Sunday, 16 January 2011

Whistle down the wind


Cardigan - Warehouse sale
Skirt - Charity shop (H&M)
Scarf - Borrowed for my sister
Boots - vintage, charity shop

~ Listening to Cloud control - The Rolling stones ~

I've had a good restful weekend. Today I visited Sheffield Park, where I went last June to climb the giant redwoods and admire the rhododendrons. I sometimes like visiting parks/gardens off season, and today instead of sunshine it was super windy, as you can probably see. We found a part of the gardens we hadn't been to before where there is a restored cricket ground and new Pavilion. Apparently the cricket ground was put there by Lord Sheffield in 1845 and used up until World War One at which point it was used as a planting area for wheat. It was resurrected after the War until World War Two when it was occupied by Canadian soldiers and has been out of use until the last couple of years. I like learning these small and largely irrelevant pieces of history. After a couple of hours walking we went to have some hot spiced apple drink (so good, wish I had a recipe)and carrot cake before coming home where I made some raisin cupcakes. Winter always makes me want to hibernate so I like these calm weekends, particularly since we are moving in a couple of weeks so calm will be hard to find for a while. How was your weekend?


  1. That scarf is beautiful! The colors and tones of the outfit are lovely. Looks like a fun day at the park : )

  2. These pictures are so beautiful, what an amazing location!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. Love that cardi. Cardigans are about the only things I can buy just now, maternity clothes are so rubbish! Lovely photos...x

  4. These photos are beautiful. I love your sweater!

  5. Haha, the part about hidernating reminded me of something my Calc professor said today since it's the first day back "Does anyone else feel like they were hibernating for the past month?" Haha, I dunno it made me laugh.

    Anyways, love the cardigan and the pretty colors of your outfit!

  6. gorgeous pictures! i love your chunky scarf.

  7. I really envy that you can visit nice parks like that! But mostly the picture of you standing on that bridge with the river (?) behind you is so perfectly composed!

    Oh and your blue coat rocks

    Bea from A plus B

  8. lovely photos! I love your little red boots!


  9. Beautiful! Loving that jacket of yours!

    I am listening to Cloud Control right now too! Gold Canary has my heart right now.

  10. oh
    amazing view... you are so happy if you live there..ohh

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  11. i agree
    you're beauty..and nature like you

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