The Secret Garden



When the weather permits, there is nothing quite as nice as immersing yourself in nature and enjoying all of its splendor. It’s always been a ‘thing’ for me – you could say my childhood days were pretty much sponsored by the National Trust.

There’s something so therapeutic about just walking around – maybe it’s the fresh air, or how impressive nature is – I can’t help but think about what a beautiful world I live in, and how lucky I am to be able to enjoy it.  The stresses and worries of daily life are dissolved by birdsong and flowing water – there are no calmer sounds. The old biology student in me marvels at the trees, plants and animals I encounter – I am fascinated by the behaviour of animals, and how vital the trees, flowers and bees are to life as we know it.

This secret garden is a haven away from the modern world.  It’s part of a large forest park, with many trails to walk, but each one has lots of hidden pathways and quaint, enchanted corners to discover.  At the end of all trails, you approach a little menagerie. Geese, ducks, sheep, hens… you’ll find the lot here, living happily together… Except for the geese!  We observed them being the playground punks, bullying and intimidating the other animals – who were minding their own business! – by hissing and chasing them off.  Poor things!

This playsuit is the latest addition to my wardrobe.  After going to ASOS and seeing it was low in stock, I swiftly clicked ‘checkout’ and when I looked back afterwards, it said it was out of stock so I think I got the last one – it must have been meant to be! Paired with a wide-brimmed hat and the comfiest shoes I own, it’s my new favourite outfit, and ideal for a relaxed day of strolls and giggles. Big thanks to my wonderful photographer Jamie! ♥  x


Playsuit – ASOS | Hat – Topshop | Shoes – Next | Watch – Vintage market, Paris



  1. June 1, 2014 / 11:03 am

    You look lovely! Your blog is so dreamy! <3 I wanted to follow your blog and I looked for a GFC or bloglovin' button on your blog, but couldn't find one. :-(

  2. June 5, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    How have I just come across your blog?! Ahh I’ve fallen in love with everything about your space here! Especially your photography! Just followed via bloglovin, looking forward to seeing more!
    Have a lovely week!

    • June 5, 2014 / 6:20 pm

      Hi Hannah! Awh thank you so much! I’m glad you wrote to me because now I’ve discovered your lovely blog too! :) x

  3. June 5, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    You have a lovely blog here! I love the print of that playsuit, and that’s exactly how I would’ve styled it too (I’m pretty sure we even have the same hat!)

    Saskia /

    • June 5, 2014 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you very much Saskia! :) x

  4. June 8, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    I love the fact that this outfit really perfect with the beautiful location! You look very pretty darling xx

    • June 9, 2014 / 12:27 am

      Thank you kindly Gail! :) xx

  5. June 10, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    Your photos are just so stunning! I want to Pin this whole post!!! A gorgeous outfit too! xxx

    • June 10, 2014 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! :) xxx

  6. June 13, 2014 / 12:18 am

    Aw wow your blog is truly lovely! Love your outfit and pictures on this post & looking forward to reading more! :) xx

    • June 13, 2014 / 7:58 am

      Blush! Thank you so much Beth! :) xx

  7. August 28, 2014 / 10:40 am

    I have only just discovered your blog and I have to say it’s wonderful! I love your style! This play suit is so cute and the pictures look lovely. You’ve gained a new follower!

    Roseanne xox

    • August 28, 2014 / 8:26 pm

      Hi Roseanne! Glad you like it here, thank you very much! :) xox

  8. February 16, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Hello again!

    I am absolutely loving your blog. My childhood days were National Trust days too! Particularly Mount Stewart (do you know it?). I love it there, and have spent so much time there since I was small.

    There is nothing better than escaping to a National Trust property.

    Jemma |

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Hello! :-) thank you so much for all the love Jemma!

      YES, I love Mount Stewart! I haven’t been there in years, really must get back soon. I know, so many fond memories of those National Trust outings, they were the Sunday days out with the family! :)

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