It's all a little bit mental at this time of year, isn't it?!
Every frigging year, despite knowing the end of the year has been coming all year, everyone goes fecking crazy about said end of year........and, as try as I might, it's difficult not to be swept up in it all!
We decided to counter it all by doing something unexpected and more than a little bit terrifying.
I'm not going to tell you about that right now, however!!
These pix are likely a couple of weeks old now!
This was a splendid Saturday, when we popped into town to check out the premises of The Auricle, a new bar with a twist in town!
It's the brainchild of The Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists, spearheaded by our mate Jo and her fiance, Malcolm.
(local newspaper article here)
Of course, a little posing on the way never goes astray......shame I can't say the same for myself.......regarding the going astray...ahem.
Spot the hottie looking mighty fine in his checkered pants that used to belong to a co-workers brother in the 70's! There was apparently a matching jacket, but alas, it was not to be found.
I think the top was opshopped, the boots were from Sydney years ago, and the hat was from a Nevada border town, also years ago!
As for me, I was wearing:
Frock-50's, from Bess Georgette
Jacket-made it myself from a piece of opshopped fabric I've had lying about for years and a pattern from Vix (did my first bound buttonholes in years, and they worked out beautifully! Thankfully. I would have had a tanty otherwise....)
Belt, sunglasses and earrings from my sistercousinwife Sarah!
Beads-totally divoon, from Kristalicious
Crinoline petticoat-ETC Vintage
Handbag-70's tooled leather delight, a birthday gift from G a couple of birthdays back
This is New Regent St; we call it Noddy St.
It survived the earthquakes rather well!
The Auricle is along here!
The tram has just started going again, which is wonderful.
To the left is a pile of containers holding up the facade of the Isaac Theatre Royal, which is being restored and rebuilt as we speak.
The Auricle is a wine bar and sound gallery....we arrived in time to help with some setting up for their opening night.
Then we admired the view from Malcolm's office.