Winning Bathing Beauties and a Peignoir


I have two requests for you.
The first is to join me in congratulating the three winners
of my English Givewaway.

Three ravishing beauties.
Three ravishing winners.

From the blue shores of Sydney, the blue book,
Her Ladyship's Guide to Running One's Home by Caroline Taggart....
 to Francesca @ Postcard Pictures

To the woman who could never say no to red tartan and plaid,
to one who loves her Scottish tea, the book 'Tea and Cake ' to
 Deb from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Yellow to me is about fun and warmth, two things The Queen seems to have
in spades. The Solar Queen will soon be winging her way to Melbourne, Australia
to the lovely Jane @ My Pear Tree House

Thank you all for responding to the last of my English giveaways.
There will be more...I have a few in mind once we settle into Vietnam.

My next request is to help me decide what to do about the bathing season.
I really, really, really do not like this season but with a tropical climate, I have
to face facts...or stay in an air conditioned house all day.


I am more of a 'cover-up' kind of girl.


Summer hats are easy... I have decided that one can never have to many.


Ruching in swimsuits is something that I am growing more and more fond of.


I think this one has potential...maybe in black? or red?
What do you think?

or perhaps from Anthropologie, something black.

But then again...I took one look at this cape 
and thought that it could be the solution to all my problems.


I think Esther Williams had the right idea in this cover up.


Hold that thought...I took one look at the image below,
'Peignoir in Soft Breeze' and thought...
it is white, it is light...and one could comfortably 
stand on a windy veranda looking out to sea in this outfit. 
It has sun worthy potential and would suit 
a reluctant bather like me perfectly.

"Peignoir in Soft Breeze"- 1936 Martin Munkacsi

Now.. I have to ask.
How do you hit the beach/pool?
All swimsuit or all cover-up?
Or are you like me...
waiting it out for sweater weather.

Yes..I know what some of you are thinking.
"But she is moving to Vietnam 
where it is hot, hot, hot."
To this I say...
Peignoirs work in air conditioning too don't they?
All I need is a really big fan....  :)

Happy thoughts...Happy Weekend 
to one and all!!
Jeanne xx

images as noted above

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