Monday, 22 August 2011

A Frolic In The Countryside







Today I went on a little road trip with my parents to Castleton, Derbyshire otherwise known as The Peak District. We climbed up a mountain side (almost) to Peveril Castle and the view was pretty amazing.
(Please note in Photo 1 - I am not a giant, my beautiful Mum is just quite short, or petite as she prefers.)
Here I am doing rather amusing things, sitting on a bench with my Father, pointing at the castle and posing inside said castle.

As I get older I find day trips with the 'rents to be less stressful than it used to be, and in fact fairly enjoyable and pretty much completely free.


We visited Peak Cavern, otherwise known as the The Devil's Arse (yes, hilarity at its best) and got stiff backs and muddy feet from crawling through the underground caves.

The drive home was long and by the time I got home I just wanted to rest. But I was immediately perked up by an email I spotted in my inbox about the Look Magazine Blogger's Competition. I wont lie the thought of the competition did cross my mind during the morning as I knew the short listed 20 would be revealed today, but under no circumstances did I think my blog might have proved itself worthy! 
So you can imagine my excitement and disbelief when the email popped into my inbox!

I'm absolutely over the moon about being short listed from 300 entries and can not wipe the smile off my face. I'm so grateful to the Look Team and even though there is still time to go yet before the winners are announced, its lovely to just think that my blog is moving in the right direction and makes me want to work even harder! You can see my entry here.

Congrats to the other 19 and good luck, fingers crossed!
Hopefully I will be joining the other winners on the front row of  The Look Show ...eek!

x

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15 comments

  1. Congrats on being shortlisted for the awards :) x

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  2. looks like you had a lovely time! and congrats on being short listed :) just found your blog and i love it :)

    www.lifeasadaydreamer.blogspot.com

    -Emily.

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  3. congratulations on the list!
    i actually found you through there :)

    youre gorgeous!! i love your taste in fashion.

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  4. Well done, i found your blog from the list too! Those photos are beautiful, i love the countryside :D
    xxx

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  5. what a lovely trip! Ive been in a few caves like that and it really does kill your back :')

    well done at being shortlisted! You so deserve it, good luck for the next stage! xxx

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  6. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS! HELLO TO ALL NEW FOLLOWERS! XX

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  7. congrats! such a awesome opportunity!
    lovely photos, they're beautiful!
    the devil' arse aha
    Krissy xoxo

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  8. Gorgeous photos, I've never been to the Peak District before, looks gorgeous!

    And congrats on being shortlisted! :)
    Jules @ A Bit of Jules

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  9. massive congrats chick! you really deserved it. x

    http://natallino.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love this! Do you make a living from this, its amazing!
    Please take a look and my blog and art :) http://stylebutton.blogspot.com/

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  11. Huge congrats to you, once again! Am following your blog now so not to miss anymore of your awesomeness! Lots of love, Sarah x

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  12. Gorgeous photos! It looks breathtaking! congrats on getting waitlisted! :)

    <3 Kelly

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  13. oh my goodnes!!! this looks like one of the prettiest places ever!!! good job capturing that!

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  14. MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS on being shortlisted Gwen, will be keeping my fingers crossed for you! I love Castleton, such a picturesque little place. Gorgeous pictures xxx

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