Hello, my friends. ‘Style Not Age’ is back with a picnic theme this month. What would you wear to a picnic? This prompt came from Gail of ‘Is this Mutton’.
Do you go on picnics? I used to as a child. I would gather my sisters and take them off to a nearby field that I named ‘Paradise’. I was a vey imaginative child. I cannot for the life of me remember what we ate. But I do remember trying to find a place to lay a blanket where there were no cow pats.
Picnics have become very sophisticated affairs now and I have on occasion toyed with buying a picnic basket. I resisted, knowing that it would probably remain in the attic unused.
GG (also known as Papa) and I do have impromptu picnics with our grandsons in Malahide Castle usually involving ham rolls, fruit and water. There are acres where you can find lovely quiet picnic spots or you can visit the playground where there are plenty of tables and benches scattered around.
But we do not need a picnic basket. With a buggy, a scooter and all the other accoutrements a toddler and a near 5 years old need, we have enough to worry about.
The stylist daughter took my pics outside her house. She always makes me look good.
The most important part of my outfit is my hat. I always wear a peaked baseball cap when out walking (following my skin cancer scare) and if off on a picnic it would have to be a straw hat.
My entire outfit (bag, hat and sunnies too) though not the runners (Adidas) are from F&F at Tesco. Current stock. I am always impressed by the quality of their clothes.
Now let us look at my stylish sisters.
IS THIS MUTTON
Gail (above) has shopped her wardrobe. And looks very stylish off on her picnic. Her paper bag trousers are also F&F and like me she sees a hat and sunnies as essentials. But look at that basket. You can see a bottle of champers peeping out. I presume she has some exotic food in there too! You can find out on Is this Mutton.
Jacqui has chosen a dress to wear on her picnic and is also accessorising with a hat and of course the essential sunnies. That looks like a perfect dress for a picnic.
Pop on over to Mummabstylish to learn more.
THE STYLE SPLASH
Emma is pretty in gingham. She told us that her dress reminded her of a picnic tablecloth. The Style Splash is where you can find out more about her outfit.
ANNA’S ISLAND STYLE
Anna is found in her favourite spot on the beach. And as usual looks so colourful in vibrant oranges and pinks. You will have to check out her page Anna’s Island Style to find out where she found her lovely outfit. And that bag just peeping in at the bottom of the pic looks fun.
So, I am still awaiting my second vaccine. I have started my cholesterol tablets and definitely feel more fatigued and a little headachey, but presumably that will pass.
Graham and I had a lovely night away in the 5-star Merrion Hotel and we explored Dublin like tourists. I will put up a post on it soon.
My back is much improved thanks to physical and complementary therapies. I will get out to play a few holes of golf this week and see how I cope with that.
IWherever you are, I hope that you are having lovely summer weather. Ours has been good in the East Coast of Ireland. Hopefully it will stay that way, because it looks like our restaurants will not now open for indoor dining in July. The Government is worried about the Delta Variant spreading even more quickly.
So picnics and BBQs it is friends. Stay well.