We arrived at New Farm Park on the Brisbane River for an afternoon picnic. Everyone brought along a small item of food to share and we were all dressed for the occasion. Vintage 1950s, 1960s and 1920s, Medieval and Minoan. There was only a small number of us in attendance, however we spent the afternoon chatting and relaxing under the shade of a tree with the breeze flowing off the river. The ice cream truck made a pass by for our snack pleasure, and a few of us chased it down for a hit.
It was a hard choice picking from my plethora of costume options for what I was going to wear. I eliminated anything too hot to wear first and then went through my options. In the end I came down to choosing from three. A quick chat to my lovely cousin, and I had made the decision to wear my Minoan ensemble. While the outfit covers a lot of skin, it is made entirely of linen and cotton, so that the fabric breathe nicely when worn. It makes for a cooler ensemble. I decided to top it off my combining my reproduction bee pendant with the beaded necklace I bought on my recent trip to the museum. I really like the combination, and have decided to keep it as a pretty permanent one.