18 May, 2014

STOP + SMELL THE ROSES

Stop & Smell The Roses

Working and living in London can definitely take it's toll, come the weekend I'm so over commuting and want to take it down a notch to enjoy the simpler things in life. I think that's a good motto to live by when things get a little hectic :) London has lots of beautiful parks but one that has lovely views has to be Richmond Park, just under an hours drive away from central London. Driving up we spotted a deer and someone horse riding down the street, that's how close to nature we were!

In an effort to slow down a bit more and just enjoy the simple things around me (instead of rushing around!) here's a few simple pleasures that make me appreciate life a little bit more.

Writing - journal, diary or even a letter
Framing photos - especially holiday snaps
Enjoying the outdoors when it's sunny
Switching off my phone now and then
Speaking to an old friend
Fresh flowers
Reading


What are your favourite things to do to chill out?
 
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14 comments

  1. You look lovely missus and what a lovely sunny day x

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  2. Such beautiful photos as usual! Jealous of all the greenery and flowering trees you have!

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  3. You should take a trip there next time, it's so nice by the riverside as well in the summer time!
    Thanks hun :)

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  4. Thanks ninge, it was super hot that weekend!

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  5. Thanks Marie! As much as I love London, I love being around nature much more and always seeking green spaces!

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  6. Thanks hun! We're lucky we have some nice parks around us, need a break from the concrete jungle sometimes! x

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  7. Lovely photos. I've never quite made it over to Richmond Park but I do need to, it's great to get some nature every once in a while.

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  8. I have been to london in Jan and people told me it is much prettier in the summer because of the beautiful parks. Gotta have to visit again during summer. Loving your hair color by the way.

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  9. Love those joggers! They look so comfy and chic at the same time :)

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  10. Cute!!!! Your very pretty!

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,

    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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  11. Thanks Lisa :) It's a great park away from London and so nice when it's sunny.

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  12. London is nice in the spring/summer when the trees and flowers are all out, then you can relax in the park :)

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  13. Love this outfit! Also really like the reminder to slow down - we can all use one now and again! :)

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  14. Thanks Maddy, I agree it good to take some time out sometimes :)

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