Monday, 14 December 2009

BRAVING THE COLD ENGLISH WINTER

BRAVING THE COLD ENGLISH WINTER

Hello again everyone!!!

Yesterday was probably the first time we had the chance to do something together as a family for a quite a while since I've been working over the weekends so we made the most of it. Although it was absolutely freezing outside, we put on our warm clothing and didn't let the cold weather stop us from enjoying the day. It was bright outside early in the morning and it looked like it was going to last until al least 4 pm so I've decided that we went to Newstead Abbey (to visit Lord Byron ;)) but as the day went on, it started getting dark but still we went anyway.

I've been wanting to visit the place in the past 9 years that I've been living in the UK but everytime we planned of doing so, something has always happened... this time... we didn't plan it.

So my dearies... let me share you the photos we took yesterday.



BF and I at the Rose Garden





At the back of the beautiful Abbey

Sam and the old Cedar tree.



The Japanese Garden

Sam doing funny things again







The Rose Garden







The maze garden at the back of the Abbey


The place was absolutely gorgeous and will definitely be back next summer as I can just imagine how beautiful it is when the flowers are in bloom. I cannot believe that it took me 9 years to visit the place when it's only about 20 minutes drive from where I live. I suppose it happens... we tend to take places for granted when it is within our local area. To those of you who haven't seen the place yet, I highly recommend it whether you're on your own, with a family, with your love one (it really does look romantic)... if you're a poet or a writer who seek for an inspiration... give this place a try. Newstead Abbey can actually be accessed via public bus that can be caught at the Victoria Centre bus station in town... so there you go.
xxx


7 comments:

Chelle said...

the trees and the maze like garden reminds me of Alice in Wonderland! ^.^

Gracie said...

Hiya Chelle! Thanks for stopping by my page... Yeah, they do look like it, don't they? xxx

Askmewhats said...

the shots look really relaxing sis! I remembered last year when you were braving the cold! time flies super fast and Sam is all grown up! :)

Gracie said...

Oh sis, I know exactly what you mean. It's scary how Sam grows really quick xxx

Vanessa M. said...

oh wow! looks beautiful there!

Gracie said...

Thank you Van... Yeah, it is :) xxx

Shop N' Chomp said...

What a beautiful place! :) Love your outfit btw.