Saturday, 27 August 2011

Deco Decadence........

What Ho......
The after deco jazz cruise party was held at the    Hydro Hotel in a small but beautifully proportioned function room, with wooden dance floor. -

Anthony treated us  to the pleasures of 
      shallac 78 being played on an 
          orginal wind up gramaphon.

Ones everyone had had the chance to freshen up and change the dancing re commenced in ernest.                                                  
                                               Shady Ray, Allyson, Andy, Lyndia, Steph & Anthony.
 Gillian & Peter    Steph & Anthony. 



We had the pleasure of black & white silent films being shown on a big screen whilst we danced and after midnight whilst we sat and ate cup cake made by the lovely Steph we had the pleasure of  watching Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things. 

The night was a complete hoot we sat and chatted and giggled until the wee small hours when finally we all parted and went our seperate ways to our bedroom having had a totally tickerty boo time.............

Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Deco Jazz Cruise

Hello Lovelies.

Recently a group of us spent a most pleasant evening cruising on lake Windermere from Bowness.
The theme of the night was Evelyn Ward's book 'Vile Bodies' and Stephen Fry's film 'Pretty Young Things'

We met outside the hotel (more of that later) to walk the short distance to the pier.

                                                                         Bowness Pier.

Ones boarded it was no time at all
before the dancing commenced.

Gillian & Peter .

Charleston Stomp.
                                                     Gillian & Anthony.

                                                                                                           Steph & Anthony .
During the interval a supper buffet was served which 
gave us all time to catch our breath and enjoy the scenery.

                                           One of the Steam Boats that still plies it trade on the lake.

                                                                     A Boat House


                                                                                                                                     Shady Ray & I.
                                                Lynda & John

                                                                                                                   Gillian & Pete
                                                                     King / Queen of the world        

 Then of course just a little more dancing.......

                                                                    Steph & Anthony.

                                                                    Gillian & Peter danced at competiton level until retiring
                                                           Linda & John previously danced professionally 
                                                                            winning many coveted titles.

This spiffing Deco Jazz cruise was organised by Steph & Anthony and we would all like to think that it will become a yearly event.
If you facing joining us next year visit

However our night did not finish as the cruise ended quite the contary as we all decamped  up the hill (so much easier on the down ward walk) to Hydro Hotel to changed and get ready for our Summer Ball.

That however I will leave for another blogg.

Toodle Pip for now x

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Doll Face.

What Ho....

I spent Sunday at a 1940's weekend at Lytham St Anne's with Shady Ray. my sister and brother in law and had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady and her doll of a baby.

I just loved the original carriage pram and the doll of a baby was just so scrumptious.
The attention to period detail was amazing and it is always so nice to met people like this lady who help to make event such as this one by becoming living history.

There is lots more coming soon with regards to this spiffing weekend.

Toodle Pip x

Monday, 22 August 2011

Internal Slavery Rememberence Day


Each year 23 August is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, on that day tributes are paid by people across the world to the tireless struggle of slaves for their freedom. 
The date was chosen by UNESCO as it marks the anniversary of the uprising that took place on the island of Santo Domingo; known today as Haiti and the Dominican Republic; during the night of 22 to 23 August 1791, the events of that night shook the slave system, radically and irreversibly and have been credited with providing the impetus for the process which would lead to the abolition of slavery.

Tallulah  May x