Sunday, 15 April 2018

More Frocking Holiday Snaps

Hello lovelies! I have been MIA for a bit as I have been up in Glasgow taking a few days R'n'R before I snapped and went postal. That's not entirely said in jest.


The weather was truly terrible except for the last day and I came down with a lurgy (which I still have) but I was actually glad to have some down-time as things have been a bit full on recently. Because it was too cold and we literally had horizontal snow we decided to do indoor stuff. 


Here are some photos from the Riverside Museum. It was the first time that I have been inside and I was really impressed, both with the building itself and with the displays. It houses the collection from the old Transport Museum and the Tall Ship is moored outside. 


Definitely something for the better weather. If you are in Glasgow I can really recommend it if you have a couple of hours to kill especially with kids (or big kids like me). 


There was a lot of different kinds of transport and some really witty displays that made good use of the space. These cars and bikes are up at the roof.


The highlight for me though was a selection of vintage dresses including one worn by Audrey Hepburn (the silver discs one by Paco Rabanne from "Two for the Road", also starring that red mini above!). These dresses were in revolving glass cases so please forgive the blurry photos. I think that a couple were Horrockses. 





Wouldn't this car just go so well with those dresses?


They had a little Edwardian street mocked up with shops that you could go inside. One was a dressmakers and there was this gorgeous dress in the window. Such beautiful detail. Beats Primani anyday.



There was one display that I just had to photograph especially for Vix, from the fabulous, "Vintage Vixen" blog. Isn't this bus just the absolute bizz? Beats the boring "corporation" bus livery any day. Hope you like it, Vix.



Well, I am off to take some more photos of my sewing, yes sewing, that I managed to utterly destroy. I shouldn't be allowed to adult. I am just not capable.

Did you take advantage of the Easter holidays to get out and about? Did you visit anything interesting? Stuck in work or just relaxing at home? Hope that you have had a nice time anyway.

Have a great week!

Kxx













22 comments:

  1. What a neat museum. I really like places like that!

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    1. Hi Sox, it really is lovely. The building itself is such an unusual shape and they really pack it in inside. I was really surprised just how much I liked it, only wish that it had been a bit warmer so than we could have gone outside to se the Tall Ship. Xx

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  2. Wow that looks like a fun place!

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    1. Maryanne, it really was. It was so much of fun going round. There was lots of interactive stuff. We crashed a clay bird making workshop for little kids that was part of the Family Fun events and even though Sprogzilla and her friend are 17 it was cool for us all to join in (except it was too busy). It is such a welcoming place. I am looking forward to going back in the better weather. Xx

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  3. Your fab photos are really making me want to visit Glasgow!
    You're spot on with that bus - I want one. That paintwork makes me go a bit weak at the knees. I wonder if Jon fancies tarting up our new work van to look like that?!
    Love the Paco Rabanne dress and the Mini (before BMW spoilt them).
    Hope you're over your lurgy, well rested and ready for a great (sunny!) week. xxx

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    1. Hi Vix, you should. It is a great place. I thought that you would like the bus. The paintwork is just incredible.Jon should definitely give a funky paint job a go. I really liked the dresses that were there, especially the turquoise one. My lurgy is still in full swing. I was off work today, not like me at all. Xx

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  4. The Transport Museum is great, so much to see and something for everyone. Plus handy to have a good indoors place to go on those frequent rainy days!

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    1. Isn't it fab? I really liked the new site, much better than the old one at Kelvin Hall. It's definitely good for everyone especially as the weather was shocking. Glasgow has such a load of lovely museums. Xx

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  5. The dresses are absolutely gorgeous, I love all of them, I love the shapes- fitted top, full skirts and colour. The metal disc one is wonderful too.
    The 'Vix van' is great too, I wouldn't mind having that myself, the decoration is fab. xxx

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    1. They were all lovely. Between there, The People's Palace and Kelvingrove Museum there are some fabulous textiles and clothes displays. I wish that they would put on more clothes as exhibitions, although they had a fab one at Kelvingrove of Kylie's costumes a few years ago. The Vix van is fab. I loved the paintwork. I wouldn't mind either. :) Xx

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  6. I have never been to Kellie and must rectify that soon. The museum looks wonderful and the clothes are just marvellous!

    xxxx

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    1. HI Veronica, It is such a good place to visit. There are loads of galleries and museums all within walking distance of each other and all free (bonus!). Going back after a while gives you a fresh pair of eyes although I didn't go out much as it was too cold and snowy. Hope that you had a lovely Easter break. Xx

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  7. Oh I used to have a car just like that when I learned to drive! I wish I'd kept it now!
    What fun you had. I'm at a conference in Edinburgh in May and have a half day to myself to explore...I can't wait.

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    1. Hi Evie, my home town! It is such a good place to go for a wander. Loads to see and do, even walking about in the Old Town is fun. Strangely enough they don't have very many fabric shops and the ones that are there are a bit spread out. The weather in May should be quite nice. When I was there last week it was snowing. Hope that you have a fab time when you are there.
      How lucky, those style of minis are very cute. I used to have one too but it was one of the modern ones. The old ones are much better but I always feel like my bum is too close to the road when I am in one. :) Xx

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  8. That metal dress is fab - it must sparkle like crazy in motion. You probably wouldn't want to sit down in it, though.

    Mock streets are one of my favourite things in museums - they've got one at York Museum, and one in the Museum of London too.

    I hope you're feeling less stressed now. Well done for taking a break rather than letting it all overwhelm you.

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    1. Hi Mim, You would have loved this one. They have some really cute tiny details like a cat peeking out of an upstairs window looking at a pigeon on the sill. The dress is lovely but I can't imagine ever imagine wearing something like that. It must have weighed a ton. Poor Audrey Hepburn, she must have been really dragged down.
      Ashamed to say that I actually did some work while I was away but not too much. Was laid low by a lurgy but am on the mend. Been down south for too long. Lost my immunity to snow. :) Xx

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  9. What a great museum! Miss my old Mini, and love the blue spotty dress too. Oh to have a waist like that again....actually, come to think of it, oh to have a waist!!!
    Hope the lurgy has left to pester someone else now.
    x

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    1. Hi Edwina, thank you for the comment. I was wondering how you were getting on. The dresses were really lovely. I think that people were much better dressed then. Not a see-through legging or joggie bottoms in sight. I am hearing you about the waist. I had one somewhere but I don't know where it went. I am still getting over my lurgy but am feeling a bit better just really tired. Hope that you are keeping well and enjoying the better weather. I bet that you garden is looking amazing! Xx

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    2. Did you see the comment I left on your last post?

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    3. HI Edwina, I just have. Thank you so much for your kind offer. That was really lovely of you but I have overindulged a bit too much on eBay in the seed department and am realising just how far one packet of seeds can go. Saying that they will probably all fall prey to the slugs and snails so probably better too many than too few! I hope that all is good with you and Himself. Xx

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    4. Just to say I have started (yet) another new blog..... www.Norfolkscribbles.blogspot.com

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    5. That is fantastic am looking forward to following it. Xx

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