Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A Southern Girl up North

Bank holiday weekends for me are a chance to get out of London and explore the English countryside. As we’d stayed down South earlier this month, my boyfriend and I decided this time to take a little trip up to Sheffield, which for me – a girl who rarely leaves the M25 circle – is very far North! We stayed in the beautiful little village of Dore, perched between Sheffield city centre and the rolling hills of the Peak District. I wasn’t expecting much from the English weather, based on current form, so was pretty amazed when I woke up on Sunday to a gloriously sunny day. Of course, the first thing I wanted to do was go exploring the countryside! It was a pretty steep climb up the hills, but when we got to the top it was completely worth it – I felt like I was on top of the world!

Peak district, view, hill, mountain


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When I was little my dad used to call me a mountain goat because I was always scrambling up cliffs, and this weekend I relived my childhood as we climbed up the rocks. I wasn’t happy until I got all the way to the top and could stare out across the scenery which is, frankly, amazing. I didn’t realise how beautiful this part of the world was – it’s just green as far as the eye can see.

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stunning countryside view peak district


view peak district


After a long walk, we went for a quick lunch in one of the local country pubs and wandered around the village of Dore. In my opinion, there’s nothing more relaxing than lunch in the sunshine, knowing you have nothing to do for the rest of the day!

country pub peak district view
village dore

After lunch my boyfriend had to catch up on some work so I settled down in the garden with a book. Living in a flat in London with only a balcony for outdoor space really makes you appreciate how relaxing it is to sit in a garden – doesn’t it just look like paradise?!

sunshine garden paradise




Later on I had a long bath and got ready for dinner with a glass of wine.

wine shabby chic


My boyfriend surprised me with a bunch of flowers, which made me happy, and we sat outside with cold drinks, talking until it was time to go out to eat.

flowers girl dress


pink flowers


By the end of the day I felt more relaxed than I have in years, ready to come back to London and take on the world!



happy girl relax


What did you get up to this bank holiday weekend?! 
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22 comments

  1. oooh it looks like you had so much fun! :) i love that denim skirt on you too! great photos!
    xxx
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  2. Wow looks really beautiful there!
    Love the denim skirt!

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  3. gorgeous outfit my weekend was full of baking and BBQ

    Lovely Pictures

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  4. Beautiful images.
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  5. Aw this looks like such a lovely trip! I'm trying to plan a weekend away with my boyfriend but we can't decide where to go, we'll definitely add this to the list of maybes though :). My weekend was spent working and playing with puppies, so it wasn't all bad haha. Michaela xoxo

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  6. Beautiful photos, dear. :)

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  7. Great pics!
    Loved them!
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  8. Gorgeous photos- Sheffield really suits you, doll!

    -Ashley
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  9. great pictures! Beautiful :)

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  10. Cute circle skirt!

    xx,
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  11. Beautify view, and pictures. Love the skater skirt x

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  12. Beautiful pics and I love your skirt! Love your blog ans will follow!! :) X

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  13. Thanks for your comment on my blog and I love your skirt so much! It looks great with the cropped top! xx Pip


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  14. Hi dear!
    Great pics! You ae look very nice (:
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    Have a nice day xoxo
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  15. Great weekend getaway! Seems like so much fun

    Hugs,
    The Hearabouts

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  16. Looks like you had such a gorgeous weekend! I spent all Saturday in the garden with cocktails... perfect!!!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  17. Such lovely photographs, it sounds like you had the best weekend <3

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  18. Nice place and view.
    Have fun sweety!

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  19. what a lovely place !
    Thanks so much for ur comment on my blog ! If you want we can follow each other on GFC ,Bloglovin/Facebook..Let me know !
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  20. Sure,let's do that!
    Followed you :)
    It would be super cool if you liked my fb page as well

    xx Sofie

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  21. I love your skirt! :)
    xoxo
    -B ♡
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  22. It looks so beautiful there, glad you had a nice weekend away :). I was at work for most of the weekend

    P.xx
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