For the last few weeks Mr Chic and I have taken quite a few trips down memory lane. I can’t recall whether I’ve ever mentioned this – we met via an online dating website nine years ago. What followed was four mental years of toing and froing between Yorkshire and Wales. I have to admit that it was Mr Chic who did most of the travelling (it was much easier for him to get to me as I can’t drive), which meant we spent a lot of our courting days in and around Swansea.
As we are now back in the land of song, we’ve been visiting a few of our old haunts. We did think about recreating our first date, but we didn’t really fancy a picnic in the middle of October 😳 However, we did end our first date at Andrew’s hotel (for dinner people, for dinner!), so we thought it might be fun to drop into Norton House for a spot of lunch.
I also thought it might be interesting to wear something similar to what I wore nine years ago. Although my wardrobe consisted of mind-bendlingly boring clothes back then, I did push my own comfort zone and bought myself a whole new (and not so dull) outfit for the occasion.
I went for a longline jumper and over-cardigan in shades of soft, Autumn greens and biscuit coloured trousers tucked into black boots. Thinking back, it wasn’t the most adventurous of looks but I liked it.
For the 2016 recreation, I went for a softer look with tones of cream and peach. My black boots are still in storage, so I went for brown – which I think look better anyway. What do you think?
Jeans – M & S / Bag – Bought in a small boutique in Yorkshire (label says LYDC) / Boots – Heavenly Feet / Bracelet – c/o Lizzy O / Jumper – George / Scarf – Bought at a vintage fair
Shop Similar Styles
Norton House has certainly changed, and is undergoing a massive refit. We were pleased to find that the restaurant still looked almost the same (although it’s about to get a facelift), and the menu was interesting and tasty.
We ate, we talked, we laughed and we may have bored the waitress rigid with our stories. We can’t go back in time (and I certainly wouldn’t want to), but it did my heart good to take a wander in the past and revisit those two, lonely souls who found love on the shores of Swansea.