Sunday, 3 June 2018

The places I go . . .

Scotney Castle, Kent

This is a picture I took of Scotney Castle, down in Kent . . .  a number of years back now.  Oh, I do miss Kent now that we are living back up in the North West, but there are also many beautiful places to see up here as well . . . this is just such a beautiful country . . . full stop. 

Scotney Castle, Kent

Many of the cities have beautiful parklands . . . and when you get out into the countryside, there is no end to the country walks one can take, or stately homes that one can visit.  This is a country rich in beauty and history. 

Scotney Castle, Kent

It is a country where stone walls and garden gates are swathed in greenery and colour.  Colour blooms and sprouts from every nook and cranny, nature seeking a toehold in every opportunity which presents itself. 

Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

It never ceases to amaze me.  There are lovely little surprises tucked in everywhere I look.  Back home in Canada, it seemed one could drive for hours and days without much change in scenery, as beautiful as that also is . . .  but here, the scenery changes greatly . . . seemingly within a short period of time.  You can be driving down a roadway flanked by sprawling fields and rolling hedgrows  . . . and then  . . . all of a sudden . . . 

Cumbrian Fells, as taken from the motor way as they first appear

It all gives way to massive fells . . . which lay like sleeping giants, just waiting for you to wake them.  You feel as if they will rise and shake their mossy selves off and begin to stride across the horizon showing you the way to what . . . one never knows. 

Waterfall in a village in Yorkshire

Perhaps a hidden waterfall . . . water trickling down over rocks into a deep and quiet pool . . . surrounded by greenery and wild flowers . . . 


Mayhap a quiet woodland, where streams flow gently over the rocks . . . and silver fish, glide silently across the bottom of the creek bed, minnows darting in and out of the small rocks which lay there as swallows swoop overhead, and a flash  of electric blue flitting across the banks of the corner of your eye promises the added treat of perhaps a glimpse of a kingfisher or two . . . 

Clovelly Village, Devon

It is a country filled with colour and charming little villages . . . redolent with quaint cottages and beautiful baskets filled to overflowing with colour and bloom . . . tender little nooks that delight and surprise at every turn . . . I never tire of it . . .

Green Grocer's, Chester

High streets on which one can find beautiful green grocers, hawking fruit and veg of amazing quality . . . and butchers, and bakers and . . . candlestick makers . . . all nestled together, one after another in a row . . . quaint, and delightful to the heart and the eye . . . 

Cream Tea, Llangollen

A country where pubs and tearooms rub elbows together in complete harmony . . . there is something to please every taste and whim . . . 

Blackpool Tower

A country where even bold and garish can tickle your fancy . . . with open mouthed wonder and amazement . . . and yet . . . a few hundred yards down the way . . .

Somewhere in Llangollen

Your eyes will chance upon this, and you fall in love all over again . . .  and all is forgiven . . . 

Hever Castle, Kent

This is a land steeped in tradition and charm, filled with history and beautiful customs, and colours, and wonder and common sense.  This is a land filled with people and accents as varied as the colours on a map.  this is a land that I quite . . . simply . . . love. 

Chirk Castle, Wales

I hope you have enjoyed my country musings this morning.  These are all photographs I have taken over the past few years on some of our travels and I thought it would be nice to do a little gathering of a few to show you just how very wonderful the UK is, and how very charming.

Little Chapel in the Woods, Betwys-y-Coed 

We went to the most wonderful Baptism last evening at our chapel.  A young girl, only 17, named Emily.  I love to go to Baptisms as they always remind me of my own almost 19 odd years ago now.  What a courageous step for this young woman to take.   

The sun is shining and it has cooled down some, so much more pleasant.  I hate sticky and humid.  The sky is a brilliant blue and it looks to be a brilliant day, although there is some cloud cover around.  Must dash as I need to get ready for church.  Will leave you with a thought for the day . . . 

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In The English Kitchen today, Nutmeg Muffins.  Seriously tasty!

Have a beautiful Sunday! Don't forget!

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And I do too!! 


  1. You do live in a beautiful place and surrounded by so much more history than we have. Although we do have a lot of wonderful places to visit, our country is much younger. I loved seeing all the pictures of where you have been. It's almost like taking a mini vacation, a treat for eyes for sure !
    Hope you have a Happy Sunday !

    1. Yes, I often go back in my mind for a "Staycation" here at home. We cannot afford to travel much these days, so its nice to have the photos to remember! Hope your Sunday was blessed Pam! xoxo

  2. It does look beautiful..fro everything I see..and Susan Branch is certainly highlighting everything so perfectly also!
    Italy was great too..all the prettty parts I saw and Provence..the Cape and Maine..all very special..

    I kinda love where I live sweet little town..and Canada:)
    Go see Jeanie..Marmalade Gypsy..she's in your train of thought today..

    1. I think your small town sounds perfectly delightful, as is my hometown of Middleton Monique! I love small towns. There are so many beautiful cosy places in the world! xoxo

  3. Many times in the past 3 weeks I've thought of coming over and traveling thru the UK. Some days just want to get away.

    1. Yes, sometimes we really do think of getting away and wish that we coud. ((((hugs)))) xoxo

  4. It would be a dream some true to someday make a trip to England and perhaps even visit you. I love history and especially history from there since much of my ancestory is from England, Ireland and Scotland. The photos were lovely. I would love to see all of the hills, valleys, landscapes and I liked the waterfall a lot. The little church in the mist of what I would call a forest was lovely.
    I will hope someday to see it all!
    Sending loving thoughts, love and hugs! Hope you had a delightful Sabbath day.

    1. If you ever come over here and don't make it to us (within reason) I shall be most upset LeAnn! We live in a beautiful area right on the border to Wales. Wales is a country which you might imagine would be filled with little green men and fairies. Love and hugs to you and Roger! xoxo


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