Well haven't we had a lovely day out. With our friends S&J we hopped on the train to Portsmouth, our destination the Historic Dockyard for the Victorious Vintage event which is being held on both days this weekend.
As our arrival happened to coincide with lunchtime it was only right that the first thing we did was find somewhere to eat our picnic. The perfect spot was found just inside these gates
and past this very camp looking golden Roman Emperor
in the Porter's garden.
Where along with the normal picnic fare I had made sure we had some of these Great British Fancies.
I really liked these pinecones stuck on top on the plant supports. May have to use that idea in our garden.
These sweet peas look so pretty and smelt like summer.
The view to the left of the garden was the Spinnaker tower
and just over the hedge to the right was a ice cream van in a lovely ice cream shade of pink.
Once fed and watered we went off exploring. I couldn't resist having my photo taken with this larger than life model of Henry V111.
There were a few vintage vehicles on show including this VW camper advertising a beach buggin event in August down in Southsea
There were quite a few vintage stalls offering homewares and crafts. I really like this idea using a Scrabble board and tiles to record a special event.
There was also a lot of vintage clothes, just how tiny is the waist on this dress?!
It was whilst we were mooching around the stalls I spotted a fellow blogger looking extremely gorgeous in her vintage outfit. I did feel a bit silly going up and saying 'Excuse me but you are Land Girl aren't you?' We had a quick chat and even though I had a camera in my hand I completely forgot to ask someone to record our chance meeting, duh, but it was lovely bumping into you both, we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we all did.
One of the craft stalls was selling an array of wooden signs, this one caught my eye as is perfect for the long weekend's celebrations for the Jubilee
T on the other hand felt the 'Do not start with me you will not win' sign was more his kind of thing!
Being at the Dockyard it was of course necessary to take advantage of a jolly sailor photo opportunity. Thankfully T was happy on this occasion to humour me
as was G.
And here we have the complete J&J family looking very happy and patriotic in front of a huge Union Jack flag.