Chirk Castle

Lifestyle | February 20, 2017

SNOWDROPS & SIGNS OF SPRING

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Usually I don’t mind cold weather too much. I can also handle it quite well if the gloomy weather lasts a bit longer. I like keeping it cosy at home with some scented candles and a cuddly blanket. Somehow my body and soul was craving for some signs of spring this time though. We had the most amazing weather this past weekend in the UK that had an awakening effect on us and seemed to have brought us to life. It was incredible 15 degrees Celsius and sheltered from the wind, it felt like bliss to sit outside and take it all in. This is the reason why we spent most of our time outside in the nature.

 
 

Visiting Chirk Castle to see the snowdrops was on our to do list for February. The season already starts at the end of January and lasts all of February. With an amazing weather forecast you can’t help but go out. Sturdy footwear is necessary as recent rain left many grounds extremely muddy. Before you enter the so-called Pleasure Ground Wood (from where you have the nicest views towards the castle), there’s a little stand selling hot chocolate. Of course we seized the opportunity.

 
 

It’s magical in the forest and many visitors come to take photos of the beautiful snowdrops. You should stick to the paths so nothing of this magic gets destroyed. I found 2 little spots where I could place myself without damaging anything. Here’s a link leading you to the site of the National Trust. You can find the top spots for snowdrops throughout the country.

 

What I wore:

Topshop Coat, Boden Martha Dress (on sale!), Hunter Wellington Boots, Sophie Hulme Envelope Bag
 
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Topshop Coat, Boden Martha Dress (on sale!), Hunter Wellington Boots, Sophie Hulme Envelope Bag

 
 

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julia bradbury

Oh Kristen what absolutely delightful photographs, your visit to Chirk Castle with it’s abundance of Snowdrops was certainly rewarding, thank you so much for sharing and what always amazes me is that no matter how muddy the ground is you always keep your Wellingtons clean and shiny.
Hugs,
Julie
xoxo

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much dear Julia. I think I’m lucky that Joerg didn’t take a close-up of the wellies because believe it or not, they weren’t as clean as they look here. LOL!xx

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Fran

We also took advantage of the mild weather at the weekend to see the current snowdrop spectacle. We make an annual ‘pilgrimage’ to visit at least one of the snowdrop parks near to us, and this year we managed two in one weekend. Snowdrops are such cheerful, resilient little things (they vie with bluebells to be my favourite flower) that I always feel it’s good for the soul to walk amongst them them, especially in such numbers, when they carpet the ground. I didn’t look anywhere as elegant as you though – you always manage to make wellies look glamorous!

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thelifbissue43

So glad to hear you did Fran. And here we are on a Thursday and look at the weather! OMG, we almost get blown away! Where did you go to see the snowdrops? Oh yes, the bluebells are my favourite thing, I can’t wait, it always looks like a fairytale, doesn’t it? And thank you so much for the compliment, really appreciate your words.x

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Fran

We live near Oxford, so we went to Welford Park (where they film The Great British Bake-Off, if you ever watch it!), which has more snowdrops in one place than anywhere else I’ve seen – so many that you’re surrounded by their lovely scent – and also the much smaller Waterperry Park, where they do guided snowdrop walks. Both also have excellent tearooms (a must)!

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thelifbissue43

That’s so good to know Fran, thanks so much for sharing, I will actually write that down on my list as a must visit. Yes, I do know the Great British Bake-Off although I must admit I only saw it a couple of times so far. Have a lovely week.x

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LAFOTKA

OK lady, HOW MANY coats do you own? 🙂 Love this one and so cute the Spring is showing it’s first signs for you… Still freezing here, though I did see snowdrops also! Looking gorgeous x

Tatyana x
LAFOTKA

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thelifbissue43

Oh my Gosh, so so many. It’s coats that I get bored of so easily so it’s an ongoing process of buying new ones and selling ‘old ones’. Apart from some classcis that I won’t part with (trench, duffle etc.), I often wear some a handful of times and get rid of them again. That sounds insane, doesn’t it? It’s probably not as bad as I score many in the sale 🙂 Help!XX

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thelifbissue43

It definately is, we love going for walks in the forest. Thanks so much Ruth, love the jacket for its bold colour.

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Nicole

Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great photos, great outfit! Die Schneeglöckchen sind auch schon draußen. Wie schön!

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thelifbissue43

Vielen Dank liebe Nicole. Ja, wir sind hier immer mit allem früher dran, weil es schön mild ist. Aktuell blühen an vielen Stellen die Osterglocken, wunderschön!

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