A rainy day at Hampton Court.

Monday, 18 June 2012

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A rainy day at Hampton Court.

With the unreliable British weather plans can be ruined so easily if you let them. Last week we had decided to take a trip to see Hampton Court, get the boat to Kingston for a drink and then have a BBQ at mine - obviously it was raining but we decided to go anyway! Yay (us 1 - weather 0) after all it is only a bit of water. Hampton Court is always such a fun place to walk around with the beautiful gardens and maze! You feel like you are way out of the hustle and bustle of London discovering the hidden charms of Henry VIII life - we decided against going into the palace as we had arrived in the afternoon so wouldn't have had enough time to really explore.... next time. The boat from Hampton to Kingston is always an interesting one with all the ridiculously expensive houses that you sail past on the way - it always helps if there is a promise of a pint of cider at the end. The BBQ was scrapped (as that is one activity that really does need some sun or at least no rain...) for a 3 course meal cooked to perfection by yours truly - we had chorizo in red wine with halloumi to start, peppered steak and veg followed by a vanilla cheesecake and a chocolate fudge cake (2 puddings!!!)

I thought my outfit was rather simple but perhaps I looked slightly mad - I was referred to by three separate people as quirky? There are worse things I suppose :)

It was one of those night where you are just having too much fun chatting, playing on a trampoline (yes I am 25) and drinking red wine to take photos so you will just have to take my word for it that it was a tip top night :)

Any fun rainy day stories?
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Top - Topshop (old), Skirt - Marks and Sparks, Socks - Forever 21

18 comments:

  1. your outfit is so lovely babe, love it :)
    <3

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  2. Love the socks and skirt combo!
    Cute blog :)
    hellochloerose

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    1. Cheers - going through a bit of a phase :)

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  3. Oh I love this outfit too, it's like the last one!

    Sounds like a nice day out, we do really need to not let the rain bother us anymore and I love the reindeer cork thing, very pretty :)

    Lisamello xx

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    1. I know - we really should have a resilience to the rain by now! x

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  4. love those high socks & skirt, adorable

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  5. oh i love ur outfit and the color palletes.it gives a warm but classy feel!

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    1. Even in the summer I want Autumn colouring!

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  6. I'm such a fan of the over-the-knee sock, so cute!

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

    p.s. I want to play on a trampoline! Invite me next time? ;)

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    1. Cheers! Definitely - trampolining is allowed at any age, drunken trampolining however is reserved for the older children...

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  7. Girl- first of all, you are NEVER too old to play on a trampoline. They're the best! Secondly- you're adorable and I love your blog. Your coat is gorgeous, by the way!

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    1. Thank you so much, the coat has definitely been my best purchase in a long time!! Maybe I will start a new trend - trampolining, in the rain, a little tipsy ha!

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