We've had a full on weekend and it's still only Sunday. This was taken on the way out on Friday night, believe me you wouldn't want to know what I look like this morning.
I scored an unprecedented heap of 1970s fabulousness from the town centre charity shops on the way back from my Friday swim.
We went to the pub.
Met Liz and Adrian
I had to give one of earlier buys a trip out (1970s maxi, £4.95, Walsall Hospice). Liz wore the Danish day dress she bought at the vintage fair a fortnight ago.
|(Marks & Spencer had reduced their bras to £1 last week, this one's a cleavage booster, if you couldn't already tell).|
Indulged in a random assortment of real ale (this is Trappist Monk at 8.5% it's deadly stuff)
As sure as night follows day, an evening of beer leads to a trip to the local curry house.
I could just eat it all again now.
On Saturday after an epic lie-in to recover from the copious amount of booze we'd knocked back we caught the bus to Birmingham.
We visited K-Boot, Kerrang's urban vintage and craft event.
I love vintage clothes, cars and interiors but drinking tea from mismatched dainty china cups, nibbling on fairy cakes or watching ladies with red lipstick and victory rolls singing torch songs just isn't really me. Kerrang offered retro clobber, a beer tent and live thrash metal, a marriage made in heaven.
I couldn't resist these beauties.
We called in to visit Liz's gallery in The Great Western Arcade.
Does she look familiar?
Yep, it's me.
After trawling the city's vintage shops we retreated to the Medieval opulence that is The Bacchus Bar for a restorative beer or three.
Then we hopped on the bus back home, Liz left us to join her work mates for a curry.
We nipped to The Wheatsheaf for a quick half, which lasted a couple of hours and a few more pints than originally anticipated.
Our friendly bar man who's also a prospect for The Winos Crew announced that the Hell's Angels are opening their own bikers bar in a couple of weeks time and we're invited to the opening night. Now I can live my Sons of Anarchy fantasy for real.
And if that's not enough excitement for a weekend the organiser of the monthly jumble's just called to invite me for a pre-sale preview on Thursday morning.
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. I'm off to catch up with three days of blog reading, looks like I'm going to be some time.