Our Second Trip To Lyme Regis In Dorset

Our Trip To Lyme Regis This Year And I’m back! Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I was taking a full week off while I was on holiday. Usually I wouldn’t do that, but I didn’t think there would be much point in putting out content if I’m not here to accept your comments and reply to you, and I love that aspect of blogging, where I get to interact with you all. So now I am back from our trip to Lyme Regis in Dorset! Adam and I went there last year as well and loved it so much that we wanted to go again this year! Unfortunately this year the weather was not on our side though, it rained on and off constantly all week, so we couldn’t look for fossils and we couldn’t go on any woodland walks either since it was closed off, and then on the last day, the sun came out for a couple of hours, before we were due to come home, and we got sun burned! Anyway, there were moments of beauty in the evenings when the rain stopped for a while, and it was nice to be away, but I often find we never get breaks fully because we’re always shooting photos so that we don’t waste an opportunity. You can see all of the photos that we shot on my iPhone in this blog post, and of course separate outfit posts will be coming soon as well over the next month or so! Plus, at the bottom of this post, there’s a little new purchase surprise you…

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My Trip To Clarks Village

My Trip To Clarks Village Shopping Outlet I’m really excited to share this blog post with you all! Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I went to Clarks Village a couple of weekends ago for a shopping trip. Now for those of you not familiar with it, Clarks Village is an outlet shopping village in Street, Somerset, here in England. It was actually established in 1993 on the site of the old C&J Clark factory buildings. There are over 90 high street and designer retailers at the shopping centre, along with numerous coffee shops, restaurants and food stops. There’s so much going on there, which made such a great day out! If you have followed me for a long time, you know what my relationship with collaborations and brands is like, and that I rarely take them on if I don’t like the product, concept, or idea behind it, which is why you hardly see collaboration style posts here and instead I focus on much more authentic content. This means that you know when I do work with a brand or company, it’s genuine, and that’s how I feel about this one. I’d always heard things about Clarks Village, mostly from my dad who loves it there, and some friends, but had actually never been myself, so when they reached out and spoke to me about heading along for a shopping experience and to share it with all of you, I couldn’t have been happier! The journey from Bath to Clarks Village is about 50 minutes by car, so I decided to go with my…

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Rainbows At Nunney Castle

A Trip To Nunney Castle A little while ago Adam and I were attending one of my appointments which happened to be in Nunney (about a 30 minute drive from the Bath town centre) so we thought it would be a good idea to check out Nunney Castle before. I had heard a lot about it and had seen photos online numerous times, and it looked beautiful, so I was really excited to take photos and have a look around. When we got there, it was actually empty! We had the castle and surrounding grounds to ourselves for about 10 minutes before other people came in, but it was still mostly deserted due to the location and the fact that it’s in ruins now. As it is quite big, we couldn’t get much of the castle in focus with our 85mm lens, as most of it is just bricks now, but the actual castle itself in full looks like this from afar (click here) so it’s really quite striking. Nunney is in the county of Somerset which is why it’s not far from me, and the castle dates back to the Medieval times! It was built in the late 14th century by Sir John Delamare on the profits of his involvement in the Hundred Years War. The moated castle’s architectural style is said to possibly be influenced by the design of French castles, and the bridge still works over the moat. It was remodelled during the late 16th century, but Nunney Castle was unfortunately damaged and ruined during the English Civil War by order of Parliament. The shell of the…

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Sunsets On Lyme Regis Beach

Sunsets On Lyme Regis Fossil Beach I wanted to mostly let the photos do the talking for this blog post. After Adam and I had gone ‘fossiling’ as I call it, we saw the most prettiest sunset on the walk back, so we had to stop to take some photos. There was a little pool of water left over from where the tide had gone out earlier, and the orange sun was reflecting beautifully in it from the sky. It was truly picturesque! As I was only wearing a really casual and easy outfit, I didn’t want to make this post about the look, and instead just keep it all about the beauty of the scenery. For those of you interested though, I was wearing Citizens of Humanity Corey Denim Shorts, an Oasis Shirt, and a Mulberry Lily Bag. It’s one of those rarer occasions where you see me with my hair tied back too. For those of you who haven’t been to Lyme Regis before, I definitely recommend it. It’s not much of a town and it doesn’t have much night life, but if you’re someone that adores nature like I do, and history, you will like it. It’s very quiet and relaxing, yet filled with culture. These photos were taken on Fossil Beach and it’s usually pretty quiet there in the evening – we only saw about 10 people in 2 hours. It’s crazy to think that the rocks and fossils date back to the Jurassic period! Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait to go back! P.S. – These are the same Citizens of Humanity shorts that I…

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Our Trip To Lyme Regis

A Holiday To Lyme Regis, The Jurassic Coast Lyme Regis, where do I even start? Adam and I had wanted to go on a mini break away to somewhere different and we thought the Jurassic Coast would be great as I love history and archeology, and Adam has always loved dinosaurs. Since Lyme Regis was the best location for fossils and history from the Jurassic era, we chose it. At first, we didn’t know what to expect as it’s a tiny town in Dorset (bordering Devon) and doesn’t really have much in the way of shops or anything (not even a train station), so we had to plan things out to eat and where to stay, and decided on the Alexandra Hotel – which was absolutely beautiful! It was one of those locations where you didn’t even have to leave the hotel grounds if you didn’t want to as the gardens were beautiful, the lounge chairs overlook the ocean, and the restaurant was fantastic and catered to my gluten free needs! I definitely recommend it if you are ever visiting there – I actually can’t wait to go back! The holiday itself was wonderful though. The first day was really cold and we hadn’t actually packed anything warm as the forecast said it was hot, and we did have some rainy showers throughout, but most of the time it was scorching hot! Looking at the ocean when it’s so sunny just makes it that aqua shade of blue and it’s stunning! I wasn’t aware before that Lyme Regis was mostly set on a hills, so it did make it a…

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A Day Trip To London

London In Springtime & Some Updates If you follow me on Instagram (@LornaRaindrops) then you will know that I took a trip to London on Tuesday 17th with Adam for a very important reason. I’ve mentioned briefly in some posts that I’ve been waiting to see a specialist called Dr. Alan Hakim and his waiting list was extremely long due to his popularity in his field, so I waited patiently for the day to arrive, but I was also filled with nerves. The night before was just a bundle of anxiety and preparation for me, and then once we were actually on the train and travelling, I settled down a lot more. We had to go to the Hospital of St. Mary and Elizabeth for my appointment at 2pm, so we had a little time beforehand to walk around and take in the sights before getting a taxi. I don’t go to London that often and when I used to it was always for business trips and rushing around so I haven’t done a whole lot of exploring the architecture before. I only managed to take a couple of snaps as I was extremely preoccupied, but I think they turned out really pretty and I wanted to share them with you. Anyway, the trip was a complete success (in more ways than one) as I now finally have a diagnoses of what’s wrong with me and why I am suffering so many symptoms. It’s only taken 30 years! I plan on writing a big health blog post all about this on the 26th, so I need a few days to…

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Our Visit To A Rescue Reindeer Farm

A Truly Unforgettable Reindeer Experience I don’t even know where to start with this blog post as it was one of the most amazing experiences! This year, I had said that I didn’t want any gifts for Christmas and instead wanted something like an experience and a memory as that means so much more to me – and that’s what I got. Adam had given me one of the coolest surprises that I could think of! He knows how much I love animals (he does too) and reindeer are extremely special to me, so he organised a trip to see rescued reindeer at a farm and experience caring for them and being with them. Now before I go into the experience, I need to put a disclaimer as I know there can be some issues and thoughts regarding wild animals and their well-being. I’m completely against animal cruelty in every way, I love them more than humans, and these reindeer are very well looked after. I wanted to make a point of saying that they are rescued from being culled, so Andrew and his wife specifically adopt reindeer that weren’t considered as good as others for reproducing in the wild and were going to be culled. Thinking about what happens to them makes me feel so sad, so I’m thankful to people like Riverways Farm for adopting them and giving them a brand new life. They have 14 in total so they live in their heard as they would in the wild, and they have huge amounts of space and different fields. The farm even adopts goats and has so…

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How To Relax While On Holiday

Preparing for your long awaited holiday/vacation can be such a nightmare sometimes. You’re constantly worried about forgetting something, whether or not you turned things off at home and locked the door, even if your work is going to be ok etc. and all this stress can get to us, meaning the holiday isn’t as relaxing as you hoped. I know for me it means that I need to do a whole lot of work (sometimes 3 times the amount) before I go away so that my schedule is covered, and working on overdrive like that will often mean that your brain is on full speed and can’t shut down, especially while I am travelling to my destination – I am constantly going over everything and worrying that I haven’t done it all, or that something might go wrong while I am away. All of this does linger in my mind and I find it incredibly hard to relax while on holiday in this new technology era, so I’ve come up with a few tips to help. Lists Are Your Friend Image via Tara Tan Before you leave, I recommend that you make a packing list and a to do list a couple of weeks prior to your leaving date. I find that this helps so much with making sure your mind is clutter free and away from accidental forgetting. Your to do list needs to contain everything you need to get done before you leave, this can include your work schedule (as it does for me), removing perishable items from the fridge, making sure everything is locked up and turned…

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