We had taken a week off last week because we wanted to go to Rye for a few days. You must understand that with us nothing goes the easy way. Whatever it is, it’s always accompanied by obstacles. I’ve told you before that we’ve had quite a tough year because of my health. That finally was over by the end of September. So initially we wanted to go to Rye, our favorite holiday spot in England, on November 5th. Because we really needed a break and because of Guy Fawkes day. But in that week we had to many appointments that we actually couldn’t postpone. Then a week later. And what took me by surprise? Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated in Rye on the 12th! So we were lucky! How did that happen right.
A few days in Rye
Our regular B&B was unfortunately fully booked, they expected 40.000 visitors on the 12th in Rye, and when I called a hotel, a room happened to be cancelled! Well, was luck finally with us again? The day before we were due to leave, my father was hospitalized for the fourth time in a short period with heart problems. Such an obstacle. But after consultation with the doctor, we could go with peace of mind. And what a wonderful time we had!
The procession was on the saturday evening when we arrived and was super fun to watch and the bonfire so impressive. So nice to experience that. It was great to stand among all the other people and enjoy the festivities. We were also so lucky with the weather, every day we were outside all day. It only stormed and rained on Tuesday, but walking along the sea in Hastings with a storm is just wonderful! In the evening we ate in our favorite pub The Standard and of course at Simply Italian.
Doing nothing special, but having the time of my life!
The advantage of going out of season is that you are much more likely to chat with the locals. And of course I love that, getting the feeling that you live there! We go to Rye so often there isn’t much we haven’t seen and yet it was our first time to Duncheness. Very special, Gerben immediately loved it. It reminded me a lot of Mad Max, steam punk. And I don’t like that at all. But the fresh crab made up for it.
Of course we went to the nature reserve in Rye, what a peace there. And then walked through Rye and of course had something to eat at Simon the pieman. In Hastings we did some shopping and ate coffee and cake. Didn’t do anything special but these are the things we enjoy. And just to have some days together is so good. I kept saying, oh what a wonderful holiday! I am grateful.
What am I wearing today?
My new navy midi skirt. I never liked navy that much but I am appreciating it more and more. It is a very easy colour to combine. But you know me, I like a monochrome look. Wearing a old glitter sweater and a blouse underneath. Should have checked better, the blouse is not straight at the bottom. Details, details…. Blue sneakers, blue earrings, blue bracelet and a colourful necklace, with blue…. All the accessories are plastic.
Back to normal life again, which is good because we had a marvelous time!
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Nancy what an amazing outfit. I love you wear chucks and this chunky necklace, very trendy. Great you traveld to Rye and had a good time. 💕
Thank you very much Tina!
It’s wonderful that everything came together for you. I’m glad you had a fun trip. Love your outfit.
Thank you very much Lovely!
Your holidays sound like a lot of fun, glad you enjoyed it, Nancy. Love your outfit, the necklace is very pretty. Have a great weekend. Anna
Thank you very much Anna!
I love to hear your tales of England, we take so much for granted in our own countries!
An understated look but very chic!!
I guess so, it is such a fantastic country, so magical!
You look perfect in this and your trip to Rye sounds wonderful. You e seen so much of it haven’t you xx jacqui
Oh yes, I think we went there for about 20 times, perhaps more! I have been to the UK for over 40 times!
Glad you made it to your favourite place and that you both had a wonderful time. Love your outfit today , the colourful necklace is great. Many thanks for hosting.
Thank you very much Jill!
Aw, I am so glad that you finally made it to Rye and had a wonderful time! I love this monochromatic blue outfit on you! The skirt and sneakers combination is so fun! You look adorable, my friend! Have a lovely weekend. I look forward to chatting with you next week!
Thanks love! See you on Wednesday!
So glad that you got to go! It was meant to be. I love your outfit, the necklace is fabulous! I hope your father is ok, it’s such a worry when parents have to go to hospital. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Yes it is and you know all about it! Thanks Emma!
I love this navy outfit!!
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I know how much you love Rye – I am so happy you made it! And I bet it is nice to go when you can really chat it up with all the locals. Love this smart casual look on you Nancy!
Thank you very much Kellyann!
So glad things worked out with your trip to Rye! Your grateful heart is wonderful. Love this all navy look! Thanks for the link up Nancy!
Oh thank you Kathrine! I do feel grateful again after the hard time and it is a very rich feeling!
Good you finally managed to enjoy Rye and this time of year, Nancy. And you know me – I love a monchrome outfit anytime. Thank you for hosting and Penny looks fab with the hat.
PS: I can totally see my “Oceanblue Style” necklace on you in this outfit. Hope you are going to wear it way more often. Fabulous!!!
Thank you very much Sabina!
Your vacation sounds absolutely delightful! I think the best vacations are those where you can just do what you want spontaneously rather than having a lot of scheduled activities. And yes, spending time with your partner is the best! I love this outfit, Nancy! Monochrome blue is fabulous. And the blue Converse are so cute with it.
Thank you very much Michelle! Yes, and just do nothing special makes it extra special!
You look fab Nancy and I particularly love the necklace.and the sneakers. Also your hair is absolutely beautiful And ha ha so funny that you see Dungeness as steam punk territory! But I do understand your feeling about Rye – I am so in love with Dungeness I will go every year for ever!
And thank you so much for featuring me – that’s so nice. Sadly no blog this week as I was so involved with the IT situation – now solved – phew!
I can understand why you love Dungeness, we will def go back again as we haven’t seen it all, we didn’t walk to the lighthouse! IT problems are so annoying, I am glad for you they are solved!
Such a joyful and playful outfit, Nancy! This color is a change for you, but I love you in monochrome blue! So glad to hear you had a wonderful vacation break in you favorite spot at Rye-memories to cherish. Also, enjoy The Cure! You’re doing lots of fun things to make up for not such a good year, health wise. Good for you! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.
Indeed Di and it definitely feels as if luck, or happiness, has found the way back to us!
Love the half tuck! It really works. I still haven’t been to Rye or Dungeness.
Oh you should Gail, it is so lovely there!
I’m so glad you made it to Rye after all. How lucky you were to be able to find a hotel room! I can quite understand the allure of Rye out of season, we were there in December once, and it had snowed, which was magical.
I’ve never been to Dungeness, but I’ve seen photos of it, and it does look quite otherworldly. Did you go and see Derek Jarman’s cottage and garden?
As for your outfit, how fabulous that is! I never liked navy either, but I do now. I’m swooning over that chunky necklace, by the way.
I think you must be at The Cure concert as I write and having a most fabulous time! xxx
Oh Rye in December is on my wishlist as they were about to decorate the hole village already and it looked magical, but with some snow it would be perfect! Yes we saw it! Lot of artist hang around there! The Cure was amazing, such a fantastic sphere!
Your holiday sounds wonderful, Nancy, and I love this monochrome outfit! The blues are so pretty together and your necklace is the perfect accessory.
I hope you are having a great week so far!
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Thanks Amber! I appreciate your comment!
I’m so glad the holiday was a success and everything fell into place. That is the best.
I just love that necklace to give the monochrome outfit more pizzazz!!
Thank you very much Jodie!
I am so glad everything aligned for you, Nancy! It sounds like a perfect getaway. I do hope your dad is doing better, too. I long for a vacation of just doing nothing and sitting and strolling and shopping. It seems like we are always rushing to get there, doing whatever we’re going to do, and rushing right home. I don’t know why we do the rushing when we should be doing the relaxing and enjoying.
I really love this outfit…I think the sneakers just make it perfect!
Thank you very much Marsha! Isn’t it weird, the rushing thing. Why do we always have to do things right!
Love this fun outfit. I laughed at first at your post – rye is whisky in Canada! Rye and Coke or a rye and ginger – both are very popular drinks!
I’m so glad you had a relaxing and happy holiday, Nancy. Sending good vibes for your dad.
So glad you had a nice holiday! It is nice to get away, isn’t it! I love your monochrome outfit and am thinking I have not done a navy monochrome outfit before… going to have to try!