On the Homefront Weekend at Rufford Abbey 2015

I wore the dress!

It was two sizes too small (size 20) but thank goodness it was stretchy as I plucked up the courage and wore it anyway. It was just LOVELY to get dressed up in 40’s style for the first time to an event and if anything, it’s given me more reason to keep working at losing the weight to do more dressing up next year!

First of all I am being brave and posting the photo that I DON’T want anyone to see. BUT it’s the photo that will remind me that I still have at least 100 lbs to lose…


And here are some other ones..


And here are the photos you REALLY need to see! Some FANTASTIC re-enactors and people just dressing up for the day! The full album of over 80 photos is on my 1940s Experiment Facebook page – CLICK HERE


13 thoughts on “On the Homefront Weekend at Rufford Abbey 2015

  1. Looks like you had fun. Who was that young scampish sailor you were eyeing sooo closely? Keep up the good work. Love the site. 🙂

  2. I think you were born in the wrong time period – you truly look like a 40s type of gal! Glad you had fun and keep up the great work you are doing to get to your goal! 🙂

  3. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for the lovely positive comments! I can’t wait to wear my dress again when its a bit looser like to my works Christmas party or something!!!! LOL!

    It was a fantastic afternoon and Richard was very encouraging which built up my confidence!!

    C xxx

  4. Carolyn, have been reading your blog since you were in N.S.
    Yours is my favourite blog because you are such a beautiful person, a ‘real’ person and such an inspiration.
    You look amazing,so serenely happy,relaxed, and so playful!
    Thank you for posting your photos, the dress ( in my fave colour) suits you; everything about the ’40s suits you, I love your recipes, your ‘food’ pics, please keep posting 🙂 and have fun!

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