, the C&A maxi is a real fabulous find, I love the different colour tiers and the print xxx

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  4. Have a great afternoon! Looking wonderful as always xo

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  5. Good ol' C&A. What went wrong, huh? I never rated them much but it's a nostalgia-thing...

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  6. Hope you had a good time. The turban looks amazing on you, I just look foolish in them which im gutted about as I think they are fabulous. Hope you kept warm, total gales going on here too! Scarlett x

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  7. sounds like a very funny festival, and I wish you enjoy it a lot, in spite of cold weather!
    love every dress you wear, so pretty nice patterns and colors, and love all that bracelets and rings you're wearing with so much style!
    besos

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  8. Or the volleyball? Sounds like a right laugh - though I'm not sure about the stone-throwing. Is it like throwing the discus or are they being aimed at someone, like a local Tory MP?!

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  9. lovely outfit for a nice festivl day. i hope you had fun!
    'Mela' i just new thias word from india...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  10. Aw I love Kabaddi! Have a great day!!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who layers under my maxis, my usual is leggings, body and termal socks on a chilly day.

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  11. Sounds like such fun!Hope you have a great time,blowing a gale down here as well along with on/off showers,grrr thought sunny days were going to be back again
    xx

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  12. Sounds like lots of fun , Vix....I like that competitors have to bring their own stone!!
    I do love yo in a turban...you look marvellous in them.
    xxx

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  13. Sounds like good fun! I do love the turban on you, looks so glamorous. I am also a big vintage C&A fan, great find! xxx

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  14. Sounds like an excellent multicultural day out! Love the turban :-)

    Hope you both had an excellent day (and that you avoided getting involved in the tug of war).

    Ali x

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  15. Hope you and Jon are having lots of fun at the mela; lovely C&A dress too xxx

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  16. Bring your own stone! Sounds like a great day at the office.
    Vix, you look warm, beautiful and quite relax; I guess in anticipation of a grand good times.
    Love the maxi ruffle, did you add to it or it came like that?

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  17. I hope you've had an amazing day! xo

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  18. The turban suits you so well - cool and chic. Was really windy here today too, have used it as excuse to hole up in the flat with a pile of CDs! xx

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  19. Vix my dear you are totally rocking that turban to perfection, love it! xxx

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  20. Looks like you had a brilliant day ahead, hope you had fun! You look lovely as usual!
    Sophie
    x

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  21. Have fun at the festival, dear, that turban looks good on you.
    You ought to wear turbans more often. Have fun! XX

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  22. This: "Bizarrely anyone taking part in the stone lifting must bring their own stone (but it is weighed before the competition starts)." is an excellent sentence.

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  23. Hope you had a good weekend! Looking great as always :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  24. Dearest Vix, wow that sounds totally different!

    I don't think you can be a good judge of pain. 39 years! Bless you.

    Have a brilliant time, tug of war sounds fun! Love you loads xx

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  25. Hey Vix! another day, another brilliant look! Perfect early-festival attire; it's so hard to dress summery when it's windy and there's a chill.

    Thought of you today when I donned my latest charity shop purchase; leather shoes that set me back £1!

    Hope you had a fantastic time at the festivel :D

    Much love and thankyou for your lovely comments, it meant so much to me xoxo

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  26. Vix, you look just peachy in your maxi/turban combo, it's a winner! Being a slim jim, you can layer up without looking like the Michellin Man (unlike myself...)
    Hope you had fun at the mela. Did you arm wrestle?
    It's been so windy here today, my son's swimming shorts blew off the line into next door's garden - lucky it wasn't my big old knickers!
    Love Curtise x

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  27. Brilliant layering! Just catching up on your posts and I'm really tempted by the eyebrow thing. I'm naturally blond too and as you can imagine my eyebrows are pointless. I get them dyed.
    Love your maxi skirt and of course you know I love a turban. BTW I wear the housecoat all the time!

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  28. The post title was a tease - thought it was going to be a tutorial on how to knock up a couple of spliff in only 3 steps! lol!

    I have to admit to falling asleep when having my eyebrows tattoo - less painful even than plucking!

    Loving the turban - shows of the new eyebrows a treat!

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  29. People have to bring their own stone?!? I can so imagine the all the villager walking around with a rock... Great outfit - I wouldn't mind seeing the leotard and the socks, too :)
    xxx

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  30. I'm ashamed to say I don't know what a "mela" is!!
    Curious sounding festival!!! Cider definetly needed!
    You look gorgeous,that frock is fabulous!!! And the turban!OH! Words cannot convey how much I am into that turban!Aye carumba!!!!
    Love you to BITS,talk later!!!
    xxxXXXxxx Helga!

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  31. fab outfit have a wonderful weekend!!

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  32. You, keeping off the cider?! Yeah, good luck with the tug of war, Vix... :)

    (on an different note - I love the design of that poster...) xx

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  33. I've never heard of a Mela, but looks really good. Hope you had a good time x

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  34. I love the mixed prints on your dress. Your festivals sound exciting. In the united states we have a lot of fairs. In my area they consist of tons of food, carnival games, rides, and usually a car demolition derby.

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  35. What fun! I'd be happy to stick to the cider and just watch the tug of war ;) I really do need to get myself a turban, you look fab in yours xx

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  36. Hope you had a great time - absolutely looove that maxi. xxx

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  37. Hope you had a great time - absolutely looove that maxi. xxx

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  38. So many new words! I would love to know more about this mela. Hope you've had heaps of fun.

    You look BEAUTIFUL, as usual, in that super pretty maxi. Would love a close up of the prints, if possible. And I agree with all of the above comments - you are rocking the shit out of that turban!!! Hope your eyebrows are recovering beautifully.

    Talk tonight! Love, Sarah xxx

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  39. Bugger me you look fresh and gorgeous in that dress, I just love the contrasting frill, just perfect for a Sunday outing and a bit of rock throwing!! Ooooh I'm having a right ol' perve at your bangles and rings today and oi you be careful out there on the tug-o-war my dear xoxoxox

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  40. I totally looove this outfit! I also adore you in a Turban! Seriously...not everyone can pull that off! It all looks great with the new brows. :) Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  41. Bet you had a ball and looking great at the same time.

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  42. I love your turban it looks great on you. Sounds like a great fun day out ;-)) Believe me you do have a high pain thresh hold i so can relate to that as you know ;-)) hugs, dee xx

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  43. Sarah said it best - you are rocking the SHIT out of that turban! I'm usually not a fan of them, but turbans look incredible on you! That maxi is a little bit gorgeous too.

    Also, I have to admit I giggled a little at the thought of everyone turning up with their own rocks. How cute!

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  44. I do love a good turban, and this is a great one. Excellent layering to beat the wind chill - we're nearly being blown sideways here at the moment. I'm so intrigued by the stone lifting!

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  45. That turban really suits you.
    And by the sound of it, what a great event! Hope you had a great time.

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  46. Wow! the mela sounds good fun! love the turban!

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  47. pretty sure I want to steal your turban haha :)

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  48. How do you do it? I think you were born to be fabulous where I was born to be, um, funny (not always in a good way) your fashion sense and way of finding a good deal is inspiring as always!

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  49. I do so love a turban! Gorgeous dress too xx

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  50. It sounds like an amazing event and you are looking as fabulous as always! I just adore the tuban practical and chic!!!

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  51. What fun! I am loving the turban on you and the fact that you layer like a pro!

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  52. You have Great style! I am your newest follower!

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  53. If I'd have been at home I would have joined you! Looks like it would be fun. Very windy I know. Been constantly slapped in my face with my hair, the kids have found it soo funny.

    Love the outfit, especially the turban. Could have done with that.

    X x

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  54. Gosh you have perfect eyebrows. I can't remember if I asked you before, but do you tweeze them yourself?? :)

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  55. I *love* that turban on you - it looks wonderful. Perfect finishing touch for your style :)

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  56. WOWEE!!! A Mela?? Remind again where you live!! That's so cool, you must have been in your element...except for the elements being cold!

    As usual my sweet you look fabulous! and I love the turban. You are out fabulous-ing Gloria Swanson!

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  57. I'm glad to hear they still do things like this (the Mela). Love the turban and maxi skirt! You'll be the most glamorous tug of war contestant for sure!

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  58. wow you look fab and so funky!

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  59. I need to find me a turban. Your picture only confirms it, you are totally rocking it.

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