Wandering at Polesden Lacey

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Even though the holiday was over we still managed to get out of the city once we were home to still have a little holiday outings.

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Around midday we hopped into the car and drove to Polesden Lacey. It’s a house and gardens in Surrey owned by the National Trust. I used to come here every weekend when I was a little munchkin but it had been years since I had explored the gorgeous house and beautiful gardens.

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The house itself was originally owned be renowned party thrower Mrs Greville – sort of like a female Gatsby with less dancing and more dining with the King of England plus his mistress and wife! AWKWARD. Recently even more of the house has been opened to the public and its just amazing to look at each room is completely different.

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The gardens are equally as beautiful contained within stone walls but there is also acres of grounds which are fantastic for more enthusiastic walkers. We didn’t embark on a hike this visit but instead wandered about the roses wishing this was our own back garden.

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Skirt – Zara|Jacket – Topshop (similar)|Sandals – Topshop.

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To finish off the day we indulged in a cream tea from the cafe, I ate to admit I was defeated after one – look how huge they are!

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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

For more information on the house and gardens click here.

Goodbyes, Rain and Cake|Norfolk Day 3

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Sadly our week long holiday was cut short due to one of us being sick – don’t worry it wasn’t me so this is the last holiday post, make sure you’ve read day 1 and 2.

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After leaving these 2 critters in charge of our invalid, mum and I set off for a walk.

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Which was a complete failure due to it pouring with rain!

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Luckily my mum has friends nearby so they popped over for tea and cake whilst we waited for the rain to stop. Just look at the carrot cake-not home made but from Cook!

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When the rain had finally stopped and just before we left to travel back to London I went for a little walk on my own just to take a few snaps.

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Although it was sad that we had to leave early we have plans to go back in January with the promise of snuggly fires and toasted marshmallows.

However my little adventure didn’t stop just there the vacation became a stay-cation so check back tomorrow for the nest instalment.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Bacon sandwiches,Shopping and Jigsaws|Norfolk Day 2

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If you haven’t seen Day 1 of my Norfolk holidays then click here.

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My mum and I started the next morning off with a good long walk from Blakney to Morston Quay. The sun was shining but there was still a good country breeze! I’m not going to lie I felt a little like Dorothy skipping along the yellow brick road!

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The highlight of the walk is tea and a bacon sandwich at the end.

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After a spot of lunch we jumped in the car and went off to Burnham Market-where Mr Stephen Fry lives for a spot of shopping. Burnham is a gorgeous little village with some popular shops including Jack Wills and Joules as well as a perfect second hand bookshop and a cute gift shop called Norfolk Living definitely worth a visit.

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We stumbled upon these crazy scarecrows in the town of Stiffkey!

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Back home after spending our hard earned pennies it was my turn to cook dinner. I am pretty much a one trick pony in the kitchen so whipped up my hunters pie which always goes down a treat. If you are interested in the recipe let me know and i’ll pop a little recipe post up for you.

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Our evening finished with a movie, tea and a good old fashioned Jigsaw!

Check back tomorrow for another day.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Grey Seals and a Midnight Fairground|Norfolk Day 1

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As we do every year my parents and I jumped into the car and drove to Blakeney, Norfolk for a week of bracing walks, scrummy food and cosy nights in. I’ve done two other posts about my time in Blakeney which you can read here and here.

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Cropped top – Primark|Jeans – New Look|Shoes – Lacoste|Cardigan – All Saints.

We were staying in a cute little cottage called Grey Seals with the hopes that my sister and her husband would join us later on in the week.

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Seeing as we hadn’t arrived till the late afternoon we didn’t get to have a walk till the sun had gone down but armed with a torch we set off to the sea front.

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Yes those are my Miffy Pj’s, the perfect midnight walk outfit.

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After a lovely little wander round the fairground it was back to the warmth of the cottage for a movie and some popcorn.

Make sure you check back tomorrow for the day 2!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Plantasia

Its now officially the summer holidays for kids even though some of us have been off for months and I can’t set one foot in London without almost knocking into a gaggle of children. If you’re stuck for something to do with your kids then let me tell you about an awesome bunch of activities going on at Kew Gardens.

What with mum and I pretty much being big kids ourselves I would say we are pretty much the experts.

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One of the activities at Kew is The Healing Giant. A garden shaped like a man which shows what plants that are used to treat ailments affecting the area.

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But the main event is the Barefoot Walk.

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Whip off your shoes and socks and get walking over wood, stones, charcoal and lots more to experience different senses.

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And there is mud, lot’s of mud.

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I wasn’t too sure about the mud.

After cleaning yourself  up I would suggest a little trip to the palm house it gets a little hot but the plants are beautiful.

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Kew Gardens is fabulous for both families, couples and anyone who wants to get lost in nature. With so much to see and do it is definitely a whole day trip perfect for tiring out your munchkins.

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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Pimms and Sunshine

I used to be the youngest in the family who had to shout to be heard at the dinner table and was often sitting under said table sulking but now there are a few younger munchkins than me running about. The other day the whole clan got together plus a few friends to name the newest little one.

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Obviously there was Pimms to help along the celebrations.

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After a little ceremony and some live music it was time for cake and playtime.

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My favourite little munchkin and I.

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Dress – Primark|Shoes – Asos.

Just a few little snaps from a lovely day.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

A trip down memory lane|Cafe Mamma

When I was a little girl nearly every Saturday my mum, my older sister and I would stroll into town and do a spot of shopping before ending the day by meeting up with my dad at Cafe Mamma for dinner. It was a family hang out spot and I was super sad when it closed down; but much to my delight this gorgeous Italian restaurant has re-opened in Kew. The parents and I couldn’t wait to re-visit and we were not disappointed.

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It still had the washing hanging up like it used to all those years ago and that true Italian spirit.

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I kicked my meal off with a good old cocktail a San Petro – Gin, sweet vermouth, campari and triple sec with orange juice.

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I had my first ever taste of calamari at the old Cafe Mamma so it only seemed right to have it as my starter at the new place.

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Linguine tutto mare for my mains and oh my this was crammed full of seafood not just a few prawns and mussels with pasta this was chockerblock with seafood yummies.

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Somehow I managed to cram in a tiramisu for dessert not sure how I did it but I am glad I did.

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Dress – ASOS|Hat – H&M|Shoes – Primark.

For more details on my outfit check out the OOTD I posted.

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If you want good honest Italian food in England then this is the place to go I couldn’t be happier that this little gem is back.


For bookings and menu’s click here.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO