All is in readiness for this weekend when I travel south with my good friend, Beverley, to attend the Outlander Gathering. It’s being held in Wellington, and promises to be a great time. Around 50 people will be there, and the programme is well organised and involves: Quiz Night, Seminars about herbs and potions, and Scottish history, mystery bus tour, whisky tasting, formal dinner, and a CEILIDH.
I’ve had this week to gradually prepare my costumes – made by Rhonnie and added to by myself. Just found extra hair at Geoff’s Emporium today, so I can pile it up on top and wear it with my ball dress. SOMEHOW it’s not quite looking like the lass on the left, but we’ve all got good imaginations.
My suitcase managed to easily take my two elaborate costumes, along with some pockets of friends who wish they were there. I’ll have to try and do a better job of including them in the photo shoots. My apologies if you are not one of those pockets – there were many who I’m sure would love to have come. You will be there in spirit.
Hopefully the next post will feature the actual event, but in the meantime, you can get a bit of an idea of what the anticipation is like. . .