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11 March 2012

In a seaside town

I am currently sat in the craft room with the windows open listening to the birds singing outside with the sunshine streaming in - hasn't the weather this weekend just been beautiful? We have had such a busy weekend so I apologise in advance if this post is a long one, I seem to have taken quite a few photos!

Yesterday morning we got up bright and early to have a nose around some of the vintage shops in Pokesdown.  We had a party to go to in the evening where the dress code was 1960's or earlier and Tom wanted to procure himself some vintage braces and a bow tie to wear with his shirt and trousers.  I also bought a dress in What Alice Found, before heading over to the Tattoo Parlour Cafe for a cup of tea.  The Tattoo Parlour Cafe is where we're heading for lunch at the Bournemouth Blogger Meet so obviously I had to do some quality checking of their menu too (and boy does it look good!)


When we got back we took the dog for a long walk in the sunshine.  We are really lucky that we are surrounded by lots of woods and great walks so we didn't have to stray too far to give him a good run around and enjoy the weather.



When we got back the weather was too good to be able to get out of doing the gardening we've been doing for ages so we got stuck into weeding and digging up all the soil so it's ready for us to start planting things again in a month or two.  I know gardening might sound boring to a lot of you but there is nothing like having a garden full of blooming flowers and tasty vegetables when the summer rolls around.  Can't wait for those summer barbecues too!

In the evening we got ready for the vintage party.  I want to go for a 60's look so I styled my hair into a beehive, which was so easy.  I'd been using wadding/stuffing to stuff a felt hanging heart in the afternoon so I used a lump of wadding, back-combed the life out of my hair and then pinned it all around it and unloaded half a can of hairspray onto it.  It took about ten minutes! What do you think?




The party was absolutely brilliant, with bunting strung all over the house, a spread of British finger foods (cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, cheese and pineapple on sticks and lots of cupcakes!), a cocktail menu and even a vintage games room - I won at billiards! Here is Tom taking a shot...


And here is me and the birthday girl...


Today we dragged the dog out for another long walk, this time to Hengistbury Head, a few miles from where we live.  We walked for a couple of hours and I was pretty tired in the end; so nice to get out in the sunshine though, it almost felt like we were abroad strolling along in my cardigan and seeing everyone on the beach.  





We then headed back home for more gardening and a big sort out of the craft room for me.  No rest for the wicked though as we are off out to a pub quiz tonight in a little pub in the forest.  I will be sleeping well tonight! Have you all been enjoying the sunshine this weekend?

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33 comments:

  1. You look seriously amazing in your get up Rosie!Did the dress come with the bow and everything?I love it!Was it expensive?I love beehives!I'll be rocking them all Summer as I get boiling with my hair down!!I love the look of where you live!xxx

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  2. You look seriously amazing in your get up Rosie!Did the dress come with the bow and everything?I love it!Was it expensive?I love beehives!I'll be rocking them all Summer as I get boiling with my hair down!!I love the look of where you live!xxx

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  3. Your outfit is super hot. I love it.

    And once again, your dog is the cutest.

    X

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  4. Your outfit is amazing! Love it!
    Looks like you're having a amazing time!:')

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    xo

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  5. I can't believe how much Bohdi has grown since you first got him! Dogs definitely grow super fast!
    Your beehive is also amazing, I always try to do one but my hair seems to hate hairspray or just generally staying where it's meant to for any length of time! You definitely look the part though (: x

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  6. Love your beehive! I will definitely have to give that a go.

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  7. This post made me so happy (:

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  8. I was over your neck of the woods today :) Went to Christchurch Priory. Nearly went to Hengistbury Head actually! The weather has been glorious hasn't it! You look amazing for your 60s party! Your hair is so cool! Glad to hear that The Tattoo Parlour is good - I can't wait to meet you all! :)
    And very jealous of your garden - would love to have a garden to do some planting and stuff - sounds divine :)
    x

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  9. You look great in your 60's look, and your weekend sounds like it was great! Must say, I am SO jealous that you have a craft room! My boyfriend has promised me that when we eventually move in together I can have my own little space for my jewellery making etc...holding him to it! xx

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  10. Love your 60s hairstyle, the walks you go on always look so lovely. x

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  11. N'awh Bodhi is growing to be such a handsome little pooch! I'd love to say I'd been as outdoorsy productive as you but student gardens need minimal effort haha, my housemate and I did, however, construct a new, epicly maze-esque washing line for use in the sun ;) Love LOVE your messy beehive Rosie, it suits you so much and I love the pop of blue/turquoise on your eye make-up! (:

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  12. Your hair and outfit look amazing, really suits you! :) Plus your dog is so cute! x

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  13. Oh what a lovely weekend this looks like Rosie! Pokesdown? Are you for real? Sounds like THE most amazing place!
    Bodhi is a little beautiful creature, and HELLLOOOOOO how amazing do you look! seriously love what you're wearing and your hair is fab fab FAAAB xx

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  14. Lovely photos from what sounds like a lovely weekend! You look very pretty and very 60s! x

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  15. Wow, you guys all look great!
    I adore your hair up like that, so pretty!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  16. bodhi running towards camera = amazing. Also reminds me of when our lurcher ran so fast at my mum and didn't do his normal trick of going round her at the last minute. He broke her knee cap because he was going so fast/was so big!
    Sounds like you had a great weekend, I worked yesterday, but toddled to London today to a little wedding fayre!

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  17. OOOH I love your sixties outfit! Your hair looks amazing! The Tattoo Parlous is such a cool name for a cafe :)

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  18. Your outfit for the party is perfect! Love the picture of Bodhi running towards the camera as well.

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  19. Your outfit for the party looks fabulous. Aw your dog looks like he is loving life! xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  20. Love your party look, very Pan Am! xx

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  21. What a lovely weekend! You're so lucky to have countryside all around you. I miss that so much living in London. Love the outfit too! I use a ball of wool under my beehive. I always have an inevitable moment in a bar when I look around and think "nobody knows I have a ball of wool in my hair. Ha!" xxx

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  22. Oh it sounds like you really enjoyed the sunshine this weekend! I'm immensely jealous!! Looking absolutely stunning, in your 60's get up! x

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  23. Love the photo's, you look great in that dress :)

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    Nicki xx

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  24. Sounds like such a perfect weekend! The weather was glorious, and you look wonderful.

    Rosie x

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  27. This looks like a totally ideal weekend! Love the outfits and the dog-walking pics =)
    xx
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  28. :O Your 60's outfit looks super! I am very much liking the hair too :)
    Sounds like you really have had a lovely weekend xox

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  29. Hengistbury Head looks just stunning! I love your pictures, outfits, and the blog in general :)

    I went away to enjoy sun over the weekend in Marlow area - great countryside walk I can recommend :)

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  30. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. I'm very jealous that you got to be near the beach in the glorious weather. Your outfit looks perfect, I hope you had a blast at the party!
    R xx

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  31. OMG that dress! Speechless!

    Also, I awarded you a blog award thingy! http://www.lisaphilbin.co.uk/2012/03/blog-award.html

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  32. Oh wow. this whole post just makes me so jealous that you are by the sea. love the pics. please keep them coming. x

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