Abbey life

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I’ve always loved going to see ruins of places; castles, abbeys, roman ruins. Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire has got to be one of my favourites; with its water gardens and beautiful lake, you can take a leisurely stroll along on a warm and sunny day. Even after a good few hours, when you’ve seen all of the ruins, the cafe is there to beckon you in with a delicious handmade ice cream or pot of steaming tea. Definitely one of the best days I’ve had in a while!

The picture below is of my sister, modelling one of my favourite skirts – yes, MY skirt, as she stole it that morning. But that’s sisters for you! I know, I know, you’re wondering when a picture of me will miraculously appear, but I will honestly post one soon… when I finally find one of myself that I actually like…

But for now I will leave you with some pretty pictures taken by moi! Comment below if you can recommend any other good ruins or castles to visit. Or even a cute little tea shop somewhere.

.: Emily :.

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Definite failings

I don’t think I have ever failed at something so badly. I’m not talking about my actual holiday – because that was great! My plan to post something every single day of the holidays went completely to pot. Now I bet you’re all thinking; yes, she stayed on the sofa for the remainder of the holiday, watching Titanic and eating far too much chocolate. But you would be wrong. In fact, I did loads of things.

Today I’ll tell you about my day in the Lake District. The Lakes has always been one of my favourite places to visit for a stroll with the dogs and a piece of cake after. I like to take the day easy; driving around until I find the perfect spot and then taking Pippa and Poppy (a.k.a. Rottweiler and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) for a wander around a loch or up a hill. We usually walk for about two hours and then it’s back to Daisy (a.k.a. car).

After that, we bounce up and down the country lanes in search of a café. I like to find the cutest little tea room with delicious cake and good tea. My favourite cake has got to be Red Velvet, with cream cheese frosting. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

.: Emily :.