Red for Christmas in July

 What to wear for a car club run in the country and a Christmas in July lunch at a country pub . The obvious choice for me was red with leopard touches – always a favourite of mine.

 Christmas in July is a bit of a local tradition , no doubt started by homesick English folk that felt the cool weather in July is much more suitable for eating heavier Christmas fare . Maybe it just is an excuse to dress your pub in as much Christmas kitsch as is possible. Whatever the reason it was a great drive in the country and an enjoyable lunch with friends.

 After lunch we ventured further afield to a Forest Reserve that was completely new to me but a special spot for John and his family . Fortunately I had sneakers in the car, red suede and bush tracks don’t mix. A relatively short walk through the bush to a forest lookout revealed quite a stunning sight  known as the Alumn Cliffs Gorge.

Leaning against an enormous wooden sculpture installation- Soulevement-Triangulaire,pont de vue, that shows three physical reference points.
 Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Tiina L
    July 17, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Christmas in July! Why not, sounds wonderful. And you look suitably christmassy, too, in your colour-pop red.

  2. Jill James
    July 17, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Any excuse really for a fun day out. Thanks so much Tiina, red always says Christmas to me.

  3. Natalia Lialina
    July 18, 2017 / 1:11 am

    You look fantastic in your red and leopard mix, Jill! Such an elegant hiker! And how handy to keep sneakers in your car (I also do it). Such beautiful views, and gorgeous car!

    • Jill James
      July 21, 2017 / 7:28 am

      Thank you Natalia, they are always good companions and brighten up any Winter day. Keeping sneakers in the car is often a handy idea , no excuse not to enjoy a walk .

    July 18, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Perfection you ,the car, the blog, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh The best way to get all the photos the same size is to upload them to Pick Monkey (it is free) and you choose the size

    • Jill James
      July 21, 2017 / 7:30 am

      You are so kind my friend. I must try Pic Monkey and get those photos uniform size.

    July 18, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Adding you to my blogroll

    • Jill James
      July 21, 2017 / 7:30 am

      So honored Sacramento.

  6. Laurie Duncan
    July 18, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I love the mix of red and leopard! And what a gorgeous view! 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 21, 2017 / 7:31 am

      Thank you so much Laurie. The view was spectacular , I cant believe I'd never been before.

  7. mummabstylish
    July 19, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Yes, great colour mixing – a leopard print bag in on my wish list – I keep seeing ladies with them!!!

    • Jill James
      July 21, 2017 / 7:32 am

      Thank you so very much – hope you find that leopard bag , I find leopard goes wih everything.

  8. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    July 27, 2017 / 4:24 am

    Red, Red, Red! Warmth and stunning! xx

  9. Jill James
    July 30, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Thank you Elizabeth , nothing like red to cheer up a Winter day.

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