Things gone past, news, events and what were up to? June 16, 2016 16:03
Hot Diggity Dawg Diggity to you ALL
As promised, were back with more ... so just to set the stage ...
Sitting at my desk, looking out over rain, hail, grey skies, pondering on the so many things I need to get done outdoors, being held to ransom by our Summer is not part of the deal ha ha.
The Euro's are into the second game of the group stages, Copa America is at the quarter final stage and were close to Wimbledon (oh dear as I write Gareth Bale has unleashed a wonder free kick) it's not surprising the summer sun is not co-operating.
Before I really get 'rambling' I missed a few thank you's ...
Rebecca at Classic American Magazine, a great supporter and customer and in advance Ben Klemenzson @Mortons Media for some future press for Swingoramic ... thank you guys!
Gary Yallop, for all his shares and great photographs at Lou Lou's Vintage Fair, Gressenhall and last years Little Vintage Lover Fairs at Heydon.
Stewart Homan at Dream Cars for a great product placement lead ... Cheers Stew now I need to sell you some chairs for that great project you have in the pipeline :)
Kevin and Jenni Armstrong at Happy Days Retro Vacations ... for the free range run of a truly awesome trailer park, featuring rental Airstreams, Avions and other vintage caravans ... fantastic back drop, thank you so much for the use and your hospitality (Kevin's going to buy our truck you know, when he's saved up)
Back to rambling now folks ...
We have been everywhere man ... literally, since our last but one blog we attended a joint 50/60th birthday bash in London, saw 'Hot Club of Cowtown' in Camden Town (including a rather 'beverage' influenced rendition of Long Tall Sally at the tops of our voices at 'The Worlds End Pub too) ... attended the 5th Anniversary Bash for our great friends at ThoughtShift (a Brighton based Web Design Co) ... what an event, Black Tie, held at the Brighton Pavillion ... (kinda felt a little 'Made In Chelsea' that night). Trips to Hastings, Hertfordshire ... incidentally our good friend and fellow small business owner Jess at Rosita Lollipop (Hitchin) has just won 'The Muddy Stilettos Award 2016' for Best Gift Store in Hertfordshire .... so A massive CONGRATULATIONS to her! Other than June 5th (my eldest son's birthday) we had attended all the Wensum Valley, Bears Grill Car Meets and we also got to the Skeyton Goat Show and to the show at Flixton Air Museum (a beautiful day which we require a lot more of please). A weekend getaway in Finland, Helsinki to be precise, an open top bus tour, some sightseeing and much good food and 'Long Drink' (Gin/Grapefruit) consumed. We also managed on the gig front to see Fun Loving Criminals and The Stranglers. (England have just levelled).We traded at Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk ... great day (less the weather again) we had a trade stand, a blend of vintage and retro. Our furniture and parasols featured on the Wake Up Little Susie Fashion Show too.
Enough about what I should have blogged about ... here is some future news:
Friday next, I have Prom duties and then on the Saturday Swingoramic will be helping to furnish a private event party in Stevenage ... supplying 21 chairs for a showcase event including a custom built 1950's Diner and Stage .... we will be furnishing the area around the Diner, with chairs and parasols, flamingos etc ... should make for some great photos that I sure will blog about.
WE SHALL BE ATTENDING RETRO FESTIVAL, THIS YEAR!! (more info to follow) but if you would like to see, sit on, touch, feel and see some of our furniture in it's all its colourful glory, please come down and see us ... we will be trading on Rock N Roll Boulevard in the 1950's quarter for the entire festival, so please make a date!
We have some new lines on there way, to add to the portfolio ... so please check out the next blog for more details on product etc.
Enjoy the football and the sunshine