Thursday, 14 November 2013

Woodland Walks

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for completely neglecting this blog over the past few weeks! I've been incredibly busy with my degree, I had my first dissertation assignment deadline last week and my next assignment is due on the first week of December. I've been struggling to get all my reading done as well as keeping up with all my work and reading for my other modules. It has been hectic!

Fortunately, I have a reading week this week so I've been able to pull back some time. Yesterday I went for a walk for the first time in weeks. Some of you may remember Wollaton Hall from this post a few weeks ago. This time the hall was closed, so we just walked around the grounds and lake. It is definitely starting to get colder here, there's quite a biting chill to the wind at the moment! The quality of light was really odd; it had a grey tinge to it which felt very autumnal.


Strangely, the light for some reason didn't translate very well onto my photos; I have absolutely no idea why they are so green! Annoyingly, the photo below was taken on my phone with a really poor camera and yet it caught the light better than my camera.

I also took the walk as an opportunity to wear my beautiful new coat from The Gothic Shop. I bought a purple coat from Dorothy Perkins last year and it slowly fell apart. All the seams ripped and I ended up having to sew it up every week. I'd been searching for the perfect coat for weeks when I came across this one. I wouldn't usually order a coat online, but I was getting very cold and desperate and I thought it was worth the gamble. I'm so incredibly pleased with it, it's very cosy and fits perfectly (I'm a size 6-8 and ordered an extra small). It has a faux fur trim, collar and cuffs. It has a really nice shape to it, I don't like coats that are completely straight, it flicks out a little at the waist and accentuates my shape a little bit which is something I always look for in coats! Everybody else was complaining that it was cold but I was very toasty! I've worn it out in the rain and wind and it absolutely fine. It's very elegant. I didn't think I had quite enough to say to write a whole review of it, but it's just so lovely I couldn't not mention it!



I'm very pleased that autumn is slowly turning to winter. I love winter and I'm already looking forward to celebrating Christmas and decorating the house. This will be our first Christmas with Figgy and I'm dreading having to somehow keep her a safe distance from our tree to prevent any bauble casualties! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I probably won't update again for quite a long time as I have quite a lot of work to get through!

Have you been anywhere interesting recently?

Disclosure: I bought the coat myself.

10 comments:

  1. Those views are wonderful! I would love to see a deer/stag up close! ^_^

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    1. They are indeed! It is one of those places that is beautiful in all seasons. It is quite rare to see one up close, they are usually shy! I think we were lucky as the park was so quiet!

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  2. Beautiful photos! I'm glad you posted about your new coat as I have had my eye on a couple of coats from that website, but like you have been a little reluctant due to ordering one online (I like to give them a good trying on first) and the cost is a lot more than I would usually spend on a coat. Do you think yours will wash well and last a long time? I think that's my main worry

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    1. Thank you!

      I think my coat will last a long time, it's very heavy and quality seems to be really good so far. I've not washed it yet, but I've been out in the rain and it has been in the dryer and survived so fingers crossed! I would never usually order something like a coat online but I've had no luck with finding on in a shop this year! I'm very pleased with it though and hoping it will last me a few winters!

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  3. Ohhh that beautiful stag! That's a brilliant photo! I feel your pain, I absolutely hate it when the lighting on my pictures don't turn out very well but that's where Photoshop/PhotoScape comes in to save the day! I couldn't live without either of them!

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    1. He was wonderful! I actually look that photo by zooming in on him from quite far away - signs were up saying it was rutting season and we ought to keep away so I kept my distance! Two other stags were sat with him and they looked so funny hanging out together!

      I'm completely hopeless when it comes to Photoshop, I wouldn't know where to start! I always admire your photos though, so maybe I ought to learn!

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  4. Ahhh! This is totally Bruce Wayne's mansion in the Dark Knight series, I had no idea you could just walk in there >.< I'll make sure to add it on places to visit in the UK. Also, I also have a generic high street coat that's all worn out and am on the lookout for a new one, ideally one that'll keep me warm too :)

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    1. It is! It's a lovely park and worth a visit, we were all quite excited when when we found out that it was being filmed there!

      It's so difficult to find coats isn't it? I'm very happy with mine though and I'm hoping it will last me a few years so I don't have to find another one next year, haha!

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  5. Lovely scenery, and the coat looks charming on you. I have a mini fiberoptic Christmas tree but when I lived at home with my parents our family cat was always climbing up the tree - quite alarming when you're sitting nearby, just enjoying your cocoa only to look up and see two glowing eyes staring at you amidst the baubles and branches.

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    1. Thank you!

      Thomasina used to climb our tree all the time, it was quite amusing! Fortunately she was light enough to get up it without knocking it over as she was really tiny! Figgy is more likely to try and pull it over (she plays tug of war with things all the time) and I think she'll definitely knock some baubles off! Luckily she isn't a climber (she can't even get up the fence) because she's definitely too heavy to climb it!

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