Red Barn Eggs

Spring is a celebration of rebirth, daffodils are blooming and there’s a sense of a new fresh start around the corner. Grab the sun while you can, as it shows itself briefly between April showers. Eggs are a traditional sign of rebirth at this time of Year, wherever you are from.I remember when we were…

Byers Family, Train crash and shipwreck!

I have been given, during my quest for searching my family history, a suitcase full of old photographs from my maternal grandparents . I’m fascinated by them, most of the people I met and the others have been explained to me, but there was one photo that nobody recognised, and very strangely, it belonged to…

Coral Flair

Well It’s not the time of Year for dolling up and going out for the day, it’s way too chilly here up North for that sort of thing, so we decided a spot of decorating was a better option. Our dining room has always been an issue, it’s dark and shady, and we have tried…

Winter Glamping

Winter Glamping A cosy cabin nestled in woodland in the North Yorkshire countryside is just a great base for a winter getaway! A brisk walk in the outdoors is just the trick to burning off the Seasonal treats we have indulged in! The cabins are off grid which means log stoves and candle light, maybe…

Green with Envy

I was thinking of green, and the lack of it in winter, and my mind turned to evergreen/conifers. Now there is something special just up the road from us, something I hadn’t visited for a very long time. Every Year there would be an open day at Minsteracres monastery, and as children, our parents took…

Autumal Hues

Well we can’t stop time, and we can’t stop Winter approaching, at least we can enjoy the hues of autumn until the days turn really dark. It’s a time for cosy fires in the Retropoodle house, Coco is the most drawn to the fire, she’s known as the heat hogger! apparently it’s a trait in…

Bowlees

Well today was a funny day, weather-wise I mean! Thick mist and quite chilly. So this afternoon we headed West, where things were supposed to be better. That was an understatement! It was a different world! Hot, sunny and perfect! We had to go to nearby Middleton-in-Teesdale to collect a new dog coat for Jet,…

Harvest Gold

It’s late summer here in the UK. The fields are yellowing and some have already been harvested. Got me thinking of my new scarecrow skirt, which I made a few weeks ago from original 1950’s fabric I bought from a cool friend in the USA. I don’t have lots of earthy early Autumn colours in…

Beanie!

I have a wonderful photo of my Nana (Mam’s Mother) wearing a beanie hat. The photo was probably taken in the early 1940’s and I have always fancied one! So when I saw one listed on the web I couldn’t resist getting it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanie_(seamed_cap) It’s probably a 1950’s one, it has a stamp inside on…

Why Retropoodles?

Retro styled poodles! Traditional trims, English saddle trim, Dutch trim, Continental.

Yee Haa!

So excited to get a dress with me and the poodles printed on it!