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I love Woman’s Weekly magazine. It is a British institution in my humble opinion, this magazine has been going strong for over a hundred years, to this day it still has a huge, loyal following. I think the success of this magazine is because it covers a little bit of everything, health, beauty, the home, fashion, gardening, fiction, crocheting, sewing and of course, knitting, and it has always been thus, this magazine has been here for us women, helping us, guiding us, for so many years, and I think it will continue to do so for many, many more years.

As well as the iconic weekly magazine, Woman’s Weekly also do specials, they do a fiction special, craft special, knitting and crocheting special, at Christmas a special Christmas special is released, a gardening and health special now and then, and now, my favourite of the specials is well on it’s way, and that is A Vintage View.

I have mentioned this magazine briefly before, but this here post is dedicated to, what is to me, the best magazine on the shelf at the moment.

A Vintage View is a monthly magazine, and at the moment, issue 3 is out. Each issue covers a decade, so the first issue covered from 1910-1920, the second issue covered the 1920′s, and the current issue ( which is my favourite so far ) covers the 1930′s, and also has a vintage wedding special thrown in too, what could be better! This magazine will cover each decade up to the 1980′s, so it is a collection, and I am an avid collector! I am very much looking forward to the 1950′s ( my favourite decade ) magazine been released in June :)

I have took a few photos of the current issue ( the photos are not that good, I do apologise for them, but you can still see how wonderful this magazine is through these photos ), to let you see the kind of magazine it is. Everything from A Vintage View has been taking from the Woman’s Weekly archives, even the vintage adverts which I love!

The front cover is tantalizingly tempting! A little peek to the delights inside….

Picnicking 1930′s style, how glamorous!

Sewing, crocheting and knitting within it’s pages.

Fantastic vintage ads, I particularly love the advert for the Micky Mouse Night Light :)

And of course the wonderful Vintage Wedding Special…

With plenty of Royal Weddings there, fabulous!

Yes, this magazine is fantastic! Go out, buy yourself a copy, make a nice cup of tea, put your feet up, and enjoy this wonderful magazine :)

Springtime

Hello Everyone :)

How are you all? I am doing good, been kept busy with Little J, she is such a delight! She is teething at the moment, bless her, we’re using teething powders to help ease the discomfort and they seem to be working a treat! Everything she does fascinates her, and us too! I have been reading to her, she loves sitting on my knee been read a story, I must post piccies of the books I have been reading her, but one of them is a Miss Read children’s book called The Red Bus and Other Rhyming Stories, it is delightful :)

I have been crocheting ( of course! ), I do my crochet on an evening, after Little J’s bath, when she is dozing in her moses basket, and John and I are settled for the night, watching a film together, or a tv programme, and the animals are all sleeping peacefully in their own little places in the sitting room with us, this is when I get my work bag and get on with my latest crochet project. At the moment, I am crocheting a blanket for Little J, in pink and green lacy squares, using a pattern from my crochet motifs book, and I have just recently finished crocheting this Springtime outfit for Little J

and this cute little Easter Chick which I crocheted for Little J and as part of a KAL/CAL in the Woman’s Weekly group I am a member of on Ravelry

Little J seems to like her little chick :)

I love crocheting toys for Little J, she is acquiring quite a collection..

By the time she is old enough to play with these, I think she’ll have enough to fill her whole room, lol :)

Those of you who read my blog regularly will probably know that I love Miss Read, she is my favourite author, her books are an absolute delight and that includes the newest Miss Read book, ‘Mrs Griffin Sends Her Love’, I have been reading this book whenever I get a spare moment, and it is wonderful, extremely cosy and homely, as you would expect of a Miss Read, and also, I think quite insightful of Miss Read ( real name Dora Saint ) herself, this book is a real treat. I have also recently bought the Miss Read cookbook and The English Vicarage Garden by Miss Read, so now, I have all of the Miss Read books except I think 2 children’s books which are currently unavailable, but you never know, I may come across them in a charity shop one day :) Today, I’ll be reading more of the delightful Mrs Griffin..

and also listening for the first time to, this recording of Miss Read on Dessert Island Discs from 1977!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, bye for now :)