Sunday, 30 January 2011

Thank you speech

In the last 2 weeks I have recived the same award by two different fellow vintage bloggers - Kiki La Mer of and Fraeulein Lin of
Thank you very much lovely ladies, it is much appreciated!

We are not exactly at the Oscars here and neither am I clad in a frock - but I have my set wrapped in my most beautiful scarf and the couch I am sitting on is on a red carpet. So that will do!

The conditions of this award are:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

So here are my 7 incredibly interesting facts!

I was born and bred in Vienna in Austria. Last Friday 6 years ago I came to England. Why? I had to clear my head, needed a break from myself, from people, I needed to change my life. I think I can only do radical things, just changing wouldn’t do, I actually needed to leave the country. To stay that long I had never intended but after only 2 and a bit months I met Mr. Bossy and the rest is the famous history....

My beautiful hometown Vienna

I used to have fire engine red hair, chain smoke, drink heavily and enjoyed the very hedonistic lifestyle of a right floozy. No regrets but I guess it makes you understand my first point better. When I met Mr. Bossy I soon turned into mumsy Little Miss Boring. So goal achieved. I changed!

This is one of my fav old pics of me, it was taken the night before my 24th birthday - 7 years ago.

I am a big advocator of attachment parenting. I myself was raised like this (though only partly) so to me it is only natural. At the beginning of his life my son was brought up according to the continuum concept, we stuck pretty well to it. I carried him exclusively for 25 months (of course he also walked but never owned a pram before that), we always co-slept with absolutely no exception (still do), we try to practice gentle disciplining - i.e. no punishment, no forcing to say sorry, logical consequences is the form of disciplinary (I do have to admit I find this rather hard, I am quite a short tempered person and so is my boy – we clash very loudly). And I am very, very passionate about breastfeeding. I am an active member of the La Leche League and intend to feed my boy as long as he wants. I am aware of the fact that a lot of people find this icky but I am very open about this and stand up for my decision. We feed everywhere, we don’t hide. To me this is important to show people that it’s ok to do this. I know there’s this big stigma that mums who use wraps, who feed their “fully grown” toddlers (because a small child is practically a teenager?) and try to be healthy (though I am terribly failing at this) all look like Birkenstock wearing eco-warriors. Well I don’t. Of course it’s absolutely fine if someone chooses to look like Mayim Bialik (who I adore, she is THE celebrity spokesperson for attachment parenting) but I know so many mums who don’t and still do it that way. I unfortunately also heard of quite a number of people who steered clear of wraps because of said stigma.
This photo was taken last summer when my sisters came to visit me. We feed everywhere but discreetly. The picture of me above is much much more revealing.

I love baking. Especially cupcakes. One day I’d like to open a small cupcake bakery in Bedford. All decked out in a 50s diner style. Dreams.... We are actually really planning something but for now it is just a dream as I don’t know how to fit child and setting up a business together. And of course money doesn’t grow on trees but I guess you already know that.

Cakes I made for my son's last birthday party

I am obsessed with polka dots. I guess that is a fairly obvious one. I see anything red with white polka dots and I really want to possess it but I am a sucker for all things dotty. And anything that contains bows, daisies, fruit prints or stripes.

I thought you might like to see some polka dots on here, such a rare sight...

I am very British when it comes to tea. Before I came here I already loved to drink English breakfast tea with milk but ever since I live here I do drink at least 3 cups a day. Which is nothing in comparison to the 7 odd cups Mr. Bossy downs a day, I know. I sometimes have to smile at myself when my first move is to make a cuppa when we have a crisis situation going on. That is SO British.

Vintage tea party

This year I want to learn how to knit and sew. And I mean properly. I want to knit myself so many cardis and sweaters and - well, obviously - sew myself a zillion pretty dresses. I am a self taught crocheter so that should give me confidence – but it doesn’t. I only took up crocheting because I wouldn’t understand knitting patterns! I am more confident with sewing patterns (though not really as I left fashion school donkeys years ago because of the fact that I didn’t understand patterns) – I am very worried though that a sewing machine would wake my son. I have no idea how to solve this the best way – so I guess we’ll see what the year will bring!

Beautiful 40s knitting pattern to be found online

This style award has been going back and forth on various vintage blogs - so I guess you've all received this already! I'd like to give the award to the following brilliant dames:


Zombie said...

Lovin the blog! Keep up the awesome work!

Lina Sofia said...

Interesting post!! Good on you for breast feeding and raising the son the way you want to do it!
and THANK YOU for the award!! I got it already recently, so you'll have to excuse that I don't use it again, but thank you so much!! Love your blog! x Lina

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Thanks so much for the award, sweetie!

Kitty said...

Nice to find out more sbout you, thanks for sharing.xx.

Lexy Mademyday said...

Thank you so much for the award!!! It's my first so I've got to celebrate!!!;)

iron orchid vintage said...

Thanks, Doll!

Love your blog!


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