July Favourites. Lifestyle.

Steep Hill, Lincoln

Happy August!

I can’t believe we are in August already, this year is going far too quickly (only 4 months until Christmas eek!). I have lots of fun things planned in August as its my birthday month (yay!), but for now I thought I’d round up my July favourites as it’s a nice way to reflect on the past month.
It’s all lifestyle favourites this month, as my beauty favourites haven’t really changed from June. If you want to have a nosey at those I will link the post here.

Going Home – Visiting Newstead Abbey.

If you didn’t already know I am originally from a small village in Nottinghamshire (I now live in Worcester) where most of my family still live. Going home is always a favourite, but whilst I was home me and my mum decided to pack up a picnic and visit Newstead Abbey, which is about a 30 minute drive from my hometown. As you can see from the picture below we picked an amazing day to visit as the weather was beautiful.
Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
Newstead Abbey is a Historic House and Garden which is best known as the ancestral home of Lord Byron. It has 300 acres of parkland, different themed gardens from Japanese to Spanish and a beautiful lake and estate. It also had a peacock just roaming around which I couldn’t get a picture of!
Newstead Abbey LakeNewstead Abbey Gardens
We mainly spent the day relaxing in the sunshine and having a stroll around the gardens, which was perfect! If you live in the Nottinghamshire area and haven’t been before, it is a lovely day out…and I bet it will be very cute at Christmas!

Doing up our Garden

 

This is going to sound quite sad but I actually really enjoyed painting our fence at the beginning of July (I know I need to get a life haha).
As you can see the picture on the left is the before and on the right the after! It just looked really run down and didn’t make me want to sit outside which was a shame as we had some amazing weather.
It’s amazing what a can of paint can do! I have now added a mosaic blue little table to the decking and added some geraniums and bright plants in pots, although they are looking a bit sorry for themselves in the heat.
I may do a full blog post when I have completely finished it, if any one would be interested?

Visiting Lincoln

Steep Hill, Lincoln

I visited Lincoln at the end of July to see my sister who had recently moved there. This was my first time vising Lincoln and I absolutely loved it, I can’t wait to go back!
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Lincoln is like stepping back in time. It has so many cute, quaint tea rooms, independent gift shops and is just generally very pretty. My favourite part was going through the castle grounds and then arriving at ‘Steep Hill’ (pictured above) as this is where all the pretty shops are.
Something to bare in mind, it is a very STEEP hill as the name would suggest, but there are plenty of cafes to stop in along the way if you get tired… Or a very good ice cream shop at the top to reward yourself for the hike up!

Old building Lincoln Blue House Lincoln

So that’s my round up of my lifestyle favourites in July. I hope you have enjoyed reading and if you have any recommendations of places that I should visit, let me know in the comments, as I’m always looking for day trips out. I hope you all have a good August!
Sophie x

12 thoughts on “July Favourites. Lifestyle.

  1. I used to live in Lincoln it is a nice (small) city to visit. Steep Hill is a killer in heels – used to have to walk up and down it a couple of times a day when I covered court cases.

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