Well I’m going a bit off my usual subjects due to the Coronavirus and I’m trying my best to self isolate.

I’m finding it hard to get food in because all the delivery services are booked out it’s hard to get a slot. Before it got bad I went to my local Food Warehouse just to do my usual top up and I thought I would just get a couple of extra things. I got there usually its quiet and sedate on a Monday morning and I’m a regular there the staff know me. It was full of people at 11am in the morning, shelves were decimated the tinned food, the toilet roll etc. The week before I went on a toilet roll hunt as I was down to my last one, it took 3 shops before I could buy any!! Food warehouse as only got there usual top up supply at present and advertising for extra staff. The following week I went in they have rationed certain items good for them.

The Coop have tried to keep on top of things to my local one is now shutting early to stock the shelves, good idea.

But the main supermarkets need to sort themselves out, priority delivery for the, elderly, vulnerable and pregnant women. And extra supplies in. As well as more staff to deliver and stock shelves.

I’m in a predicament I’m classed as vulnerable due to a health condition and I can’t get anything ordered yet. So I’m being sensible early morning shopping when I need food and my medication. Wrapping my scarf round my face to decrease infection.

As a former NHS worker washing your hands is the best form of infection control. Gel rub is good but dont overuse it as it contains Alcohol and can dry your hands and cause cracks in the skin, which infection can get into. Just use it when you cant use soap and water. And if your skin is sensitive use a gentle soap. Using hand cream a couple of times a day will help your hands if they start to dry and crack.

I’ve been doing a lot of disinfecting and cleaning important if your sharing a house with others. Areas I have concentrated on is bathroom, kitchen, door handles and light switches.

I have done the odd shift in the past with the Infectious disease unit at the local Hospital and my mate worked there. A great bunch of people who work hard. So at this time I think of them. They took in 2 patients from a cruise ship it was on the national news. And its the regional centre for infectious diseases, the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. I worked on the unit when it was based at the Lodge Moor Hospital which was a Isolation hospital built in the 19th century. How times change, now its flattened and there is a new expensive housing estate built on the grounds.

Hope you find this article useful or interesting. Keep safe.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Antique Sheffield

Hi there

Sheffield is an old industrial city in South Yorkshire previously a steel city, and still produces a small amount of steel.

There are 2 areas in Sheffield to visit apart from the museums. If either your into Antiques or into vintage living.

There is the Antique Quarter, that covers the areas of Abbeydale, London Road, Heeley Bottom, south of the city. Drew Pritchard , the antique dealer as frequented this area, to find objects to restore.

At Heeley Retail Park there is the Sheffield Auction Gallery. On Broadfied Road the Sheffield Antiques Centre and nearby the Sheffield Antiques Emporium, on Queens Road is the Heeley Bank Antiques Centre with it’s own tea room.

There are a scattering of smaller antique shops in the area of London Road and Abbeydale.

If you want something to eat and drink theres a cafe in the Hagglers corner,across from Heeley Bank Antiques Centre. Or if you like the 60s vibe there is the Okeh Cafe on Abbeydale Road. Further down Abbeydale Road there are 3 vintage tearooms for afternoon tea:- Jamiesons, Tea with Percie, and The Vintage Tearooms.

If you fancy a vintage hairstyle there Bombshell on Nether Edge Road. And in Hagglers Corner, Gypsy Rose salon.

Kelham Island area is just outside the city centre, towards the north of the city. It is a Industrial area. There is the Kelham Island Museum,which I have mentioned in another blog. There are a few places to visit in the area Kelham Island Brewary, a number of local pubs.

There are a number of retail units Kelham Flea antique store and also 2020 Kelham, which sells antique furniture.

Eating the are number of local cafes, Peddlers Market a monthly foodie event.

In Kelham Arcade, there is a bakery/eatery, Nether Edge Pizza company and Cheesemasters .

Also in the arcade is Purdys hairdressers, which specialise in vintage styles in a vintage style salon.

So there is plenty to do in Sheffield if Vintage is your vice.

Please Google the places I’ve mentioned and do visit if you live in the county or neighbouring counties.

Hope you find this information useful.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I’ve not been paid any monies for this article

Events 2020

Hi I’m going to post a number of events in the Uk. It’s not all of them but some of the biggest events up and the country. I will also try and give you links for further information. I have already dedicated posts to some of these events in previous blogs for further information.

Festival of Vintage

North event York racecourse 25th and 26th April

East event (new event) East of England Arena Peterborough 26th and 27th September

Chrich Tramway museum

World war 2 Homefront April 12th and 13th

And August 8th and 9th

50s and 60s weekend 27th and 28th June

20s day 11th July

Vintage Carnival

Newcastle Racecourse 23rd May (new event)

Nottingham Racecourse 31st August

Dawn’s Weekender

40s,50s and 60s weekend at Mill Rythe holiday park 2-5 October.


28th – 31st August Bedfordshire

The following vintage fairs go from city to city I will give you the links for you to check if there visiting near you.

Lou lous vintage fair

Judy’s affordable vintage fair

And the ultimate outdoor museum in the north exploring various decades is Beamish. Open from February visit the website for all the information

Nottingham Vintage Carnival

Any international readers feel free to message me about big events in your country and I will put a list up.

Bye for now💋oxo

Be my Valentine ❤

Thought I would do a quick post on some of the dresses available in the UK. Please do check the sites for international delivery to see if its available.

Lindy Bop has a USA site as well as the UK site. Which is great for the north American readers.

But some independent boutiques do stock the the 4 sites I will mention. I am just showing dresses but if you visits the sites direct there will be more options and styles.

Lindy Bop Uk

Christie Red Velvet Swing Dress £45.00


Purple Rose Collage Dress £55.00


Dolores Swetheart Picnic Doll Dress £55.00

Hell Bunny

Cannes 50’s Dress £50.99

Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day ❤❤.

And if your on your own buy your own flowers and chocolates, pamper yourself and buy a outfit. Think of others donate or buy at a Charity.Share the love❤

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising. These companies I recommend because I have bought from them 😉

About the Thyroid

The Thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that controls many areas of your body.It sits in the base of the neck area . And carries hormone TSH3 and TSH4.

These hormones are necessary for all the cells in your body to work normally.

Thyroid disorders are very common and tend mainly to occur in women, although anybody – men, teenagers, children and babies, too – can be affected. About one in 20 people has some kind of thyroid disorder, which may be temporary or permanent.

The thyroid gland can become overactive (hyperthyrodism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). This may, rarely, occur from birth, or develop later on in life. Hypothyroidism is often accompanied by an enlargement of the thyroid gland known as a goiter.

Thyrotoxicosis is the term given when there is too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. It may be a result of overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) as in Graves’ disease, inflamation of the thyroid or a benign thyroid tumour. Symptoms of thyrotoxicsosis include intolerance to heat, weight loss, increased appetite, increased bowel movements, irregular menstrual cycle, rapid and irregular heartbeat, palpitations, tiredness, irritability, tremor, hair loss and retraction of the eyelids resulting in a ‘staring’ appearance.

There are many different signs of Thyroid disease and I have left links to help you learn more.

Hope anyone with a Thyroid problem will find this article useful. And if you know someone with a Thyroid problem you may understand it more. Thyroid is treatable but it’s a life long disease. I hope to write more on the subject in future.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Happy New Year 2020

I hope for many people that this year will be better than the last

And it’s a new decade so let’s hope for the future. Yes 100 years since the 1920s and the Charleston era. People looking hopeful after World War 1. So after years of Austerity in the UK I hope it’s over soon.

I have took down the Christmas decorations but left up my LED Bonzai tree for now. I dont want to feel the holiday season is over yet. But if I dont do it now it wont get done.

I’m going to have a hunt through my boxes of objects relating to my life and see if anything can go to the charity shop too.

I hope everyone is not fed up with mince pies,chocolate and puddings yet. As the diet companies are starting to advertise already.

Oh well I’m off now to get ready for the new year i have made some resolutions in my head and hope i can stick with them.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Curvy Fashion

Hi there not all curvy ladies want to dress vintage style even though it’s often flattering.

Some ladies want to dress high street modern style. And there are brands now developing into plus size that are online, on the high street, not only sold in the UK but also sold globally.

So here’s a list of a few brands to google and look at there websites.



New Look

Gemma Collins

River Island




These brands sell all the clothes you need for a full wardrobe for summer or winter. Prices vary from brand to brand. For example Yours is cheaper than Evan’s.

However I heard of an online company ASOS so I had a look at there website. There is a asos curve collection and some of the brands listed above are in there collections. I have been impressed with what clothes I have ordered so far the fit, quality and price of the clothes. Fast convenient delivery on purchases. So far I’ve bought t shirts,jumper and trousers.

If you live in the UK in November there to The Curve Fashion Festival in Liverpool. It looks good there are loads of brands to discover. There are plus size models there to meet. And there are lots of other activities. Check there website

A Gemma Collins Dress sold on

Hope this is a useful guide for you all .

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising any of these brands.

Merry Christmas 2019

Hi there folks wishing you a Merry Christmas. I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas will have a lovely time celebrating. Hope you dont have sore heads on Boxing Day. We have the Boxing day curry now a tradition and no it’s not Turkey!

But on a serious note look out for those who live on there own. Any food what’s left over, that’s unopened tins etc that doesn’t perish a shelter or food bank would be grateful . Also any Toiletries that you receive you know you cant use, would be a great donation too. And clothes you dont want that are in good condition could be donated to a charity shop or homeless shelter. There are many homeless people in the UK and other countries who count on us to help.

Happy Christmas and New Year. I will be posting again soon.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Winter Clothing

Hell Bunny Wendi Cardigan £20.99
Hell Bunny Charlie Denim Capris £30.99
Collectif Mainline Doleres Blackwatch Check Top £25.00

Hi there just thought I would jump online to show you some ideas for Winter vintage dressing. There are loads of warm clothing to choose from day looks,evening dressing and warm coats, to keep the cold at bay. Above are day looks while you out of to work or shopping. I picked the Wendi cardigan as its plain and comes in a variety of colours which will go with anything. But most of the cardigans on these websites have some seasonal patterns and motifs on them.

Lady Vintage London Winter Wonderland Hepburn Dress £55.00

Above a lovely Christmas style evening dress from Lady Vintage .

Also check out Lindy Bop site for some classy evening dresses. I have tried to upload photos but the Lindy Bop site makes it difficult but try the link below. They also do some lovely accessories too.

Lulu Hun Tracey High Heel £43.75

Collectif Lulu Hun Selma Half Boot £60.50

Both Collectif Lulu Hun range and Lindy Bop make lovely shoes for both day and evening. Lindy Bop also sell selected Joe Browns shoes too.

Hell Bunny Elvira Evening Coat £112.99

Both Collectif and Hell Bunny sell some very glamorous and stunning evening coats. That will be used for many occasions and timeless.

Dont forget you can buy your accessories on these sites too. Hats,scarves gloves to keep you snug and warm. As well as your boots and bags.

I hope I have given you some cool ideas for winter😉.


Bye for now💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising these companies.

Hyperthyroid diet

Hyperthyroidism a type of thyrotoxicosis, is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Some people refer to this condition as an overactive thyroid. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune condition called Graves Disease .

The symptoms of an overactive thyroid include unintentional weight loss, anxiety, sweating, frequent bowel movements, difficulty sleeping, and muscle weakness. Hyperthyroidism is much more common in women than in men.

Low-iodine foods

The mineral iodine plays a key role in making thyroid hormones. A low-iodine diet helps to reduce thyroid hormones.

Calcium and vitamin D

Hyperthyroidism causes weak and brittle bones. Bone mass may be restored with treatment. Vitamin D and calcium are necessary for building healthy bones.


Iron is important for many vital bodily functions, including thyroid health. This mineral is needed for blood cells to carry oxygen to every cell in your body.


Selenium-rich foods may help to balance thyroid hormone levels and protect your Thyroid from disease.Selenium helps to prevent cell damage and keep your thyroid and other tissues healthy.


Zinc helps you use food for energy. This mineral also keeps your immune system and thyroid healthy.

Healthy fats

Fats that are from whole foods and largely unprocessed may help reduce inflammation. This helps to protect thyroid health and balance thyroid hormones. Nondairy fats are important in a low-iodine diet.

Below are British and American links to organisations which are a useful resource to diet for hyperthyroidism.


Bye for now 💋oxo