Back Home and A Welcome to Winter With a Touch of Orange

Back home in Tasmania after ten weeks of travelling. We had a wonderful trip ,saw so many amazing places
and enjoyed  new experiences and meet many wonderful people. I hope to share some of these on the blog
as I sort my many photographs, I so enjoyed being the photographer for a change.

Returning home to the crispness of a Tasmanian Winter has been a wonderful excuse to bring out some
of my travel souvenirs. No T Shirts, tea towels or other more conventional items for me, instead I added
to both my hat and glove collections. Both the orange gloves and the little hat I found in small shops in Paris.

I found for me me being away has heightened my sense of what is really important in my life. The people ,

friends and family, that keep me centred and the comfort of familiar surroundings. I also really missed this

little guy . 

I also missed blogging and my blogging friends, due to so many technical problems after the first post it all 

became too difficult , so I put it in the too hard basket and concentrated my energies on the trip.

So good to be back , hope everyone is well , safe and happy.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday and Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.


Style Crone for Hat Attack



  1. dan
    June 28, 2016 / 6:09 am

    A ten week jourrney is a fantastic holiday indeed, and now you are ready to fix the memories and prepare new and interesting posts!!Welcome back, dear! I missed you and your outfits so full of your eclectic personality …Beautiful touch of orange colour on your dark clothing!Your little, sweet friend is surely enthsiast to see you!!

    • Jill James
      June 28, 2016 / 6:48 am

      Thank you so very much Dan for your kind words, it really is good to be home and back to my normal blogging routine.I have so missed everyone.

  2. Tiina L
    June 28, 2016 / 6:46 am

    Welcome back! The cute dog must be so happy to have you back, too.

    • Jill James
      June 28, 2016 / 6:50 am

      Thanks so much Tiina. I have a feeling our dog missed us too and he has settled back home perfectly.

    June 28, 2016 / 7:45 am

    So glad to see you back and looking so glamourous in your layers. I am looking to see more of your blog, and you know I am here if you need any help with anything.Much love.Miss youBesos from Málaga

    June 28, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Looking forward, that was, hahahhahah

  5. Jill James
    June 28, 2016 / 9:01 am

    You are so kind Sacramento, it is good to be home but missing the warm Malaga sunshine.I may take you up on your kind offer as I revamp the blog.

  6. Patti
    June 28, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Welcome back, Jill. Your layered outfit is stunning, and the orange gloves/new hat really add energy! Thanks for linking, xo-Patti

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 8:29 am

      Thankyou so much Patti , it is good to return home and also to return to my normal blogging routine and rejoin Visible Monday.

  7. Marea Dotz
    June 28, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I, too, am back from a long haul in California and a break from blogging, so we will continue together, my friend, writing about fashion and travel. So looking forward to your posts and hearing about your adventures.

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Sounds good to me Marea, we can share our travel adventures with some fashion thrown in.

  8. Shelbee On The Edge
    June 28, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Your new hat and gloves are oh so chic and take me back to a time when such glamour was expected in every day dress! Absolutely gorgeous look!

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 8:33 am

      Thankyou so much Shelbee, I do admire the glamour of times past.

  9. Laurie Duncan
    June 29, 2016 / 1:27 am

    Glad you had a wonderful trip! You found some fabulous souvenirs! 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Laurie, it is good to be home after a wonderful trip.Glad you liked my take on souvenirs.

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    June 29, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Sounds like an amazing time. I think we need vacations, time to relax, unwind. I will be going to the NC beaches with hubby and pups soon, and will do just that. I feel the same way as to what is important in life. Love your hat from Paris, and the orange details with your fab coat. It is 90+ degrees here!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesdayjess

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 8:40 am

      I agree with on the need for vacations, I hope you and hubby and of course the pups enjoy your break.Nor sure about your90 plus a little warmer would be good but then I can,t wear Winter coats and hats.Thankyou for hosting Jess.

  11. Natalia Lialina
    June 29, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Welcome, welcome back, dearest friend! I really missed you! What a generous gift to yourselves to travel for 10 weeks – sounds like a dream to me! I am in love with your outfit, the gorgeous lines of your jacket, the layering, the contrasting colors, and the new accessories – so chic and fun! So happy to be able to see your posts again. Much love!

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 9:04 am

      You are so kind Natalia, I have really missed contact with my blogging friends.The travelling was wonderful and I learnt so much along the way , hope to share in upcoming posts. Thank you dear Natalia.

  12. Connie
    June 30, 2016 / 3:28 am

    You were gone for such a long time! I really enjoyed following you on Instagram. And I'm so happy that you shopped for fashion. That hat! those gloves! You are certainly the most sophisticated Tasmanian!!

    • Jill James
      July 2, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Thanks so much Connie, so pleased you enjoyed my Instagram posts.Fashion is always fun to shop for away from home.

  13. The Style Crone
    July 22, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I love your orange hat! It's one of my favorite colors and looks fabulous on you. Thanks for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      July 27, 2016 / 6:37 am

      Thank you Judith , joining Hat Attack and the other hat lovers always a joy.

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