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The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

On opening night last Wednesday, we treated ourselves to a mid-week cinema trip. So a quick dash to Tescos to stock up on maltesers and popcorn, quickly dress up in our favourite pirate outfits, and away we drove to Yeovil (our nearest decent cinema) to watch the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. This is what I thought of it…

Entertainment, Films,

The Tia Dalma Dress

Four years ago in June, my eldest daughter was invited to a fancy dress party to celebrate the end of their time at Primary School. She chose to go as Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Caribbean (cool kid) and I found a piece of old cotton that I think I bought from a jumble sale long ago that for some reason I’d cut from what was originally a dress. We tied it up with string and it formed the petticoat of her costume. Now it has become one of the main pieces of my adult Tia Dalma dress which is now for sale on Etsy.

Oshun - my handmade clothing label,