Monday, 2 May 2016

Year of The Flamingo

Andy and myself met twenty years ago this year. 
Twenty years. 
Lordy. Where does the time go?

We met at a cafe bar in Portsmouth on an open mic night and he was singing one of my favourite songs, Manfred Mann's 'Pretty Flamingo'.

Now it's officially our song and we had it playing at our wedding as we signed the register.

So, flamingos are very special to me.
I adore them and one of my favourite photographs I have ever taken was of a flamingo.

You've all seen my flamingo handbag

And I have a small fluffy flamingo, flamingo bedding, two flamingo cardigans and now ...

Flamingo Brolly!

I don't generally like brollies, they annoy me with their drabness and tendency to blow inside out with the slightest gust of wind. Then I saw a dome umbrella adorned with flamingos and pounced!

Obviously I wasn't going to take pictures in the rain as I didn't want to get my camera wet, so I chose a beautiful Spring day to show it off.


Speaking of birds. 
I was very pleased with myself for snapping this picture.
It's a wee bit hazy as it was a hazy day.

Oh and look what lovely Kezzie made me! Isn't it an absolutely beautiful card!
I love it!

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What I Wore:
Vintage Hair Scarf - charity Shop
Glasses Chain - Etsy
Sunglasses - prescription
Umbrella - I have absolutely forgotten what online shop it was from.
Cardigan and shoes - retail
Skirt - Lindy Bop
Petticoat - eBay