Category: Adventure

Retracing Steps on an Autumn Walk

It was a cold, blustery Wednesday when we decided to revisit Tilbury Fort. Years ago we lived in the area and whenever we visit my Dad’s grave which is nearby, we always walk to a hill with a view that stretches out as far as Tilbury, and point out our old flats.

Tilbury Fort is most known for its historical significance – but when I think about it, I just remember walking along the shore with my Dad, beach-combing for sparkly beads and long-lost marbles.

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Autumn Recap / Photo Diary

It’s Sunday morning; my hair is a fiery knotted mess, sticking up in all directions, I have a turmeric clay face mask on and a cursory glance out of the window reveals a delicate fog. It’s colder now. I feel it in the morning chill. It got me thinking – we’re deep in to Autumn now, almost half-way through.

For today’s Blogtober I thought I’d look back over the past few weeks and recap on my Autumn. Please forgive any low res images – some have been taken on my phone!

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Autumn Bucket List

Before the Autumn season starts and the leaves begin to fall I like to write up a little bucket list of all the things I hope to see and do before Winter claws its way in. Autumn is my most favourite season and I like to make sure it’s packed with plenty of fun activities so that I’m not wasting it. My Dad always said it’s important to have things to look forward to so for today’s Blogtober I thought I’d share my seasonal bucket list with you.

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Kew Gardens Orchid Festival (Photo Post)

A few weekends ago I visited Kew Gardens to see the Orchid Festival. It was amazing – the orchids were absolutely beautiful and as always I felt so at peace in the gardens – Kew really is a fabulous place to spend an afternoon.

I had a post planned out in my head for this trip. I wanted to talk everyone through the brilliant sunshine and stunning arrays of flowers – each arrangement more breathtaking than the last. But between that day and writing this post I have had a massive upheaval in my life, and it’s no longer appropriate to write about it in the way I wanted. That said I took many photos and as photography and flowers are both a huge passion of mine it felt a waste not to share them. So todays post is a photography post. I hope you enjoy the images I took that day.

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A Trip to Hamerton Zoo Park

I have somewhat fallen in to that trap again; becoming increasingly busy and forgetting (read: being too lazy) to blog. I have lots of important life-updates to share with you when I find the time and inclination to sit down and write about them but, for now I’ll just share a few photos and words about a wonderful day out we had a few weekends ago.

Hamerton zoo is roughly a twenty minute drive down the road from us. In the back of my mind I always thought I would pay it a visit but as so often happens in life things got hectic and I quite forgot about it. We’ve been in SNO for around a year and four months now and finally had a weekend free from plans so we decided to take a trip down there to see the animals.

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Autumn Bucket List / Plans For The Upcoming Month

October is nearly over, and with it another year of Autumnal memories made. It flew by in a haze of woodland walks, pumpkin picking, bubble baths and bedtime reading. Despite my sadness at how this month and last just whizzed by, I’m really excited for the last couple of weeks and November – I still have a few fun Autumnal events planned and things to cross off my seasonal bucket list!

For todays Blogtober post I thought I’d share a few things I’m looking forward to.

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My Favourite Autumn Activities

Autumn months are for living slowly; for taking your time over a hot drink and a great book, for watching films in the dark, snuggled up under a blanket whilst candles flicker in the background. There’s no sunshine and sweltering hot days to make you feel uncomfortable and guilty for staying in doors, no urgent or societal need to get out and enjoy some crammed beach or sweat over a BBQ. September through to November you’ll find me cosy and content, enjoying the little things.

For todays Blogtober post I thought I’d share with you a few of the Autumn activities I enjoy most of all.

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The Lodge At Autumn

October crept in slowly, darkness claiming the mornings and nights again; one whole year in St Neots.

Today we found ourselves with a rare Friday off from work and decided to celebrate the occasion with a walk in the woods. The Lodge is the RSPB Headquarters and it’s situated in Sandy – one town over from SNO. We put Sandy the pug’s harness on and hopped in the car.

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Autumn in the Park – Photo Diary

The ground is carpeted thick with leaves, brown and red and orange; curling up and crackling underfoot like flames, licking out at my ankles. Overhead the gentle thwack of feathers as a bright green parakeet takes cover high in the treetops, blending in among the green and yellow. The air is cold and crisp yet the sun shines hotly, filtering through the trees and dappling everything with a warm glow.

Walking through the park at lunchtime is a calming experience, especially now that Autumn has arrived.

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