Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Splendour is just around the corner

So I've been procrastinating by writing loads of lists but now the time has come... finally packing for Splendour... sounds easy... everyone says just take HEAPS of stock!
So I have warm snuggly rugs and retro sleeping bags, the obligatory gumboots (my only un-retro items!), scarves, hats, cute cardi's, jackets, summer dresses, scarves, men's retro ties, some other cool items for the boys...trying to cover all bases here!
And then I have to pack for myself and one week onsite camping...or "glamping" as I will be at least in the van thank god... so food, toiletries, clothes (although the beauty of having a vintage stall is the ability to wear, wash and replace!), toilet paper.. ummmmm what else what else...

lordy lordy, the list goes on and on...

Anyway, the good thing is that we're on the way... keep you posted.. and fingers toes and legs crossed that these gorgeous winter days continue and my gorgeous van doesn't get bogged at Woodford!!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Aaaahhhh inspiration right here...

I love lists, those who know me know this... 
 and courtesy of a friend who just posted this on FB, I'm in heaven with this one.. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 18th Resolution...

Right, I have a new resolution and you have it in writing!


Starting Monday 20th...

I promise!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

the best little vintage van in vegas is gonna be a cover girl!!

Check out our next starring role... front cover & feature of a brand spanking new cool as cool can be Vintage Caravan magazine...!!! Launching April 29th @ all good newsagents!! Can't wait to see it!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

i want these wheels...NOW..!

So I think I may have finally found what I'm looking for...hip hip horray... !!!!

what do you think.... loud & proud enough for the best little vintage van in vegas??

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I think this is as auspicious a day as any to start...

Well after much procrastinating and wanting to find THE perfect subject as my first post, I have decided that I am obviously just making excuses and should just jump right on in...no time like the present..and today being 22.2.11 (1+1=2??) surely this is a fabulous day for something..anything...blabbing???

This will therefore be an educational piece...

Top 5 things NOT to do on your first market outing!!

1) Do not miss the entrance to the market once... twice.... three times even...as doing a u-turn towing a caravan in suburbia is not easy and will require a substantial diversion and subsequently some delays, mild stress with the late arrival.

2) Whilst a fabulous theft deterrent, do not break off the padlock key in the actual padlock locking the caravan to the towbar... this not only does not enable the caravan to be dis-attached (word?) from the car, it also requires 2 men, a hammer, a sledge hammer, bolt cutters and considerable grunt to remove same.

3) Do not lose the bolt from the jockey wheel somewhere on the motorway en route to very important first market. This will make stabilising and moving the caravan to prime position extremely difficult if not near impossible.

4) Do not trust the weather man... 28 degrees, no wind and no clouds apparently = 33 degrees, thunderstorms, torrential rain, cyclonic winds mixed with intense bouts of burning rays.

5) Do not take a car load & caravan full of stock...and come home with even more... obsessive compulsive vintage shopping disorder should be monitored at all times & reported to the appropriated authorities!!

The Village Markets on February 6th @ Burleigh however was an outstanding success and the feedback was amazing, so inspiring!!