We've had so many rainy days lately, and it was a damp and drizzly Sunday morning when we went for a walk in our local park. There were a few dog walkers out, but we were largely alone, and felt like explorers as we pushed through an overgrown path and gingerly tiptoed around muddy patches. Sparkly ballet pumps were probably not the best footwear choice, but they were unscathed. We emerged from the bushes next to the river, where the beauty of nature was somewhat interrupted by the wreckage of a car on the furthest bank. Our area has a problem with young people driving too fast, and this was obviously a tragic consequence. Last week our neighbours' parked car was hit by joyriders in the early hours of the morning. Let's hope the offenders are caught.
To brighten things up on such a rainy morning, I took my new purchase, a 1960s deadstock umbrella. I also finally got around to wearing a little cape that I bought from the car boot sale, brand new with tags for £2.
The top is one of the Vivien of Holloway slashneck tops, and I would happily buy it in other colours. A thick jersey (ponte?), it looks great with cropped trousers, and is plain enough to show off a nice brooch. I pinned my new Sarah Coventry pineapple brooch to it, that I bought for £4 in a charity shop on our trip to Tenby.
1960s umbrella, via Facebook group
Cape, car boot sale
Collectif trousers, via Facebook group
Top, Vivien of Holloway
Sarah Coventry brooch, charity shop
Ballet pumps, George at Asda
After our walk it was time for the weekly food shop, and then we had a nice roast chicken dinner. I'd made a trifle for dessert to try and cheer up the gloomy day too, with rose custard. It certainly put a smile on my face! What do you get up to on a Sunday?