I'll admit I'm a little bit in love with nature. Ok, alot in love. Being outdoors, seeing all the perfect, natural wonders of the world entwined in one another, creating a calming & utterly overwhelmingly perfect place makes me too happy. Saying this, it's pretty obvious I'm partial to a National Trust outing (or three). Not you're average 22 year old's idea of a good day out, but nevertheless. Some like alcohol, I like the outdoors.
With my Mum in tow, we ventured off a short half hour drive to Speke Hall. One of our favourites to visit. I think the black & white house just sells it for me. The stormy morning seemed to have deterred people from visiting, so it was wonderfully quiet & deserted. Perfect, for me. Someone who isn't too keen on other humans/interacting/contact etc. Such a sociable being, but I'm confident I'm not alone.
Possibly my favourite part about Speke Hall is their gorgeous kitchen garden. Home to plums, beetroot, cabbage, figs etc, it's just so surreal for it to be growing around you. To me, that is such a luxury. Being able to be self-sustained, grow & pick, then eat your own food is just truly magical when you really think about it. It makes me a little too happy & I can't wait to soon let my inner granny hippy side out & turn my future garden into a green dream. Vegetables, not the other kind of green. No thankya..!!
Can I just apologise for looking around 20 stone in this awful coat. Not that theres anything wrong with being 20 stone, my Dad, the babe, is on the other side of that. More to love & what not. But this bloody coat needs replacing, ASAP.
To me this was such a perfect way to spend our Saturday afternoon. With my bestie, practicing my photography & spending time in the most gorgeous setting. If you ever get a chance to visit, even if just for a couple of hours, I would more than recommend it.