This weekend saw more gorgeous weather (at least, in Leeds!) so Simon and I decided to head down to a local beauty spot yesterday and have a BBQ / picnic with my sister, brother, his partner and my three gorgeous nieces (and not forgetting Lucy!)
The spot we picked was near the canal, and was perfect for sunbathing and paddling, which which Lucy, Simon and the girls took full advantage of :)
We had a lovely walk through the woods after lunch, and we had to resist picking armfuls of gorgeous bluebells that were simply everywhere.
We spent a lovely few hours by the canal side, before Simon and I headed home to get ready for this:
Last night, Simon and I had tickets to The Sunday Night Variatease Burlesque show which is a variety club, involving burlesque, cabaret, dancing and stalls filled with all manner of treasures.
Last week I had actually been asked if I wanted to have a stall there, selling my handmade bath and body products, but sadly it was too short notice, and as I havnt finished sorted out my branding and packaging, I really want my 'debut' to be perfect, so I am sticking to the Otley Gala in June for my first 'proper' stall!
Although I didnt have my own stall, it didnt stop me from buying some lovely/quirky hand made jewelry for other stalls:
Opening and ending the shows, were performances form unsigned band Madam Laycock and her Dabeno Pleasures, which were fabulous, performing in a dark cabaret style which perfectly complimented the mood of the evening (click for link and to listen to some of the songs performed) I really enjoyed thier set, and bought their CD which the band signed for me :)
The Burlesque performances themselves were great, we had some really fun tongue in cheek sets, as well as the classic 'tease' performances:
All in all, we had a fantastic weekend! How did YOU spend yours?