Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Twinwood Time

The weekend presented another chance to escape the microwave cooking and head for a much-anticipated event on the vintage scene, the Twinwood Festival.  Best round up the evacuee...

We went for two days and still didn't feel we really did this rather gigantic festival justice, there is just so much to see and do.

Super vintage cars...

Absolutely fabulous vintage shopping, more stalls than ever, including the introduction this year of "The Colonial Club"; another large marquee with some really gorgeous vintage fashions, afternoon tea and live music, forties style...

In the main arena, we were content to set up camp and rest awhile. 

We were pleased to use our lovely Brexton picnic set.  The food on sale at Twinwood is the one low point so this year, we were prepared.

There was constant good entertainment on the main stage, the highlight for me being Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra.  They came on as the sun was setting on Sunday evening, it was magical, really capturing the glamour of the 1930's.

Both a Spitfire and a Mustang flew over which really added to the atmosphere.

We also really enjoyed seeing The Jive Aces for the second time (you may have caught them as contenders on the last series of "Britain's Got Talent").  They certainly put on a fab show and the Munchkin was thrilled to get the chance to meet them and obtain their auotographs.

All in all, it's a top weekend which we would certainly recommend.

Now, back to real life.  Ho hum!


  1. HOw delicious it all looks Hen - a wonderful picnic, complete with regulation tablecloth, just scrummy. Lovely photographs and all in all a lovely time. Thank you for inviting us along - I needed that!
    Best wishes

  2. Going to this next year for sure! I have missed it the last 2 years due to prior commitments (Damn you Mr Beard and your gigging!!) but next year - I aim to be there with bells on!

    Looks like a whole heap of fun :)

    Lovely frock too Mrs!

  3. Oh what a grand time you all must have had. Even that glorious blue sky contributed!

    I have indeed heard the very excellent Jive Aces, who have performed many times on Joanne Good's BBC London Radio program. It's wonderful to be able to hear this station via the internet (except during the current Olympics-related block out period.)

    I love that last family portrait photo. xo

  4. That looks like a GREAT way to spend a weekend!!

  5. It looks like you had a lovely time and were immaculately dressed as usual. Your picnic looked gorgeous, down to the embroidered tablecloth.

  6. I love to see all of your "vintage" photos! So darling!

  7. Hi, i don't always comment anymore but i had to just say what a great event it looks and what a cute family you all look loved your last photo. dee

  8. That looks like such fun! I especially liked the photo with the Jive Aces -- I saw them playing in Dublin 5 years ago and immediately bought their CD.

    I think it's wonderful that you go on family outings and everyone enjoys them. It seems to be something that is lacking in today's world.

  9. What a wonderful time you all had, loved your vintage picnic, and you all looked so elegant
    Thea x

  10. wow, looks like you had a great time! The jive aces! I met them a long time ago and my mum loved them when they were performing in plymouth! Cant believe they are still around!

  11. You and your husband sure do know how to have a good time! Lucky Munchkin to have you as parents! Thanks for sharing it all, it does look magical.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. I love your life Hen! You have such a lovely family, and I love that you all enjoy your vintage. :)

  13. Love the Max Raab show, surprisingly successful considering the Germans & Swiss don't much go in for nostalgia... We saw them in Zürich and had a great evening, the texts are very funny if you understand German ;))
    (Some songs are old ones but some are his own!)

  14. What a fantastic show. You all look lovely in your vintage outfits.
    Carol xx

  15. hooo c'est fabuleux, merci du partage


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