Updated: Apr 6, 2020
This week I had an afternoon free and fancied a drive to somewhere to get some fresh air.
One of the best things about where we live is that it’s always a short drive to the countryside, and we’re surrounded by some gorgeous villages and places to visit.
The forecast was cloudy skies with a chance of rain but I didn’t let that put me off.
I put on my Hunter boots and a Seasalt raincoat (I picked this beauty up from their outlet store whilst I was in Cornwall during the summer) and headed to Baddesley Clinton, a National Trust gem just under half an hours drive away.
And I’m so glad I did! It was lovely and quiet on a midweek afternoon so I felt as if I had the place to myself.
I wandered around the house and gardens admiring the winter flowers and berries.
And sat for a while in the greenhouses watching the world go by, with a hot cup of tea to keep off the winter chill that was in the air.
The Christmas trees all lit up and twinkling made me feel very festive too! We're putting up our own tree this weekend.
I’ve been in-between a run of night shifts this week and it can be easy to just want to stay indoors and relax, but actually getting out and exploring on my own or visiting a favourite haunt is sometimes exactly what I need.
Having a National Trust membership means I can visit so many beautiful places on a whim. And George and I were lucky enough to be gifted an English Heritage membership as a wedding present, opening up many more locations for us to explore!
Winter may be here, but that’s no reason to stay cooped up indoors.