About two years ago, not long before this blog was born, I was curled up in bed reading the book to my favourite film, ‘Gone With The Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. Intrigued by the hooped skirts and corseted dresses, along with the old-style Southern etiquette and chivalry I love so well, I turned to Pinterest for a few more pictures. Little did I know that I would stumble upon this fascinating lady and her family – Atlanta Goodwin, husband Jordan and little ones Marian, Alan and Elsie. (more…)
I was thinking about what would make me feel better whilst nursing a slight (HUGE) hangover, as I’m sure a few of you are doing too, this being the first day of the New Year! And I decided that taking you on a trip to where I spent Christmas this year with my family would do the trick. Get ready for some stunning coast line, picturesque villages and the best holiday hideaway in England (at least, we think so)!
There is nothing quite like walking in the woods alone, in winter. I love the stillness, as though your breath is the only thing moving. Tang of dying leaves and soft sunlight. Clean footsteps and crisp cold air. (more…)
Just a quick post on Aries, my star sign. I’ve been reading loads of inspiring quotes recently from @Zodiacfact and @Illuminati who both have great Twitter accounts for positive thoughts and zodiac followers. I decided to post some of the quotes that came up on my feed today because they were really, really accurate! (more…)
For too long I’ve pretty much been feeling like the above, writing down all my life lessons for myself and then never remembering them until I’m inebriated on the tube and scrolling through my phone thinking how wise I am! So I’ve decided to write them down here and dedicate a page to it so that they can help me and, hopefully, a lot of other people too who might need a little pick me up! (more…)
A pair of Egyptian geese enjoying a morning bathe in St James’s Park. This beautiful species of goose are native to Africa. The Ancient Egyptians believed they were sacred and these geese feature frequently in artwork from this period.
The BT Tower rising like a spaceship from a street in the Borough of Camden.
Reflections in Autumn on the lake’s surface, Regent’s Park.
Regent’s Park in beautiful hues. Tranquil and blue.
A homeless gentleman feeding the ducks in the early morning hours in St James’s Park.
Warm sun on my back on one of my walks at lunchtime in Green Park.
A passage read during one of my strolls from Jon Krakauer’s novel ‘Into the Wild’.
So many squirrels burrowing fervently as fast as the gardeners can dig up the borders to plant new flowers for the season!
A cold morning light from the bridge in St James’s Park, my favourite spot.
Some white geese taking a nap under their wings.
The elusive black swan paddles in solitude away from some festive hanging berries.
A member of the Golden Eye duck family whizzing by.
Click on the photo and read the captions to find out where to see all these amazing birds! (more…)