I hope you’re all doing well. It’s the last weekend of my Easter holiday and the sun was shining again! I had to make the most of this so I took my parents to Coughton Court.
We’ve visited here a number of times so we didn’t focus on the house. Instead, because it was so sunny, we took the opportunity to go on a number of walks. The first part we went to see was The Walled Garden.
I suffer from hay fever so sometimes I get really sneezy. However, today I could smell the beautiful flowers. I love this time of year!
Another walk we did was The Riverside Walk. Being near water always makes me feel tranquil and calm. I have no idea why, but I always feel better by water. We had some lovely ducks accompanying us.
Sometimes I feel like I really take these places and family time for granted. Time is always moving and I really miss days out and time with those who mean the most because I’m working. However, this makes up for it! Making memories!
For more information on this beautiful, historical venue please click here.
Have an amazing weekend lovely people!
Big love! Xx
How are you all? Today was amazing because the sunshine came out so I finally got chance to get on the Big Wheel in Stratford.
Firstly, the river and theatre looked beautiful. It really is quite breathtaking.
I have to say, it was amazing. The views were stunning. Apologises about some of the glare on the photos. However, it doesn’t matter. It was just lovely. I genuinely have so much love for my home. For a price of £5 we spent about 5 or so minutes going around, taking in the scenery.
I had the best time. There’s always so much to see. The town was thriving today as well. This Wheel caused a lot of controversy with the locals. Yet, I loved it. I see it as a positive to see the amazing views of our town. It made me incredibly humble for what I’ve got on my doorstep.
Finally, my mum took this photo of me. It’s not horrendous but I wasn’t feeling particularly well as it was rocking at the top! A sunny but breezy day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these pictures. I loved it I have to say!
Big love all xx
Happy April! Hope you’re all doing good. I’m exhausted but still going. We’ve broken up for Easter and the sun is shining so I finally found time to visit the Weeping Window moving art installation.
You may recognise it from the Tower of London in 2014 as part of the First World War remembrance commemorations. Sadly, I didn’t get there to see it which is why I’m very excited we have it in Hull for a few months.
10,000 poppies are currently draped over the Maritime Museum. It’s incredible and very moving I have to say. I looked kind of silly just standing there, amongst the crowd, taking all of it in. Until I noticed everyone else doing the same.
The poppies are going on tour! It’s definitely worth while you going to see them. Info here.
Enjoy the sunshine people!
Big love xx
Happy Sunday! Two posts in two days! I am on it! Today’s post is another City of Culture post. Today marks the end of the iconic blade in Queen Victoria Square as it is being moved back to where it was made: the Siemens plant in Alexandra Dock.
Photos below taken 3rd February 2017.
It’s quite an overwhelming piece of architecture really. It’s massive! A whopping 75 metres in fact. As strange as this sounds, it’s incredibly smooth as well!
The blade is the work of Nayan Kulkarni. He took a rotor blade, that would normally be used to be a part of a wind turbine, to create the artwork. It is there to represent the work in Hull on engineering and manufacturing. Whilst it had mixed reviews from those outside of Hull, for us it’s become a massive talking point. In a way, I can’t imagine the square without it.
So today I popped back to say ‘bye’ and to marvel in it’s wonder for the last time. Apologies for the bedraggled selfie – it was raining and I’ve not been very well!
That’s it! Bye bye big blade! What’s next Hull?
Big love x
Hope you’re all good.
Can you believe it’s December?! I can’t. I’ve no idea where November went. I feel like I blinked and missed it. (I feel like I say that every month, let’s face it.) But, last weekend I went with a group of friends on the ferry to Belgium. I’ve never been to Bruges before. It’s just so beautiful. A day there was not long enough. The autumnal trees were also rather gorgeous!
Despite the cloud, it was still so wonderful. I felt peaceful and calm. Sometimes we just need that space and tranquility.
So, we went exploring, did a lot of shopping, drank some beer, went to the beer museum and mooched about the Christmas market. Bliss!
This was one of my favourite shops. It had so many beautiful Christmas things in. The window above was just stunning. I’d wish to see it again, honestly. Oh and the chocolate! Mmmm.
This has to be one of the best weekends ever. I loved it. I will be going back. Bruges, you stole my heart.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos and my little weekend adventure. I sure did! Christmas is on it’s way guys, lets do this!!
Big love xx
Hope you’re all having a great weekend. I took one last opportunity to go exploring, this time with my lovely Mum and Dad. We all work ridiculous hours, like many families, so we always try and make our time count.
Followers of my blog will know how much we love our National Trust membership; this time we visited Chedworth Roman Villa.
What blew me away was the fact that it was literally tucked away in the middle of nowhere. How did the Romans find it? Why that spot? So many unanswered questions.
The biggest fascination I had was with the fact that there’s still more to be discovered. Inside the museum, which was added in the Victorian period, parts of mosaic and stone were being still being found last year. It’s always quite inspiring to know there’s secrets hidden beneath the earth.
The mosaic they have found so far are so beautiful. It’s incredible what has been preserved so far.
Places like this require imagination. There are only parts left. But, I find that quite magical really. It’s giving you an active piece of history that you can interpret yourself. My favourite part: the bathhouse rooms and the outdoor water shrine.
I enjoyed getting my geek on in terms of history this weekend. I hoped you enjoyed my photos! If you’d like more information, check out The National Trust Website.
Big love to you all xxx
Isn’t this time of year just beautiful?! I really love to see all the colours and the different leaves. I love to hear the crunch under foot. I just feel like everything is more crisp and lovely in Autumn.
Whilst I had a small window of opportunity today, I decided I needed to have a little time to soak in beautiful Stratford upon Avon. The colours were indescribable. I wanted to share this with you, in the hope that the 5 minutes you spend looking at this, you feel as inspired and calm as I did.
*all photos are taken by myself with no filter.
It’s the first time in a while I’ve felt calm and at ease. The fresh air always makes me feel better. Sometimes you need to just stop and take it all in…
Big love xx