Just Me

Dear Readers,
The other day I was tagged by the lovely Jess over at Just That Girl Online who I met at Lincoln Bloggers Club the other week. It's called the Just Me tag and it's a nice way for you all to get to know a little more about me. So the first part is 25 facts about me which I don't know if I can manage because I'm really not that interesting but here goes!

1. I sing classical soprano in a choir. I absolutely love singing and sing all of the time. There's something about it that I find that gives me a boost and releases lots of stress. 
2. I have been with Indi for about 3 and a half years now but I met him when I was 16 (a decade ago eek!).
3. My name is Rowena but my Mum and Indi call me Beens; though I hate it when people call me Row. Unfortunately though a lot of people do call me Row because I feel the moment has passed in which I can say anything. 
4. I'm guessing it's already quite apparent but I love vintage; particularly the 1940's and 1950's. 
5. I am a strident feminist. 
6. I have a rabbit called Philip and if you follow me on instagram you will probably see many pictures of him. He's the most handsome rabbit I have ever met, but then I suppose all bunny mummies think that. 
7. I still have my childhood teddy. He is a lion called Brian and I won him on a tombola which was raising money for the Lincolnshire Lions. 
8. I love yoga but don't do it nearly enough.
9. I have never been to a gymnasium. And I never shall. 
10. I love Hallowe'en!
11. I love my body. Isn't that a crazy thought, to love our bodies, and yet so many of us don't and actually I feel quite vain for coming out and saying it. I feel that since I have started wearing vintage I have come to accept that my body doesn't really fit in with modern beauty standards but that's not my body's fault so I'm not going to punish it or hate it and you know what? Modern beauty standards don't fit in with my body!
12. I am a nerd. Particularly a Dr Who nerd. 
13. I swear a lot which people find a bit of a shock really. I think it's because they assume I'm going to be prim and proper based on the way I look but really I think swearing is good. It's expressive and I enjoy creative swears.
14. I drink tea, earl grey, hot.
15. I love Disney movies and once someone said I am a real life Disney princess. That was a great day. 
16. I really want to visit the Deep South one day. 
17. I started wearing vintage about 4 or 5 years ago.
18. When I started wearing vintage my biggest hero was Lola Lamour and I have now met her a few times.
19. I'm quite a daddy's girl; he's honestly the most hilarious person I have ever met. 
20. I love doing my hair in different styles and I think it's the one thing I get the most compliments on. 
21. My biggest guilty pleasure music-wise is 1980s music. Well actually I don't even think I feel guilty about it. I particularly love Kate Bush and Ultravox. Oh but also I enjoy metal music every now and again.
22. I don't like the Bake Off or the Sewing Bee and yet people always assume I must love both of those shows. In fact my favourite shows are Dr Who (obviously because I am a massive Whovian) and Gogglebox. 
23. I can't stand "shabby chic" and think it is better described as shabby vandalism. 
24. I enjoy sewing, or more accurately I enjoy the idea of sewing. 
25. I have an older sister, Jess, she lives in London and writes what not over at Two Thirds Nerd

Wow I made it, but trust me there was lots of tea consumed to get this far. But wait, there's more! I now have to answer some questions. 

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1. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
Well I pretty much chose it because I wanted people to instantly know that this was a blog about vintage and I'm based in Lincoln. 

2. Best thing that happened to you this year?
Indi proposed to me and after snatching the ring out of his fingers I said yes. I can't say any more otherwise it will get really saccharine and I don't want to inflict that on you, dear readers. 

3. Why do you blog?
I'm not totally sure really. I think I started because we go to so many vintage events throughout the year that I wanted to record them in a way but more lately I think I am going to blog as a way of keeping a diary of the things that make me happy.

4. What are you afraid of?
The UKIP party getting to power. 

5. One beauty product you would recommend to your readers?
I'm really not a beauty blogger and tend to stick quite rigidly to my same old routine. I guess the thing I love the most is distilled which hazel. It can be a bit strong if used neat on your skin but my skin is fine with it. I use it as a toner because it is an natural astringent but it's also great for cuts, bites, bruises, you name it! My friend once told me that I am like the Dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding only I'm obsessed with which hazel and he is obsessed with window-lean. 

So anyway folks I hope that was interesting or if it was boring that it lulled you into the most amazing sleep you have had for a long time. I am going to tag Miss BothaMr Wharff, and Nella to tell us some facts about themselves or answer the above questions.



  1. This was lovely :) Great to get to know you a bit more. I love Kate Bush!! And I'm completely with you on the UKIP fear

  2. Wow, soprano singer? I am impressed *_*
    I am also incredibly honoured to be tagged in your post, dear Lady!
    I am writing it but as english ins't my spoken language I am a bit slow. I'll tell you when I am done wit it!
    I am so happy to know more about you lovely chapette!
    Kisses from France!

  3. I just did it! http://www.nellafragola-vintage-blog.com/2014/12/just-me-tag.html
    Thanks again for the tag, I feel honoured!
    I wish you a joyful end of year!