Monday, 29 October 2012

Suzy's Blog

Hi everyone,
It's me again ...
I have to start with an update on the weather, yes I know it's boring but it's what we brits do, (unless of course you happen to live in a fabulously sunny climate!) All I will say on the subject is today is a 'two brolly day'....Enough said, I think!
Well it's been a funny old week, I've stood an antique fair where, sadly, as expected, I bought more than I sold, but then a girl can never have too many vintage handbags.  Can she!?... I've enjoyed a 'relaxing spa day' ( not as healthy as it should have been, due to an  over generous lunch) And last but not least, rather ambitiously, tackled a spot of long overdue painting and decorating at home, (note to self, next time hire a professional)...
Talking of shopping, which I wasn't really, but my mind sort of wandered in that direction, I'm a teeny bit concerned about the amount of time I seem to be spending in Tesco.  I really need to organise my grocery needs a little more effectively!....Anyway food shopping can be quite entertaining, as I discovered whilst perusing the wine aisles recently.  I spotted a rather gorgeous looking man with sexy long dark hair in the midst of a heated exchange of words with a formidable looking 'lady of a certain age', who was determined to have the last word...'Young man', she exclaimed loudly, 'Might I suggest you get a haircut!'.....'Madam', he retorted 'Might I suggest you get a balaclava'!....Priceless!!
Sadly, although I have been 'loitering with intent' along the wine aisle hoping to catch a glimpse, I have yet to see him again....
I have to finish on the subject of horse racing, something I know nothing about, but I am absolutely smitten by Frankel and, of course, his half brother Bullet Train.....I want to kidnap these two!...But I'm informed he will have a fantastic retirement ...
Well....did the clocks going backwards catch you out .....if you have dogs like mine , they pay no attention to the clocks going back.....6am they dive bombed me .....oh well , you have to love them .
Now , its nearly Poppy Time something I am always very proud to wear ....Here I am in Cyprus on an official visit to meet the Dragoon Guards. So , if you have not as yet bought your poppy , then go out and get one !!
Well Cyprus takes me back and with that in mind here is a Blast From The Past

Has anyone seen the New Bond film yet ....I'm very keen to see it. I was more of a Piers Brosnan fan, but I must say Daniel Craig is a great Bond.
This was Page 3s Bond day pic , I think supporting Die Another Day

And right up to date with this one ...

Have a lovely week .....Bye for now

Sue XX

Monday, 22 October 2012

Suzy's Attic

Hello again from a very rainy and cold Nottingham.....Autumn is clearly here , in fact after venturing out today I think winter is upon us.Muddy walks with the dogs, although splashing puddles is still great fun, me not them ! Made all the worse by the column I write for SpainLinked. Which reminds me of sunshine and Sangria . But, I really enjoy the writing ....Liz Jones watch out !!

Talking of sunshine 

This is a blast from the Past but taken on a modelling trip for German Lui magazine in Kenya .Scorching weather , not sure about the fashion ! 

Now believe it or not I have a favourite poem .....This is it

When I am an old woman i shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go , and doesn't suit me
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals , and say we have no money for butter
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other peoples gardens
And learn to spit

.....Now there are 3 more verses, I shall save those for another time.....but here I am practicing in purple 

One more maybe ?  

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Suzy's Attic

Spent some time at the beautiful Felley Priory , once  favoured by Lord Byron , or at least the owners daughter was !

Not sure if Byron courted Augusta around the gardens here , but they are pretty sensational 

I dont think Tarrantino has anything to worry about just yet , so how about a shot taken last night just prior to meeting some friends out for dinner....

I am getting some stock together for an antique fair next month which should be long as I sell more than I buy !!

So with all things historic in mind .................heres a Blast From The Past !

Was very proud to be the official pin up of the Royal Engineers and The Dragoon Guards and visited them in  Germany and Cyprus ....amazing memories and here I am on one of my visits .

Monday, 8 October 2012

Suzy's Attic

What a busy week ! have spent a lot of time at the auctions and talking to antique collectors . Still managed to have lots of fun with my dogs and a lovely meal out at my local Italian .

And keeping up with The Blast From The Past theme ...

And heres a variation on a Harrold Robbins book cover