Snapshots from The Cotswolds

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I just got back from a sweet little weekend away with my family driving around The Cotswolds – stomping through fields, getting lost down farm lanes, scoffing pub curries and wandering through pretty little limestone villages (…oh and also getting rained on by shotgun pellets…).  It was cold and most definitely welly weather – but it was nice to get away for a couple of days.  We stayed just outside Cirencester – on the edge of Cotswold’s Water Park where we walked around a couple of lakes and followed a trail alongside The Thames (only a tiny, very clean-looking river this far outside of London).  Then yesterday we drove to beautiful Castle Combe for a sunny (but cold!) stroll around the village where Stardust and Doctor Dolittle were filmed. 🙂

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Have a lovely week! 🙂

Into the Woods

I just got back from a short but sweet little trip to the New Forest.  I haven’t been down there since I was a kid and always had this memory of it being this sprawling, Snow White forest, but actually, turns out that it’s not that big at all.  You can easily whizz around it by car in an afternoon.  That’s not to say that you can explore every moss-covered trunk in such a short snippet of time though, it’s still got that fairy tale charm and mystery that it had when I was a kid; you know, little towns with red brick cottages and sash windows, wild horses and fallow deer.  You can see a lot, but still leave wanting more.  It’s the perfect place to go exploring for a weekend 🙂










Have you been to the New Forest?  What were your favourite spots?

 

Hall Place

A couple of weeks ago we took a drive to London to see Sunny’s Mum and Dad.  The weather in Wales was very…un-Welsh.  Having been spoiled by consecutive days of blazing sunshine, we threw into the suitcase an optimistic ensemble of shorts, skirts, t shirts… and those strappy wedges I own that only ever make an appearance when the mercury rises above twenty.  We soon had a shock when we drove through Lewisham and spotted winter coats, scarves and fur hats…  It was freezing.  And wet.  And windy.  Yuck.

The rain did ease enough for us to take one trip to Hall Place though.



Sunny and I got married here nearly three years ago, so understandably it’s one of our favourite places 🙂