Last Days of Summer

I always love Talacre Beach and Lighthouse so with a definite feel of the summer coming to an end, we decided to have a picnic on the beach yesterday.  To be honest I thought it would be far too windy but it was gorgeous and I managed to get a few good photos (and some blurry ones that I’ve still included as who doesn’t love a cute bird photo)!

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A Date with Mr Darcy

Well not quite, my husband refused to wear the shirt and walk out of the lake but never mind!  A recent visit to The National Trusts Lyme Park and Mr Darcys Reflection Lake, June 2016.

This is a really beautiful place with so much to explore, the grounds are huge and the house stunning.

They have a costume department where you can dress in period attire and promenade around the house and gardens (quite a few people were doing so when we were there, added beautifully to the atmosphere)!

I really am keen to return and take a lot more photos (I might even persuade hubby to get in the lake next time)!

Crosby and Formby Beaches

Had a lovely trip out to Crosby and Formby beaches yesterday, it was so warm we even managed a paddle!

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Crosby beach is home to “Another Place” by Antony Gormley, I’ve always wanted to see these sculptures and they didn’t disappoint, definitely went at the right time with a mix of them in and out of the sea, the sunlight was perfect as well although yet again I forgot to take my good camera! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Dunham Massey

Beautiful visit to Dunham Massey (National Trust) last week, the house and gardens are stunning. Really loved the theme they had running through the house about the marriage between George Harry Grey, 7th Earl of Stamford and Warrington and Catherine Cox. The locals were outraged as she had previously been a bareback horse rider in Astley’s circus and was not deemed suitable at all! We had to fill in a card at the end to say if we agreed or if the locals were just mean and jealous (which we voted for and the cards in that box far outnumbered the inappropriate marriage cards).

 

My beautiful neighbourhood!

The weather has been amazing today, unfortunately this meant our walk was a bit hard going for me, on the upside it also meant more frequent stops in stunning locations.

imageMy favourite picnic spot (above), accompanied today by lots of noisy sheep and lambs!

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imageAnother great stop! Wonderful walk today, so lucky to live in such an amazing place 😀

 

Spring has sprung!

Fantastic six mile walk today (so not one of our biggies) to get us started for the year, it’s been far too soggy in the fields until now and my short legs can’t cope!

image.jpegIt’s our first spring rambling where we live so it was great to see the changes in the landscape, the bluebells are stunning and the wild garlic is everywhere, I need to find a few recipes and bring some in from the footpath by our house.

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Wild garlic and bluebells

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I love rural furniture 🙂

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Wild garlic making me hungry!