This blog post is a combination of two recent trips to Wimpole Estate, near Royston in Cambridgeshire. The first was in mid-April where myself, Aidan and 3 friends went there for the day for my birthday! Having arrived in overcast conditions and got sorted with tickets etc, we decided to take our picnic up to the folly on the top of the hill. This meant walking through the parkland where the herds of White Park and Longhorn cattle were grazing, making a pretty picture in the Capability Brown landscape.Read more
Back in April, myself, Aidan and my parents decided to spend a day in Northamptonshire. It’s the next county west of where we live in Cambridgeshire and also not too far for my parents to get to from their home in Staffordshire. Although I have been through the county many times, it’s not somewhere that I’ve explored all that much. Back in 2013 I had a few days of holiday to use up from my job so I decided to take myself off camping for a few days and stayed in Northamptonshire. It was then that I first discovered Kirby Hall.Read more
Last weekend’s plan should have been very simple. Go to re-enactment event at Basing House, Hampshire on Friday afternoon. Return home from said event on Monday afternoon, tired, probably soggy but having had a lot of fun. Turns out, that’s not quite what happened.
I spent Friday morning being lazier than I should have been and taking far longer than I should have done to get ready and pack the car. To be honest, the weekend all started going slowly awry from the point that I was dragged down the stairs from top to bottom by my own kit bag…
Today is Wednesday 28th March 2018. In 1001 days it will be Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Why is that important? Well, I’m setting myself a challenge. It’s an idea shamelessly stolen from another blogger, I’ll admit but in the spirit of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it’s an idea I really like and want to replicate for myself.
This weekend was the one where everyone has some kind of panic about not having enough sleep as the clocks go forwards but y’know what, I’m probably the one person who loves this weekend because hello lighter evenings and spring.
Yes we lose an hour of sleep and yes, I’m sleep’s number 1 fan but y’know in the grand scheme of things 1 hour isn’t too much. It won’t be the first time any of us have got 1 hour of sleep less than we intended and it’s likely not to be the last either so chill your beans people, we’ve all survived Sunday relatively unscathed without that extra hours sleep (I think, I’m not on social media at the moment so not really keeping up with too much but none of my closest friends have reported sleep-deprived accidents so far). Read more
West London is an area of London that I love, but have not had the pleasure of spending all that much time in as yet. I remember spending a lovely afternoon last September walking from South Kensington, around the Kings Road/Sloane Square area and through the back streets of Kensington back to Gloucester Road station before getting back on the tube to head home. Besides that and visiting museums and the Royal Albert Hall, I’ve not spent loads of time there but on Thursday I had the pleasure of spending the day there with my Mum.
My Mum’s been visiting for the week to use up her unused holiday from work so I collected her from an event we were both at in Coventry last Sunday and brought her back down to our home in Essex.
She’s spent the rest of the week pottering about, going to the Royal Academy Exhibition I wrote about here and exploring the National Gallery whilst I’ve been at work. On the Thursday though I took the day off and we had a whole day together.
I know I know, this post is massively behind the times because this event happened in January. In our fast paced world of sharing via the internets that was aeons ago but I still wanted to talk about it because it was SO fun and I mainly wanted to share images from it. I actually took my proper camera out instead of just using my phone which was wonderful!
For those that haven’t a clue what I’m on about, Lumiere London is an art installation that takes over the centre of London for one weekend each year and its focus is light. And it’s beautiful! I didn’t manage to go last year but this year I was determined to make it and my Husband and I managed to go to different bits of it across two nights.