Filed under: Cricket, Etsy, Fashion, Holidays, Summer, Vintage | Tags: hot, picnics, sunscreen, sunshine, Test Match Special
Last year was something of an eye-opener for me: I learned to love cricket. Oh, I had flirted with it from a distance, but never actually been to a game before. So, when the be-ringleted fiance suggested we go to watch our local team (Kent) play at Canterbury, I was more than happy to go along… but took a book (just in case).
That book went untouched. I was gripped. GRIPPED, I tell you! But sedately so, obviously. It was one of the most exciting yet relaxing ways to spend a day, I loved the atmosphere, the traditions and that sense of laid-back sportsmanship.
This year we shall certainly be watching Kent play again, but right now, right this very second, I wish we were somewhere hot watching the cricket. With a cold beer and a picnic.
This Enid Blyton inspired basket is just darling. I also have a shade of lipstick that would match the red tin perfectly, which is the most important thing to consider when planning a picnic, I think you’ll agree.
Now, I have to tell you this is very rare for me, wanting to be somewhere hot, but I’m a contrary so-and-so, t’was ever thus. When it’s hot, I crave snow and log fires. When the snow comes, I spend time browsing Etsy for cricketing holiday items. Sometimes I even annoy myself. ;p
Direct links to items shown, left to right:
We would definitely have need of the sunscreen, slathered head-to-foot, as we are both lily-white and thus turn scarlet in the blink of an eye. I like the idea of using a mineral-based sunscreen, too – and one that doesn’t smell of coconut. WHY do sunscreen makers assume we all want to smell of coconuts? Deeply odd.
Oh, how I love this hand painted silk scarf. Delectable – and practical, too, as you could tie it around your neck to keep the sun off, or over your head a’la Jackie O. It’s on my Wish List, of course.
Just look how stunning those Mohop sandals are. They come with a set of interchangeable ribbons, too! I am madly in love with them and shall be coveting a pair for summer.
I would be stocking up on ribbons to wear with every holiday outfit imaginable – there are a number of different ways you can tie them, too (and the soles also come in wedges for a higher heel).
Well, I do hope this post has warmed your cockles. 🙂
Until next times, duckies,
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