Thursday, July 31, 2014

The War and Peace Revival 2014 ~

It has been quiet here for a while, a very long while! And I'm sorry for that but like every other year I went to the War and Peace Revival in England and I returned on Monday and that Wednesday my parents had to great idea to go to our house in the Ardennes so before I could finish unpacking everything from the W&P Revival I had to start packing for going to the Ardennes... And I thought I would have more time for my blog etc during the holidays?!

Last year it was very hot, dry and dusty at the W&P Revival and for 2 days we had also hot weather and the dust was already coming but we've also seen a lot of rain this year. We arrived on Sunday and we were just ready with setting up the tents etc when it started raining and it kept raining the whole evening and there's nothing nicer than discovering that you're bed is soaking wet when you go sleeping. But with a little bit help from friends I could create a new bed in our dodge ambulance.
On Monday friends of mine arrived and that's actually where I spend all my time that whole week but I have no regrets of being there with some amazing people! I did spend less time on the fair than last year but that's doesnt mean that I bought less, Oh no! But I not only bought stuff, I also sold a pair of trousers and I got some gifts from my parents and a friend of my parents.
Before I knew it was already Friday and I was just from a little tour when the wind started becoming very strong and suddenly there was a giant white cloud was coming at us, I've never seen something like that!
When that cloud was above us it was dark and it started raining, thunder and lighting, the wind was crazy. Luckely we had no damage to the vehicles or tents but the terrain had become one big mud bath! I couldn't stay in my tent and I had to make a tour with my bicycle so I wore my HBT coverall the last 2 days. When I returned home I say that there was mud as far as my knees and my shoes we're 2 pieces of mud but even with all that mud I had a great time at the W&P Revival this year!

Photos of everything that I bought will be for next time...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hairdressers ~

WACs at the beauty parlor, July 1943
Last Wednesday I had to go to hairdresser, something I actually don't really like... something that I don't like at all! I have a lot of really thick hair and it is/was perfect to do a lot of things with, only pin curls were a little bit difficult. But I loved my hair that way! If I go to the hairdresser I always say:
"Only a little bit of the ends but nothing more!"
Lately my hair was in a bad condition, I had a lot of split ends and that had to change. So I let the hairdresser do his job but my mom always wants my hair to be thinner, she really doesn't like that big pack of hair but I loved it! So for once she could decide so they thinned my hair a lot... They thinned it too much.
I still need to get used to my 'new' hairstyle and within 2 weeks I'm going to the War&Peace Revival and I hope that I'm still able to do a backroll in my hair.

I've searched a while for a recent photo with my hair that isn't in Victory Rolls or a ponytail etc. and this one is the best I can find...
And you can see that my hair was really long.
And now it's really, really short... Or that's my definition of short and I don't like it.
What do you think of it?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gift from the fleamarket ~

Last Saterday I went to Zutendaal for the event of Hell on Wheels but unfortunately the weather was horrible! It rained the whole day and I discoverd that when it rains I don't take photographs. I took only one photo and 5min. ago I looked to it and realised that it's very unclear so I just deleted the photo.
The weather was pretty bad but I did had a wonderful time! A friend let me drive with his GMC, I couldn't cause any kind of accidents because I had a whole airfield to make a 'little' tour.
A reason to love reenactment events is meeting a lot of new people and seeing friends again. So that Saterday, my dad didn't saw me that much...

And because of the bad weather we didn't go back on Sunday but we did go to a big fleamarket! But I'm sure that I'm not going back next year, a lot of people were selling stuff from there store and if you found something interesting, you didn't wanted to buy it because everything was so expensive.
There were some people who had WW2 stuff with them but the prices were craaaaaazy!
While I was looking to some of that material I saw a photo and immediately I recognized the patches of the American Red Cross on the sleeves of the ladies there jacket. I started talking to the seller of the photo and he told me it were Army Nurses, my reaction: "Oh, no! That aren't Army Nurses! They are members of the Red Cross, can't you see the patches on their shoulders?!" I think he was a little bit shocked haha...
When I asked the price for the photo he said it was a gift, so I accepted his gift and took it with me. Another reason to love fleamarkets!

The names of the people on the photo you can't really read...
I started looking for information about the photo and the air base etc. And the first thing I found is that they wrote Wharton and I can't find anything about Wharton but there's information on internet about an air base in Warton!
I still didn't found anything about the ARC there but I keep searching and when I know more, you'll find it here.