Fresh Air At Scotney Castle



Our weekend didn’t start off as planned. Friday evening was the first time all week that Josh got home from work at a half sensible hour and we had planned to spend the evening relaxing in front of the TV together once Bella was tucked up in bed, which for us, really is a rare thing. Our TV will often go a couple of days without even being switched on! It had been a long week, and we were both looking forward to a quiet evening in. While we were eating dinner, my Dad called in a fluster to tell me he had run out of insulin. I am my Dad’s registered carer and so therefore when these things happen, I/We have to deal with them. Even if that does mean various phone calls to all the late night pharmacy counters in the area and TWO trips back and fourth to Asda which is a good 20 minutes away. Safe to say our cosy evening in didn’t happen, but sometimes these things just don’t pan out. Sigh.

Saturday morning was also a mild disaster. Long story short, there was an incident which involved Bella, a brand spanking new extremely cute outfit, a tired Daddy who definitely probably wasn’t paying full attention and a bottle of bright pink nail polish. Need I say more. The outfit got ruined and there was almost tears (from me over the destroyed cute outfit) and a few cross words may have been exchanged.

It was at this point we decided we needed to get out of the house. Josh packed up a picnic and a flask of hot chocolate and we headed to Scotney Castle for some much needed fresh air. Saturday was a perfect October day, sunny and dry but just slightly chilly. We ate our picnic on a bench near the car and Bella had her first ever hot chocolate. It was seriously cute watching her blow the little beaker of ‘choc-choc’ and judging by the look on her face and the amount of times she said ‘yummm’ and ‘mmmm’ the kid definitely enjoyed it. Clearly has Mama’s sweet tooth 😉

We then picked up a map and headed off to explore. In the end we ignored said map and just followed where all the other dog walkers were headed. The grounds of Scotney Castle are absolutely gorgeous and looked even more beautiful covered in Autumn leaves. I think it will definitely be one of our new favourite weekend spots. The crisp fresh air was exactly what we needed, Bella burnt off some steam and both her and the dog were fast asleep before we even left the car park. Win.

Below are a few of my favourite photos from a very lovely family afternoon.

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  • Alice & Amelia (@newyoungmum)

    Ahh the dramas always come at the same time!! Hopefully you might get your cosy night in this weekend! At least you got this lovely trip out of it, photos are lovely! I really want to explore some castles with Amelia!! xx

    October 14, 2015 at 7:31 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      They really do!! Yes hopefully, but this walk definitely cheered us all up! Thank you lovely. We recently became National Trust members because we are under 25 its so cheap and Bella goes free until she’s like 5 or something?!There are loads of beautiful NT places all over the country. We have a couple of gorgeous castles near us, might be worth looking into as I know you love exploring with Amelia! xxx

      October 15, 2015 at 10:16 am Reply
  • emilyandindiana

    I still can’t believe we were both there on Saturday, what are the chances! Lovely photos, your wellies are so pretty haha xx

    October 15, 2015 at 6:55 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      I know! Shame we didn’t bump into you guys, would have been great to say hello! Thank you lovely. My wellies are also super comfy! xxx

      October 15, 2015 at 10:13 am Reply
  • charliefarliephotography

    Beautiful shots Harriet! Another photographer budding in the family! 😉 xx

    October 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thanks Charlie! Haha I’m not so sure about that one! 😉 xx

      October 15, 2015 at 9:05 pm Reply

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