Autumn :)

The temperature has dropped and the leaves have started to fall so it only means one thing…. Autumn has arrived!
I think Autumn may be my favourite season; everything looks so pretty covered in the yellow, brown and red leaves.
I love being able to wear jumpers, hats and scarves and being wrapped up all warm and cosy. As you know I love going on walks anyway but being able to wear wellies and walk through puddles and mud in a forest is so much fun in Autumn.
As much as I love being outside in this weather I also love being inside when it is raining outside and being able to snuggle up and watch a film and watch the water trickle down the windows.
Autumn also involves bonfire night and Halloween so what is not to like about it. I especially love bonfire night as we have always gone to bonfire night displays with my dad. Also all the shops start to sell chocolate and Toffee apples at this time so I will have to make sure I treat us to one at some point over the next few weeks as they remind me of being a child.
As Autumn is only just beginning I am really forward to making the most of it.

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Take Back Tuesday – Glastonbury

On Friday I went to explore Glastonbury; I have always wanted to go to Glastonbury festival but so far have not been lucky enough to go. A family member suggested going there when the festival was not on as the town is such a lovely place and there are quite a few unique shops to look around.
So we planned to travel down on Friday and see what Glastonbury was all about. We got there about 10.00am and we were instantly met with really cute unique shops to look in. There are definite hippie vibes in Glastonbury and it is such a welcoming environment. There are quite a few differently places to get food and sit outside and just enjoy the lively town. There are load of alley ways off the main street with lots of craft shop and crystal shops. Glastonbury is quite a spiritual place and there are lots of places you can go for psychics readings or healing readings. There is a goddess temple which we went in and it was quite a unique experience.
After looking round the shops and enjoying some food we decided to walk and go and find The Tor. Here is a picture of The Tor:-

From the town it looking really far away but once we started walking and found directions to it we realised it wasn’t far at all. Once we made it to the top the view was amazing and we spent a good hour at the top admiring the view and enjoying the sunshine. At the Top of The Tor there was swarms of ladybirds flying around. I have never seen anything like it, there was literally 1000’s of them flying around. At one point I think there was about 25 of them on me. It was an amazing sight to see but I have no idea what makes them all gather up there or whether there are always a number of them up there or whether it had just happened that day.
Afterwards we enjoyed some lovely food in a nice cosy pub before heading back home. I absolutely loved Glastonbury and would recommend going to have a look around. I now would like to go even more when the festival is on so hopefully one day I will manage to get some tickets.

Hobbit Huts in Cornwall

I discovered the coolest hobbit huts in Cornwall last year when my parents got me the weekend break for Christmas. They know that compared to my siblings I am much more attracted to anything a bit different and would prefer to stay in the huts to a posh hotel. I was so excited to go that I booked it straight away and I probably should have waited a little longer because it was freezing but it was still so fun.
I was not disappointed as the surrounding areas was so idyllic and picturesque. When I pulled up I could see these really cute little hobbit huts and they were so much more than the pictures that I had previously seen. They were dark green miniature houses; they each had individual out door areas for BBQ’s and there was shared bathroom facilities. Inside the huts there was a pull out sofa that made a double bed, a table and chairs and storage space. There was little lights and even curtains to give the huts a homely feel.
I walked around the site and had a look at the other huts and each one was slightly different. They also had hobbit holes and these were little places to stay that were fixed into walls and they looked really cosy. The site that they are on is in the middle of a forested area and there are quite a few little walking areas around the site. Not fair down the road there was a really pretty river and a bigger walking area which we walked around pretty much every day. There was also a cosy pub not too far down the road.
I love Cornwall because it so calm and relaxing there and I always have a good time. I enjoy wondering around the small towns and going to the beach. I even went crabbing…. We only found one crab but it just reminded me of going crabbing with my dad when I was younger.
Of course I ensured that I had fish and chips on the beach! If you go to the beach in the UK and don’t have chips you are doing it wrong! 🙂
I really enjoyed staying in the hobbit hut as it was so different to any other places I had stayed. I would definitely go back and again and would like to take my family with me.

 

SNOW SNOW SNOW!

As I am sure everyone in the UK is aware, we have recently had our second batch of snow this winter. I was starting to prepare for spring as the weather was getting slightly warmer and the days were getting lighter but then we were hit with more snow and it feels like we are now back in the midst of winter.

I do love snow as there is something quite exciting about it. You almost start to get the Christmassy feel again and everything looks 10 times prettier.  There is nothing more that I enjoy than being cosy and watching a film when it is snowing outside. Although if it was for longer than a couple of days I’m sure I would be going insane from not being able to go out.

I was lucky enough to be able to have a day off on Friday due to the weather conditions as the roads were quite dangerous to drive on. So this time round I made the most of it and had so much fun making a snowman and having a snowball fights with family. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the dogs running around in the snow as it was the first time one of them had properly been out in the snow.

However it didn’t last too long as the rain has made an appearance today and the snow is slowly starting to disappear and the sight of spring is that little bit closer. Spring has to be one of my favourite seasons, everything just feels better and brighter after what seems like a long winter. The days start to feel longer and friends start to appear from where they have been hibernating over the last few months.  But most importantly you can finally get rid of the frumpy jumpers and start to wear the cute summer clothes again! (don’t get me wrong I love a jumper… just not all year round) There is just generally a lot more going on and there is a touch of excitement in looking forward to the Summer and seeing what fun it will bring with it.

Bring on Spring!!!