Dinner with friends.
On a Saturday evening in June.
What to wear?!!!
On this day, I was hoping for sun. I got mist.
The Dress - Next
But that didn't deter me. I was going to wear this sunny dress!
The pattern makes me smile. Each and every time I wear it.
Do you have a pattern that has that effect on you?
The Cardi - M&S
I'd been reunited with my yellow cardi that very morning, and, well, it felt rude not to. Even TP was fighting this dress's corner when it came to that dreaded part of the going out process ... The Outfit Choice!
The Shoes - Adesso
I usually wear flatties with this dress. Wearing heels really took the dress up a notch, bringing it to Evening Restaurant standard, IMHO.
Have you found a simple switch of footwear changes the mood if an outfit?
I picked out the taupe in the pattern to follow through to the shoes. Yeah, I know, a little crazy for your Pout. Yellow floral and taupe indeed! But in our dotage we ladies are given permission to go a little crazy. It's a rule. I think. Maybe it's written in The Pensioner Handbook. Or maybe I have to write one first. Dunno. I'm a bit befuddled. But that's ok, befuddled is there in the Handbook too.
And of course,
I had crab and lobster risotto. It was tasty, but huge and it was very rich, so of course I couldn't finish it. I had imagined a little mound of it when I ordered. And a little drier. Perhaps this is a risotto, Portuguese-style, for the owners are Portuguese.
TP has a lobster thermidor and he was most happy with his lot. We're talking empty salad bowl and scooped-out shells.
The Location Shot
Now, I planned to take outdoor shots of the outfit against the superb scenery surrounding this cliff-top restaurant. I hadn't reckoned on the sea mist, which actually had temporarily mislaid the stunning views. So as we drove down the misty road to the restaurant, being fleet of foot I changed my plan to do some car park outfit shots, for we were after all a little early for the reservation.
We arrived at the car park at exactly the same time as our friends. Rats! To jump out of the car and start posing felt too embarrassing and slightly weird. So I didn't. Instead I leave you with a shot I found on the internet. I call that my Disaster Recovery Plan.
(Photo - visitGuernsey)
Le Gouffre Restaurant, on a better day.
A la perchoine.