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Vintage Beauty with Jarrolds

I do love it when local places hold events and launches! One of the great things about blogging is an inbox full of fun events to go to, and the worst thing is that I can rarely go to them as they’re all in London and what for someone else is an event to “pop […]

Retro Chick Goes Back to the Future

Remember back in July when I *didn’t* go to Secret Cinema? Well on Friday night I finally made it! It’s all thanks to Lenovo UK, I’ve been one of their Insiders for the last year. Getting sneak peeks at their new technology and basically being spoilt rotten with their amazing Yoga laptop, trips to Vegas, […]

Burlesque on the Broads

So, I spent last night drawing and watching Burlesque on a boat. Not just any boat either, a paddle steamer! The Norwich division of Dr Sketchy’s Anti School is a monthly life drawing “class” for artists and people who can’t draw alike. I’ve been to a few now, and I can’t draw to save my […]

La Traviata #20stakeover

Just over a year ago I’d never seen an Opera. And since then I’ve now seen 3, so I’m pretty much an Opera buff now, right? Honestly it had never even occurred to me to go and see an Opera until Glyndebourne invited me along to their 1940s styled production of Falstaff last year, then […]

Retro Chick Visits Hyper Japan

Last weekend, while I was in London, I also popped into Hyper Japan at Earls Court. I was super excited about this, mostly looking forward to checking out the Kawaii fashion section, but also because I thought they’d be some good stuff to eat. Sad I know. I was feeling super bright in the sunshine […]

When Retro Chick Got To Be A Fairy

On Friday night I got to be a fairy for the evening. I had wings and everything. Last November I was a pyjama girl at a pop up shop for Vintage nightwear specialist Wake Up Little Susie. This time round the evening had a Mid Summer Nights Dream theme, so I got to make out […]

Retro Chick Goes to a Blogger Party

Leaving the house at all is a noteworthy affair at the moment. That’s because a week ago I took a tumble at Roller Derby practice, bashed my head and sprained my ankle. Which also means I have spent a large proportion of the last week like this. But, last night I did not! I had […]
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See the Norfolk Brawds in Action

Remember last year I took up Roller Derby? Well after a year as a Norfolk Brawd I finally passed my Minimum Skills test and am a fully fledged team member, just waiting for my first proper Roller Derby bout. I’m really proud with what I’ve achieved in the last year, though I have a long […]

Race for Life and the Scottish Power #high5wave

Todays post is in aid of Charidee! On Monday I mentioned I ran Race for Life with the Norfolk Brawds. I signed up to do it with them weeks ago, but about a week prior to the run I got an email from Scottish Power asking me to take part on their behalf, take part […]
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Come to Norwich Cocktail Week!

So, I’m working on an exciting new project at the moment! I spend a quite worrying amount of my time drinking cocktails. I’m an equal opportunities cocktail drinker and I love everything from a long and refreshing mojito, to a short and strong Manhattan, and a lot in between. I live in Norwich, it used […]

Triumph #WomenInMaking

Today’s post is otherwise known as “Awesome Weekend Pt.3″. After leaving Old Spitalfields I jumped on the tube to shoot across to Covent Garden to pay a visit to the “pop up experiential brand space” that is Maison Triumph. This was one of those bizarre coincidence things. Triumph are currently running a competition, of sorts, […]

Festive Frolics

I’ve had so much Christmas this weekend I might need a holiday from it already. Not really! I can never have too much Christmas, it’s impossible. Totally, for the whole of December my head is full of tinsel and fa la la la la’s, but if I COULD have too much Christmas then this weekend […]
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Teenage Dreams

On Wednesday I mentioned I was going to the opening of a new Dr Martens store in Norwich. It’s the largest Dr Martens store in the UK apparently, and the launch was all sausage and mash in tiny wooden dishes and free Norfolk Ales, which is my kind of party!   But todays post isn’t […]
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I Like Riding on the Choo Choo Choo

This weekend it was time to get dressed in my 40s finest and ride the steam trains. It was Sheringham 1940s weekend time again. I missed last year, so I was looking forward to riding the trains again and seeing everyone all dressed up. I didn’t actually give my outfit much thought until the day […]

We Love to Party

Friday night was the #EABloggerParty. The party that was first thought up in June with Bunn the Baker (on the left) and Feeling Stylish (in the middle) finally arrived last week! I was incredibly nervous about the evening, you never know how these things will go, and I always find hosting parties incredibly stressful, but […]

Judy’s Vintage Trader Awards

I got to be a Judge this weekend. I had a sash and a clipboard and everything. Old Spitalfields Market had invited me to judge the “Digital Thumbs Up” Award at The Judy’s Vintage Trader Awards at the monthly Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. My fellow judge for the category was Frock n Roll Vintage. Here […]