Sunday, 13 December 2015

Milo's first trip to the beach!

Hello! 

So it's officially Christmas which means Milo is now 5 months old! 
When we first decided to get a dog the first thing I wanted to do was take him to the beach. He was a bit young and little to begin with but at the first opportunity we packed up the car (6 people and a dog!) and traveled the shortish journey to our nearest coastline. You wouldn't have thought it by the sunshine and the lack of layers but this was actually on the 1st November - a beautiful perfect for puppies first visit.







It's safe to say Milo had a super exciting time (as did we) and loved the seaside even stopping for a quick lie down on the sand. 

I'm sure there'll be many more seaside adventures to come. 
Where is your favorite place to take your pup? 

Hannah x 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Spanish adventures


Having never been to mainland Spain myself this year my family and I decided to fly over for our annual summer getaway. After holiday shopping for months and finally managing to cram everything into a few suitcase we jumped on a train down to Heathrow and then continued our journey over to Barcelona. 

We stayed near a small, eastern, coastal town named Alcossebre roughly 2 1/2 hours from Barcelona, however we were in the hills which means larger houses and tremendous views! 






As you will see for the majority of the holiday we spent our days lounging in the sun with a good book before jumping in the pool to cool off! 



  
These are the elephants and giraffes in the Bioparc in Valencia, it was like being on safari! A must visit if you're in the area! 



One evening we travelled a short distance to Peniscola, another beautiful place on the coast with gorgeous beaches and a walled old town full of character. We decided to eat first and walk up and down the cobbled streets in darkness so it was a little cooler, although we still had to stop for ice cream at the top!






 These final pictures are from one of my favourite days of the holiday...segway day! Having never step foot on such a contraption I was rather intrigued to see what all the fuss was about, I can't say the same about everyone else though....there was a definitely a few worried faces as we tried to get to grips with them. Of course it did feel bizarre at first but after only a few minutes it seemed everyone had got the hang of them and we could begin our short journey to the lighthouse and back.








Hope you enjoyed this little insight into my holiday and it doesn't make you miss summer too much! 
I'm now looking forward to the autumnal months and cold walks with the puppy!

Hannah x 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

BIG NEWS

WE NOW OWN A PUPPY!

Meet Milo, the newest addition to our family. Milo is an 8 week old Cocker Spaniel who we love tremendously! 
He's settling in nicely and we can't wait to take him out into the big wide world! 






Check back for updates and to join Milo on his new adventures! 

Any puppy training tips? 

Hannah x 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Sledmere House and Gardens

 In June it was my birthday (I'm no longer a teenager. waaaaaaa) so to celebrate myself and my family decided to venture out and enjoy the summer sunshine. After much deliberation Sledmere House was decided on and we jumped in the car for a leisurely drive. 

Since we arrived early afternoon we went straight for lunch in the cute little cafe and a wander around the ground afterwards. We even managed to pop back to the cafe for some cake before leaving (it was my birthday after all!!). As you will see Sledmere House and Gardens is very photogenic and provides a beautiful background for Sunday strolls, summer picnics and family fun. 








What do you think? 
Do you have somewhere like this near you? 

Hannah x 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A flying visit to the capital


Hello!
So I may not have blogged in a while... in all honesty I think I just lost the energy and passion to do it. However, after starting to read other peoples blogs and look back through some of the things that have happened over the last few months I figured I wanted to get back into it in order to share these experiences. Even if no one even reads these things I think it kind of makes me appreciate and be grateful for what I have done. 

So, skipping back a few months, during Easter my family and I went on a short break to London. We're all big fans of London and hadn't been in a while so figured it was time to revisit. We decided to set off early and drive instead of getting the train. It was glorious weather so instead of sitting in the car all day we thought it a good idea to stop off in Cambridge on route. Like London, we have visited Cambridge before however not for several years. Saying that, it is still as stunning as I remember, the place is beautiful. I know the sunshine could make the grimmest of places look nice but Cambridge is picturesque rain or shine. 

 One thing I couldn't get over was how many bicycles there are! They are literally chained to every single lamp post, gate post and fence in sight, you definitely have to be cautious crossing the roads! 

Whilst in Cambridge we pottered about in the sunshine, went in a couple of shops, giggled at the worried looking tourist trying to punt on the river and finally stopped for a spot of lunch before heading on to London. 




Our hotel was just about 20 minutes from the very centre of London however we were a stones throw away from a tube station so getting in was very easy! Our first stop was Trafalgar Square, a great place to just sit and take in your surroundings. It is also home to the National Gallery if you're into all things art (and all things free!) 

We had a fantastically jam packed day and just wanted to see the sights again really although we had all been before. Good shoes are a MUST though if you are a planning a visit any time soon, we walked for miles! 
Fortnum and Mason 


Houses of Parliament - Big Ben 


One place we had agreed to find was the BBC building so we headed along in the evening with our eyes peeled for any familiar faces. Unintentionally we arrived just before 7pm and soon realised The One Show were about to go on air and film a piece outside! Lets just say my mum and sister were pleased they managed to get their faces on the telly! 

After having just one full day in London, before setting off home, we decided to find the Olympic Park. I really didn't know what to expect visiting the park 3 years after the main event but it was actually really exciting! You could enter the velodrome and see people cycling around, there's a huge playground and plenty of spaces for picnics and I believe you can go swimming in the aquatics centre if you book in advance. The most exciting thing of course is you never know who you are going to bump into...after reading about the medal winners by the aquatics centre we passed Tom Daley on the stairs! Of course he passed us wayyy too quickly and quite frankly we were too starstruck to chase him for a picture so you'll just have to imagine what he looked like! 



Overall a very short but packed few days, which I really really enjoyed! 

Have you every visited London before? 
What's your favourite thing to do?

Thanks for reading!
Hannah x 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Clothing Haul

Good morning everyone! 
The chocolate eggs are appearing, the daffodils are growing and it's getting a teeny but warmer...it must be spring! 
With this in mind, I went shopping with my mum and sister and tried to steer away from all the chunky knits and cosy scarves and more towards things suitable for spring! 
I thought I would share with you what I picked up, maybe giving you some ideas about whats in the shops at the moment. 

This burgundy cardigan is from New Look, it goes great with dresses as it is pretty much the same length (I hate it when the dress is longer than the cardi, unless it's meant to be a short cardi!). It's also ideal for spring as it's probably thick enough to wear as a jacket when it get's a bit warmer. I believe you can get this in other colours too!  

 I was really considering whether to get a new hoodie recently as again, they are great for when the weather warms up and you just need a little cover up. However I already have quite a collection!
 I decided to get this grey bomber jacket style from Jack Wills as it isn't like all my others (mainly as it doesn't have a hood!). It's something that's just as comfy but perhaps a little smarter and a bit different?! 


 Both of these floral tops are again from New Look. They look great with a pair of black jeans or maybe even shorts/skirt in the summer months. Perfect for when you want to make a bit more of an effort without wearing a dress. 
Finally we wondered into H&M. I had a look around, not intending to buy anything (as usual!!). However I spotted these jeans and they felt amazing and they are a different colour to ones I had seen in previous shops. I picked up a few pairs to try them on, just to see what they were like... Bad idea! I loved them, they are super comfy and body hugging and perfect to roll up for summer. I thought I would only ever wear the Topshop "Leigh" jeans after recently discovering them but these are definitely one to try if you want a change! 

Hope you enjoyed seeing what's out there and perhaps this has got you a slightly excited for spring/summer!? Have you been shopping recently? Picked up any bargains?! 

Hannah x 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Winter in the country

Let's be honest, January and February are pretty dull months of the year and for me nothing much happened. Everyone returns to work/school/university and falls back into the rituals of everyday life. However February half term brings a much needed break in the cycle! I'm at university so don't get a set half term but I still managed to enjoy a few days away with my family. We didn't travel far, just far enough to feel we were away from home. 

Although it was bloomin freezing we were determined to enjoy the outdoors, inhale some fresh air and surround ourselves with beautiful views! Here are a few photos from our little break! 






Of course we couldn't do all that walking without a treat! We found a lovely little cafe in Pickering called "Lazy Sundae" where we had our fill of tea and cake. I had this HUGE slice of chocolate and vanilla cake whilst my sister had this whopping banana split! We both loved the feel of this place and the decor was so cute. I'll be sure to return when i'm in the area! 





I have to thank my sister for these last few images, when we returned there was a beautiful sunset which she just had to capture! 

Hope you enjoyed this little insight into my short break. 
Where do you go to get away?
How did you spend your half term?

Hannah x