On The Road Again

Last Saturday John and I hit the road again to travel down to Hobart as we had a special delivery to make. For a change we weren’t in any hurry so we made a stop at the historical town of Oatlands.

Oatlands is known for its over 150 sandstone Georgian buildings , many dating back to the 1830’s . Many of the buildings are now accommodations , shops and cafes but on our visit most were closed due to both Winter and Covid – we will return again , hopefully, in the Spring.

Callington Mill is  a Lincolnshire tower mill built in 1837 and is a fully functioning flour mill. There were major works in progress at the site although no signs to say what was happening so will have to check it out next time.

Adjacent to the town is Lake Dulverton , which is a waterbird sanctuary and a very peaceful spot it is too.

The Cows in the Lake Sculptures have been in residence since 2018 . The instillation harks back to times past when cows roamed and grazed the back streets of the village before casually making their way into Lake Dulverton in search of nourishing grasses.

My outfit for the day is my striped black and blue Moyuru skirt , a black knit and a black ruffled wool jacket from Paula Ryan , a recycle find several years ago . My navy Trippen boots , a Spencer and Rutherford handbag , leather gloves with multi-coloured fingers ,Gucci sunnies and a black leather hat were my finishing touches.

From Oatlands we continued on to Hobart for lunch and a spot of shopping. We are in a fortunate position here in Tasmania at present with no active Covid 19 cases and many of our restrictions are easing but we are not taking anything for granted and still practising safe distancing and sanitising. It also helps being on an island with our borders still closed at present.

I will admit it was so good to enjoy lunch at our favourite Italian restaurant that had only re-opened last Wednesday, mushroom risotto and a Prosecco for me and a Limon Scallopinni and a wine for John.

My shopping treats were two pairs of tights , a Smashbox primer from Mecca Cosmetica and a rather wonderful pair of red Trippen boots .

Our special delivery to Harry was this rocking horse that had been stored in our attic. The rocking horse originally belonged to my nephew, James , who got him for Christmas when he was 18 months old, the same age Harry is now, that was over 40 years ago . James and his younger brother, Jarrod played with the horse for many years until they outgrew him and he was passed onto Harry’s father, my son Zac. All my children loved and played with him for several years .

Linking with Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.



  1. June 22, 2020 / 11:52 am

    It is such a beautiful rocking horse! I even would love to have that one! Gerben makes the best mushroom risotto, don’t you just love it! Very nice to be able to go out again. I went to a store last week….won’t do that again! People are crazy!

    • grownupglamour
      June 23, 2020 / 5:09 am

      The rocking horse has lasted so well , it was good that he will be played with again. I agree I do love a good mushroom risotto, lucky you having Gerben making it for you. It was good to go out but I am aware we are fortunate here, I can understand why you would be cautious Nancy. Take care. xx

    • grownupglamour
      June 23, 2020 / 5:06 am

      Many thanks Mirielle , the cow sculptures were quite a surprise and I found the back story rather interesting.

  2. June 23, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    Oatlands looks so peaceful and classy, I love Georgian architecture and I’m so impressed by how quiet it looks. The windmill is so English, I’m intigguied by the reference to Lincolnshire.
    The cow sculpture is wonderfully quirky and quite unexpected in such a sedate setting.
    As always, your outfit is fantastic.
    How lovely for Harry to inherit James’ rocking horse, a truly wonderful thing. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      June 24, 2020 / 11:27 pm

      Oatlands has some wonderful Georgian architecture and we plan to revisit later in the year to explore further. As to the windmill , not sure of the Lincolnshire reference , maybe that is where its original builder hailed from. The cows were quite a surprise.
      I am so pleased Harry seemed to love the rocking horse and it will be used again. Many thanks Vix. xx

    • grownupglamour
      June 30, 2020 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much Celyn , I do enjoy my Winter dressing.

  3. June 29, 2020 / 5:59 am

    I love that ruffled jacket, what a great statement piece! And the town looks so lovely. It’s nice things are getting a bit safer for you – I’ve gone out to the shops and opshops a few times since there haven’t been any local cases here for some time in Queensland, it’s all been from people returning from overseas. The activity in Victoria is giving me pause though! But the kids are back at school so we have to leave the house even if we didn’t want to, haha! 🙂

    That rocking horse is so cute, and it’s nice it has so many happy memories!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you had a great weekend! 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      June 30, 2020 / 9:29 am

      Many thanks Mica , the jacket was a recycle find a few years ago and is a favourite. I agree the Victorian outbreak is a concern and a reminder to us all.
      My pleasure to join your link up Mica.

  4. June 29, 2020 / 9:24 pm

    What a wonderful antique rocking horse, I bet he loved the gift! We enjoy exploring towns as well, very interesting place,. Love the cow metal sculpture. Love the black layered look with the geometric earrings and textured cardi, very stylish!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      June 30, 2020 / 9:25 am

      Many thanks Jess , you know me and my love of black and playing with textures. It was fun exploring this little town and plan to go again in the Spring. Little Harry did like the rocking horse and I am pleased it will be played with again.

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