Tag Archives: Outdoors

Let’s get Spring Relaxation

Lets get Spring Relaxation

Wanted to share with you the chance to see some gorgeous sights I have recently enjoyed with ‘Man of Mine’.

Spring is finally here, although I am still regularly wrapped up in a big coat and cosy hat, I am feeling spring-like when I get the chance to take in sights like this of the glorious English countryside.

Hope you will enjoy seeing these pictures we took, they were not taken all on the same day or even week, but you will get to enjoy some of the gorgeous delights nature gives. Hope they bring a spring flourish into YOUR day too.

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Festive Trees at Lacock Abbey


Since starting in September 2016, I am more than happy how WhimsyandCosy has taken off.

New people can arrive all the time, in case you missed any posts the categories and archives are available, did you for instance enjoy the Wander through this English Village or Festive time Here

Talking of enjoying, hoping you may make my Zozie’s Leek and Pea Soup

Or… my yummy Pie

Also, as you know I love my reading too, What have you been reading? December reading was enjoyable for me, especially the book Mistletoe on 34th Street

TODAY’S brand new visit though, is of the festive tree display held at Lacock Abbey around December time….

Lacock Abbey Gates


I love trees, and the tree display inside the grounds of Lacock Abbey, in December, are something I look forward to seeing if I am lucky enough to get the chance.

The many trees – placed inside the famous Lacock Abbey Cloisters  – (made famous in part – in recent years- by the filming of ‘Harry Potter’) are designed by different  schools/groups/clubs/organizations/charities for the event.

It’s beautiful and calming, fun to walk around, and a joy to see.  I want to share my wonderful time with you all out there as well.

Lets go!

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Considering where to go? Like the countryside? If you are in England, If you are visiting England, this guide  has tips for a wonderful day out , visiting an impressive house and amazing garden, full of beauty and history. I can recommend STOURHEAD deep in the  English countryside.

I loved how this looked bathed in sunlight

It was the most WONDERFUL trip out recently, Man of Mine and Myself took ourselves visiting a place in the English countryside called STOURHEAD, its within the county of Wiltshire in England.
Stourhead boasts a house and massive  (6250 acres!) of beautifully landscaped gardens.

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Collecting Conkers..Walking in English Countryside

I love a WALK, it doesn’t have to be miles, I just love getting out in the fresh air and seeing a view of LOTS of GREEN.

Lovely GREEN view we were admiring

Earlier in the season Man of Mine and myself took ourselves out to walk with a certain AIM in mind, it was time for CONKER HUNTING!

For those that don’t know what a conker is, its HORSE CHESTNUT to many… and as such falls from the horse chestnut tree around September/October, the conkers encased in spiky cases that fall into two as they drop to the ground.

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UNWIND Nature’s How To

Unwind, De-stress, Relax, Chill, Breathe ..it’s what we ALL NEED.

How do YOU achieve this? One of my most trusted ways, PROVEN to me time and time over… is NATURE.



If I can get myself in nature, even just for a little while, I feel happier and clearer, stress just MELTS AWAY. I so recommend it to each of you.

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Beauty of English Autumn


Wow! Tucked into a flower bed catching my attention in the breeze.

…its all I can say to the BEAUTY of the season lately, I am a real one for NATURE, I love beautiful things… they make me skip and dance and smile and gaze…  

The surrounds I see as I meander my way through life are so amazing to me, it doesn’t matter how often I see the same place, it changes,  grows and holds new delights EVERY SINGLE TIME… (like the people I love!)

I love to photograph and I have so many pictures lined up for you to see they will carry me through the season well, I am unstoppable with a camera! I have no need to put it away as I go on a walk as I will only wear the zip out on my handbag.. open shut open shut 🙂

I love the subtle movements of water

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Character Gardens

Gardens get a bit plainer when Summer flowers finish blooming, – let’s not forget that with thought the garden can stay interesting.  There are various ways to do this, Autumn plants for one..BUT this blog post is about the wonderfully fun thing, the GARDEN CHARACTER!

Yes you can give character to your garden by introducing one!

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