Rugged Up for a Country Drive

All rugged up on a cold, crisp Sunday morning for a drive in the country in an open top sports car.

John and I joined other MG Car Club members for our first run since February on some rather lovely winding country roads .

As it was rather chilly my plush teddy bear coat was a must , layered over black wide leg pants , a black knit and a cream wool Moyuru jacket . I found this coat a few years ago at a local recycle store , it was made in Italy , is rather heavy to wear but so warm . I teamed it with a woollen cream Crochetta hat , Karen Walker sunnies , a Mongolian lamb scarf , studded leather gloves and cream Hispanitas boots.

I took these shots of a few of the cars in front of us on the drive , as you can see it was a very clear day.

The mountain range in the top photo is Quamby Bluff , where John has spent the previous day walking with his Search and Rescue team members.


The drive ended at the pretty town of Longford for lunch at the local bakery cafe with safe distancing and limited seating measures in place (the new normal).

It was good to catch up with my car club friends again and exchange lock down stories and family news . I have been involved with the car club for over 40 years , John was a member when we first met but I have only been a paid member since 2016.

Over lunch I chatted with Yvonne , aged 92, our past president’s mother, who had joined her son for the run in his 1950’s T series sports car. A brave lady indeed as this is a car with no heating and no top either. I learned of the cars Yvonne and her late husband had owned , that he built his own plane and other interesting family history.

After lunch John and wandered around the town for a bit of an explore. The two shots above are a peek at the main street through the old oak trees in the church grounds.

This is Christ Church , completed in 1844 , built of Hadspen freestone , and has been a corner stone of this rural community since early both early settlers and convict times.

Some of the old headstones in the grave yard of the church grounds.

This headstone was quite beautiful, although rather sad as it is a memorial to a young death by lighting strike. I did find the quote resonated in today’s troubled times.

Sitting and enjoying the late afternoon sun before our drive home.

Thank you for your helpful suggestions regarding the blog , I am working on a few different things at present, so we will see how they go. It really is the community and connections made through the blog that add so much to my life, I am eternally grateful.

Linking with Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Nancy for Fashion Friday and Jacqui for Chic and Stylish.



  1. July 14, 2020 / 7:26 am

    It is strange to think of a hot country like Australia having cold weather! What a nice trip out and what amazing cars. As usual you look fab and then again very cosy at the same time.

    • grownupglamour
      July 14, 2020 / 10:43 am

      I Know it may seem strange to think of cold weather in Australia but I live in the southern most state , closer to Antarctica. It was a lovely day catching up with friends. Thank up Penny , I was warm and cosy on a chilly but fine Winter day.

  2. July 14, 2020 / 9:44 am

    What a great day! I always read the old stones when we are in the UK. Always stories about that person on them. Sad, but beautiful too. I’ll bet you got energy from such a lovely tour!

    • grownupglamour
      July 14, 2020 / 10:35 am

      It was a great day , catching up with friends and a country drive . I remember seeing the old headstones in the UK , so interesting.
      Many thanks Nancy.

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2020 / 10:36 am

      Thank you Mirielle , it was a fun day , a bit chilly but I was warm in my layers.

  3. July 14, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    You look so glamorous, I love that teddy bear coat, the ruffled hemline is such a quirky touch.
    How lovely to take part in the MG meet, as I’m sure I’ve told you before my Dad had a gold MGBGT for ten years or so after he’d retired, such a cool looking car.
    That graveyard is fascinating as is the local stone. I can spend ages reading headstones, I’ve yet to come across one where someone was killed by lightning, though. How sad. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2020 / 10:34 am

      Thanks so much Vix , the teddy bear coat was a cheap recycle find and is so warm.
      It was lovely going on a run again and seeing friends. I have a soft spot for an MGBGT , I bet your Dad enjoyed driving his .
      I too find old grave yards fascinating . This was the first one with a death by a lightning strike for me too.It was sad, such a young man. xx

  4. Claire
    July 14, 2020 / 10:23 pm

    What a great coat, and the cut of your white jacket is fabulous. Here in the States, we are sweltering, and wearing the least amount of clothing! Your description of the cold ride through that lovely town was like a cool breeze. Thx. Claire

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2020 / 10:23 am

      Thank you so much Claire for your visit. Not sure where in the States you are but I can imagine it being hot and humid right now.

  5. July 15, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    How exciting to go on a drive out in the country with all those other lovely cars. They really don’t make them like that anymore, don’t they? You look cozy and comfortable as well as stylish in your wonderful winter get-up. I’m particularly admiring that magnificent scarf! I love a wander around a churchyard, reading the old headstones. That one is particularly beautiful and oh so poignant! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2020 / 10:17 am

      Thank you Ann, it was good to venture out into the country again and join with our car club friends again.So true they really don’t make cars like the old ones. I was warm in my Winter get up, the scarf is Mongolian lamb , so warm, found at a recycle store.
      Old headstones are always so lovely but also interesting. xx

  6. July 16, 2020 / 9:37 am

    How wonderful! It looks like you had a great day, the photos are super too. You look snuggly and warm which I bet was needed! Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2020 / 10:10 am

      Many thanks Jacqui , it was so good to be out and about and catch up with friends. It was a rather chilly day but I was warm in my coat and layers.

  7. July 16, 2020 / 9:07 pm

    What a fun day! i love your cosy outfit, that scarf and the coat look so soft and warm! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice week 🙂 Thanks for joining the weekday wear link up!

    • grownupglamour
      July 18, 2020 / 12:55 am

      Thank you so much Mica. It was a lovely day. Always my pleasure to join your link up.

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