Monday, 9 January 2012

Tune In, Turn On, Check Out


The bags are packed, we've checked-in on-line and the skirt's as old as I am so, rather than blather about my outfit or what I've been up to, I thought I'd bore you with some old travel photos from the last time we visited Kerala.


Here's a close-up of the skirt, just in case you haven't seen me in it before.



Back in 2007 we paid a local to navigate us around the backwaters in a traditional canoe rather than by the more traditional tourist rice boat. This was a cheap and far greener option and we even got taken to the boatman's home to share lunch with his family. 



Last time we flew to Thiruvananthapuram, departing six weeks and 950 miles later in Mumbai. Nothing was pre-planned or booked in advance. We travelled up along the west coast of India by train, boat, rickshaw, Ambassador taxi & bus, stopping off at anywhere that looked interesting. This time we've only got three weeks and are flying to and from the same airport but still aren't any more organised. 

Bring it on!


Bayeaux Tapestry maxi (£5, local vintage shop) worn with a metallic gold tee (£2, British Heart Foundation) and a heap of second-hand brass jewellery

Thanks for visiting me and the lovely comments you leave. 

See you in February!

135 comments:

Sara said...

Have a great trip!! You look fab, that neklace, ohh!

Rachel - Firebird said...

Safe travels Vix and Jon xxx

Pennyblossoms said...

Hope you got the e-mail! As it says 'come back soon'!
Z xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Be happy, enjoy, take nice photos for us and let your hair down. I adore that skirt. xoxoxo

Vintage Green said...

Have a safe and interesting journey!!

DearHelenHartman said...

As we say in the south, may traveling mercies go with you. Can't wait to hear about your magical journeys.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Have a fab break Queen! Will post your bag handles when you get home! Safe Journey xx

delia hornbook said...

Oh Vix it looks beautiful and so natural and unspoilt by western ways its how it should be ;-)) You are going to have an amazing time. Relax and enjoy and don't think about home everyone will be well taken care of. Stay safe and i look forward to seeing your photo's and hearing all about it on your return. dee xxx

Computergirl said...

Have a lovely time- sure you will see some amazing things and find some amazing bargains ;) xx

Suddenly I See said...

Have a fabulous time vix - enjoy the sunshine,adventures and experiences !!
*pretends i'm not jealous*
Xx

La Dama said...

Amor,
Have a wonderful time!
Your skirt is amazing for its age, looks new.
Beautiful pics! Looks so mystical,
I always wonderd why you guys just dont move to India.
I will miss you gorgeous lady:(
Luv ya

Fiona said...

So envious of you Vix. When I was a hostie I went to Goa and loved it. We even got an impromptu visit to a primary school just because the airlines rep overheard me talking about it. Something I will never forget, the children were a delight. Have a wonderful time, I will miss your posts.

Helga! said...

OMG,gorgeous imagery-and astonishly similar looking to Thailand!! I suspect I'll feel very much at home there when Ga nd I meet you guys there in the not too distant future!!!
Have a safe and fabulous trip!!! It's all about the relaxation,baby!I'll be thinking of you every day!!
Love you long time!
Love HelgaxxxXXXxxx

Emma said...

Such a Beautiful outfit! I Really Love the jewelry you paired with this.

Lune said...

Have a wild and wonderful time really Living! And, just take at least a few photos for us while you're at it? Please?

Rachael said...

Have a wonderful and safe holiday Vix! Can't wait to see your photographs when you return x

Kestrel said...

Have a great trip! Am sure you will :)

Emma x said...

Have a fab time and stay safe xx

Love, Love, Love said...

Wishing you a fabulous and interesting trip xxx

daisychain said...

Have a truly amazing time Vix x

Perdita said...

Have a super holiday! Love that maxi!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Have fun! And if you see 2 lunatics in a rickshaw, say hi. (My friends are doing some sort of insane race across India)

Happy trails! x

pastcaring said...

Those images are stunning. Have a wonderful trip, soak up the sun and the relaxation and the life, and come back to us safe and refreshed. And tanned!
I'll miss you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Vix,
have a fab time the pair of you!
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx

Veshoevius said...

I love that skirt! Oh my God your photos of Kerala are amazing! Have a wonderful time both of you!

makinggooduse said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in India, will miss your blog a lot whilst you're gone.

Veshoevius said...

Oh BTW I got a turquiose pendant a bit like yours for Christmas so will have to try it out with the skirt!

Style Eyes said...

Have an amazing time. Sounds like the perfect holiday with no schedule at all.

VintageVicki said...

Have a great trip - look forward to reading about your adventures next month :) xxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I know you'll have a fabulous time. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures. Xx

Eeek said...

Will be wonderful... best way to travel be organised to the nth and stick to your itinerary! Pah NOT. My kind of adventure though am partial to south east asia!

xxx

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Bon voyage, petal - Auf wiedersehen, Pet! xxx

Rose&Bird said...

You look relaxed and ready to jet off! Hope you and Jon have a fabulous and safe trip. Will miss you x

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

what an awesome post, Miss V! Your trip sounds amazing and your previous trip sounds equally amazing! You are really breave for being so spontanious traveling so many miles without booking something in advance. Very inspirational. Whishing you a wonderful trip!

Mum said...

Enjoy your trip and safe journeying.
Love from Mum
xx

Angela Murrills said...

Hey Vix:
I want that skirt for one thing. For another, I'm sitting here playing video games when I should be packing for our trip starting tomorrow. Bali first (because our daughter is there www.balichick.blogspot.com) than probably Thailand. What you should know is we're probably the oldest hippies on the banana pancake trail. Me, 66, him, 81. No bookings beyond the flight. No definite plans. Otherwise how do you get to stick around in Chiang Mai when you come on preparations for the Buddhist funeral to end all. Happy travels. Ange

Trashsparkle said...

Have a wonderful time! xx

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Bon Voyage - can't wait to hear about your travels.

tralala said...

It all looks so INCREDIBLE - stay safe and see you soon!

arlene said...

I hope you both have a magical journey xx

Louise said...

Oh Vix, I'm going to miss you so much, but I can't wait to hear the tales you bring back from your travels. I've never seen that skirt before, and it's gorgeous, I love it. Have a wonderful time in India lovely lady. xx

Sophie said...

Have an amazing tip and try not to come back to brown as I will be very jealous ;)
Safe journey!
Sophie
x

Vintage Jane said...

Have a fantastic time. Make sure you share it with us when you get back. Of course, we're not at all envious ... ! M x

Tanvi said...

Have a wonderful time. Safe travels!!!

♡ from © tanvii.com

My Vintage Vow said...

Wishing you the most splendid time and safe travels to you both. X

VainGlorySinner said...

Have a safe voyage Vix and I wish you and Jon all the fun in the world! See you when you get back! xxx

theequinebovine said...

you are one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. safe travels.

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

'ave a great 'oliday! ♥

Kelly said...

Love the funky pattern on the skirt!!

And that canoe...I could totally live there...be a gypsy mermaid!!! lol

Krista said...

That skirt is so Alexander McQueen I love it. Oh honey how I'll miss you! Have just the best time ever, be safe but adventurous, like I have to tell you. I admire your brave ability to just jump right into this without a definite plan. I want to be more like that! The slide show and video are sublime, the lagoons, the beaches, ah time to be warm and happy immersed in another culture so very far from home. Enjoy some for me! I can't wait to see pictures!!!
Loveyasweets~
Krista

Leticia said...

you look sooo retro, Vix! love the outfit, as usual. That pront on the skirt is crazy, amazing! hope you have the best time, doll! hoping for awesome pictures and hot outfits! Have fun! peace

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Dolly Cool Clare said...

Have a brilliant time! Look forawrd to seeing your pics when you get back :)x

Nat said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time and come back with lots of stories of your adventures...

Charity Rose said...

Gorgeous top! And love all the bangles, you have a really great eye for your own style. Love it! Visit my blog stylebycharityrose.blogspot :) xxx

Miss Rayne said...

Have agreat trip, miss you already

Joyatri said...

I'm drooling over the Bayeaux tapestry print.

Bon voyage and safe travels. Give a street dog some biscuits for me :)
Jo xx

Ajax said...

Cannot WAIT to see your trip photos! Safe and happy (and crazy adventurous) travels to yoU!!!

Bonnie said...

Loved the travelogue Vix. I hope you have a magical journey with many stories to tell when you return. Will miss you.

xo, Bonnie

vintage_kitten said...

That skirt is amazing and is beautiful shape.I thought it was new.What lovely videos and very sweet of the local to take you around.Have a great time be safe take lots of pics and lots of shopping.xx

Anita said...

Have the most wonderful time ever! You will be missed.
xo, Anits

maranda (persnickety vintage) said...

damn i love a good novelty print, that skirt is fab!! hope you guys have a wonderful time and you find lots of treasures to bring home and show us :)

Terri said...

I've not seen the skirt before! Wonderful. Would that I could travel in a foreign land without an intinerary or agenda. Enjoy!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I haven't seen that wonderful skirt before and thank you for the close up:))). You look as fresh as a daisy and so excited to get away - you must be pumped!!!!! Have a wonderful, exciting and adventurous trip darling Vix xoxoxoxoxoxox

two squirrels said...

Happy happy travels, may it be filled with lots of wonderful moments and exciting times!!! Love V

Vintage Sweetheart said...

That skirt is devine. Safe travels, you sure know how to have an adventure. xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Bye Vix!!
Have a good trip
*We will all miss you here in blogland*

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

Have a fabulous time, Vix - enjoy all that sunshine xx

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

Have a fabulous time, Vix - enjoy all that sunshine xx

Please may I? said...

Have great time and stay safe.

X x

Mrs Munster said...

Have a fantastic holiday! You are looking fab as always.

Alice said...

Vix have a wonderful time, you truly deserve a break. I'll be looking forward to your return! xxx

Sue said...

Safe and happy traveling to you. Looking forward to the show and tell when you return.

Miss Peregrin said...

I hope you have an amazing time on your trip! I love the way you two travel - making it up as you go along. That's the best way to have fun.

dinoprincesschar said...

have a wonderful time - the skirt is my favourite of all of your clothes, by far :)

Lena said...

Have a wonderful holiday Vix!x

Kandi said...

That skirt is incredible, love it!
Have a fabulous relaxing time.
Kandi xx

triskelos said...

The fabric on the skirt is simply amazing - such a great print and colors! <3

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Alexandra said...

Have a fantastic time! xxx

Heather said...

That looks like a fantastic time...we do much of the same no need to over plan if you are looking to enjoy your time it will find you ...:) Have a Great trip ~Love Heather

Pop Champagne said...

hope you have a great time, and I love the prints in this outfit, each piece is so unique!

sacramento said...

Enjoy every second of your hilidays, my dearest Vix
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Jacqueline From Da Block said...

Save travels Vix. I just discovered your blog and I'm so in love with your look and everything. You're effin' amazing!

xx Jacqueline

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The Vintage Knitter said...

Vix and Jon, have a great time together xxx

50 and counting said...

Safe trip!!! Enjoy the sun and the warmth.

We're off to Ixtapa on Saturday and only for a week. It's due to dip down to -20 next week, so we're happy to be missing that!

simplyvintage said...

Have a brilliant trip - can't wait to hear all about it on your return. I absolutely love that skirt too. xxx

Camelia Crinoline said...

That skirt is amazing. I'm a total sucker for weird vintage novelty prints. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

weasel said...

This skirt is amazing, fantastic print!

Style Sud-Est said...

Have a good trip lovely Vix

Ariane xxxxxx

DeniseAngela said...

I see you & I share the same dance moves too! Your hair is so beautiful in that video! Wishing you guys a safe & fabulous trip!

Trees said...

Beautiful Skirt Vix and that's for sharing some travel memories with us:)

I'll miss your fab outfit posts!

Have a great time on your trip:)

Michelle's Style File said...

What an amazing skirt- I love the print.

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com
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Don't Think Twice said...

That skirt is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!


xx, Rachel♥

Alison Cross said...

Have a wonderful time - we will miss you!!!

See you in February!!!!!!

lots of love

Ali xxxx

*waves hankie*

Misfits Vintage said...

Goodbye amor! Have a wonderful trip - can't wait for our skype-a-thon in Feb. Missing you already, Love! Sarah xxx

Mary Lou said...

oh your skirt is so fabulous, i love this print madly and i´m even excited for you and your travel adventures! wish you all the best and have a good time there far away ;)
love and kiss,mary

Young at Heart said...

ooh what joy....last time I made it down there was 1979!!!! Havea fab time....xx

littleowlski said...

Hope you have a fantastic time!!!!

littleowlski said...

Hope you have a fantastic time!!!!

señora Allnut said...

oooh, enjoy every moment and every experience, and come back to tell us everything!!!
Wish you a fabulous trip!
besos

wardrobeexperience said...

have a good time, guys! do some bollywood dancing for me ;)

i will miss you :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

This looks so wonderful! I hope you have a great time, Vix. Really, if you have the chance drop by the address I sent you. They are great people. He's got amazing stories to tell of motorcycle tours through Afghanistan. Enjoy! xxx

The Brunette said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog you are very kind.

You look gorgeous as usual I will watch the videos when I get chance only I have been so bus in the evenings of late but definitely want to watch these.

xx

Mimi and Tilly said...

I hope you ahve a fabulous time Vix. Your videos are gorgeous. I;ve never been to India, but would love to go. I've been taking a break form the computer and have been catching up on my blogg reading and commenting today, and can't believe you're away for three weeks. I hope it's a refreshing and fun trip for you and Jon. Big hugs, Em xxx

lasophia said...

How freaking exciting! Im not bored at all! Safe travels my lady.

Ronnie (RR) said...

Have a brilliant time, enjoy yourselves and relax xxx

CameronPoe2409 said...

Have an amazing time! xxx PS thank you for all your lovely comments xx

Sangu Mandanna said...

Ahhh Kerala is gorgeous! Hope you and Jon have a lovely trip, Vix xx

Roxy Indica said...

I told you that you are my idol and an inspiration to me?
I'll miss your posts, a lot.
Enjoy your trip!
XOXO

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The Brunette said...

Have a wonderful time xx

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Woowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I feel in love !!!!! so stylish damn woman, you did a good job !!!!! KEEP ON going :)

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

You give me chills- I love the way you dress, your way of life and your fierce and faithful attitude. Have a great vacation, dear Vix. See you when you get back. xo.

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

You're so bold - I'd never think to ask a local for a tour and, even if I did, I wouldn't have the balls to do it! Have an AMAZING holiday!

Daniel said...

The Tapestry maxi is divine ! I wanna go on holidays ! ME GUSTA VIX big kiss

triggermyfashion said...

I adore your skirt..

kisses

Unknown said...

I love reading your blog weekly. I buy and sell vintage clothing, its so fun. I see that some of your fans send you gifts. I have a few items that I would love to give to you, but not sure how to do this.I don't have a blog you can email me.Hope you are having a wonderful vacation.
Connie in Seattle,Wa USA

grunge-queen said...

I love love the skirt, and also your fab travelling wardrobe below. Have a fantastic trip! xo

Krista said...

i miss u...i miss u..... i miss my Vix!

Jen said...

Have a wonderful trip Vix - can't wait to see the photos! x

Prutha Raithatha said...

loving the print on print..and the skirt is super cool!!..the accessories r fab a cool way to dress ur wrists

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Bohemian said...

Have a fabulous Trip, how exciting... and you Travel much the way I prefer, with no fixed itinerary and just going with the flow of what draws me in! Can't wait for you to get back and share your 1st Great Adventure of 2012!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Still Blooming said...

You are one of the prettiest flowers that I have ever seen...

pinktutu72 said...

Looking gorgeous. I love the skirt! Missed reading your blog lately. Glad you get a trip :)
Have loads of fun and be safe!

Scarlett said...

What an amazing print! Love it. Im a bit late but wishing you an amazing holiday and cant wait to see what you've been up to. Scarlett x

Fashion Tales.... said...

Wishing you a safe journey love, great footage, and love that close-up of the print! -xxoo

goldminetrashvintage said...

Hope you're having a great trip!

Susan Tiner said...

The videos are great, have a beautiful journey. RELAX.

Natasha said...

Have a wonderful trip Vix, I'm sure you will! I love the pattern on the skirt and you look as cool as ever. See you when you're back! xxx

Mary Ann said...

I love this ethnic print skirt and I admire your ability to travel without plans - that's hard for me! Greetings from Atlanta. :-)

Also, I made 2 purse clutches and I'm giving away one - you can pick which size you like. The giveaway ends really soon - details here!

Shulamit E said...

Fantastic outfit.. loves...

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Wow - have a wonderful time. You look incredible btw. Looking forward to your pics when you return (and great shopping finds).

Travel safe!
Michelle

Katryoshka said...

How inspiring, note to self: must keep the dream alive, now where's that maxi skirt!! X

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Hoe you had a fab time.
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Amie K said...

Vix come back we miss you! xxxxxxxxxxxx