09 December 2012

Strawberry flowers and colourful hours



Saturday found us at Hagley Park for the second annual Wine and Food Festival....


We'd been looking forward to it for ages, and I'd bought the tickets online months ago!
With our "early bird" tickets came a little wine glass and free tasting tickets...hurrah!


I'm sometimes amazed at just how many people turn out to these things.
There was live music, oodles of food and wine, naturally......


I wore:
Frock-70's squaredance frock, Retropolitan
Belt-opshopped
Bag-vinyltastic, opshopped
Tights-Trade Me
Shoes-Trade Me
Headpiece-Wildfell Hall
Sunglasses-60's, Wasteland, San Francisco


We met up with Si and Nix there...


Bumped into Liz and Ely...


Jo was conducting the wine seminar tent, so of course we had to go along to one of the seminars....


Jo and her new fiance, Malcolm!


This dude on the right, from Mahi Wines in Marborough , was rather hilarious.
We ended up in teams of 4, making our own blend...


I was falling off my chair here.


Once you'd made up your blend, you had to take it up for tasting....


Poor Jo did a power tasting, the most she's ever done in one go, to choose a winner...
Which was G's team!
Neither G nor I drink white wine, so how he managed to be on the winning team is most amusing!
Jammy* little bugger!


And then we trundled home for a nap before The Prov's played that night at the Wunderbar.


My navy shoes, that I'd looked so long for, had a catastrophe!
Arse!
They're repairable, thankfully, I just have to find some bastard to fix the bloody things.

X

* lucky/cunning !

29 comments:

Trees said...

This looks like the best time Helga - its seems you have the best weather in Chch! You look dreamy in blue, buggar about the shoes though. But at least they are repairable. Some of my Aussie family was in Chch last week and they were rather taken by the place:D

Sue said...

What a great day for a food and wine festival. Your dress is so pretty, almost wondered where your little lambs were Mary!! Just joking!! Gorgeousness again and again with you!!!

princesspincurls.com said...

I am blue with envy! That dress is so young, so fresh and so fun! It's so nice to be able to shed our cardi's and coats and finally enjoy the summer sun isn't it! that cocktail hat is to die for and so appropriate for the outing. I love both the colour and the style...did I mention that I'm totally jealous? xx Shauna

señora Allnut said...

food and wine tasting sounds delightful and funny!
and your dress is so blue and pretty, and love your headpiece and matchy tights and shoes (wish you make them be repaired soon!), and your friends dresses are fabulous too!, lovely ladies!
besos & vinos

Carina Rosenholm said...

It and you looks amazing ,and the weather ! Warm and sunny - my envy is growing while a slip in to my longjohns ......

Marla said...

That looks like so much fun. That blue color is gorgeous on you. Your dress and necklaces are awesome.

Emalina said...

What a wonderful boozy foodie event! You look gorgeous in your beautiful blue dress and hairband. Poor shoes though, hope they can get some tlc soon.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

What a lovely event, you and G are looking splendid! Crumb abut the shoes - I am down a desperatley-needed repair-person myself and feel you pain. Congrats on the winning wine, and props to your friend Jo!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Congrats to the G-man!!! Add another power to his super-hero powers---WINE-MAN!!

Looks like a wonderful day and loads of fun!!

And of course--you were the center of attention in Helga-blue fabulousness!!

wardrobeexperience said...

aaawww! here it's snowing outsite the whole day - and you are out in the park wearing summary dresses, looking awsome, having fun. i feel frustrated, i need choclate. ;)

Bella Q said...

Jo is adorbs and congrats on her hunky fiance named Malcolm (one of my favorite names evers) and congrats to G for being a winner!

MistressCatgirl said...

Oh no broken shoes are the worst1 I remember I once tried to fix them at school by nailing them together. It didn't work. Looks like so much fun and you look great. Love the sunglasses and hat.

Louise Mc said...

Oh no, not the shoes. They are so nice too. I love your square dance dress, it makes your booboids look even bigger than usual. Jo has a fantastic look too doesn't she? What a lovely weekend it looks like. x

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh what a PERFECT DAY!! You look amazing, naturally, darling - the new frock is exquisite and the divine headpiece is well, DIVINE!!! G-Star is good at everything so I'm not surprised at all that he won! Jo looks fab, as always - FIANCE!!!?? Congrats to her! Nix and Si are happy and lovely as usual. What a fantastic day. I wish I were there! Love you more than shoes! Sarah xxx

bonsaimum said...

You look a vision in blue. It looks like you had a fantastic day.

The Grande Dame said...

You look like a cornflower! Those pictures at the bridge are too cute.
Poor shoes!

pastcaring said...

What a lovely event, on a beautiful sunny day! It's no surprise that you are perfectly dressed for the occasion, you look divine in blue, that is a gorgeous frock and topping it off with a pretty headpiece is perfection.
Jo is engaged? Congratulations! Well done to G and his wine-blending team too.
I notice you concentrated on the wine-related activities, but what was the food like?!
Hope you can get those shoes fixed, after your long pursuit of them!
Love you more than engagements and wine tasting! xxxxx

edie pop said...

You always bring sunshine in the world!!What a great event, such a lovely day, I close my eyes, I imagine to be there and I forget the gray snowy sky that I can see from my window!!Your frock is fabulous and you look hot with leggings and wedges!!I'm sure that you can fix your stunning navy blue shoes!
Love xxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Darling, you're a vision in blue. You look stunning, those sunnies are just wonderful. I bet there was raucous laughter a plenty at the wine blending. The festival looks fantastic, I hope you got as many freebies as possible. xxxxx

Vix said...

Bastard massive catastrophe with those shoes, I hope you get 'em fixed! You look an utter vuision of gorgeousness in blue, that dress and footless tights combo is absolutely friggin' amazing and G's shirt's pretty tasty, too!
Congrats to the lovely Jo.
I used to hate white wine but after too many disasters with the red it's my choice after beer, lager, cider and rose!
Love you!
Vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Wowy! I am in total love with that outfit you have put together. You look rather delightful.
Wine tasting? I would be drunk within minutes. (Probably making a fool of myself.)lol

freckleface said...

That blue looks great on you, it's lovely with your red hair and I love that nipped in waist. It's a winner! :) x

CityScape Skybaby said...

I love that shade of blue on you Helga, as someone else said, it makes you think of cornflowers. And I'm jealous of your sunshine, here it's all padded coats and big boots. I'll just have to live vicariously through your blog for the next few months. xx

Sara said...

Wine tasting in the sun?? Oh, how I wish I could do that! Congratulations to G on making a winning wine - that sounds like a lot of fun! And you look, as always, fabulous!! ~ Sara

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I'm sure you were a hit in your monochrome, blue look!

Porcelina said...

Hi Helga, I am new to your blog after you left a kind comment on mine!

I think those shades of blue you are wearing in these photos are so incredibly striking, you look like you should be in a technicolour film!

Looks like you had a fab day

Porcelina xx

Renia said...

Looks like wonderful day:)!
Beautiful blue dress! Kisses x x x x x

Wildfell Hall said...

yay for the headpiece! you look a treat as always...love a footless tight.

Devil made in Heaven said...

A wine and food festival.... That sounds very good. Overhere there are some food-tasting events but it is'nt that much. Yours looks very great. It looks like you were having a great time. And I love white wine, but it has to be a bit sweet....
You look amazing in your blue dress and I am sorry that your are damaged.
xxxx