Sunday, 21 March 2010

Auf Wiedersehen

I am off on my travels again.
I will be leaving shortly to head off to Austria for a week.
I will be working on a travel feature which sounds very exciting.
Sadly press trips don't come along too often but when they do they are such great fun.
The last one I had was in 2003 when I was able to take the family with me to Fortevillage in Sardinia.
Before I go I'd like to share yesterday's outfit with you.
We went to the christening of Maria Jane.
Maria's parents are Jane and Dave.
We have known Dave for a long time - he went to school with my husband, was best man at our wedding and Godfather to our eldest son.
Jane used to be a doctor at my local GP surgery which is where I first met her although our paths crossed when her children attended the same school.
And later, following her divorce, she helped my husband run the local Cub Pack.
At my 40th birthday Dave turned up with his new girlfriend - Jane.
It was such a nice surprise to see two people you really like, from different parts of your life, get together.
Jane and Dave got married last year and baby Maria Jane was born the day before my husband's birthday.
It was a lovely baptism.
The Priest, Father Seddon, was an old friend of Dave's family and his delivery was charismatic - holy mixed with stand-up comedy.
Put it this way - I don't think the couple who tried to sneak into the church five minutes after it started will ever be late for a christneing again!
If you closed your eyes you would swear you were listening to the comedian John Bishop.
During the service I also found out there was a St Jane.
Her Feast-Day is in August so I will certainly be observing that from now on.
I will do my best to report from Austria but I am such a technophobe this may not be possible.
So until then have a great week.

For the christening I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Dress - Matalan
Belt - off a M & S Dress
Jacket - Marks and Spencer ( M&S)
Fascinator - Dorothy Perkins


  1. Have a safe trip and a pleasant stay. Austria is lovely (very much like Slovenia, actually, plus we'll be quite close geographically!). Where will you be staying?

  2. Have a lovely week, sounds like it will be amazing!! Your outfit is just fab too!

  3. Have a great trip and mention me to Mayer!! xx

  4. Have a safe trip. xoxo

    I love your dress... I really love dots. :-)

  5. The outfit is bright and cheerful but very professional looking.

    Loved the boy meets girl christening story.

    Have a great trip!


  6. You look like a doll !
    This outfit is marvelous !
    I hope you have a great time on your trip.... and other than being exposed by a priest... :) I think you should never be late - but, I am always late because of my H - he takes forever to get ready.

  7. I love red and polka dots... OMG!!! beautiful...just beautiful :)

  8. Wow, that is really cute styling. The polka dots and bright red make you look very sweet and perky.

  9. Nice outfit - like the haircut too! Enjoy the trip.

  10. Such a beautiful, classic combo! Good luck in Austria!

  11. What a lovely outfit; the polka dots and red is such a striking combination. Have a wonderful time in Austria -- what a beautiful country, and such delicious food!

  12. I love your polka dot dress and your headband! So cute!

    I hope you have an amazing trip!!!

    Chic on the Cheap

  13. Thanks everyone and yes I forgot to say I had my hair cut.
    I know the food is supposed to be good in Austria but I will have to forego it this time as I will be staying in a detox centre/spa.
    Hopefully there will be a little less of me in a week's time.
    I am just thinking of all those lovely clothes in my wardrobe that are a little too tight right now.

  14. Wow you look absoloutly stunning - I would like the dress, shoes, belt and fasinator sending over to me please .. no???


    Have a great time - even if you are working!!

    Bon Voyage

    CC xXx

  15. What a neat story about your two friends, and christenings are always fun occasions. I love your outfit so much today! The red and the flirty dress are perfect together.


  16. I just had to say how cute that picture is of you! And also, you're over 40?!?!?!?! That's just ridiculous! :)

  17. Jane, am I right that your last post from Stansted, Last Fling, has suddenly disappeared? Or have I been dreaming about it? Hope you;re having fun (ie. relax). Ciao. A.

  18. 1. This outfit is all kinds of elegant awesomeness (not a word...)
    2. Have fun in Austria!
    3. Got your scarf!!! thanks so much, it'll be great for these in between months of off-and-on weather.
    4. All the best with the big decisions...

  19. I'm wondering how you are doing in your wonderful Spa...Ciao. A.

  20. I so love this outfit! Hope you get my e mail with the "flights of fancy" bag to amuse you. No, I've not been working with Matalan.