So yes I was up painfully early on a Saturday to get glamorous before jumping on a train to Sheffield. As this is me, the moment I left the house the elastic in my tights went (the curse of wearing vintage tights!) and hayfever hit, but only my left eye. By the time I got to Oxford to change trains I was having to hold my tights up and one half of my face was paying tribute to Alice Cooper.
As I was anticipating some manner of tight disaster (me and tights, we don't get on) I did have a spare pair, what I didn't have was an eyeliner.
This meant the lovely once matching flick on the other eye had to go. I repaired to the toilet to repair myself before my connection got in.
Once off the train in Sheffield I was looking round getting my bearings when I spotted a colourful flock of ladies sitting at the coffee stand. Bingo!
We did introductions and hugs and presents and then it was off to the town hall for a vintage fair.
Now Sheffield and I are not unacquainted, As a teen, I used to live not so far away in Doncaster and made a few shopping forays to Sheffield with mates from school. I also went to my first ever concert there as a wide eyed 13 year old (Tears for Fears at Sheffield City Hall in case you were wondering) but I have to say I recognised none of it. Not a brick, not a building, not even the city hall, how bad is that?
Vix, Curtise and Sara ready to shop!
The fair was way busier than I expected but we gave it a thorough going over. I nearly bought a bag, tried on a couple of 'Definitely Not!' frocks and finally bought a cute repair job dress and a brooch.
Em, Tania and Sandra
We raised a glass to Krista and wished she were with us.
Krista I hope you approve ;-)
After we had fed and watered we visited the Vintage shops. I think we all found something that wasn't to be in Mooch
From there to Cow where I tried on 3 more 'Definitely Not!' dresses. We also went to a couple of other shops I have forgotten the names of. Vix found a fab little frilly number and a frock with monkey's on it
Suddenly it was time to take Sandra back to the station and fit in one more cheeky glass of wine sitting in the sun before heading home.
Emma and I were on the same train as far as Birmingham and talked everything from mortgages to Michael Fassbender whilst trying not to listen to the phone conversation of the lad opposite.
Charlie if you are reading this, get a grip woman, you are clearly the love of his life but he can't see you tonight because he is going to his Dad's birthday party and it would upset his Mum if he didn't go - OK????
Other than having to wait an hour at Oxford, a member of the train crew was late due to a 'trespassing incident' I know in all likelihood that meant someone on the track but I did have a bit of fun imagining..... and on the plus side it did give me time to buy a huge bucket of tea.
I was finally home to a large rum and coke and a jam sandwich, I know how to live.
Thank you ladies for a great day out and some fabulous pressies.