This post could have also been called: ‘Every time I go to the Norfolk coast I almost get blown away’ with either of the following subtitles; ‘So why do I think it’s a good idea to wear a big skirt and take photos of it?’ or, my favourite, ‘So why am I choosing to get married there?!’… Clearly, I’m mad. And clearly I also like really long titles (or at least, I’ve had to come to like them, working in academic publishing as I do).
Mad or not, I do seem to keep forgiving/forgetting how breezy this part of the country can be. It’s such a romantic idea to get photos with a seaside backdrop, but the reality is the photos below + the 100-odd I couldn’t use, largely for reasons of indecent exposure. Do you want to know something even more crazy? These photos were taken on the side verge of a very busy road – one of those roads in the middle of nowhere where cars constantly go by. Should I be offended I didn’t get beeped, even after flashing my underwear at several of them? Yeah, I kind of am offended about that, actually. Hmph.
That’s what this year has been like – photos for this blog are taken in and around our hectic schedule by the side of the road for running out of time to find somewhere better. But yes! That is the sea you can vaguely see in the background of some of these shots. Romantic though…? Nope. I have to hope our wedding will fare better for romance, even in the face of extreme winds – which, I’ll admit, I am meticulously planning for, because I’d rather have a battle plan next time…
So, wind, you haven’t won the war yet…
Headscarf: c/o Chronically Vintage
Cardigan: Jane Norman (old)
Skirt: Lindy Bop ‘Peggy’, shortened to 26″ (all available colours)
The last time I wore this skirt for the blog, by the way, I was in the same town and it was just as windy. Yet, somehow, the pictures came out much better then? Oh well, if you want to see this skirt when it’s not around my thighs, check it out.