Saturday, 12 January 2013

...sunshine on a rainy day.....

...in an attempt to beat those january blues....


...i felt the need to invest in this amazing tin this morning.....


...i thought these sunny images of bygone butlin's holidays....


..and retro bathing beauties by the pool...

...might be just the ticket to banish thoughts of impending frosts and snow flurries?


...i know it's time to be thrifty but i did it for all our sakes.....
(oh and the new/sale ck tablecloth for the same reasons....
...please don't tell....nobody seems to have noticed!)

X



24 comments:

  1. Hello sweetie! I am so glad you found this fun tin to cheer you up and the gorgeous CK tablecloth too! I love her pretties! Thank you for sharing the cheerfulness! I hope you have sunny weather soon! Love, Paula xo

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    1. ...well funny you should say that because we were expecting snow and the sun IS shining! x

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    2. That is too funny! How about I hope you have sunny and WARM weather! Hee hee! Take care and keep cosy! xoxo

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  2. Goodness me Miss Squirrel....
    Yet more memories....I started out in the entertainment business, not at Butlins, but, Pontins....Osminton Bay, Weymouth...(Not there now).
    The ladies, holding their numbers for the beauty contest...Really Hi-Di-Hi days...!
    Yeah! Thanks for that..Lovely....! :0).
    (Anything in the tin). HeHe!

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    1. oh i'd love to have seen you in your Pontins red(?)coat? bet that was a fun job! were you singing?x

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    2. Red coat....Red coat....HeHe!
      No...I was an entertainer...There was four of
      us....We did'nt have to wear coats....! :)
      Yes! I did sing....One that used to make the
      Grannies cry.....Frank Sinatra's 'My Way'. :>).

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  3. Love the Butlins photos. CK deliver to New Zealand - thank goodness! xo

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  4. What a fab tin! We went to Butlin's in the 60's ... might be on your tin! Thanks for the memories ...

    Claire xxx

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    1. ...are you in any of the pics? i'll have to look again! x

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  5. What a fabulous tin! It really does remind me of sunny days to come! I've always liked bathing beauties too!
    Thanks for sharing! :)
    Erica

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    1. hi erica.......it really is a little ray of sunshine.....roll on summer hols!x

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    1. ...be careful i'm sure i could think of something to tell on in return...........!(although don't think either of us have any handbags hiding in the closet at the moment!)x

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  7. What an amazing find!Love the bathing beauties.

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    1. ....they are fab.....couldn't beleive it when i found it! It also actually reads 'Butlin' not 'Butlin's' so I think it is a bit extra special!?x

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  8. I went to Butlns every year with my Aunty and her family, I loved it, thanks for the trip down memory lane! :) x

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    1. ...what fun...glad it brought happy memories x

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  9. Thank you so much for making this sacrifice for us all dear vanilla squirrel. That has saved my bacon indeed. Do you have the 'matching' tea towel? I have one for Pontins but not quite the same league...oh dear
    Keep warm today
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. hi jenny....no trouble at all....it was my pleasure....would LOVE a matching tea towel...how gorgeous! i will keep my eyes peeled now! no snow here at the moment so we aren't too bad....think others are getting a downfall though! x

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  10. Hi just found your blog and joined you via Jelly Jam, how scrummy is that tin. Juliex

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    1. hi julie...thank you so much for following ....off to visit you now! x

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  11. I LOVE that tin. It was a 'must have'. M x

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  12. I'm very jealous of that tin, where on earth did you find that?

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