Sunday, 20 August 2017

postcards from norfolk.

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i mentioned in my last post the i recently spent a week in north norfolk hanging out with family and eating too much. we stayed at rectory hill barns, they currently only offer camping as the barns are currently occupied but if camping is your thing its a lovely place to stay. 
i wanted to share a couple of my favourite places and some new ones we discovered this trip as 

eating and drinking
i feel like you need to watch 'normal for norfolk' before you visit wiveton hall to fully appreciate where you are visiting. if you don't want to dedicate yourself to watching a series i still recommend a visit. the food is served on a mish mash of emma bridgewater crockery with brightly coloured table cloths and lovely staff. it is usually busy so its worth booking, if the weather is good and you have a little wait you can get lost in the maise maze to build up your appetite. 

i don't drink coffee but everyone i was with confirmed it was the best coffee they had had for a long time, i can say they do a great peppermint tea. we didn't have snacks but i was eyeing up strangers tables and theirs looked pretty delish! 

a great veggie restaurant that i have visited a few times before and is a firm family favourite for its delisious but comforting food, they also don't skimp on the portions! 

this is another busy one, they do operate on a first come first serve basis with food but when you are waiting you can sit in the garden with a drink and look out over the marshes and sea which is no bad way to wait for a table. 

i will admit i've never actually been on the albertros i've sat opposite it eating chips many times, plus i love the idea of eating on a boat that is covered in fairy lights!

visiting
i've already talked about holkham hall in my last post but its worth a mention in the round up as its a gorgeous house to visit, holkham beach is another fave (i used to bring my pony here with my mum when i was little a gallop down the beach, best thing ever

branded as norfolks 'loveliest village' or chelsea next to the sea its a lovely place to send a morning or an afternoon, i do think that there are some just as lovely places in north norfolk but if you're in the area its worth a wander round and visit some of the shops. people seem to have really cute dogs there, so great for dog bingo!

i love wells beach, i think it may be one of my favourites in norfolk (its a hard decision to make) but you can walk to the beach with its array of pretty beach huts, walk through the woods if you fancy a change of scenery, go crabbing in the harbour or just walk through the winding streets of the town. the albertros i mentioned earlier is located in the harbour there so you can swing by for a drink after a long day of shenanigans at the beach. 

photographs by jay khatri and myself
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

holkham hall.

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dress | topshop
bag | similar
boots | similar 

in all my years of visiting norfolk i had never been to holkham hall, so when it was decided that this years family holiday was a week with y cousins in north norfolk i did my googling for places to visit (the rain had other ideas for a few days) and this beauty came up (it was on my radar but i had forgotten how beautiful it was) you do have to pay £15 to visit the house but also included access to the wall garden (big fan of those) and their field to farm exhibition about how the estate works. 
if you don't fancy that price tag you can just wander around the grounds (they're bloody massive) keeping an eye our for deer and pretending you are kiera knightly in the duchess, alternatively hire a boat and row on the lake in a wind of the willows type fashion (or daniel cleaver in a bridget jones type fashion? whatever floats your boat, literally). all good options in my book.
also v recommend the cafe, i had a GF maple and pecan tart that wad all kinds of delish, everyone else had envy inducing scones!
the cafe itself looks like your sitting in a made.com catalogue, i was getting allot of sofa and paint colour envy!
photographs by jay khatri and myself
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

wandlebury.

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top | shein*
jeans | warehouse
trainers | adidas 
jacket | similar

now i think you may all know from my escape to the country post that i bloody love highland cows, now when jay dragged me out for a walk (i love walks but walks in 25 degree heat are not my thang) i casually did my usual 'lets see what people usually insta here' browse and saw cows and a walled garden i was all in my friends. i may have slightly tested our relationship by banging on about finding the cows for half the walk....
my uniform of white embroidered top, jeans and white trainers has returned in full force and i have no regrets because it is a fail save outfit choice and i can basically eat three dinners in this top and no one will know...

photographs by jay khatri and myself
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

horniman museum.

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dress | new look
trainers | adidas
sunglasses | similar 
bag | similar 

so if you haven't ever been to the horniman museum in forest hill its worth getting your butt down there for a trip. even if you just go to the grounds for a little sit down and a picnic its worth the trip. you can also pop your head into the museum (its free) and press your face longingly up against the beautiful glass house windows, there is also a tiny zoo and an equally tiny aquarium. 
i feel like i have allot more exploring to do in south london, i think next on my list is crystal palace (a glass house theme going on here?)  
my love for wrap dressed has only continued to grow and this little new look number has become a firm favourite! i have still got a few on my wish list but i have to remind myself that i'm a grown up who has bills to pay rather than dresses to buy! 

photographs by jay khatri and myself

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

merci!

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tee | topshop
skirt | warehouse
boots | similar
sunglasses | similar

it seems my love of a-line skirts has not died yet, in fact it has rekindled itself with me buying two leather versions in two weeks (it was the sales okay...) i like being able to make them look super cas' with a tee and trainers or dressing them up with boots and a 'nice top' (you know) or as i seem to have done here a 'hybrid' of those two looks.

i won't lie the leather/pleather does make you a little warm on a summers day and has been know to make a fart/squeak noise if a move too quickly on a plastic chair but them my life is full of embarrassing moments like that so its all cool...

i'm not normally one for a colour clash but i thought a cheeky bit of pink and red wasn't too bold a statement to make (doing well on my being more confident dressing resolution there..) but i guess a bright pink leather skirt is a statement in itself? 

photographs by jay khatri
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