Just 9 months ago we set up this blog to share our vintage days out and experiences in the vintage world. And what a fabulous time we’ve had!
The initial impetus for entering the blogging world was to review our spring trip to Berlin which we had meticulously planned and researched. Everything from the fabulous Weimar guesthouse we stayed in to the places we visited we wanted to share.
From there we started to plan visits to exhibitions and museums as well as vintage events. 2018 saw us enjoy our first ever visits to the Black Country Living Museum and the Twinwood Festival as well as seeing the glamorous ‘Liners’ exhibition at the V&A and ‘Night and Day’ at the Fashion and Textile museum.
We returned to some our favourite events such as Brooklands Relived and The Watercress Line ‘War on the Line’ as well as continuing to volunteer each month at ‘The Forties Experience’
As our confidence grew we took tentative steps into the re-enacting world representing the WVS at several events and we have developed some lovely relationships with people we have met along the way! In particular we have had some fun with photographers Dave Clarke and Simon Burgess who have taken some brilliant photos of us enjoying our vintage days out!
We also both took the plunge and booked a vintage photoshoot experience – a joint venture between the lovely Haley of Pearls Pinup Parlour and Wayne of Treasure the Moments photography.
Click on the link to the package we booked – Photoshoot package
There is a blog in the works to review our respective experiences at this shoot!
Speaking of new blogs what else is to come…….?
This year we have already booked some interesting new vintage experiences.
In March we will be travelling to Bruges on the P&O Vintage Cruise! This came highly recommended by some lovely people we met at BCLM this summer and, although we are managing our expectations, we can’t wait to don our finest each night on the ship (ok…ferry) and can’t wait to review it for you!
We are also attending York’s Festival of Vintage for the first time in April as well as returning to the Black Country Living Museum (but this time staying for the evening too!).
Bletchley Park and Brooklands are firm favourites on our calendar and we also plan to start reviewing more vintage bars and restaurants this year.
So all in all we can’t wait to get stuck in!!
If there’s anything in particular you would like us to cover, please send us a message – and don’t forget you can follow our Instagram @the_vintage_tourists
Happy New Year!!