A day in Blackpool

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After what felt like a long and cold winter to me I am ready for the warmer days! The last couple of days it seems to have been a bit warmer and lighter here in Manchester and so I thought it is time for a bit of sun on the blog here as well :).

Today I want to show you some photos I took during a trip to Blackpool that we did last summer. It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day and we had so much fun walking along the piers!

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Dunham Massey Park

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I think I often underestimate how many beautiful places are literally right at my door step. There are many places that I have seen and that I want to see that are really far away, but sometimes it is worth looking around and apreciate what you can find around where you live.

The Nationaltrust Park in Dunham Massey is one of these gems. A 15 minute drive away there is this stunning Park in the Cheshire country side and it is well worth a visit.

We went there a while ago for a long walk and I managed to take some pictures.

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A great picnic with homemade lemonade

I love to do it but weirdly I rarely actually go for a picnic. I can’t recall the last time I went for one. I think it just sounds so good in my head but then it just seems to be too much effort to actually do it. We decided to change this on the last bank holiday weekend and I am so glad we actually made the effort!

On the Saturday I baked some cookies and made some lemonade. On Sunday I made Sandwiches and we packed two big baskets with a blanket, food, drinks and games; picked up our small crowd and off we went to Tatton Park in Greater Manchester.

Today I would like to show you pictures of our picnic and share my recipe for homemade lemonade with you. I went for a very easy and basic recipe but was amazed how nice it tasted – have a look below 🙂

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An afternoon in Tatton Park

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In autumn I visited Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire for the first time. I hadn’t expected it to be such a beautiful place! You can find grazing sheep next to deer, and all by the side of the various footpaths. There is a lovely lake surrounded by fields and trees…and if you need a break you can enjoy a cup of tea in the Stableyard and nip in the Gardener’s cottage or the Houskeepers store that sells food from mostly local producers. Kids will love the little carousel in the courtyard and the afternoon tea in the Tea Room is supposed to be really, really nice. Continue reading