Hello Lovely People!
Happy December! 🎄🎅☃️🤶 This is such a wonderful time of the year. I love to see all the decorated Christmas trees, the sparkly lights, the luscious foods and of course, the festive reads. I have indeed read one festive read this month: Sophie Kinsella’s Christmas Shopaholic which I will be reviewing this month.
Anyway, I hope you’re well and December is treating you kindly. If you’re anything like me, you’re loving the fact that we can legitimately eat chocolate every day for the sake of the season! 🍫
However, before the excitement of chocolate and all things Christmassy kicks in, I wanted to share with you a rare day off that I had this week. I’m crazily marking away in the mock period (drowning is a better choice of word) but our heating broke at school which meant that on Tuesday we all had a day off. It was incredibly strange being out and about on Tuesday but I wanted to do something that really made it count. I’ve always wanted to go and see the seals at Donna Nook but never really got there. This was my moment. It was meant to be! It was a cold, crisp yet sunny day. The view was incredible.
Donna Nook Info:
Donna Nook is a beautiful stretch of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven and Saltfleet in Lincolnshire. It covers more than 10 kilometres and every year along this coastline, grey seals come to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes. The Ministry of Defence still maintains part of the area and it is still used by RAF Donna Nook as a practice site. The sign below did make me chuckle.
As soon as I saw the seals I was just in complete awe. They were perfectly relaxed and so beautiful. I took about 100 photos – no joke. I’ve never been so close to them. I felt like Sir David Attenborough. What I found most endearing is that they snore when they’re sleeping so naturally I made about 10 videos of that too.
So for this festive Saturday morning, one of my gifts to you are these ridiculously cute photos, taken by yours truly. I hope they bring you as much squealy delight as they did me. ☺️🥰
There are just no words for how beautiful these animals are. We are so lucky to have them pick a place near us where we can see this wonderful spectacle.
My Christmas gift to myself is to blog more so stay tuned!
Big love to you all. Let’s catch up soon! Xx
Hope you’re all doing well and keeping warm in this biting weather! Whilst it’s snowing outside, I’m sat here feeling quite grateful. Yesterday I managed to have a lovely walk around the grounds of Nostell Priory. It was one of those days where it’s crisp and fresh but the sun was peeking out behind the clouds. The complete opposite to today’s weather it seems!
It all sounds rather romantic. However, I’m a firm believer in needing beautiful scenery, fresh air and the opportunity to step back and recharge yourself. This was my opportunity to do just that.
I find being by water particularly calming and this was no different. It was quite nice seeing the ice sporadically spread across the ice. I also loved seeing the ducks and swans gracefully mooching across the lake.
Another thing I spotted was the vast variety of birds and squirrels. It all just felt rather tranquil. I’m embracing the thought that winter is nearly over and spring is surely on its way. The snowdrops were starting to make an appearance; surely a sign that spring is approaching us.
I wanted to share this with you because I wish that you all have a moment to yourselves to enjoy the simple things, to recharge, as I have. Blow those cobwebs away and breathe it all in. I feel recharged and ready for the next week ahead.
Big love xxx
We’ve made it! Winter has officially passed and we are into the time of newness: spring. I love this time of year. The new flowers, the lighter days and nights. I have been counting down to this moment. It’s time to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
I wanted to share with you a photo of my lovely little daffodils that have finally opened their little heads. It fills me with complete joy. I love splashes of colour like this. I can’t believe I’ve grown these too! Three years running these have popped up. I feel quite successful.
Anyway, I want to wish you the BEST for Spring. Get out there. Look at the colours. Feel the fresh air. I am living and breathing it. Also, check out google today. It’s so cute!
Big love and spring kisses!
Happy March! Spring is nearly here but I’m feeling like is because we’ve had lots of sunshine! It makes everyone feel so much better. I love seeing the spring flowers poking their little heads out, ready to show their colour. I’m thankful it’s a sign that winter is nearly out the way.
I went for a little stroll around Charlecote Park. I absolutely love it there. I’ve posted about it before so I won’t repeat myself again. It’s grand Victorian house and beautiful land with roaming deer. I find them so tranquil and peaceful. I also feel immensely calm when I watch them. I can’t believe I was so close to them this time as well. I had to get a selfie!
Make Spring count for you, it’s the start of all things new. I’m going to make more time to see things, visit places, do something different. Watch this space!
Big love xxx