...for my annual Yorkshire Holiday, I did not want to go before showing off my newest two dresses (there has not been a "Fashion Post" from me in a while, has there!). I bought them in Ulm, the town that, apart from Ludwigsburg and Ripon, features regularly on my blog as a place where I go to brush up on the skills and knowledge needed for my work as a Privacy/Data Protection Officer.
The last time I was in Ulm, I had a bit of a gap in my schedule until my train was due. So I did what I do best - went sightseeing (back to the Minster, which is always worth a visit, no matter how often I've already been inside and have climbed the spire) and shopping :-)
I found these two dresses; they were on the "reduced" items rack because late summer/early autumn collections were already in the shops and these were still from the spring/summer collection.
The price I paid for both of them combined was less than what one of them would have originally been.
One is (obviously) meant for work, the other for going out.
For the second dress, I have found pictures on the shop's website. The detail picture shows the rather unusual material quite well:
My sister and I will have a long day of travelling tomorrow: First, two different local trains from Ludwigsburg to Stuttgart Airport. Then, you know what it's like - you hand over your luggage and do all the other stuff to check in and go through security, and then you wait... and wait... and wait. Hopefully not too long!
The plane will take us to Manchester, and there we'll board the Transpennine Express to Leeds. From there, it's a local train to Harrogate, where we'll get a bus to Ripon. From the bus station behind the market square, it's another 10 minutes or so walking (with all our luggage, of course) to the wonderful Matchbox Cottage we have rented for the third time - this year for a full fortnight!
We are very much looking forward to our holiday, meeting the family and friends, going on walks and hikes, revisiting favourite places and finding new ones, cooking and eating nice meals together, sleeping as long as we want in the mornings (it is never very long, but it's nice knowing we don't have to be at a certain place at a certain time), and sometimes simply doing NOTHING.
O.K. spent the weekend here with me, and he very, very kindly and generously lent me his MacBook for the holiday. We have WiFi at the cottage, so I should be able to keep in touch with him easily by email, but of course it also means I'll be able to read your blogs and leave comments, although I probably won't be posting on my blog while I'm away.