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Friday, 28 September 2012

...Pleasureland...


A place for children to come and escape. Enjoy pony and train rides round the park. Feed the ducks (or not in this case). Ice creams and picnic breaks. A perfect way to spend the weekend. 


However the day we went it was very empty, windy and slightly chillier than expected. The park itself was stunning. Lots of old games and train rides. It looked like it hadn't been touched since when it was first built The arcade games were wonderfully old. I expect and hope in the Summer months it is full of children laughing and enjoying themselves.

xxx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

...Escape to the Hills...


Heading up North and visiting the Lakes is one of my favourite things to do, especially when I want to relax and unwind. Getting the hiking boots and trudging 3000ft up a mountain, is my idea of a relaxing time. No really, it is. I find that these little trips to my dad's is our bonding time. A few days to catch up and spend some quality time together. Plus you cannot beat the views once your are at the summit. Beautiful colours and dynamic view lines make having a mini asthma attack all worth it. Yes that did happen but was my own fault for not taking my inhaler. Ha!

Also take a look at my funny outfit. Ha! Who cares about fashion when you sweating your arse off...


xxx

Monday, 24 September 2012

...Autumnal Chill...

Gillet - Charity Shop, Dress - Topshop, Loafers - Peacocks, Bag -  Market stall

Okay, so this post was meant to go up whilst I was away, but Blogger had other plans it seems. Oh well. Here it is now...


Last week James and I headed off to a local park (another post on that to come) to enjoy the last of the warm weather. Although saying that, it was pretty chilly. It would appear the Autumnal chill has arrived, meaning I can now drag out my jumpers, coloured tights and woolly socks. Yay! Snuggling under blankets with warm coco is the best thing ever. It also means that mornings and evenings are cold but during the day is warm, so deciding what to wear is a bit of an issue.


I chose to wear my new Gillet (not sure if I spelt that right?) with faux fur collar to keep me toasty. Perfect! We had lots of fun eating fish and chips, watching the ducks, having long strolls along the sea front and taking a cute train ride round the park like little kids. Such a lovely day. Little things like this really help me to unwind, relax and think about the things I need to be getting on with. Helps me to keep perspective on what's important. How do you guys make time to decompress and take time to restock?


Have some great pictures to show you of the Lake District, when I've edited them down. Was glorious up there. Perfect weather, great walking and lots of yummy food.


xxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

...Outfits of Late...

Most of the time, I don't really get to take pictures of my outfits. Especially ones that I really like. This is due to having no time after work. I have taken to snapping quick pictures on my iphone. The outfits are very simple as working with children it's not worth wearing nice clothes. Case in point yesterday when I got tomato soup down my white top. Not good!


Sometimes though I do like what I wear to work and I feel showing day-to-day outfits gives a true representation of my life. And this is a personal blog I suppose. So here they are. Will be taking a little time out from blogging come Thursday until Monday. Am taking a little trip up North. I have a couple of posts lined up in the mean time. Hopefully a scheduled post. They do not always turn out how I want them to.

xxx

Thursday, 13 September 2012

...Black Sand...

Not sure why I didn't take many more pictures of my time abroad. Maybe because most of them were of nights out, dancing on tables (don't think that's appropriate for showing), and also we didn't leave the villa much over the week. Except to go to this glorious beach in Las Americas. Glorious white sand and clear blue water. Rare to find white beaches, especially on the Canary Islands, where they are notorious for their black sand.


I did take some snaps of Las Americas and the surrounding area. It is hard to get the feel of Tenerife. It is very rural and bare. Mainly due to being a Volcanic Island (as most of the islands are), most of the landscape is dark and bleak looking. If you want to see what the island has to offer, then booking one of the nature walks is your best bet. Unfortunately for me I found them a little too pricey, especially if you're not sure what to expect. Apparently the walks are stunning, hard-work, but stunning. Beautiful views, waterfalls and plush greenery. 


Compared to Lanzarote, I felt unless you made the effort to book and do things you don't get to experience much of the island. Las Americas, though was lovely. Very colourful and busy. Lots of restaurants, shops and is right on the beach. I would definitely stay there if I was to go again. On the last night, our group decided to head into Americas for a wonderful dinner of hotplates and paella. We strolled along the beach at midnight listening to waves. 

xxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

...Life in Motion #10...

A run down of the past few weeks. Have an outfit post lined up this week and hopefully some more little illustrations. And I have just one more holiday post for. Some snaps and thoughts on my stay in Tenerife...


xxx

Sunday, 9 September 2012

...Barn Dance...

Trousers - H&M, Jumper/Top - Zara, Shoes - Oysho

On a role here, it seems, with my blogging. Lets try and keep it up shall we? Have fallen into bad habits as of late. 


So, yesterday was glorious. Spent most of the afternoon on the beach, in the sea, reading and catching some rays. Topping up my, already fading, tan. Today I will definitely be doing more of that. In the evening, James had found out about the this Sheep farm, mini festival, with barn dancing and a small fete. So after having washed the sea salt of us, we went for a leisurely stroll to a local pub for dinner then headed on into Findon to find the Sheep farm.

I wore a little floral number (last seen here) and my new gold shoes from Oysho. They are so comfortable. Check out their webpage, as I've only ever been able to shop in their stores in Spain, and the Canary Islands.


Unfortunately, this country fete, turned out to be something of a let down. Such a shame really as it had the potential to be really cute and lovely. From what James had described to me from previous visits, it sounded like a really good event. However, this was not what we expected. Poor James felt terrible. Oh well! I did manage to get some nice pictures of the old fashion rides. There were some beautiful old trucks, and a gorgeous vintage Carousel. Apart from those little delights, it seemed a little 'lack lustre'. There was no atmosphere or excitement in the air. Really was a shame. I do love country fetes and was so looking forward to experience my first ever barn dance. The barn was a plastic tent and it cost a fortune to get in.


The evening was not a complete disaster. Walking through the country lanes and gazing over the views was a nice way to end a pretty good day, in my books. Maybe next time, eh?


xxx