This week's addition to the Walkies series is based on my notion of wartime Britain - the tearful farewells at the train station as the men went off to war, the women standing there forlorn surrounded by steam from the engines. When deciding what sort of dog my wartime woman should be walking there was only one choice really - it had to be a British Bulldog!
I don't know anything about fashion from that era other than what I've seen on TV and online and I don't know much about what life was like back then other than listening to stories my parents told me of when they were evacuated to the country as young children. I do love watching films based on WWII years as, despite the horrors of war, there seemed to be a real sense of camaraderie and pulling together that to all intents and purposes doesn't seem to exist in 'me, me, me, I want, I'm entitled to...' UK nowadays. It was all 'make do and mend' and 'keep calm and carry on' - people made the best of the situation and it seemed to bring the best out in people as a result.
Anyway, before I go getting all nostalgic for yet another era in which I hadn't even been born and in which people really did know the meaning of austerity measures, here's this week's Walkies!
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This is also my Paint Party Friday post as although my oil painting and my portrait of Reuben are very almost finished, I figured everyone would be bored seeing them, yet again, in a state of not quite completion, so I'll wait and show them when they're properly finished!!
Pop on over and see what everyone else has been up to this week on Paint Party Friday.
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