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February 2, 2017

Burghley House

It’s been so long since I last did a little ‘lately’ post, so I’ve gathered a nice little collection of random photos over the past couple of months! Some of them are still from back in the autumn and Christmas, so I thought it was about time for a new post!

One of our favourite local places to explore is Burghley House. We used to have an annual membership back when I was a kid and most of our weekends throughout the summer were spent wandering their gardens and playing in the splash area there. We went a couple times over the past few year since becoming HHA members and it was so nice to explore it again.

Grafham Water Grafham Water Autumn Leaf

Shane and I have been going for long walks almost every weekend since about October time. It’s been so nice! The most we’ve managed so far was 11km which was a killer, but we’re loving it so much! The autumn colours were so lovely!

LUSH Christmas Collection

I went a little crazy in LUSH a few months ago and bought loads of things from the Christmas range. The christmas penguin bubble bar was my absolute favourite.

Luckies of London Hello Scratch Map Luckies of London Hello Scratch Map

Shane bought me this scratch map for Christmas and it was probably one of my favourite presents! I think he’s probably regretting it now though as I keep trying to book more and more holidays with the excuse of ‘what’s the point in having a scratch map if I’m not scratching countries off’ haha! Hopefully this year we’ll be scratching off at least another 4 or 5 countries (if I get my way).

Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans Warner Bros Studio Tour

Shane took me to the Warner Bros Studios for my Birthday present and it was so much fun! We went years ago when it first opened but they’ve added the platform and train now and over the Christmas period they dress it all up in Christmas decorations! They’re opening up the forbidden forest soon too, so I might just have to go back! I obviously had to buy a couple souvenirs while we were there!

Mr Toff and Keeko

I love Mr and Keeko so much and this photo of them just completely sums up their relationship! Keeko is always following Mr around the house in awe of him (but completely terrified of him too), but he hates it so much that he ends up going next door to chill with her brother and my parents instead (he’s a little less full on for him). The look on his face just says it all. I just love this photo so much!

OK Diner Ticencote OK Diner Ticencote

We went to this american style diner for dinner a few weeks back. The food wasn’t the most amazing food ever, and our bill got messed up twice, but I loved the decor in there. And curly fries! Who doesn’t love some curly fries?!

Succulent

Since the new year, I’ve been going a little crazy on trying to get our house finished and decorated. I’ve also been going a little crazy with houseplants, and this little thing has been going for so long! Just look at all that new growth!

Grafham Water Grafham Water

And a few more photos from our walk the past weekend at our local reservoir. We made it back to the car just in time for the torrential downpour to start! We started off with blue skies and then finished with a storm!

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    Lucy
    February 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I love long walks, they’re the best way to spend the weekend 🙂 and I love the satisfaction of seeing the pedometer mount up on my phone too! That’s pretty exciting to scratch off 4 or 5 countries in one year, can’t wait to hear about what you’ve got planned! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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      April
      February 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

      I don’t feel like I’ve been on a good enough walk when we don’t hit 10k steps haha! It’s my plan to visit all of the countries I’ve got planned, but it all depends on Shane and his work, but hopefully it’ll work out ok!
      xo April

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    Jasmin Charlotte
    February 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I looove curly fries so much! So delish. I have a scratch map too and it definitely fuels my travel addiction too!

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      April
      February 5, 2017 at 8:48 am

      They’re the best aren’t they?! I’ve always been crazy about going to so many different countries, but then when I see it on the map, I’m like I’ve barely been anywhere – I need to see more places haha! He hates it!
      xo April

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    annie
    February 4, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    I have a scratch map and they make it so hard not to go and try and book something. I keep seeing this gap in scratch where Switzerland is and I know I’m probably going to have to go there just to get it filled in!

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      April
      February 9, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Haha, that would annoy me so much! My parents map is like that too! Switzerland is SO nice though, so hopefully you get to visit soon!
      xo April

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    Alix
    February 6, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Love your photos! I’ve always wanted a scratch map, but I think I would get frustrated if I wasn’t able to scratch off new countries – hah.

    Alix
    bisousdescaribous.com

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      April
      February 9, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Haha, yea it is a little annoying having it sitting there and not being able to scratch anywhere off!
      xo April

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    Eena
    February 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Aw your kitties are so cute!! And congrats on the new growth on the plant 😀 I’m propagating some succulents right now and one started growing roots – made me so happy!

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      April
      February 9, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Thanks! I almost killed the poor thing at one point but it seems to have recovered so well! I’m trying to propogate some succulents too – they’ve sprouted a couple baby leaves, but no roots yet 🙁 how long did yours take to grow roots?
      xo April

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