Friday, 13 August 2010


Hello everyone

Just a quick hello to say that I need to take a break from blogging for a little while.

Over the past couple of months I have been extremely busy and have found it increasingly difficult to find the time for blogging. There is quite a bit going on that requires my full attention. As Autumn approaches I need to find more time to work on my online shop and get ready for the fair in October. I already work for myself doing something else and am very busy renovating the house and garden, looking after my daughter etc... Something has to give as I am not superwoman!... We had hoped we would get the lawn down in time for Miss P's birthday but we are running behind...simply not enough hours in the day! I am not left with much spare time, so blogging is one of the things I need to put on hold for now.

Views near where I live

So far the summer holiday is whizzing by! I've had family staying with us, including my sister this week. It has been great spending some quality time with her. Lots of laughter! We get on so well but don't often manage to see each other because of distance and busy lives we both lead.

Sunday is Miss P's Birthday she will be 10 years old, already...

I remember when Miss P looked like this...

I hope that you are all having a great time during these summer holidays.

Take care ;-)

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

Monday, 2 August 2010

TODAY IS VE DAY! Well it was in Shepton Mallet

Today was VE day in Shepton mallet, Somerset! As mentioned in a recent post, the BBC have been filming in Shepton Mallet over the past few weeks and will be there filming until sometime in September. It is for a series about how High Street shops have changed over the decades. It will be on TV in the Autumn. I look forward to seeing it! Last week and today's filming was all about the 1940s, my favourite decade.

We arrived on the Market Square just after 10am where preparations were underway to recreate a street party on VE day.

Replica of a 1940s hardware shop

In the morning

Lunchtime and the street party is underway

This lady really looked the part, the make up and hair looked fabulous! Unfortunately the picture doesn't really do her justice. As there was a lot of filming going on, I couldn't get many close ups without getting in the way of the filming. After all, I didn't want someone to shout out "Excuse me can you get out of the way please!" ;-(

Some of the local children made the effort to dress like 1940s children to get in to the spirit of things. Miss P opted for leopard pattern leggings...not very vintage! She couldn't be persuaded to go for the 40s look...

The car parked in front of Niki's shop has been used in Foyle's war!

It was interesting to get a little glimpse of the past. Although, I know that the real VE day itself would have been something quite spectacular, emotionally charged, unique and impossible to recreate as it was then...As I took this picture above, I couldn't help but think of the mixture of emotions people must have felt on that day in 1945. They must have been relieved, happy but also sad for all those who would never come back and for those still fighting in the Far East.

Next week, Shepton Mallet will be going back to the 1950s.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X