Spots, Gardens and Memories

Summer has finally arrived here and it is most welcome after a cool, wet Spring. Summer and spots somehow are the perfect pairing for me .

Maybe spots take me back to my childhood , lots of spotted Summer dresses and bathing suits ( it was the 1950’s) . Whatever the reason I can never resist spots and this Moyuru linen top was no exception.

I paired the top with wide linen pants also from Moyuru . The shoes are United Nude and were purchased on sale locally.

My accessories for the day included a Crochetta straw fedora , vintage cream earrings, cream bangles and cream Fendi sunnies. I wore this outfit to meet my friend, Janet, for tea and a catch up on our news as well as a spot of window shopping . I may have found a couple of new to me bangles at Vintage Red Fox, too good to leave behind.

A couple of weeks ago John and I visited the town of Longford to enjoy the annual Open Garden Day. Longford is a pretty town with many historic homes and several were open to the public for the first time. The gardens were so varied from the grand , formal garden to pretty cottage gardens and a rather wonderful sculpture parkland garden a few kilometers from town. Unfortunately my camera played up on the day and I lost several photos. Here are just a few.

I would like to finish this post on a rather personal note as last Wednesday marked twenty years since our  little girl, India , passed away . She was only eight and died after a two year battle with a brain tumour. I admit I found this year rather hard , another milestone has passed .

India was a little character who loved to dress up , especially in pink and was always dancing. We packed a lot in those eight years together.

Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday

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  1. December 1, 2021 / 1:26 pm

    Beautiful picture of India and so sorry for your loss which must be hard to bear.
    Lovely photos of the flowers. It keeps me going seeing your summer posts when we are now in official meteorological winter!
    And love the polka dots!

    • grownupglamour
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      December 4, 2021 / 6:07 am

      Thank you so much Gail for your kind words.
      Glad you as a fellow gardener enjoy my flower photos of Summer gardens . I have been seeing your Winter has well and truly arrived.

  2. December 1, 2021 / 2:17 pm

    I am sorry for your loss as I am sure it is still with you every year! India was a beautiful girl and I am glad you have lovely memories.
    Whenever you post pictures of your seasons, it helps me look forward to our changing. Right now still feels like fall here but am hoping for some snow this winter!
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    • grownupglamour
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      December 4, 2021 / 6:04 am

      It is always interesting to see the reverse changing of the seasons isn’t it. I do hope your snow arrives , your children would enjoy it I,m sure. Thank you so much for your kind words Mirielle.

  3. December 1, 2021 / 8:11 pm

    Isn’t it so sad that such a little girl had to fight a unfightable battle. I’m so sorry that you had to experience that. She must be shining bright in the sky at night!

    • grownupglamour
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      December 4, 2021 / 6:01 am

      Thank you so much Nancy for your kind wishes , they are most appreciated.

  4. December 2, 2021 / 5:54 pm

    What a perfect outfit for a Summer’s day. That spotty blouse is a real stunner.
    As is that sculpture garden. What a pity your camera played up.
    What a lovely and cheeky little girl your daughter was. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must have been like having to say goodbye to her. Sending a big hug your way, Jill. xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      December 4, 2021 / 6:00 am

      Summer and spots seem to go together for me Ann. The gardens ere all lovely but I did enjoy the sculpture garden , a real surprise as before then I didn’t know of it, we will visit again.
      Thank you for your lovely message, hugs always welcome. xxx

  5. December 2, 2021 / 9:56 pm

    Hello Gill. Sending lots of love to both you and John on the anniversary of India’s passing. What a beautiful and spirited little girl she looked. It must be of some comfort to know that her short life was filled with dressing up and dancing.
    Your outfit is, as always, a delight. The proportions of the wide-legged trousers and huge polka dots on your top are fabulous and the gardens you visited could almost be English. How lovely to be going into Summer. xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      December 4, 2021 / 5:54 am

      Thank you so much Vix for your kind words they are much appreciated.
      I am pleased with the wide trousers and spotty top and know they will be much worn over Summer and beyond.Many of our are gardens are very English inspired as our weather is somewhat similar and much the same plants do well here. xxx

  6. December 12, 2021 / 5:06 pm

    Hello Jill, stopping by to say hello and Happy Holidays from Seattle. So fun to see you’re still posting and inspiring with your classy outfits. Sending hugs over the seas!

    • grownupglamour
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      December 30, 2021 / 3:42 am

      Hell Joni, how simply lovely to hear from you again. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday season and wishing you all the very best for 2022.

  7. January 6, 2022 / 3:48 pm

    OH I AM SO LATE TO THIS………..BUT SO HAPPY I SAVED TO READ AT A LATER TIME!
    I AM SO SORRY YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS………BUT SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND PINK IS A GOOD COLOR FOR US!
    PLEASE TAKE TIME AND REMEMBER HER EACH DAY…………..
    I SEND YOU A BIG BIG HUG THROUGH THIS INTERNET!!!!
    XXX

    • grownupglamour
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      January 12, 2022 / 3:55 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, yes India was a beautiful little girl and not a day passes when I don’t think of her. Hugs gratefully received.

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