Hello everyone , hope this finds you well . Apologies for being missing in action once again due to some minor but annoying computer glitches that hopefully are now sorted.
I have been busy working extra days , as the husband of one of my work colleagues was in hospital , trying to catch up in the garden and I am also doing an online photography course.
My husband John has been on his annual sojourn to Coles Bay on on the East Coast . I jokingly refer to this as his Boys Own Adventure (does anyone remember the books) as it involves camping, kayaking, cycling and bushwalking. As much as I love Coles Bay camping is not for me .
Today we drove out to the National Trust property of Clarendon near Evandale half expecting it to be closed . We were right , the house was closed but a notice on the gate invited you to explore the grounds which is exactly what we did.
Clarendon , one of the great Georgian Regency homes of Australia was built around 1820 by James Cox , who was reputed to be one of the richest men in Tasmanian history.
An avenue of beech trees leads from the entrance gate to the house , I must remember to return to see them in their Autumn colours. We enjoyed a peaceful stroll around the grounds as we had it all to ourselves.
Not the best photo but these tiny pink cyclamens are a nod to Autumn.
A few of the many pretty blooms in the gardens.
I was reminded by a friend that this is the last official month of Summer and we have set each other a challenge to wear items that have not seen the light of day this Summer. This Summer has been somewhat cooler than usual and not suitable for many lighter things.
My outfit today was M. Dainty silk palazzo pants paired with a loose, long blouse and white sling back sandals and a vintage straw hat.
I wore this outfit for the first day of our challenge to work , an Alembika cardigan over a dark grey Paula Ryan dress. After a few days of the challenge I am questioning if there is a reason I haven’t worn some of these things, time for a cull I think.
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.