Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Vintage Magazines

Generally, I'm more of a morning person than an evening person. I didn't used to be. When I was younger and out on the weekends I could quite happily stay out til the wee hours! But not now, I need my sleep!! At the weekends in the summer I will always go early to my allotment. I love the tranquility of being out and about in the early mornings. 

This morning I got up early. Dh works from home but he had to go and see a client at 8am so we were up early. I made breakfast and a cup of tea for us. I wasn't starting work until just after lunch today so once we'd had breakfast I cracked on with the cleaning. Although we both work and don't have any children, I do like traditional roles within our marriage. For us, it works well. I also put a jacket potato in the slow cooker for dh's lunch

Once the house was in good order I sat down for a cup of tea and some vintage reading. I love old fashioned magazines and I collect magazines dating from the 40s to early 50s. I read them from cover to cover but my favorite part has got to be the agony aunt page. The questions and answers give such a clear view of thoughts of the time. I also have lots of books about life in the 40s and 50s as well as a bit earlier that I regularly dip in and out of.

After a good sit down (for longer than I care to admit!) I started organising an early lunch for us. After lunch, I got ready and went to work. I got in about 8:30pm, made dh and I dinner, cleared up and am now having a sit down while I wait for dh to finish work. 


Welcome :)

Hello :)

Welcome to my blog. My name is Gillie and I love all things Vintage, particuarly from the 40's and 50's era. I am not an expert. I am just a regular 30 something girl with a love of 'times gone by'.

I have been interested in vintage times for about the last 5 years or so, but I always loved listening to my Grandma and Grandpa's stories (some of which I hope to share on here) about there time in life, particularly their early years when they were the age my husband (DH) and I are now. My Grandparents are sadly no longer with us but their stories will stay with me a lifetime and I hope you will enjoy them too.

I am just an ordinary girl, living in a maisonette with my husband.We have no children. I have recently started a new job having come out of an extremely stressful and thankless job where, for the past year I have had no life having been either at work,or worrying about work! So this blog marks a new start in my life where I now have a work/life balance and get to pursue my hobbies and do things I actually want to do! I have written a list of all the things I want to do this year and stuck it on my fridge. A lot of them are simple things like going on long walks and picnicing, but they're things I haven't done nearly enough of over the last 18 month or so. 

I love reading about life in the 40's and 50's. I buy a lot of books second hand, but also make good use of my local library. I love vintage clothing,most of them repro's. I love Lindy bop clothing and Collectif too. I go to a lot of antique/vintage shops,markets and fayre's and this year I hope to go to a 1950's dance, if anyone knows of a good one in the South of England, message me! I have an allotment that I have had for just over a year so I am looking forward to growing well this year and doing some preserving as well.

I hope you will check back again to see what I'm up to.

The leaflet of the left is a repro from the Swansea 1940s museum but the
magazine on the right is an original. I collect 1940'sand 50's Womens
magazines. I find them fascinating :)