I had originally titled this post Surviving Historically Costumed Events but that just didn't make sense. That was just too much of an oxymoron. I mean, if you're doing something that you love then you shouldn't have to survive it. Sometimes events can be a bit more difficult to take part in because you're tired,… Continue reading Thriving at Historically Costumed Events
Originally my birthday plans for this year included a picnic at Caccia Birch and a photoshoot in the gardens to show off my completed 1890s Antique Rose outfit but all of the weather services were so kindly predicting rain, rain, and more rain. I hoped against hope that they were all wrong and that the… Continue reading A Rainy Birthday
Carrying on from Part 1 of my adventures in Oamaru at the Hertiage Celebrations last year... Saturday As exhausted as I was from my late night I still woke up reasonably early which was slightly annoying. Fortunately, with nothing scheduled until the Grand Parade I had no real reason to rush getting ready. After taking… Continue reading Oamaru 2016 Part 2
Wednesday My flight landed a few minutes late and, as always, it took some time to depart the plane and collect my suitcase. I kept an eye out for Liane, in case she had already collected hers from her flight and had wandered down, but my suitcase arrived first. Knowing the airport almost as well… Continue reading Oamaru 2016 Part 1
I was invited to the local French Society's Bastille Day Masquerade Dinner and Ball at the lovely Coachman Hotel last Saturday, with fellow partners in crime Liane and Hannah. Not yet having an 18th Century dress in my wardrobe, Liane came to the rescue and lent me one of hers. I decorated a mask to… Continue reading Bastille Day Masquerade
In April this year, The Coach House Museum put on a Skills and Trades of Yesteryear Open Day. This sounded like a fun day out as I hadn't visited the museum and they were inviting people to dress in period dress (bribing them by holding a best-dressed competition). I already had a couple of dresses… Continue reading The Coach House
When I first heard about Steam Incorporated's Kapiti Coast Express Family Fun Day I immediately thought it would be perfect for an excursion in period dress. It didn't take much convincing to get Liane on board and, as the day fell on her birthday, she also thought that it would be a fun way to… Continue reading Capers on the Kapiti Coast, Part I
In March this year I went along to the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum for their opening of the 150 Years of Waipukurau exhibition.