Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A quick update on our Germany/London trip. And my dress

It's been a very busy and hectic week and hasn't been made any easier with the constant fear of whether the volcanic cloud will decide to wreak her power over us.

We were lucky to be able to fly into Heathrow from Hamburg, Germany yesterday as the airports had been shut down the day before! It was a bit unsettling to see a normally busy place so very quiet.

Anyway we are currently in Leeds (Hans has business here) and will leave for London (by train) tomorrow so we can be totally irritating tourists for three days!



Once again I didn't account for the cooler weather that happens over here and I didn't pack enough warm clothes. Saturday's wedding started with a boat ride to the church and I had nothing dressy to put over my 'afternoon' dress. Luckily when we went to pick up Hans' tux we stumbled upon a used clothing store and just as I was ready to give up I found something that would work. Unfortunately it cost 50 euro!! Ouch. I don't even want to see my credit card bill.




It's a shame you can't see the dress (I didn't make it but I did get it on sale and it was a lot cheaper than the 'used' jacket).










My used jacket! Thank God we found it because it really was a chilly and windy day.















The red carpet treatment at the reception that evening.

This is the dress I made.

















Hans in his tux. The store in Hamburg only had one shirt in his size.












7 comments:

Two Pitties in the City said...

The dress looks amazing! And your European adventure stories are as funny as ever...thanks for keeping us updated from abroad.

becki-c said...

You look so glamorous in your new dress and a red carpet! Fabulous! I so envy your fabulous trip.

laura said...

Two Pitties, I always feel like a National Lampoon Vacation person over here!

Becki, It's fabulous if you don't mind being a bloated pig for two weeks!!!

Kathi D said...

Dang it, I have a lot of catching up to do! I was missing you, and found out that bloglines isn't updating your blog for me!

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