Hello there! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erica and I blog over at Being Erica. I was so honoured when Donna asked if I’d like to write a little something for her ‘Step into Spring’ feature, because I love her and have been reading her blog for months now, so how could I say no!
For me when I think about ‘spring’, I think of my birthday. That’s because I’m from the other side of the world. I’m a September baby, and my birthday is almost always trans-season. It’s usually just turning from winter to summer (the only two seasons in Australia), and there’s a hint of floral and – not surprisingly, less rain about the place. It’s about the time the first barbeque of the season is held, and suspiciously coincides with both the end of the AFL season and also the Spring Racing Carnival. Lucky for me, that means a long weekend, great deals on alcohol, and lots of floral frocks about the shops; these, as well as flowers and pastel colours in general, are a few of my fav-our-ite things.
In old Blighty though, spring takes on a whole different feel. This year ‘spring’ has meant icy rain, wind that will chill you to the bone, and if you’re really lucky, then a blanket of snow too. The floral frocks are still about the shops, but sadly we’re unable to wear them – unless we’re a) extremely warm bodied, or b) stupid to the core.
And barbeques? You’ve got to be kidding me. Our local pub still has the beer garden shut and the wood burner on. That’s the spring we’re talking this year. So, as I am in mourning for the spring days of old, and to celebrate my half year birthday, please allow me to share with you my ‘Erica’s Birthday Barbeque//Spring Racing Festival//Grand Final//It’s Too Cold But I’m Still Allowed to Lust’ outfit.
Thank you again to Donna for letting me take over her blog for the day, and I hope to see some of you over at Being Erica soon – where I promise I hardly ever moan about the weather.*
Thanks Erica, those spring picks are to die for…I’m already reaching for the credit card!
Go say hello to Erica at www.imbeingerica.com