I had a brilliant time at Ramsey 1940's Weekend again this year. I went for the first time last year and can't wait until it's on again next year. It is such a great event with loads of people in costume and loads to see and do. I was there doing 1940's makeovers for the weekend. I took my dad along for the Saturday and we stayed there all day and for the big Hanger Dance in the evening. Russell's dad and his partner teach Lindy Hop so we nearly always bump into each other at these period events. Russ and I gave the Lambeth Walk a go on the Saturday night and when I told Charlotte (8yrs) about that she surprised me by signing the whole Lambeth Walk song to me - apparently they had learnt it at school when they studied World War II last term!
Well the Granta Bar / History open days went well and I am so pleased to find such a lovely new place to be able to go and get a great coffee, do some work and get free internet access with lovely views of the River Cam. If any of you find you want a nice place to sit and enjoy a coffee without paying over the odds and being stuck in a busy crowded Cambridge cafe, then I would highly recommend The Granta Bar - the staff are really nice too and I had a great chicken tikka curry there yesterday lunchtime :)
This morning I did a makeover for a lovely lady who is off to be a guest at a wedding. It's always a satisfiying job making someone feel pampered, special and confident. I am so glad she was pleased with my work, she has the most amazing collection of vintage clothes and things! I meet her at the Lindy Hop dance classes we were both in before Christmas, which I must start up again when I get the chance :)
I am now off to the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History AGM & Awards in the village of Toft, Cambs.
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist