Thursday, 29 August 2013

A day out at Blenheim Palace

So today I'm trying something different. I've been thinking about it for a while and when I had a whole bunch of photos from the Bank Holiday Day Trip we made, I thought I would test the waters and do more of a lifestyle piece and see what you think about it.

Since Monday was a day off in the UK and the weather was so beautiful, we cancelled all plans of doing any DIY (and sure Him Indoors is eternally grateful) and instead we decided to take a drive up to Blenheim Palace - after all, bonus days like this should be enjoyed properly!

As we were driving to Blenheim we passed Bicester Village, and I had to really force myself not to shout "STOP THE CAR" and do some serious shopping (Him indoors had already suggested it), but after all I wanted to do something different so we did reach the palace without any serious damage to my credit card.


You can't help but being impressed by the palace - it's an enormous, beautiful building with so much to look at that you could probably spend a good few hrs doing just that. Since it was bank holiday it was very busy and eventually we decided to take a well earned break from all the grand, luxurious rooms and to have something to eat. There have plenty of restaurants to choose from, but true to form I couldn't say know to bubbly, so we headed to the champagne bar and had a few decadent glasses and yummy, naughty macaroons since calories don't count when you eat them on a bank holiday. This was definitely not your average day out snack!

The weather was absolutely amazing and after strolling around the lovely parks and ground, we enjoyed the sun on the lawn, topping up the tan a little bit. We had a great day out and I would definitely recommend a visit to Blenheim Palace if you're in the area. It was only a little day trip, but isn't it funny how just doing something different can completely relax you, and you go into a new week feeling energized and fresh, almost like having been on a mini holiday.

As you know your comments mean a lot to me, so please let me know what you think about this type of post, and if you'd like to see more of them every now and then.

Have a wonderful day everyone! Xx









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    1. Hi Elisa, thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a nice comment! I love your blog and have joined as well. Hope you'll be back again soon to visit! Xx

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  2. Beautiful Pictures!

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    1. Hello Sahana! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I've joined your blog and hope you'll come and visit here again soon :o). Xx

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    2. It looks like an amazing place to visit and beautiful photography!
      I would love if you could check out my blog too.
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      Gemma x

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    3. Hi Gemma, thank you so much for visiting! That's very nice of you - thank you, it was a great day out and I highly recommend it :O). Joined your blog, really liked your review of the Mavala lip glosses :o). Hope you'll visit again soon :O). Xx

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  3. That is so wonderful. I wish I lived in the UK.

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    1. Hej Sarah, vad kul att få en besökare från Sverige. Tack så hemskt mycket för den snälla kommentaren. Följer din blog nu också. Hoppas du kommer snart igen :O). Xx


      Hi Sarah, how nice with a visitor from Sweden. Thank you so much for the nice comment. Following your blog as well, and hope you'll be back to visit again soon :O). Xx

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  4. I was there some years ago! it is stunning, right?
    kisses!

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    1. Hola Virgina! Thanks a million for visiting, yes it's sooo worth a visit! :O). Joined your blog, and hope you'll come back soon again :O). Xx

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  5. Very beautiful palace, hope I will visit these places soon.

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    1. Oh I hope you get the chance one day, I think you would love it :o). Xx

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  6. Amazing photos!

    Would you like to follow each other?
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    1. Hi Christine, thank you so much, that's very nice of you! I've joined your blog and Bloglovin', and hope you'll come back and visit again soon :o). Xx

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  7. OMG Charlotte!!..I loved this post so much!
    you should do more of these!!...
    I'm planning a UK trip soon..this palace just made my "do visit" list! :)

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the amazing comment, that made me really happy, and I'll try and do some more of these :O). Xx

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  8. So gorgeous. Thank you for sharing as it's the only way I can live an international life, vicariously through great blogs.

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    1. That's so nice - thank you very much! I hope you can see it in "real life" one day :O). Xx

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  9. lovely http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/cobalt-blue-navy-blue.html

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    1. Hi Diana, thanks a million for visiting, that's really nice of you! Loved what you did to reuse necklace on your blog, super result! Xx

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  10. What a great way to spend bank holiday Monday. The palace is so beautiful. Lovely photos :-)

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    1. Hello ladies! Thank you so much for visiting and for the sweet comment. It was a super day, how can you top champagne and macaroons? Xx

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  11. Beautiful photo's! Looks like a lovely day. :)

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    1. Hi Sarah, thank you very much, oh definitely and short weeks are always great, can't believe it's Friday already :o). Xx

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  12. Love this post Charlotte! Drove past there on my way back from Oxford last year and have been wanting to visit there the photos are great sounds like a good day out :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments :o), we had a great time. Xx

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  13. love this post charlotte really want to visit the photos are great sound like a great day out :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments :o), we had a great time. Xx

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  14. awesome and lovely post! enjoyed reading it :)
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin?
    let me know :)
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    1. Hey Janine, thanks for visiting and for the nice comment. I follow you on Bloglovin' and have added you to twitter as well :o). Hope you'll visit again soon ! Xx

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    1. Thank you, it's very beautiful and well worth a visit! Have a super day :o). Xx

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  16. The palace looks absolutely gorgeous!! I look forward to seeing some more posts like this, always sets my wanderlust into full force ;) xx

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    1. Hey Bianca, thank you so much and for being so supportive, I'm excited about doing more of these now :O). Joined your blog and hope you will visit again soon :o). Xx

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  17. wow next time I'll go visit my Sister ( she lives in London, I live in Bergamo Italy) we have to go there.... a car trip to Blenheim Palace is in order. xx

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    1. Hi Valentine and thank you for visiting! You definitely should - it's such a good day out, and you can stop at Bicester Village and do lots of shopping :O). Xx

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  18. Wow! Those are some hot macaroons!

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    1. Totally delicious and decadent and I would go back just for them :O). Thank you so much for visiting, I hope to see you back here again soon! Xx

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  19. I've been there! Although it was heavy drizzle all day which was a bit disappointing, definitely didn't look as nice as in your photos!

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    1. Hi Amelia! Thank you so much and welcome :o), I love getting new visitors and discovering new blogs! I've joined you too now. We were so lucky with the sun and it was a very chilled day. Have a super weekend and hope to see you here again soon :O): Xx

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  20. Nice pictures...
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    1. Thank you so much that's really nice of you! Xx

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  21. wow this place looks phenomenal! and those macaroons look so yummy too, what a great day out! I love your blog I'm a new follower :) xx

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    1. Hiya Abbie - thank you so much for following! Follow you too BTW, yes I have to admit that I was well game for some more macaroons, but it would have been plain greedy... :o). Xx

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