Friday, 17 August 2012

Pet Sounds


There's a lot of love for pets in Blogland today with Tamera,Curtise, Krista and Melanie all sharing snaps of their cats, dogs and rabbits. It's been a while since my Hermann's tortoise, Jacob made an appearance on the blog so here he is in all his scaly glory.


My Grandparents bought him for me in 1976 when I was 10. At 36 he's still a baby.


He lives in the garden from April to the end of September and hibernates for the rest of the year, he's partial to a tickle under the chin, strawberries, Turkish rocket and fancy lettuce.



Here's me in my latest second-hand find, a groovy 1970s catsuit I found on a charity stall on the market earlier today.


Our "hippies" sign gets a lot of love. It was from a car boot sale over five years ago but you can get similar on eBay.


I'm not all dressed up and nowhere to go, I'm off to the pub in a bit.


It won't be a late one, there's a jumble sale on in the morning and I'll need a clear head for fending off the Black Country Grannies.

Polyester catsuit (£1, local council charity), 1970s turban (50p, jumble sale), Moroccan tooled leather duffel bag (£2, car boot sale), Velvet platforms (£9, Office sale 2011)
Have a fabulous weekend!
See you soon.

PS Thanks for your concern, my eye's loads better today and I promise to go to the Docs if it doesn't go away. 

75 comments:

  1. I am so intriqued with Jacob....
    even your turtle is from the 70s!!!

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  2. Or you could ask me- I'm an ophthalmologist and devoted reader tho' I live a bit far away (Kolkata)!

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  3. Oh Jacob is gorgeous! I adore tortoises they are such lovely creatures, they have a gentleness about them which appeals greatly.

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  4. I saw Tamera's post this morning, and that combined with my frock, set me off on my kitty theme!
    Hair's looking great, Vix! So is the eye of doom. And bloody hell, the rest of you isn't half bad either!
    That's a bargain of a jumpsuit, and oh you do rock a turban. LOVE that massive pendant too.
    Haven't seen pics of Jacob for ages, time the reptiles got some respect among all these mammals! Give him a chin tickle and some posh lettuce from me.
    Have a good evening, hope the jumble proves fruitful tomorrow! xxxxxxx

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  5. I was scrolling down, la,la, la, gorgeous, and then, brakes, those velvet boots with that outfit? Oooo. That's a shopstopper for sure! You look great in every detail. No hotpants today so I am glad your eye is feeling better. Your leopard nails are awesome purring among the blues.

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  6. You have a 36 year old tortoise named Jacob. My oh my, you are full of surprises. He's amazing. Please feed him a strawberry for me! Have fun tonight and at the sale tomorrow. Be easy on those grannies! (lol, I'm sure you are).

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  7. Jacob is stunning!! I adore turtles/tortoises and have raised several from hatching!!

    I told Curtise we should have a blogger "show your pusssies day"--wouldn't that get some stuffy peoples knickers in a twist!!!

    Love the outfit--they wore their pants tucked into their boots and bloused like that on the 1973 SoulTrain episode recently.

    Good lucK against the grannies tomorrow. Glad to hear your eye is better!
    Give Jacob a rub for me!! And pet those kitties!!

    {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}
    Tamera

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  8. you look luxuriously elegant wearing your catsuit and turban combo, so pretty accessorized, and so fabulous retro vibe!
    And Jacob is so seventies too!, lovely!
    besos & partytime

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    Rock the eyepatch, think Anita Pallenberg (villainess) from Barbarella...
    "Hello Pretty Pretty"

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  10. OMG you look so cute! wow you can really make catsuits look amazing! the turtle is so cute too and i think it's amazing he has grown up with you.

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  11. Had to shout my son Riley in to show him Jacob's pictures and tell him how old Jacob is, as he's been begging us for a tortoise for years, he loves them. I might give in this Christmas though we're already overcrowded here and Pat wants to get chickens too. Glad your eye is feeling better Vix, love those boots with that jumpsuit and your gorgeous nails, have a good night down the pub! xx

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  12. Glad your eye is on the mend. Love this outfit - my favurite so far.

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  13. Glad your eye is better.
    You look gorgeous in that outfit. Love it. And how lovely to see Jacob...he looks very spry and almost metallic in that light!
    Have a glorious weekend, m'love.xxxx

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  14. ooh I didn't know about Jacob! He is fab! Have fun and the pub and happy booting this weekend :) x

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  15. I love turtles! There's a shop in Luxembourg (where I grew up) that has water in the window. They got terrapins when I was wee, and they still have them. I go see them every time I go still!

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  16. That turban is all that <3

    Tye
    http://www.lagelledailydose.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your tortoise! I just got one for my birthday last week, named him Jarvis. :) I am a bit nervous about the hibernation thing! Loving all of your jewelry as usual!

    Annie

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  18. Vix, I love your nails!! That catsuit is lovely too, you reminded me of Pocahontas!
    Bless your wee tortoise & I hope your eye gets better!

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  19. Love the outfit and the pet !

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  20. I'll have to show this post to my little brother (though I imagine it will be the first 3 photos he scrutinises most closely). He's a Hermann devotee too - he has a one year old teeny tortoise that will be hibernating for the first time this year. How appropriate that even your pet is retro Seventies!

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  21. Hi Jacob! What a lovely creature! Oh yeah, your turtle is cute too.

    Love your little "pocahontas" get up, girlfriend- and I wish I was meeting with you at the pub!

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  22. Ha! That sign is classic!

    Cool catsuit. I have never in my life had a good catsuit-wearing figure... you REALLY rock them!

    Cute tortoise.
    x

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  23. What a cute creature! And a great pet for kids, since they have long life spans. My sister had one once and it "escaped." REally? He just "ran" away? suspicious. You have just inspired me to go paint my nails. I need a turquoise color like that.

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  24. Oh your turtle is awesome I just love how your grandparents got him for you and Wow they do live a long time don't they!! You look super cute have fun at the pub!! Love Heather

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  25. "even your turtle is form 70's" LOL that is so darn cute!
    xx
    Maya

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  26. He is so adorable! The photos are so good,I could never take such detailed pics x

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  27. What a beautiful tortoise you have I wanna tickle his chin and feed him strawberries! The fact that your Grandma gave him to you is so very special. You look so amazing in this jumper and your necklace is a real beauty! I love the new bag already making an appearance too. I have a very similar arm band...I must dig that out now. Can't wait to be in the pub with you!
    Talk to you Sunday!!!
    Tonsofanimallove~Krista

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  28. Thank you for showing us Jacob. That's a lovely close-up portrait of him. It's wonderful that he has found such a loving home. Give him an extra tickle and strawberry for me.

    Glad your eye has improved. Have a great time at the pub.

    Smashing catsuit, a fitting outfit for today's pet theme.

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  29. I loved Gayle's comment that even your tortoise is from the 70s - too true! :) The most appropriate pet ever!

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  30. This outfit is awesome - you look fabulous. The hippies sign made me laugh, and I love the buddha (?) I wish there were car boot sales like yours here in NZ. Perhaps without the toothless skinheads selling illegal porn though! Hope you have a great weekend, and if your eye is not better please go to the doctors ?
    xx

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  31. Jacob is such a handsome tortoise, he seems so distinguished and upper class. =D
    It must be very cool to have a pet your Grandparents purchased.

    Great find on the suit. You look cheeky today!! =p
    Be sure to get a good sleep. I have to do the same for morning sales. I better not be waking up early for nothing. *lol*

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  32. Your style is amazing and your turtle is just super cute - it is so wonderful to see a pet that has been with you for the largest portion of your life) also, your bargain finding abilities are supernatural! glad to hear you`re feeling better!

    >'.'<

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  33. So how old will Jacob get? And does he stay outside in the winter or come into the house? Love the legs of the catsuit tucked in to the boots. (And my eBay is off to a good start.)

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  34. Meow!! love your cat suit amor, you really look like those pretty James Bond ladies.You have poison in your purse. adore your hippy sign is the coolest.
    Jacob is so cute and he is retro, such a shame cats and doggies dont live that long.
    besos

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  35. Eeee, your tortoise is adorable! You're so lucky, i've always wanted one! I love your arm bangle too, want to work out a way to make them :)
    xxxx

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  36. Good to hear your eye is healing, phew!! Sunnies in the pub after a few ciders could have been 'interesting', LOL!!
    Awesome catsuit, I think you were born for them, so well do they suit you.xx.

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  37. Yay for the disappearing eye mank!
    And an extra yay for an appearance from Jacob,the wee sweetie!We do love our little critters here in blogland!
    Looking mighty foxy;I do hope you best intentions don't lead you astray,as being hungover and battling grannies wouldn't be terribly pleasant!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  38. Brown! No prints? Wow, you manage to look colorful not wearing colors. Love your jewelry and the long ear buddha head.

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  39. I think this is one of the very few times I've seen you wear something in a solid colour. You've styled it so fabulously, tucked into your boots, and loaded up with awesome bling!
    Jacob is sooo cool - I quite like tortoises and had one for a little while when I was young. Their wise little faces always get me!

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  40. Battling grannies would be fun!!! Love your Jacob, such a cool pet to have.

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  41. Sorry darling, but Jacob has well and truly stolen this post. I cannot tell you how in love with him I am. He has made my day. :D

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  42. Oh, mr turtle! He is gorgeous. How long do they normally live for? You look fab, as usual! xxxx kisses from chomby

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  43. Oh Vix, Pet Sounds was one of my favorite albums, such a long time ago. Hi to Jacob! Vix, you are rocking that outfit. Have fun at the jumble sale, wish I could be there.

    xo, Bonnie

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  44. Hehe you really are a super star....I can't believe you have a pet tortoise! With a pet like that you were destined for fame. Xx

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  45. What an awesome turtle, its kind of amazing that you've had him for so long. I love that he can live in your garden too - that's so cool!

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  46. Jacob is so cool! He doesn't look a day over 21!

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  47. When I was a kid tortoises were popular pets but now you hardly ever see them, so how fabulous that you featured Jacob today. He is rather distinguished and looking mighty fine for a 36yr old.
    Good luck at the JS.

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  48. Oh tortoise love, so pleased you have had him all those years, he's more than a part of the family now. Love love love that bag on you. Looking good, enjoy the pub :)

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  49. Vintage Vixen - The queen of jumpsuits!

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  50. Great jumpsuit! And you look fantastic in your black turban. Not just anyone can wear them, but this looks very classy/sexy on you.
    Good luck at your sale!

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  51. I'm sorry I forgot to mention your eye! Or did I? Anyway, I know what a bastard eye problems are. I love Jacob, you've got him forever and he looks so adorably grumpy! I love that catsuit and turban combo, it's a great colour. Go terrorise those grannies!! Xx

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  52. I am SO jealous you have a tortoise, I love them! You look fab as always - killer nails and boots!

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  53. Hello Jacob, you cutie you!

    I like your manicure! Glad to hear your eye is doing better.

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  54. Awww! Jacob is too cute!And is amazing that you had him from your grandparents, such a lovely memory!!
    The catsuit is stunning and perfect for the velvet boots and turban!
    I love everything you are wearing here even the manicure is fabulous!
    Have a great weekend!!
    xxxx

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  55. That catsuit looks fab on you, Vix! & I love Jacob, he is adorable!xo

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  56. Jacob is so cute, I love tortoises but then again I love all animals. There is something magial about tortoises though they fascinate me, I feel like this about elephants too!

    Love your outfit you look fab x

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  57. He is beautiful! My eldest has just brought two turtles home they are adorable and the size of a 50p piece, I'm told they will grow to the size of a teaplate, wowzer!
    Love your catsuit you look fab, as always x

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  58. I'm sure you're able to spot the best bargains, one eye or two! Glad you're better, though!! Like so many others, wish I could join you at the pub and on your thrifting forays. Lucky Krista!! Have fun.

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  59. Aw, I love Jacob! I imagine he's easier to keep up with than my mad mog!

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  60. Oh woah i spotted your leopard nails peeking out of the turquoise ones! I love your jumpsuit to bits..its plain,but jazzed up perfectly with the silver accessories,a-la-vix!

    Jacob looks adorable, though I am really more of a cat person:p

    Love,

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  61. Goodness me women you're hot.

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  62. I adore the catsuit tucked into your GLORIOUS velvet boots!!!! It makes them look like 70s harem pants - what a fabulous score! Dear Jacob, an infant at 36? I want to know if he's ever had a girlfriend! Good luck fighting off the grannies - we'll be them one day won't we?;)))))) xoxooxoxoxxoo

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  63. I love this outfit so much! There's just something about you in a catsuit - you've got the perfect catsuit attitude! Jacob sure is a gorgeous gentleman. I love it when he pops up on your blog!

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  64. He is adorable. Loving the catsuit. Glad your eye is on the mend.

    X x

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  65. wow!! You've had him for so long! Thats awesome!!

    Also that jump-suit rocks my socks!

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  66. Your little turtle is so cute..... <3

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  67. Hi Vix,
    I found your blog thru janet at gardeners cottage. I saw Jacob and enjoyed knowing that he is 36 yrs old. Yesterday I met a woman in a small park that has been bringing her rescued box turtle "Sammie" to that park for years. He was quite funny and determined to head a certain area even though she turned him around to keep him in the grass, at least a dozen times. I told her about your blog and your tortoise. She might contact you. I think she said that she thinks he is some 30 some years old also.
    jessica

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  68. You do rock a catsuit and a turban like no other! And what a cute tortoise - 36 and he's a baby? Wow!

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  69. Wow, Jacob is amazing. Tortoises live for a really long time, don't they? I think it's so cool that he just hangs in your yard. Where does he go when he hibernates, inside or does he stay out?

    Love your look here; the pantsuit (and a pound, get out!) totally rocks. xoxo

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  70. i love that fact that your turtle is from one of your favorite decades!

    xo

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  71. I love Jacob! And I LOVE YOU in this fabulous outfit so much - the jumpsuit tucked into boots is the first look I can ever remember 'getting' as a kid... the first look I ever wanted to emulate... and here's you ROCKING THE CRAP out of this old favourite! YOU LOOK AMAZING! I love the turban too - and the exquisite jewellery. Love you more than the 70s, Sarah xxx

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  72. Glad to hear the eye's healed up, nothing as bad when the sun's out! The Little Match Girl, sob! What a read, it broke my heart when I was little. Thankfully, the beauty of those tapestry boots has helped from slumping into misery thinking about that most unfortunate of children's literature characters xxx

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  73. AMAZING outfit!! And your tortoise is gorgeous!!!

    L x

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  74. Very nice post thanks for sharing the blog and keep on updating the blog.

    shot for slim

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