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Friday, 4 January 2013

Mad as Hatters

Thank you to the Crooked House Crew 
for a fab evening of fun, mad dad dancing, 
delicious nibbles and the best company.

They were invited to arrive on New Year's Eve "wearing a hat at a jaunty angle".
The VJ's forgot ... doh!
But very soon VJ was precariously balancing
this high rise beauty on her head.
Crafted by the amazing Lash Queen ...
Lash Queen's man arrived 'inside' a hat ...
... no, those are not his feet.  
There was a little hat swapping going on! 
Caps and stetsons, bowlers and toppers.

The next day the Crooked House revellers were joined by their little ones,
and all were spoilt with a 5* hotel style brunch courtesy of Mr & Mrs Fruit.
Crispy bacon sandwiches, sausages, crumpets and pots of tea
soon cleared their woolly heads.

And to work off their excesses - a long walk ...
... with a muffin and fizzy pop stop along the way.

Love you guys.

As they headed home,
three deer pranced across the field in front of them.
Mrs Crooked House declared,
"it's a sign, 2013 is going to be a good year" ...


Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Looks wonderful...love the costumes :) Happy New Year doll xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

looks wonderful!! love the crazy hat idea x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Love the jaunty hats! Happy New Year!

lemonade kitty said...

Love the idea of the hats, Lucey x

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh Wow! Love the hats!
The brunch sounded good!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

You can't beat a good hat! Great fun :) x

Anne said...

Looks as if a good time was had by all! We were tucked up in bed early!!

Kristie Franklin said...


It looks like everyone had a great time. Love the hat! I have to laugh every time I see all the mud everyone is wearing. Hah

I didn't make Toad-In-The-Hole on New Year's Day... I purchased the wrong sausage and I was afraid it would be greasy so we will try it soon with some better sausage!

Jelly Jam said...

Oh please be right Mrs Crooked House!
This looks like a fun new year.
Happy New Year to you M.

YeamieWaffles said...

These hats are all awesome Jane, to me this seems like an absolutely awesome way to bring in the year and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your continued support under my blog and through email too, you really are a one of a kind lady.

greenthumb said...

What a great night sounds like so much fun.

Angy is my name. said...

Indeed it is. We have a "costume affair" planned for my Hubby's 40th this year. We are even employing a judging panel and giving out prizes.. this has already motivated the more competitive members of our family!
Happy New Year! ♥♥♥

Fading Grace said...

That sounds like a fab hat dooo, happy new year lovely you :-)
we went to lyme NYD and I had a double yolker egg for dinner, the waiter said that was a sign and I was very lucky!!
sorry that you have been gravy splodged already thats not good :-(
see you soon,
love Sophie x

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina. Divertenti queste immagini! Buon inizio di 2013' *Maristella*.

humphreycumfycushion said...

Wow ... can't get over those eyelashes!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Absolutely LOVE the costume! I hope your New Year is getting off to an awesome start!
Much love, Tammy xx