Day out to Tatton Park 

Due to it being a bank holiday weekend, not to mention the one and only nice day we appear to have had this year where I haven’t been in work, it was time to get in the car and join the rest of the country on the motorway. 

The plan was originally to go to Beaumaris, but due to the rest of England having that idea we had to settle for something else. After taking to trip advisor and looking for an outdoors day to make the most of the weather we settled on Tatton Hall/ Park.  

 We purchased the ‘Totally Tatton’ ticket which gave you admission to all attractions, this included a tour around the mansion (stately home), animal farm and also the gardens. 

We decided to start off with the mansion as we were closest too it and the queue didn’t look too long. The house was sectioned off into different routes starting with the ground floor which displayed different rooms such as the main entrance, library, sitting room and music room. After the ground floor we headed upstairs which displayed bedrooms from different periods and a special exhibit about the families who have lived in the house. After the splendour of the residents quarters it was time to visit the basement and cellar where the servants would’ve lived and worked. Each room told a different story and provided a glimps of what life would have been like for both the families and servants that had lived in the house over the course of the past couple of hundred years.  

 After completing the tour of the house we walked down to the farm. Upon entering we were welcomed by red poll cattle, who were surrounded by really excited children pointing and copying the sounds of the cows. 

There were two different routes to take, one which lead to horses stables and workers cottages, one of which was originally the caretakers house. The caretakers house was in a typical state similar if not exactly how the family living there would’ve had it. 

The second route lead to the rest of the farm which contained animals such as sheep, chickens, raindeer, ducks, cows and one of my personal favourites donkeys.

 
The farm also included activities for children to take part in such as milking a fake cow, feeding the animals and visiting the duck pond. All the animals were very friendly and active so if anyone is interested in visiting I can guarantee you won’t be bored.

After leaving the farm it was time to finished off our trip at the gardens, which by the way are huge! There were so many different sights to see so we decided to go and visit the Japanese gardens as it is the latest attraction.  

Unfortunately once we arrived at the garden we realised we had just missed the 3:30 tour, which meant that we weren’t able to enter the garden itself but we could wonder around the outside and look in.

On the way to the garden exit we decided to take the route through the rose garden which contained rose bushes and flowers, along with a wishing pond. Walking past the pond there was a cute castle themed building which I just had to have a photo of! 

 

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The excitement of getting new nails 

It’s that time of the month again where my nails are due to be “made all pretty”. After booking my appointment last week I started my search for new nail designs. 

I always have a browse on Instagram to get inspiration, as there are thousands of pictures with different ideas. I found a few different designs I liked, but after a few vists back and to on Instagram I decided on the nails below.

You may ask why? look at them, they are perfect!  

 

Take me back to the big city / NYC

   
I love having the Timehop app on my phone, it brings up so many memories from over the past few years that you have either forgotten about or haven’t come across in a while. 

Today’s update has done exactly that, as this time last year I was finally visiting New York with one of my best friends. It was an amazing few days full of excitement; ranging from tourist attractions, eating at lots of different food and even getting lost along the way.

Take me back New York! 

Any food lovers with a sweet tooth 

Anyone who has a sweet tooth or loves chocolate needs to go to off the waffle. It is the perfect meal for anyone who loves a tasty treat. 

 Just look at them, perfection! 

Off the waffle offer lots of different waffles and crepes with a mixture of toppings ranging from Nutella to Kinda Bueno. The portions are huge so if you ever do go, don’t eat before hand! 

I had the Nutella and strawberry waffle and will be returning for the m&m waffle. 

I feel like a girl again

One of my monthly highlights is getting my nails done. I have bitten my nails for longer than I can remember and have tried to stop numerous times but I can’t. After trying every method possible I have given up and just accepted that I will have to pay a monthly fee and get them perfected.

A typical visit to a salon would usually consist of me spending days browsing Instagram to get ideas of what I want my nails to look like, but this month I left my appointment that late I had to pick on the day.

Luckily it was a success!

Beautiful views of Llandegla 

What did I learn this weekend? Not to go to Wales on a Saturday especially if it’s sunny or in the midst of the summer holidays.

 After looking for another dog friendly location Llandegla seemed like the perfect place, walking trails, lovely views and a lake for the dog to swim in. Shortly after setting off we were quickly stopped by traffic heading into North Wales, which wasn’t the best start. After a quick change on the Sat Nav, we rerouted and took the long way round through the Cheshire countryside which ended up taking us over 2 hours, not the best way to complete a journey that should have taken us about an hour.

 On arrival we took a look at all the routes available around Llandegla which were a mixture of walking and biking routes. Due to having no idea which way was best we attempted to follow the route that looked like it went straight to the lake, which somehow we actually managed to do without getting lost. After wandering around and taking lots of photos we eventually removed the dog from the lake and set off home to roads with no traffic.

Weekend walk around Delamere

Due to English weather being unpredictable you make the most out of weekends when the weather is dry or if lucky enough has a hint of sun. Last weekend I spent my time dog sitting so my days out needed to be somewhere that didn’t include too much traveling and also allowed dogs. After hemming and hawing on where would be best to go I settled with a trip to Delamere forest. Delamere is a local woodland area which has multiple walking and cycles routes, along with different outdoor activities such as Goape and segwaying.  

The views around Delamere are beautiful and depending on how much time you have, or in my case how far you 10 year old dog can walk, there are many different view points.

First post

I have been planning on writing a blog for a while now, but I never have anything good to write about (and my grammar is awful). 

Over the next few months I will use this space to document places I have been, things I have bought and most probably food I have ate.