Saturday, 8 October 2016

Autumn is Starting to Appear

Apologies for a lack of a post last week. My husband's cousin and his wife were visiting the UK from the USA for the first time in over 10 years so we entertained them when they visited the west country last weekend and showed them around some places of interest in Bristol, Bath and Wells.

Hannah and Henry had never met them before and they were very intrigued at the slight difference in language they used - candy for sweets, cookies for biscuits, fall for autumn etc.

We are lucky in this part of the country to have so many beautiful and historic places within a short driving distance of each other - they loved seeing the really old buildings such as the cathedrals, abbey and Roman Baths - they don't have anything like that over there.

I think we are now moving into autumn at last. The early mornings are now getting slightly chilly and it is now dark by 7.00 p.m. The leaves on the trees are showing signs of turning golden brown and dropping off (some good compost to be made for the garden!)

I am still wearing dresses and skirts virtually full time and the photo shows my latest charity shop buy. I thought the colour was appropriate for the autumn in the shop but when I saw it in natural light it is more of a maroon shade than brown. It is a thicker material than most of my summer dresses with a wool mix so ideal for the cooler temperatures. I would have preferred it to be slightly longer but at £3.00 I just had to buy it,

What do you think?


  1. The burgundy dress is beautiful, what a great colour! Will be so easy to layer up as your weather gets cooler too.

    Sounds like you had a lovely time with family visiting also.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thank you Mica - it was great to meet up with the relatives after so long.

  2. This dress is SO gorgeous! I love the color and cut.

    Rachel's Lookbook

  3. Sounds like fun with the entertaining. This wine colored dress is so pretty.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up
    Rachel xo

  4. I love it, perfect color for autumn and thrifted to boot! #HLSLinkup

  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.