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I was tagged in this meme by the lovely Andrea, aka a cat of impossible colour, so here goes!

What are the last three things you purchased?
1) This fabulous ensemble from Revamp Vintage:

which I cannot wait to receive!
2) A pair of Ivory 40s style trousers from Shona, the lady from my last but one blog entry (pictures in the last one!)
3) A pair of really dreadfully unsexy nude knickers to go under the aforementioned trousers!

What are the last three songs you downloaded?
I never download songs, only whole albums, so here are the last ones I downloaded:
1) Master of Puppets – Metallica
2) The Black Album – Metallica
3) Appetite For Destruction – Guns N’ Roses
Bet you weren’t expecting that! I was a huge heavy metal fan in my teens and am replacing the music I loved, but only had on cassette!

What are the last three places you visited?
1) Lanzarote
2) Cyprus
3) Er…East Grinstead for a big 40s swing dance event last night? haha

What are your three favorite movies?
1) The Princess Bride
2) O Brother Where Art Thou
3) Zoolander

What are your three favorite possessions?
1) My home
2) This dress:

Which was deadstock when I bought it, but has now been worn and washed several times. Don’t hate me for washing it, it’s cotton and so well made, and it is just meant to be loved and shown off a lot!
3) My new camera, which I am still learning how to use!

What three things can you not live without?
As Andrea said: I’m interpreting ‘things’ to mean material things … otherwise it would also be friends, family and my cats!
1) The internet – I am a geek and not ashamed! (I realise the internet isn’t material, but it is a ‘thing’!)
2) Books
3) Tea πŸ˜‰

What would be your three wishes?
1) To fall in love with a wonderful man who loves me equally and unconditionally
2) To have enough money to travel widely and still live comfortably. (This is so perfect I am stealing it from Andrea!)
3) To be happy and healthy despite life’s ups and downs

What three things haven’t you done yet?
1) Mastered swing dancing
2) Met the aforementioned man πŸ˜‰
3) Been on film or the stage!

What are your three favorite dishes?
1) Sushi of any kind
2) My very fattening and very tasty veggie lasagne
3) My mum’s Christmas dinner

Which three celebrities would you most like to hang out with?
1) Johnny Depp (swoon!)
2) Keira Knightley. I’m not actually a fan of hers, but in every interview I have seen she appears to be very down to earth and fun.
3) Kate Moss. Again I am not a fan, but I would love to know what goes on when she goes out partying!

Name three things that freak you out.
1) Despite what I have said earlier, having been single and living on my own for a year, the idea of dating someone actually petrifies me.
2) The thought that one day my parents won’t be around any more.
3) Big hairy men. I mean spiders. Big, hairy spiders.

Name three unusual things you are good at.
This is a hard one. I don’t really have unusual skills!
1) I’m getting good at swing dancing, which in itself isn’t unusual, but I’ve only been doing it about 3 months so I think I have some degree of natural talent! Or maybe I’ve just done it before…..*spooky music*
2) I have the uncanny ability to scare the hell out of single men (spot a theme here?) whilst attracting incredulous comments from other people along the lines of “But surely men are lining up to date you?” NO!
3) I think I am pretty good at 40s hairstyles, something which, if not unusual is at least uncommon!

Which three things are you coveting?
1) A new pair of Remix Wedges. Probably these:

2) Another dress from Revamp:

3) A tortie girl kitten:

This beautiful little girl has been needing a home on my local cat rescue website for months, and I can’t believe no one has taken her! I would snap her up if I could, but it’s not fair when you work full time and have two kitties that go outside as she’d be stuck inside on her own all day for weeks, until I could ensure they all got along and let her out. πŸ™

Name three bloggers you are tagging.
I’m going to be rubbish and not tag anyone as most of the lovely ladies whose blogs I read have already done it!


a cat of impossible colour

Yay! It’s nice to learn more about you. And Revamp Vintage is actually making me drool into my morning coffee, what a gorgeous store.

And the kitten – so cute. It’s awful when you fall in love with a wee kitty but can’t take her home. This happens to us quite frequently too (although yesterday it was a puppy – even harder to justify, as we have a garden the size of a postage stamp).

And you have excellent taste in movies – all those are definitely in my top ten!

Miriam Parkman

Oh that first ensemble from ReVamp is so desirable! I really love it… You will probably look great in it! For myself, I’m making something similar right now, a bit cheaper;)

Rachael King

I have been coveting that revamp dress for a while now – not so keen on the price tag (+ international postage!).

Please tell us about the 1940s swing dance! With photos, preferably. I have been dancing for about 6 months and I cannot believe I have never done it before. It has changed my life (I think, like you, I may have done it in a past life!)

Fleur de Guerre

cat: I want a puppy too! Maybe when I eventually meet that man of my dreams I’ll be able to get one. πŸ™‚

miriam: It got posted today, eek! I can’t wait to get it!

paper doll: tell me about it!

rachel: do I ever wish I had taken it up 5 years ago. I blame my then boyfriend for not being interested. And my friend I go with now was into modern dance back then. She’s got so into it as well, it’s wonderful. She has even got into the clothes and is making me help her find some! I only took some very bad photos, but there are some here all tiny unfortunately! You can just see me in the one below the two ‘sentries’ on the far left dancing with a man in white! πŸ˜€

Rachael King

The trouble with swing dancing is that it doesn’t photograph that well (unless someone is doing aerials!). I tell people they really have to see it up close and live to appreciate the excitement, especially a jam circle. Or a swing jam, or whatever they call it!

Thanks for visiting my blog – as you could see, though I visit blogs about vintage clothes I try and keep my blog about one aspect of my life only – writing novels (although the dancing creeps in every now and then).

Super Kawaii Mama

Oh what a fun read. It seems we have much in common, not least that being scary to men bit. Luckily I found my Mr eventually, (I do have a few years on you though) and they are always in the last place you look. And on the topic of those pants, my word they will be stunning on. You have exceptional taste.


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