Monday, 8 August 2016

exploring


On Saturday I had one of the best days of the summer so far, bursting with sunshine, food and a whole lot of photo taking - you could've been anywhere in the world yet it was England. 
I've said in posts before about being a tourist in your own home and how it's great for mindfulness (woop for the use of a trendy, cliche word) but it's true; just walking about under the trees, by the sea and capturing this in a lasting memory, it was a truly great day. I just love exploring and going somewhere new, I have have the urge to jump on a plane the minute I land in England but days like this quenched my thirst; there is a beauty in the place I live you just had to do a little looking. 

It was the first time I've properly been able to get my camera out and take photos outside and it was great, I didn't realise how much I love photography but I do; even if I'm nowhere near Rankin standard. I'm really pleased with the photos I (and my lovely friend Ellie) took and I couldn't not share them, the happiness of the day just seeps through the image. 
There should be a proper outfit post of this look coming up next week and it also happens to tick off one of the things on my summer bucketlist (to actually take some outdoor outfit photos). This year more than any other I've wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and I'm so glad I have. I'm hardly Bear Grylls and I'm not about to run a marathon, nor has my fear of bees subsided but I'm getting there. I just hope that can continue in the 4 months we have left; nope still can't quite believe that we only have four months left of 2016, it's gone unbelievably quickly. 

If there are any posts or topics you would like me to write about definitely let me know as I always love your input into what I write; I'm not doing any back to school posts this year purely because not much would've changed from what I wrote last year (other than sorry but posts will definitely be more sporadic this year due to GCSE's) but I am doing an organizational post at the start of September and I'm going to do revision tips nearer the time of my exam. However, if you would like me to write some school related posts (and on what topic) then let me know and I will do the best I can to write them.
I'll finish with this totally blurry yet candid photo of me looking back to see if my friend had taken the photo of me but really hoping she was taking a photo of me turning round :) what's your favourite place in your home country and why? 
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  1. I love the photos, they are so lovely! Exploring is always such a fun thing to do xx
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  2. Eleanor I love you photos! There's so many nice places in at home that we forget about. I love exploring my own town and city because there's so much to see and do :-)
    Sarah x
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    1. Thank you so much Sarah, there are lots of hidden gems everywhere that we don't know about x

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  3. These photos are so beautiful, lovely post!!
    Hollie xx
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  4. Loved this post so much! Love the photos!😍Xx

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  5. I totally know what you mean. There is so much beauty in your own backyard. I really want to visit England one day.

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    1. You should, there are some amazing places in England that you just trip up on x

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  6. Aw I love your photos! This place looks so beautiful xx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole! It was such a nice place xx

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  7. Wonderful pics, your outfit looks stunning. I'm in love with that backpacks *-*
    X

    Mia | my-world-vibes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! A full post on my outfit will be up next week including this backpack :)

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  8. gotta love some exploring. always helps u relax

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    1. I totally agree with you, it just takes your mind off of everything else x

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  9. These photos are beautiful Eleanor and I can't believe they're in England. I love the idea of being a tourist in your own country and do it all the time! X

    www.ItsHollieAnn.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I think the concept is actually great :) x

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  10. I completely get what you mean about exploring in your own town, there's something so rewarding about having a relaxing day finding something new and making memories somewhere so close to home! Love the blurry candid - there's something so happy about photos taken with friends when you look so genuinely happy :)
    Imogen
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    1. I completely agree with you Imogen and thank you for such a lovely comment - I do love a bit of a blurry photogenic photo :)

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  11. I love this style of photography - your photos are just brilliant x
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Alice! I'll definitely try to do more posts like this in the future :)

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  12. the photos are beautiful ! I'm glad you had a wonderful day. maybe you have many more .
    wishing you all the best,
    ayele
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    1. Thank you so much Ayele, that's really sweet!

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  13. Beautiful photos! One of my favorite places in my home country is Arizona. The terrain and canyons are so beautiful!

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    1. I would love to go to Arizona! It looks beautiful in pictures :)

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  14. Amazing place :)
    xx

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