The Very Vintage Day Out

We just got home from VVDO 2017 (The Very Vintage Day Out) which had a full programme of entertainment including live bands, dancers, performers, a vintage car display, motorbike display, military display, makeovers, fashion shows, high tea as well as over 80 vendors on site selling a huge range of vintage products.

Lovers of all things vintage came together once more to celebrate a by-gone era.

A whole display of vintage cars in line as we walked into Shed 10.  We were indeed transformed into a by-gone era where we saw lovely ladies dressed in nice floral cotton flocks.   There were stalls selling vintage clothing and accessories, old records and posters of Marilyn Monroe, sweet cake shops and of course our very own Edmonds.

Edmonds is one of New Zealand’s oldest and best loved brands, one that is synonymous with Kiwi home cooking and baking. It was founded in 1879 by Thomas Edmonds when he opened up a small grocery store and began making baking powder out the back of his shop. A customer questioned the superiority of his baking powder and Edmonds replied “It is sure to rise Madam” and the famous Edmonds promise was born.

Everyone was in a jovial and happy mood as the band was playing and people were dancing, ladies flocks swinging.  The audience (including myself) watched in awe, travelled back in time to the year when none of us were even born.

If given a choice to choose when to be born, what would you prefer?
Back to the days of old or the present?

I often wondered, what life was like during the World War I.  Pre-war, during the war and post-war WW1 and WWII.  We are blessed today and may the age of World Peace* (scroll down below) remains.


* World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict.  As per IEP’s findings, the only ones to achieve the lowest score for all forms of conflict were Switzerland, Japan, Qatar, Mauritius, Uruguay, Chile, Botswana, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Panama and Brazil.