Tag Archives: 1940s

The Common Headscarf

Walk into any vintage clothes shop in London and chances are there’ll be a basket in the corner piled high with a delicious selection of headscarves. Aside from providing the most comfortable sort of bedding a furry creature could wish … Continue reading

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Feed a Cold, Starve a Flu

Actually, I find feeding a most excellent remedy for both cold AND flu. None of this starving nonsense, thankyouverymuch. Ice cream, chocolate, lemony drizzled cakes and bourbon biscuits… all most helpful in making a poor, sick gal feel better – … Continue reading

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I’ll Have What She’s Having.

Food is good in so many ways. mmm mmmmmm. Eat the right stuff and you’ll wave goodbye to rickety legs, hollow cheeks and scurvy skin. You’re hair will have that shiny bounce of the L’Oreal girls’ and your nails will … Continue reading

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Where did all the knits go?

I’m officially an inhabitant of the capital’s most moth ridden borough. Yep, Hackney is the Mecca for moths according to my most trusted sources. I don’t doubt it, either. The little devils have been causing havoc at no. 60C. They’ve … Continue reading

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Nail it.

I’ve always had a bit of a thing about painting my nails. There’s nothing quite like a quick file and a splash of polish to boost the old glamour stakes. Chic and understated. That’s my usual look. And for anyone … Continue reading

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