Weekend Wanderings…

You know when you live somewhere for a long time and it kinda loses it’s lustre?
Not that it isn’t every bit as lovely as ever, but more that you take it for granted a little, or stop looking?
That’s how I feel a little about our nearest little village.
I have lived in and around here for most of my life and it’s prettiness has really become normality for me now I guess. So, in the spirit of really appreciating how lucky we are to live in this beautiful part of the world, the gang and I headed off on a very sunny stroll this Sunday.
Some pictures below, if you’d like a look…

Those colours! No one will ever convince me that there is a prettier season than Autumn. Though I have trudged this path many times and witnessed the sun kiss these trees when they are dusted with frost and snow too. And, let me tell you, that is something worth seeing.

Nature’s playground, eh?

I’m not a huge fan of the posed-for family shots, so this was our attempt at a natural picture. Miss Annie obviously struggles with the concept – such are the occupational hazards of being a bloggers child! 🙂

I kind’ve die a bit when they peep out here. Heights are not my thing, and truth be told, I’d feel better if they were helmet-ed and safety-harnessed. But kids will be kids…

The light was so stunning down by the church and Annie was, once again, mesmerised by just how  ‘very tall up’ it is! 🙂

This really makes me think of the lamppost in ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ – I’m not sure why, but I half expect to see Mr Tumnus trotting from behind that tree!

Pretty houses on Main Street

And after a thorough chilling, it was home to cosy up and light our first fire of the season.

I tell you, if Winter days were all like this, well…
That’s something I could buy into, right there.

E x

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9 Comments

  1. November 4, 2014 / 10:55 am

    It looks so lush. I love autumn walks although our nearest town is not so pretty (sorry anyone from Solihull) and I love putting the fire on and get cosy. Walking with Costa Coffee is also the dream ha x

  2. November 4, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Autumn is definitely the prettiest season and you have captured it perfectly. Beautiful photos as always x

  3. November 4, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful photos Emma. I was just saying to Ben at the weekend we don’t appreciate Hills’ enough! I love the village and all that is in it! Also I am loving the ‘Costa to go’ idea…makes mental note to take slight detour next time!

  4. November 4, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    It’s funny isn’t it, what you see as normal every day life looks incredible to someone else- you look like you live in the most beautiful place! And your cosy home is just perfect for Autumn. Lovely photos Em. xx

  5. November 4, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    I’m like that living by the beach. I really really try not to take it for granted. I’m fact we went down at the weekend and I made sure to tell my little boy just how lucky he was to live here. I love all your pictures, especially the one of your daughter after the peeping out of the window one! I love reading your posts xx

  6. November 4, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    It looks beautiful Emma, and your photos are gorgeous. After spending the first 6 years of us living together in very built up places I’m now always so happy when I come home to our lovely little village surrounded by fields!
    Love the picture of Annie looking up! xx

  7. November 4, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    You really do live in a beautiful part of the world lovely! It’s so nice to see what NI is really like and all its beauty. It sounds really ignorant, but growing up NI seemed associated with so much bad stuff due to The Troubles, and you saw so much doom and gloom about it on the news, that I never thought it would be a place I’d ever want to go to. How wrong was I?! Keep the fabulous NI posts coming! x

  8. November 5, 2014 / 1:56 am

    So beautiful Emma. You do stop noticing don’t you, but for me it’s Autumn that makes me look again, definitely the most beautiful season. Gorgeous photos of the children xx

  9. November 6, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    Beautiful photographs! I love your blog so much. Lynne xx

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