Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Days out - Knightshayes Court, Devon

Hello there,

Earlier this year we spent a (soggy) week in Devon - which looking back seemed to be a warning of the weather ahead for the year!

Despite that, we still managed to get out and about and one of the places on our list was Knighthayes Court in Devon. This is a beautiful Victorian gothic revival house which had been home to Joyce Wethered, regarded as golf's greatest British female player. We last visited here 11 years ago and it seems to have been on our list of `places we should go back to' ever since.

It has the most beautiful house and gardens. Perfect for history lovers and gardeners (so that was us both happy then).



Am I the only one who wishes they could stay the night in houses like this?





I need a plant like this for home for all future blog photos please.



The grounds were beautiful - and one of the best things? There were families and children enjoying it all. No keep off the grass signs, it was all to be enjoyed.



What better way to end the day?


Let's hope it's not another 11 years before we visit again.

Thanks for reading

Cathy
xx

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Outfit August - 9th August


Have you ever found something in your wardrobe that makes you think 'huh?'

I think I've had this checked top for years (and looking back at photos, it really is years!). But somehow, I just don't have the heart to get rid of it, so every now and then, it comes out again. I'm even struggling to remember where it's from, but I suspect Simply Be. The cardigan is from George at Asda, Jeans from M&S and trainers are my old faithful Converse.


I'm going to cheat a bit with Outfit August as with the weather lately, it's been pretty challenging to get out and about without getting blown away. So here's an extra shot of the same steps with a skirt from a few days earlier. Except that this shot didn't quite go to plan....


The perils of a windy day, lots of neighbours and a partner who loves taking photos when you're not ready!

Again, I'm not entirely sure where this skirt is from, I suspect it's M&S though.

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies taking part in Outfit August

Leah
Kate
Mookie
Nikki
Christy
Becky
Christie
Katy

Thanks for reading

Cathy
xx
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Outfit August - 6th August


It's August again and the lovely Leah from Love Leah is running Outfit August. This is the perfect opportunity to shop our wardrobes and find things we'd either forgotten about or fallen out of love with (and a great way to save money by not buying new clothes!).

Today we took a trip to Portsdown Hill. This is right on our doorstep and has beautiful views over Portsmouth Harbour, look closely and you can even spot the Spinnaker Tower too.

For out amble round the fields I was wearing jeans from M&S, my old faithful Primark trainers with a TU t-shirt and kimono top from Dorothy Perkins. All perfect for a bit of ad-hoc blackberry picking.











Check out the other lovely ladies taking part in Outfit August:

Leah
Kate
Mookie
Nikki
Christy
Becky
Christie
Katy

Thanks for reading and I'll try to do as many Outfit August posts as possible!

Cathy
xx
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