Saturday, 2 August 2014

Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly...

Last Sunday I wrote on twitter asking how I could persuade my husband to visit lavender fields that I had found on-line at Cotswold Lavender. I had suggestions ranging from promise to take him to a local pub, bring actual booze with me and some rude things that I won't mention on here as my Mother reads it (Hello Mum!). But in the end he deemed me giving him an extra lie in more than enough to drive us all up there. And when we got there? All I can say is? WOW. It is beautiful. Only open to visitors through June, July and August it is well worth a visit. 

It not only has beautiful lavender fields but it also had the most amazing wild flowers field that I found even more stunning. Like something from a movie, it reminded me of the poppy fields in the Wizard of Oz. I took some beautiful photos. Lots of them were of the children running, as there were so many bumble bees! The kids were terrified!








Afterwards I used one of my Advantage Gold Natwest customer free National Trust passes to visit a really lovely place called Snowshill Manor. I would say it is not the most interesting place for tiny children but there are some beautiful places to take photos and bigger kids would love looking at all the strange knick knacks in the main house. And of course as always, the main attraction of a National Trust is the tearoom! 

When I put these photos on facebook a few people commented that my girl looks like Alice in Wonderland and I have to agree, or a lovely little flower fairy. And despite ice cream and cake galore that dress remained white until bedtime! Which I found a major achievement. Both places are magical and well worth a visit. Make sure you take your camera and get lost in the magic of times gone by and beautiful, beautiful blooms. Just watch out for those bloody bees.




   
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

56 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to ask you where this was since I saw the pics on Instagram. Adds to the daytrip list.

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    1. So beautiful and no too far in the car xxx

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  2. She does look like Alice in Wonderland, looks like she had a lot of fun running about :) aww and your little boy trying to keep up. Spunds like a lovely day #CountryKids

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    1. He is always playing the keep up game bless him! xxx

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  3. Stunning pictures of your beautiful kids and that lavender wow-think I might run too though with all those bees! Beautiful #countrykids

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    1. Thanks lovely - oh you have to take your two to one they would look gorgeous! xxx

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  4. I was looking forward to seeing these pictures after wondering how you persuaded him to go! They are stunning! And to keep that white dress white that long - I can't manage to keep a white tshirt on me for more than ten minutes without getting it filthy so well done! She really does look like a beautiful little fairy in the fields. #countrykids

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    1. To be honest? It was a little bit of a miracle that that happened. She's not the most graceful of children. Bless her xxx

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  5. Such gorgeous photos of your children having fun running around in the fields and gardens. I bet your husband is glad you persuaded him to go now, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. Oh I don't know? I'm still not sure he was convinced! ;) xxx

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  6. Beautiful, it's not far from me and I didn't know it existed. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh you HAVE to go. I want to go again! No way I will persuade my hub though xxx

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  7. Wow, some absolutely stunning photographs here but I particularly love the last one. Just magical. I sooooooo want to visit this lavender field. Why do I live too far away?! x

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    1. I bet there is some buy you - just have a little look on google lovely xxx

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  8. I really ought to go here it's so local. Looks like you all had so much fun. They are very stunning photos and your daughter is so beautiful. #countrykids

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    1. Oh my gosh you should so go it is lovely! My girl is beaut. She has crazy hair that for some reason always looks a mess but I love her so xxx

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  9. Lovely photos! I need to find myself a lavender field next year! A beautiful flower fairy x

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  10. There really isn't much better than lavender fields at this time of year. Your photos are beautiful! x

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    1. I am so going to go every year now not quite sure how I will persuade my husband of such a thing! xxx

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  11. These pics are so so very VERY lovely. E has taken my breath away in those pics I have to admit, she is utterly beautiful xx

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    1. Ah thanks bab! By E you mean me don't you? It's ok I know you think I am beautiful. But I am glad you have put it on the internet for ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL to see ;) xxx

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  12. Such beautiful pictures! I don't think those places are too far from me, but if there's one thing harder than dragging a husband out to look at fields of flowers, it's dragging teen and tween boys out to look at them!

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    1. Ha ha ha! I can't imagine they would want to go. Take the guniea pigs!!! xxx

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  13. Beautiful pictures.... ones to cherish. :-)

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  14. Absolutely stunning. Really need to visit myself.

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  15. Really beautiful, in every way. Lavender and flower fields are such a wonderful day out for children. :)

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    1. Especially as cake was involved ;) xxx

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  16. Wow that last photo looks a bit like wonderland doesn't it? All the lavender field pics makes me want to go find one!

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    1. Go and do it quickly! They close in August xxx

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  17. Oh wow, especially that last photo! She does look like a flower fairy. Beautiful girl. And I love lavender fields, we have some nearby, but I think apart from running away from bees the appeal for children is perhaps only momentary. :)

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    1. Defo - we went for a bit and then we had to go somewhere else as there isn't much to do there! xxx

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  18. These are fantastic pictures, I especially love the last one! I have never been to a Lavender field but it does look lie a great place to visit. x #MagicMoments

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  19. Fantastic shots of the fields, and lovely to see the kids enjoying it all so much.

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  20. Gorgeous photos. I love the Lavender fields. Snowshill manor looks amazing too. We have NT passes - so will investigate this place now :)

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    1. I bloody love NT places. I love the shops and the cafe and everything! My fav parts xxx

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous photos x I adore lavender, and love the idea of visiting lavender fields, but I not a huge fan of bees... :) #CountryKids

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  22. Gorgeous shots lovely, looks like you had a fab day! I'd love to go to a lavender field but hibs gets the worse hayfever ever so I think it would be a pretty miserable outing for him! xx #magicmoments

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    1. Oh blimey don't go there then! Would be his worse nightmare! xxx

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  23. Wow what a wonderful day out. I love the action running shot
    #MagicMoments

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    1. Thanks! My kids love running so much! xxx

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  24. Funnily enough I was wondering if it was worth a visit and your photo's look amazing-it's so close to us too. I hope we can make it before the end of the season.

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    1. Oh you should defo try and go and have a look! xxx

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  25. Great pics, and I am so impressed your little lady kept her white dress white until bedtime! No wonder the kids ere running with bumblebees everywhere. Mine would have been screaming!

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    1. I can promise you there was lots and lots of screams! For sure! xxx

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  26. Lovely! You all look like fairies in a pretty fairy land! Lavender fields are so magical! #countrykids

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    1. Ah thank you - they really are lovely places xxx

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  27. Your pictures are wonderful. I'd love to visit a lavender field, I adore the smell #whatsthestory

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    1. Actually I never mentioned the smell but it really was gorgeous xxx

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  28. Such lovely pictures. It looks like you all had an amazing time. It's a bit far for a day trip for us but we do travel 'up country' quite often. I'll have to remember this and make sure we stop off next year!

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    1. Yes do! It is brill and they sell really yummy cakes with is always a bonus for me xxx

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