If there is one thing I have certainly learnt over fifteen years of living in England, it is this - never pack your winter clothes away in the Spring! Who turned off the sun? If you weren't aware, the UK has been plunged back into wintry weather for almost a month now with grey cloudy days, chilly winds, heavy rain showers and even the odd hail storm. There's no end in sight either. Recent news reports have been proclaiming that May will be the coldest and wettest on record!
So much for Spring! All those lovely pastels and florals I've bought recently in readiness for the greatly anticipated warmth of the new season sadly still await me, slowly gathering dust in my closet. I've been back in my winter wardrobe - coats, scarves, woolly tights, sheepskin hat, boots and all. Hats off to all you diehards I see shivering on your way to work in your cotton trench coats, spring dresses, polyester thin pastels, bare legs and open toe sandals. I salute your commitment to ringing in the change of seasons regardless (and secretly wonder if some of you English girls managing to bare flesh in these temperatures have heat conducting plasma running through your venous system instead of human blood).
For those like me who are finding the untimely return of Winter hard to stomach, here's some virtual sun instead! These were taken during the Australian summer (a real summer!) on our recent trip. This is also one of my favourite places, the foreshore in Perth near Matilda Bay. And as these were the last photos I downloaded onto blogger off my old computer before it got stolen please indulge me as I share the entire sequence with you!
Dress: Saloni; Sandals: Accessorize; Bag: Michael by Michael Kors