A rose by any other name

I’m  a lady who loves her 50s style circle skirts and dresses  - so a floor-length fairly straight dress was never going to immediately draw my eye.Until I was well and truly persuaded otherwise by the folks at Miss Candyfloss* who tempted me with the hidden and extremely full skirts of a rose – the … Continue reading A rose by any other name

Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

How do you find a way to make "history" interesting and more than reading a collection of extracts and pictures on a wall?Well it's a question the Imperial War Museums have clearly been asking themselves and equally clearly, have resolved it with an interactive experience at the Churchill War Rooms. I was invited along to … Continue reading Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

Women in War fashion show

Whilst I admire much of the austere clothing of the 1940s necessitated by war time regulations, I'm very much a 1950s girl when it comes to fashion history. The streamlined skirts just don't make my heart flutter like a flouncy petticoat does. But of course the wartime years were about so much more than clothing - … Continue reading Women in War fashion show

When strangers become friends!

"We began the day as strangers and ended it as friends! - that just about sums up a day out I had at the Black Country Living Museum. Knowing just one or two of the group I joined a large gathering of 1940s enthusiasts, who have no objection to anyone who also loves other eras, … Continue reading When strangers become friends!