The Boathouse @sohofarmhouse has it all. Indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, indoor cycle class and a bar! Can we transplant this back to Corona Del Mar?! More about our stay at the Soho Farmhouse on the blog!!
Spring, where are you hiding you mischievous thing you? All year I feel like Tuesdays are fun to share my traveling tips for all of you lvoely biscutis who want to see more of this big old world.
Sometimes we don't have weeks onend to spend exploring an area and a long day trip tour can be the best. I signed us up for a day tour to see more areas in the Cotswalds than on our last visit and it was so much fun to see little villages. The downside is that it did feel like a big tour so you don't get the quite one and one time you would if you're dirving your family around.
I am not a comfortable driver on a good day and driving on the opposite (Wrong) side of the road is a bit overwhelming for me so tours work well.
What's the best tour you've ever taken? My favortes are food tours we've taken over the years. Last spring Abraham and my best friend and I all went on a food tour in the south and it was a great way to see a town in one day.
What do you think, Tours or Free Style traveling? .
Looking at this picture I can hear the sound of the water falling and I can feel the country breeze, lovely! ✨
🇧🇷 Olhando essa foto quase consigo ouvir o barulho da água caindo e quase consigo sentir a brisa do campo ❤️
Gliding through those Derbyshire hills | 😍
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Did you know that the distinctive tawny owl call ‘Tu-whit-to-woo’ is made up of two birds calling to each other? The female might say ‘ke-wick’ and the male replies ‘hoouh’. 🦉🦉 Many animals will be tucked away keeping warm, or hibernating, at this time of year. But while you’re out counting stars, you might be joined by some nocturnal nature. You never know what might be hopping, scurrying, or flying nearby!
Frogs and toads are also planning to start the next generation and are active at night. Keep an eye out for them marching through the grass as they instinctively seek out ponds they remember from last year. Mind where you put your wellies!
Head to the link in our bio for our guide to the night-time sights and sounds you could encounter while doing a #StarCount .
Image: David Tipling Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo
They say it could snow in the Cotswolds tonight.
Who wants to see some white stuff?
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An actual representation of the Lake District as we were driving to our cottage on Friday evening. The rain was so heavy that we couldn't see the hills and it was ridiculously dark at 5.30pm. I've never seen the Lakes looking so dramatic and brooding. #my2020sketchbook
Managed to get out in between feeds today. It was the first time back in the saddle since the end of October! Whilst it felt great to be back on board, I hate to admit it as I’ve ridden all my life, but I did feel like I had lost my nerve a little. Any other horsey Mummy’s experienced this after giving birth? #myhaven
The best day of the year because pancakes for dinner is totally acceptable. Vegan crepe recipe on my story. #pancakeday
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Today was the closing of my first meeting of the Royal Society on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Dynamics in Biology at the lovely Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire. It's was my first scientific meeting in the UK in quite some time and I think it went well with a lot of interest generated about my work. Additionally, the location made me nostalgic and pine a bit for the days I used to frequently explore the English countryside when I lived here down South. After back-to-back meetings I'm feeling exhausted, and look forward to my train back to Scotland for some well deserved RRR: rest, relaxation, and research!
Highly recommended! @isabella.tree 2018 book ‘Wilding’ won the Wainwright’s Golden Book Prize in association with The National Trust - and for good reason. It’s a startling read. -
‘Wilding’ describes an attempt to renew the ecosystem, after decades of intensive agriculture of some 1,400 hectares owned by Tree’s husband Charlie Burrell at Knepp in West Sussex. The project, which began in 2001, is perhaps unique in England, and the results have been spectacular. In what has become a glorious “mess”, the animals live out in the open all year round and give birth unassisted by humans. Formerly common plants – but also rare ones – have returned in profusion, together with insects, bats and other organisms. Scrubland, wetland and other habitats are gradually rewiring themselves as herbicides and pesticides disappear. The increase in the variety and abundance of birds has been particularly astonishing. Even nightingales and turtle doves, whose numbers have crashed nationwide, are returning.
Hanbury Hall, a garden view.
This garden is a reflection and restoration of what it might have been in the 18th century before it was Capability Browned. But let's move beyond the garden because the earlier inhabitants of the hall are something you'd read about in a gossip column of a magazine.
The guy who informalised the gardens was a man named Henry Cecil, and he was a Marquis. He married a wealthy woman named Emma, and their marriage was a shadenfreude disaster.
Emma most likely got bored of dear Cecil, and she started an affair with with the Hanbury curate (as one does), and when she asked to live with said curate, Cecil said no. So she eloped. The story continues, but I'll give that in the next installment of 'Hanbury House, the Soap Opera of Worcestershire'.
I've been asked if I went on this trip on my own. Yes, of course I did! I would recommend it to anyone, there are always people walking alongside with you, behind you or opposite to you, all people I have met were very nice and said hello to me or had a little chat with me. Fyi, I was wearing puffy jacket, gloves and a hat. I even had a spare clothes and shoes incase I would get muddy. #backpacktrip 😉
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When I go on a trip by the sea in wintertime and it's cold there. Keď sa v zime vyberiem k moru a je tam zima 💨 Ps : My face and hands are red from cold wind. Tvár a ruky mám červené od studeného vetra 😀
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Happy Sunday ❤ .
Can't wait for these storms to be done with. I'm getting rather tired of being stuck at home more often than I can get out exploring. I just want to go take some photos of thatched cottages and snowdrops..is that too much for a girl to ask for?
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Righto, last one from Frome and then it’s more cottage throwbacks for the time being 🙄 This is the same florist as the other day but from the other side - desperate times, people! 😂 Have a fabulous Tuesday 💛🍃🌼🍃💛
It’s a landscape that feels both ancient and like home. Vast, yet perfectly intimate 🌿
England is a land of rolling hills, quaint villages, and old-world romance, and it’s a truly special place to hold your destination wedding.
Its landscape rich with castles, manor homes, and sweeping fields sprinkled with sheep makes it one of the most romantic backdrops around.
Today on the blog, my dear friend Alexis of @willow.and.oak.events is sharing her top tips for couples planning their destination wedding in England.
Don't miss out on these helpful tips, and head to the link in my profile to read the post!
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Sunday🏔vibes from📍Mam Tor
Last of the sunset collection from our snow ❄️ hunting mission! Slim pickings on what we found but the views made up the void 💯
Couple of days with the kids 🤟🏻before reality resumes tomorrow so the blue haze sums up my Sunday morning outlook 😟 I know....Positive Mental Attitude huh! 😁✊🏻 #peakdistrict#snow#winter#mamtor
Charlecote Park? Deer? Jacob sheep? Paintings of Mary Queen of Scots? A library I'd maybe actually kill someone for? This is what Charlecote Park is. This has become my actual favourite National Trust site. I already want to go back.
The great Hall was built to impress Elizabeth I when she came to visit, and the Victorian drawing room was probably where she slept. I don't know how she felt, but it impressed non-royal me. I'm writing a blog post about it this weekend, and it will contain all the information you could ever want.