Hello there! How are ya? I'm very very excited! We just booked our summer holiday to Santorini and I literally cannot believe we are going to be there this Summer, it's going to be a dream! Santorini has been top of my bucket list of places to see so if anyone is reading who knows of any beautiful places to see, eat, drink, swim etc. etc. then please do send me a message or leave a comment below because you know how much I love to plan a trip, haha! Anyway, back to our most recent holiday to Wasdale, the wettest place in Britain.. (slight contrast to the likes of Santorini but very beautiful nonetheless). On Monday we had planned on hiking up to Pillar Rock but after a bit of a lie in and a blinking good bacon and egg butty, we decided there wasn't enough time so we settled for a yomp up to Burnmoor Tarn, following the old coffin route over to Eskdale. It was a pretty murky day and it was very boggy but it was nice to spend some quality time together! We made a packed lunch and sat by the tarn which was a little spooky actually as there was just no-one around at all, had a fly of the drone and walked up to some pretty waterfalls too before heading back down for steak and a bottle of red wine, perfect! Tonight, I think I'm going to go for a run and a light gym session seeing as though we've booked our holiday haha! 😉 Speak again soon, L.
Spent our final day of our week off together with a light walk around Elterwater with both of our Grandma's and a late lunch at Chester's by the river, somewhere I've been wanting to try for a long time. Josh and I shared the vegetarian burger and the wild mushroom, smoked mozzarella and spinach pizza which was all so delicious and so filling I think all I will need for dinner is a crumpet and a cuppa tea 😉 Looking forward to a relaxing evening now, we've been cleaning the van and getting all our camping and walking gear packed away so it's all clean and tidy for next time! Speak again soon, lots of love, L.
Good morning loves! It feels so good waking up to blue skies, sunshine and frost! I feel good today and even better that the weather is this beautiful so we're going to make the most of it and head out for lunch and a little walk around Elterwater! I thought I'd share with you some more pictures from our trip away earlier this week from my favourite place in the Lake District, Wasdale. It's not often we get to venture all the way up there as it's quite a drive and often a place we'll only go during the summer months when the weather is a lot better. It was actually quite breathtaking approaching Wastwater, with the pyramid like mountains covered in mist. A very different atmosphere from what I'm used to seeing, that's for sure! We stayed at the National Trust campsite, a mile away from the Wasdale Head Inn which was a fair walk back in the dark and the rain after a few G&T's 😉 but still fun nonetheless. Kind of miss being disconnected from everything up there, it's like another world and really the best place to unwind and forget everything going on. Can't wait to go back already! Have a good day, hugs L.
Hey guys! How are ya? I am so very tired and sore from the past 4 days in the camper van, walking literally everywhere! I've been pretty cut off from the outside world for a couple of days and I really can't tell you how good that felt. I didn't miss it at all either, which is weird because I thought I would. I'm currently sat waiting for my bath to fill up so I thought I'd check in and say hello and share with you some photos from today! We did a small hike today up to Stickle Tarn in The Langdales and had planned on walking over Pavey Ark but were too shattered from the days before. So, we found a comfy spot beside the tarn and cooked ourselves a bacon butty and sipped a bloody good hot chocolate, if I do say so myself.. ha, and watched the world pass us by! It was so still, peaceful and just perfect. It's been a hell of a good detox from work and boring everyday routine, kind of sad it's almost over. Anyway, I have so much to get done before I fall asleep and plenty of photos to share with you but now I need to go and have a good old soak! Lots of love, L.
What's up! How're you guys? We both went out last night for drinks with my parents which was nice because I don't get to see them that often. They're preparing for their trip to Thailand that they go on every year. This time we won't be surprising them but I am so jealous because they are going to do their diving in Koh Tao! The dream for Josh and I is to one day go out there and do that, I just need to learn some more Thai so it will make it so much more easy! We also got the camper van last night so I've been getting everything ready for it today. I've cleaned it all inside and packed all our food, pots and pans etc. ready to set off tomorrow morning. I keep checking the weather forecast and it keeps changing from rain, to cloud, to sunshine! Little annoying but to be honest I'm just excited for a break from routine and to just do whatever takes our fancy. We still aren't 100% where we are heading yet, although I think I'd like to go to Wasdale for a couple of nights and then drive through the Lake District and visit places we've never been to much before. Ah, I don't know! I also like the sound of Northumberland too... everyone says it's incredibly beautiful, I'm so undecided! I'll speak to you tomorrow perhaps, not sure when/where I will be but just whenever I get a wifi signal! Haha, love L.
I'm absolutely loving everything Zara has to offer at the moment and I currently have these items sat in my shopping basket that I'm considering buying for the Spring, so I thought I'd share with you guys what my favourite pieces from the site are. I think that those mustard trousers and that floral bodysuit will go so well together but I just need a special occasion to go to or perhaps somewhere in the Mediterranean 😉 I am so into anything inspired by the 60's and I'm so frustrated that those sunnies have sold out already because I was going to get them. I will have to get the tortoise shell ones instead! Ah anyway, it feels too early to even start thinking about the Spring when it's so cold here but I noticed the morning's getting a little lighter this morning so there's hope it will arrive sooner rather than later! Tonight, I'm putting together some of our stuff for the road trip and tomorrow we get the camper van so I'll show you that tomorrow. Have a nice evening, love L.
- Duvets x 2
- Sleeping bags
- Hot water bottle
- Thermos flask
- Cutlery/Plates etc.
- Wet wipes and hand sanitiser
- Swimming costume
- Laptop with a few films downloaded
- A selection of cheeses
- Tea lights
- Fairly lights
- Marshmallows and wooden skewers
- Bottle of fizz to watch the sunset and to sip under the stars
- Walking boots and all the gear for a hike
- Road map and mountain/walking map
- Go pro, drone, polaroid and my camera - I am vlogging this trip, stay tuned!
- A good book. I've just ordered 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur and 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green.
- Several pairs of shoes
- Toiletries and plenty of loo roll
Why, hello there loves! How are ya? Did you notice I haven't been blogging here for a little while? Ah, I lost inspiration and I lacked so much motivation in everything last week but I finally feel more like myself which is great because I really did feel so down and sad 🙁 not like me at all! In a few days time we will be hitting the road so I've started buying a few bits and bobs for that and I've also put together a bit of a checklist to make sure we don't forget anything. I'm not going to tell you all the food we will be taking because it's about the length of my arm so.. here is my little check list 🙂 Lots of love, L.
My little snug! Clearly not very impressed I've got him in a headlock.
How are you feeling today?
Like there is not enough time in a day! It's my first day off since Monday and I wanted to get so much done. Even though I was up at 8am I still haven't done everything that was on my checklist! Besides from that, I feel well rested. Last night the three of us (Gran, Josh and I) caught up on Hunted on channel 4 and just had a lovely chilled evening and very yummy Indian food. This last week has been a total blur and very tiring, I'm counting down the days until our week off together!
What are you wearing today?
I am wearing a cream chunky cable knit jumper, black super skinny jeans and my Dr Martens which are not warm enough in this weather! My toes felt like they were about to drop off all day 🙁 Any suggestions?
What are your plans for the day?
Well, seeing as though I'm writing this at 3pm I don't have many plans for the rest of the day, apart from completing my check list! We went car shopping today and took 4 cars out for a test drive. I need a new car so badly but I didn't realise how difficult it would be! I've had my Mini for 4 years and it was my first car I bought when I passed my test. It's battered but has been the best little run around but we're both looking to share something a little nicer! I found Gnocchi in Asda so I've just had a small portion of that with tomato and mascarpone sauce which was bloody delicious, looking forward to experimenting with some different flavours. Did a food shop and bought some stuff for our road trip next week, tried to find some battery powered fairy lights but I was unsuccessful.
How was your week?
Tough, to say the least. I've been to the gym once because I've been so knackered which is a big comparison to my usual 5/6 times a week. Going to go tonight and try and clear my head ready for the week ahead and hopefully I will feel a lot better.
Recently I've been feeling a little out of place, unorganised, anxious, restless, tired and just not myself. I find it hard to talk to people about the way I'm feeling and I often let it build up so much inside that I can often burst out in to tears, and it's always a little unexpected for the person on the receiving end (that's usually Josh). I'm one of those people who bottles emotion up inside and I find it easy to pretend that everything is okay because why shouldn't everything be okay? I have amazing friends, the best family and of course a loving and supportive boyfriend. I'm one of those people who's afraid of upsetting anyone but never one to think so much about how I'm actually feeling or how someone has upset me, do you get me? I feel like I'm waffling but here I am. I've struggled this past week, both mentally and physically. I just feel so drained and even though I know I shouldn't be feeling like this, I am.
Our first real summit of 2018!
Here are the last lot... actually that's a big fat lie, I have a whole load more but I'll keep those for another time! I'm thinking of doing a little check list for climbing your first mountain or a novice's guide to climbing a mountain, what do you think? Would that be helpful? I still class myself as a novice but I think I'm pretty good when it comes down to what to pack in your bag! I guess any woman is though, right? We know what to cram in to our handbags when we have to, haha! Buttermere has to be up there on one of my favourite places in the Lake District. Wastwater will always be number one but Buttermere and Langdale are a joint 2nd at the moment. I much prefer the untouched, less populated places. Like I've mentioned before, I don't like seeing other people when I'm out walking and I often find these places a lot quieter! Anyway, hope you've enjoyed my walking pics. There will be lots more coming over the year! Love, L.
I am wearing
Shirt & trousers from Zara
Nike trainers from ASOS
Watch from Cluse
Hoops from Topshop
Everything I am wearing is pretty old because I haven't bought anything new in so long, sorry no links to them! Would you prefer if I found similar items and linked those? Let me know and if so I will do that! It was Josh's little brothers birthday on Saturday so we all went out for a meal to celebrate him turning 21. I didn't plan what to wear so it's a bit mis-matchy but I kind of like it and I was comfortable which worked well for me after 3 courses even though I felt like a balloon. Had to get Josh to take some quick photos at his Grandma's house before we went out and he was a little tipsy so they didn't turn out great which is why I've layered two together, haha! Hugs, L.
Buttermere, Sunday 4th February
This walk was so needed today and what a day it was with that gorgeous blue sky! It was a fair trek over to Buttermere but we took the scenic route, as always and it was just beautiful. We were out of the house early which meant we avoided the typical Sunday Lakes traffic and were able to drive along the country lanes listening to the birds tweeting, I loved it! It felt as though Spring was on it's way, until we reached the summit of Haystacks and I soon realised that in fact we are still in Winter, as I could barely feel my fingertips or my bum cheeks after a brief lunch stop. It's so beautiful at this end of the Lakes and although it's a bit out of the way, it is so worth it on day's like today! I now understand why Wainwright wanted his ashes scattered up here, it's really breathtaking. I have over 100+ photos to go through so here are some of my favourites for today and I'll post the rest tomorrow. Hope it urges you to get outdoors more and away from phones, computers and just general day to day life. The best way to start the week ahead, with a clear head and a well rested body (after a good sleep tonight) 🙂 Speak tomorrow, L.