A Taste of Twinwood part 3…

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.


The lovely Lucy and the Cute Catherine x

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.


The amazing Leanda

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.


Rachel from Vintage Life Magazine

One steak pasty and a cold fizzy drink later and I was set for the day.


Pasty and Pop time

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.


One day I will have a vintage car…..

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!


Craig who danced me off my feet

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.


It was a JD kind of day!

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)


Richard and Jenny Tree (photo courtesy of Martin Stockton – permission from the subjects to use)

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.


Wiggle Stroll

All too soon it was time to head back to the campsite for my lift home. Sad, tired but having had a wonderful day.


Ian the Girl Magnet!

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


The Marvelettes

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  • Oh Tan, you look like you had such an amazing time and met some really great people. Makes me want to go some time!

    C xx

  • Looks like you had a nice time. Like the dress you have on.

  • Oh wow it sounds like you had such an amazing time, meeting lovely people and rocking that red dress! x

  • You all look fabulous but I think you look best in that beautiful vintage dress and matching little jacket. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

  • It sounds like you had the most amazing time, I’m so glad you had fun. Your clothes and hair are beautiful xx

  • This did sound like a lot of fun. Getting out on the dance floor must have been great. I’m loving everyone’s outfits!

  • Daniel Mosco

    It is blogs like this that push me to do more fun things.

    • Wow! Thank you so much, it means the absolute world to read comments like this xx

  • Great dress, Tanya! I am so glad you had such a great time! I love all the classic cars!

    xoxo, Candice

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    It sounds like you had a great time! I LOVE your hairstyle too. Sadly I don’t think it would stay if I did it to my hair.

    • You might be surprised! With the right hairspray and tools you can achieve anything xx

  • Wow looks like such a fun day and everyone looks so stylish. Love your outfit and what a bargain with the bag x

  • Sarahjane

    Omgh I love this era! You look absolutely beautiful and it seems like you’re having so much fun! Love the dress!

  • Alyssia Slade

    You look amazing and looks like you had a great time! I love Vintage festivals like this, they are so fun!

  • Christine Dodd

    I would love to go to something like this as I’m a demon for vintage finds!

  • Oh this looks like such a wonderful event – love how everyone has really made the effort x

    • The whole weekend is full of people in their finery. I can’t wait to start planning next years outfits! X

  • Bex Smith

    Looks like a fabulous event! I really love your dress, you look gorgeous x

  • These events you go to look fab, looking lovely as always xo

    • They really are fab. Even if you aren’t into the dressing up, the live music of all genres is worth it xx

  • This looks like such a fab event, you all looked amazing! I love your dress! xo


  • Melanie Edjourian

    Looks like you have an amazing time there. Wow how much JD did you drink lol 😉

    • It was out of this world! And I honestly only had one shot. In the other photo’s I have of it you can see the lid is still one 🙂 xx

  • All of your outfits are lovely. I really enjoy reading about all these events you go to.

    • Thank you Jemma – life is for living hence all these events. I am thoroughly enjoying my 40’s

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Sounds like a great time! I love the print of your outfit (as usual!) x

  • Nayna Kanabar

    Your dress looks amazing , what a lovely event to attend.

  • Francesca Nelson

    Oh wow how awesome!! You look so stunning in the photos!!!

  • Kira L Curtis

    It has all sounded so great! I’d love to have gone myself! I can’t believe you got that bag for £25!

    • I know! What a bargain. Twinwood happens every August Bank Holiday if you are interested xx