So day 1 and 2 had been a raging success, how would day 3 pan out?
We got up early, and thanks to the lovely Lucy Stanton who managed to tame my poodlefied hair into a couple of Victory Rolls and a snood. With the addition of my Malibu Tiki Dress and bespoke hair flower by Pin Up Curl I was all set to go.
Popping in the car, we drove to the arena and hit the stalls for a bit of shopping. Sam and I spent quite a while looking for specific things, mainly handbags and we both purchased one each. Mine was a lovely cream rectangle box bag with it’s original mirror still inside. I got this from Timebomb Vintage for the bargain price of £25.
Realising that we were both starving we headed down to the main arena to see what we could get to eat. On the way I bumped into the most stylish lady, of a rubenesque persuasion, like myself. The Lovely Leanda was wearing a fabulous Atomic dress by Love UR look and a cute red scarf and cats eye sunglasses. Well of course we had to stop and compliment each other on the fabulousness of what we were wearing. Swapping social media details we carried on down to the arena.
Vintage Life Magazine had their stall there, and it would have been rude not to pop in, so I stopped to chat to the lovely Rosie , Gemma from Vintage Suitcase and Rachel the Editor. Obligatory selfies were taken, and when my tummy started grumbling I headed for food.
One steak pasty and a cold fizzy drink later and I was set for the day.
We headed back to the stalls for a bit more browsing before catching up with a load of the Marvelettes who were tucking into the carvery. It was decided to head to the Control Tower Stage where The Ding Dong Daddios and The Firebirds were due to perform.
It was time to get our dancing shoes on and have a bit of a jive and a stroll. The bands were absolutely amazing and I was more than happy to watch the dancers on the floor. Everything from a bit of Ceroc, to Jive to Lindyhop could be seen; so very entertaining.
I was asked to dance by a lovely gentleman called Craig. Now, I had to warn him that I was very rusty and couldn’t jive very fast as I am both fat and have a lack of stamina. This didn’t deter him at all, and he proceeded to show me a slow ballroom type jive. It was fantastic and didn’t leave me panting for breath at the end. Craig very kindly chaperoned me on the dance floor a couple of times and I absolutely loved it!
Meeting up with Steph, Beverly, Victoria and Ian we had a few alcoholic drinks and a few more dances. Bumping in to a familiar face, a couple that we had chatted to on and off all weekend, Richard and his lovely lady, Jenny were just fabulous.
Jenny had on the most adorable purple floral dress and hat; she looked like an elegant wonderful lady, and I was very envious of her style (and wardrobe)
We stayed at the Control Tower until the last band had played their last song, then headed down to the Main Arena where Memphis Lee and the Creepers were playing for an hour.
Catching up with a few more of the Marvelettes we had to have a bag of hot donuts before working them off on the dance floor. Managing to remember a “wiggle stroll” that I had learnt at the local dance club, AJ’s I dusted it off and managed to get a few people joining in to learn it.
All too soon it was time to head back to the campsite for my lift home. Sad, tired but having had a wonderful day.
Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for the poor hubby who had managed to get lost in the wilds of Bedfordshire and turned up nearly 90 minutes late, stressed and tired.
Eventually we got home and I fell straight into bed, fast asleep before my head even hit the pillow.
Twinwood for me was the most amazing event and I will definitely be going back there again next summer….. hopefully with some of the family for a group camping adventure!
Lastly here is one of my favourite pictures of the whole weekend, wonderfully captured by the dapper Floyd Toussaint-Kaye