Another amazing new Western TV series to get us glued on to our screens and do nothing else constructive, damn them. The Gripping tale is set in 1860- post American civil war; A confederation soldier’s beautiful wife is killed by Union soldiers, and he embarks on a quest of revenge.
The soldier ends up in a lawless, hell hole of a town called Nebraska; during the building of the transcontinental rail road- a project being headed by the Notorious Thomas Durant (acted by Colm Meaney). The project is in danger of being destroyed by the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes who are not happy that the rail road is being built on their land.
|Thomas Durant Railroad Top Dog acted by Colm Meaney|
Cullen Bohannon the soldier( acted by the Hunky Anson Mount), goes through a breakneck turn of events whilst on his mission to avenge his wife’s Murder.
|“The Soldier” Cullen Bohannon acted by Anson Mount|
Proudly- two British actors have taken the leading role; Irish actor Colm Meaney and +Dominique McElligot who acts as the sensitive but strong Lily Bell – who’s husband was killed by the Cheyenne tribes during a ride in their camp.
|Lily Bell acted by Dominique McElligott|
Hell on wheels was premièred in the US in Nov 6 th 2011 and is aired in the UK on Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
A Must See
|also starring in the series-COMMON as Elam Furgason|
This is beautiful unusually patterned cut glass decanter, it caught my eye the instance i walked in to the store. With its circular moulds the decanter differs from the usual diamond cut crystal decanters. It is a little heavy and stands at 36 cm in height and 16 cm at its widest.
|Richard and Hartley Opalescent Glass Ca 1888|
Difference is- with the decanter-its circular moulds are random and different in sizes unlike the R&H which has perfect rows.
This period drama set in 1952 came on our screens towards the end of 2012. If you haven’t watched it, here is the plot- Four women who are ex-code breakers at Bletchley Park notice a pattern in several murders that transpire.
Just like in every movies/drama, the police are clueless; Further more they disregard the discoveries presented to them by Susan Grey- (acted by Anna Maxwell Martin). This lead to the women having to investigate the murders themselves to try and stop the murderer from killing again- causing a rift between Susan and her husband Timothy – (acted by Mark Dexter).
The Bletchley Circle is definitely a nail biting drama. I am hoping for a second series. You can catch- up on all the episodes of series one on ITV Player,
This is my latest vintage / antique store find- stocking absolutely amazing items for us- vintage lifestyle lovers. Retonthenet Vintage Purveyors are an Antique and Vintage retail company that specialises in products dating from 1880s to 1980s.
If you have a passion for collecting good quality Antiques or Vintage items then Retonthenet are The go To on-line company.
You’ll find exquisitely unique items for your homes. For great ideas on Antique or Vintage interior Deco pieces or furnishings you are guaranteed to find something on Retonthenet .
|Antique Late 19th century Brass Mirror ,
candle holder Rd 18th Nov 1883 Lion Crest
|Vintage Silver plated Tray Sheffield England|
|Vintage Ships Wheel Wood & Brass
Gischard of Germany circa 1950s
They are widely known purveyors of vintage and Antique Gifts- Any birthdays, wedding celebrations coming up? Or looking for a Thank You Gift for a family member, friend, Partner or colleague,- Retonthenet stocks Rare items for that special person/s.
|Opera Glasses circa 1900s|
|Vintage Original Gola Exercise Hold Bag circa 1970s|
|Apple Perfume Bottle 1970s|
Whatever your tastes- vintage purveyors are sure to have something for you,; from Vintage cars, Pottery& Porcelain, Silver plated items, furniture. Just surf by http://www.retonthenet.co.uk/ and see for yourself. Order on-line and they will post it to your address, They have great posting package deals- Free delivery for purchases over £50 and competitive postage prices.
All products are unique once sold you will not find another quite like it. So hurry up and grab a bargain at Retonthenet
|Art Deco Feigl & Moraweitx Libochovice Glass Vase circa 1930s|
The Old Artistry launch event was held on the 15th June 2013 at the stores address in woodstreet market, Walthamstow. Champaign and Afternoon Tea, I have to stress on the scrumptious Tea Cakes- Ultimate indulgence.
|Lucy TrueLove- The Artist behind the Masterpieces|
|Portrait of Amy Wine House|
Really enjoyed this trip to the Hadrian’s Wall– organised by a good friend of ours. Although it was still snowing like mad, it was a good idea to just get out of London and kill the winter blues. Sharing my Trips away is a decision i made just recently; my time was pre-occupied with blogging for a fashion Magazine, which was a pleasure, plans to embark on my vintage lifestyle blog was constantly being derailed.
Excitedly, here we are now. Hadrian’ wall was built by the Romans as a defence fortification around AD 122. It was built by emperor Hadrian- hence the name Hadrian’s Wall. Built through the wall were gates which were also used as custom posts for trade and Taxes.
Quite a fair bit of the wall still remains today, people come from all over the world to see the wall. It is very popular with Hikers and walkers who challenge themselves by walking the 117 km (73 miles) over several days, as well as enjoying the history of the area.
I have been to quite a few Hikes over 3 year, and i list it as one of my favourites- in terms of terrain, landscapes and history. One of the famous land marks we got to see is the tree where a scene from the earliest Robin Hood movie was filmed. The views were amazing as well even with the snow. I insist that everyone should visit, you will not be disappointed.
|Scene from Robin Hood the Movie filmed here.|
We took advantage of the bank holiday – (March 29th to 31st, 2013), Accommodation was at the Charming Willow Ford Farm in Cumbria, which was quite handy since it was situated very close to part of the wall. The Hadrian wall winds past the farm and down the Irthing valley towards Birdoswald Roman Fort. Rooms at the Willowford Farm are beautifully decorated and comfortable with underfloor heating for cold weather, and Skyline windows for the lovely sun to wonderfully stroke you in the early hours of the morning. Served in the morning was a scrumptious organic breakfast- early enough especially since you want to start your walks early. (All the food served at the B&B is organic). You’ll get a very warm welcome from the ever-so-adorable resident Pets, snow ball the black and white cat and two border collie black and white dogs. I really do miss those little rascals as well as the trip.
|Willow Ford Farm B&B|
The Group will not forget the Kind hearted B&B owner picking us up after 11 miles of the hike, this was a result of us being over ambitious and trying to do 15 miles in 6 hours and as you can already guess – the challenge was not achieved and we didn’t want to miss Dinner :D. Also watch out for the lovely pets insisting on accompanying you to your walks. we tried all evasive maneuvers, tricking them and locking the gates behind them but they managed to wriggle their way through. At some point, we got scolded by a sheep owner for bringing “Our” pet dogs near his lambing sheep- hilarious since its not our blooming dog. We all were in fits of laugher.
|Snow Ball from Willowford Farm B&B|
|One of the Border Collie from B&B|
The B&B is also located near the willowford foot bridge– it is known that the bridge was airlifted into position in 1999 and has won a number of engineering and design awards and has appeared on the cover of ordnance survey L86 map. Day 3 of the hike we crossed this bridge, as well- we had the privilege of visiting Birdoswald Roman Fort– at birdoswald there’s a souvenir shop that also sells delicious liqueurs in different fruity flavour. Lyme Bay Wineries are the masters behind these delectable Liqueurs. I recommend the ginger flavour. You’ll be ordering them by the crates once you finish your first bottle.
Such an amazing weekend trip it was that one of the group members decided to stay one more day.
If you do decide to check out Hadrian’s Wall I recommend the Willow Ford Farm. Book in advance since it does get full.
Photos by: JiJJy’s Maison