Wednesday, January 8, 2014

More vintage love from the Brits

Just a quick note for all you Downton Abby fans. You may also enjoy The Bletchley Circle. This is a different period piece. It takes place in the early 1950's and is a bit of a thriller. It involves four gals that were active in the secret group in Great Britain that cracked the German codes during WWII. I love the stories and the clothes, hairstyles etc. are fantastic!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dreamin' in 2014

The new year is here! Are you beginning to notice the days are getting a teeny bit longer? It's five o'clock and still light out! I'm starting to dream pleasant dreams people.  

........days of lovely camping, nestled in the trees beside a glistening lake. Perfection!

That dream won't be so great if plans aren't made and some camp spots aren't booked!
Just before the holidays I got a move on. So far, I've arranged for International Glamping Weekend at a private park in Sisters, Oregon. Then decided on several weekends with Rollin' Oldies Vintage Trailer Group at Champoeg and Fort Stevens late summer and fall.
I still need to think about some glampin' on our own. My thought is to stay home weekends most of the time this summer. The local recreational activities right in our own backyard are a lot of fun. I don't want hubs and I to miss out on them. So, our glamping adventures will happen during the week. I think this will work out well, because it may be less crowded at camp grounds on weekdays anyway.

 I haven't just been making camp plans. La Dee Dah has a few things needing attention. I know if I don't make a list of things to get done by this summer, they'll fall by the wayside. What's on your list? Here are a few of my to-dos for La Dee Dah. 

Don't laugh! Number one, her oven is not working correctly. I know. I read all these ads for trailers and no one even knows if their ovens work....but I do bake in the oven. Really. It gets up to temperature and then goes off....permanently... until you relight. You have to wear a heavy glove on the hand while you light it every few minutes. Not fun! So hubs has an expert who will come and take a look at the oven and hopefully get it working properly. 
Then I have to tighten up the fabric on the first cushion I recovered last spring. It just is too loose and there is always a big wrinkle right in the middle....darn! 
I also want to paint the cupboard over the back window. It was handmade by the former owner and is ripe for a glamping do over. I'm thinking of painting it red around the frame and then modpodging fabric or paper on the door. 
Talkin' doors. I want to do something about the fridge door too. It is a bit bunged up. Right now I have some cute magnets covering those scratches up. 
Then there's the problem of a possible leak....eek! During the torrential rain storm at Seaquest last summer there was some dampness at a corner of the back window. It could have been condensation, but needs to be checked out. 
That's a bunch of stuff off the top of my head to get done. We are off vacationing some of February and March (sans trailer). The time will slide by if I'm not careful. 

With the holidays behind me, I'm excited to be focusing on La Dee Dah and getting ready for a fun glamping season!