Saturday, 9 August 2014

National Trust: Rufford Old Hall

National Trust Rufford Old Hall
Taking full advantage of the glorious British summer we've been blessed with this year, B and I picked a National Trust spot that we've not been to yet and headed over, picnic in tow. Rufford Old Hall is a gorgeous little mismatched country home tucked away in some incredibly stunning grounds. We took full advantage of the lovely weather and headed out to explore and find the perfect picnic spot.
Rufford Old Hall Front Garden
Rufford Old Hall Driveway
Rufford Old Hall Gardens
Rufford Old Hall Foxgloves Patch
Rufford Hall Foxgloves Patch
Close Up Purple Foxgloves
Rufford Old Hall Squirrel Topiary
Rufford Old Hall House
Peach Floral Glamorous Swing Dress
Glasses c/o Firmoo // Swing Dress c/o Glamorous // Nomination Charm Bracelet c/o Joshua James // Shoes: Primark // Bag: H&M
I opted for this wonderfully swishy number from Glamorous, which has been a summer staple in my wardrobe this season! I paired it with my trusty neon H&M shoulder bag and some simple last season Primark peep-toe pumps.
Joshua James Nomination Charm Bracelet
The bracelet I'm wearing is a Nomination charm bracelet from Joshua James. It's a gorgeous Italian silver linked band, which allows you to swap out links for charms. I chose the peridot green charm as it's my birthstone, and the leo zodiac symbol. It's so different from other charm bracelets, but I do love how simple and understated it is.
Rufford Old Hall Scarecrow Vegetable Garden
Rufford Old Hall Orchard
JustRach Glamorous Swing Dress
We found an open field that looked like the perfect picnic spot, and headed for the shady patch under the lone tree.
Rufford Old Hall Picnic Spot
Rufford Old Hall Field Tree
After settling down on our picnic blanket, I whipped off my new Firmoo glasses and got ready to relax. What do you all think of the new specs? I know they're pretty large frames, and honestly they took a little while to grow on me, but now I am in love with them. I love the purple coloured frames and the tortoiseshell arms. I was sent a pair of Firmoo glasses over a year ago now (click to look at cringeworthy pictures of me!), and they more than stood the test of time but I was definitely ready for a change. Plus, they come with UV protection and anti-glare lenses, super quality and value!
Firmoo Glasses
Sunshine Firmoo Glasses
Firmoo Purple Geek Glasses
JustRach reading Rufford Old Hall
After relaxing and nibbling, we went off adventuring and exploring some more, before heading into the hall itself to have a look around inside.
Rufford Old Hall Bird Spotting
Rufford Old Hall Secret Garden
Rufford Old Hall Bees at Work
Rufford Old Hall Bees
Rufford Old Hall Beehives
Rufford Old Hall beautiful flower patch
Rufford Old Hall Flower Grounds
JustRach Outfit Glamorous Swing Dress Firmoo Glasses
JustRach outfit spinning
Rufford Old Hall Coat of Arms
Inside Rufford Old Hall
JustRach Coat of Arms
Looks like I found my knight in shining armour! Don't tell Bob guys! ;)

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  1. Your pictures are gorgeous and loving last year's pumps! :-)

    1. Thank you so much! I've more or less worn holes in them :D X

  2. nice! your outfit is just too cute !!

  3. What a lovely looking place - live the scarecrow. I am also wondering if you are not very tall or the man who wire that suit of armour was a giant!

    1. Haha thanks for this comment, I didn't realise until you said it, but now you mention it - that is one REALLY large knight! I shall have to tweet Rufford Hall and ask them I think! :) X


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