Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A January castle adventure















It feel so good to get out and explore. To go on an adventure and to just clear your mind and not have any cares. On Sunday, i took the girls to one of our favourite places called Castle Ashby. The orangery there is one of my favourite places in the world. I just feel so calm as soon as i walk in there and i love how it changes over the year. Now it is Winter, it isn't really in bloom but because there are not as many plants, when the sun shines, it streams through and creates a golden hue. It just makes the whole place much more magical and i sat there on a bench for a little while in the sun's stream as the girls watched the fish in the pond. It is the most beautiful building and along with the fuchsia house, it just completely cleanses me whenever i am there, inspiring me every time.

My mum had gotten the girls some fish food pellets as she knows how much we love to sit on the platform by the river to feed the carp there but when we got to the river, every part of it was frozen over. Mia was so upset as she really wanted to feed the carp so we went back to the orangery and i allowed her one little handful of pellets to put in the pond. I know that they are regularly fed so i didn't want her to put too much in. Elle helped and shared with her and their giggles as the fish came up to eat them echoed through the orangery.

This was just one visit there and i know there will be many many more. I am going to get a year pass so i can go and sit in the orangery to draw and write when i need some alone time. I already cannot wait for our next adventure there!
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  1. Your photos are just beautiful and the orangery looks idyllic. You could easily while away a few hours in the peace and quiet in there i'm sure x

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    1. Thank you Steph. I am planning on coming here alot in the spring and summer to write and do some blog post writing too :)

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  2. this looks so beautiful - I think orangery in these types of places are always just so stunning. Beautiful colours x

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    1. Yes. One of my goals this year is to find some national trust places (i am a member) with beautiful orangery's and green houses to photograph :)

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  3. What an inspiring place, a year pass would be a real treat!

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    1. It really would :) I shall be getting one when the summer season times open in March x

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  4. I can see why it's one of your favourite places to visit. It's absolutely stunning. Gorgeous photos as always.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  5. This sounds like a gorgeous place. We leave not to far from highclere castle aka downtown abbey and the gardens there are lovely too especially in summer x

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    1. Oh wow! now that would be an amazing place to adventure in!

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  6. How crazy that the river was froze, I hope the fish are okay! Gorgeous pictures, as always!

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    1. Yes! It was only across the top though. We could see the fish swimming beneath the ice :)

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  7. I could honestly stare at your photos for hours, there's just something so whimsical about them! xx

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    1. Oh Vikki! That is so so kind of you to say, thank you x

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  8. This reminds me of movies like Spiderwick and Narnia. Beautiful!

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a truly wonderful place to visit. It looks like something out of the movies. I love the girls outfits and I think the idea of getting a pass so you can enjoy it as a family but also just you sounds perfect. Thank you for adding your post to #MyFamilyAdventures - I hope to see you back at the end of February. Have a wonderful month of adventures. KA x

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  10. This really looks like a stunning place to visit. I love heading to places in winter to get a different perspective on them #MyFamilyAdventures

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  11. Your photos are so so beautiful! #MyFamilyAdventures

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  12. Beautiful place, and I love the lighting for your images here.

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  13. Beautiful photos of a magical place. What a shame the river was frozen. It's hard for little ones when things do not turn out as planned #myfamilyadventures

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  14. Beautiful photos of a magical place. What a shame the river was frozen. It's hard for little ones when things do not turn out as planned #myfamilyadventures

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  15. You're photos are beautiful. They ignite my fairytale mind. #myfamilyadventures

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