Well it was a great day out as always. We ate sausage, had chocolate covered fruit, mulled wine, waffles, Dutch pancakes and visited the Staffordshire hoard. Fortunately I kept myself to a sausage and chocolate covered fruit as as the following photos prove…..I really have put on weight and need to do something about it :(

We have new members though, so our outing totalled 8! 9 with a long suffering kimono other half belonging to Hong. My kimono was synthetic purple base with funky 1960′s mod type dots and a polka dot juban and collar. My coat was a superb $0.99 buy from eBay and has cherries on it. I really want a cherry kimono. The photos are by Lyuba

Notice that the white wall in the background has NOTHING, I said NOTHING on my complexion.

Also the day before was the party and kimono/kitsuke demo but once Lyuba has her photos of the group up I will do a post about that one. But this was my kimono ensemble:

Also if you feel the need for some kimono/Christmas related cheer, here is a good Christmas and kimono shot of Lyuba:

Kimono de Jack Christmas postcard material!

April also posted this picture of my taiko musubi which looks surprisingly neat even though I had such a fuss to get it right. My obi was thinner than most, stupidly long and I broke my makura. I was trying to do a nijuudaiko musubi, but failed!