Reaching back a good few weeks here for this post.

As most of you know by now, Richard and I went back up to England for a month between January and February. Most of the time we were visiting Richard's friends and family (I hadn't seen most of them in around two years!), but we did make the effort to go out and explore bits of the country that were close to us while we were there.
Mid-way through our trip, Richard's parents and we went down to Warwick Castle for the day.

I don't know about you, but I love castles. I'm not much of a history buff, though it's hard to disagree that there's something ridiculously impressive about these things. People built them! In a time when there weren't any bulldozers, cranes or gigantic cement mixers! Also, they're always beautiful, even if in ruins surrounded by wilderness.
Warwick Castle was no exception, either. I'm pretty happy we went in the middle of winter, too, as it wasn't overcrowded and was easy to capture photos of the serene, majestic vibe of the place. And of the weather - it rained pretty much every day we were there in England, except this day. How lucky were we?!

For lunch (as we forgot the picnic basket at home, derp), we stopped at the little café/carvery within the castle. Naturally, I wasn't going to have just anything - ho-no, if I was going to eat in a medieval English castle, I was going to have scones. With jam and clotted cream.

H&M jumper | Vintage black leather shorts | Urban Outfitters cardigan | Really old, well-loved earmuffs that are now broken (sadface.) | Dr Martens patent leather boots

It's so odd looking back at these photos as I don't think I can comprehend exactly how cold I was that day compared to sitting in my study right now at a comfortable 24ºC. Those earmuffs were constantly attached to my head those four weeks, if I'm totally honest. If there's one thing I do miss, though, it's the perpetual green of the English countryside. Sigh of bliss.


  1. Such beautiful photos and beautiful look. Lovely dear.

  2. All the photos are amazing you look beautiful.

  3. Love the shorts ! The pictures are cool too !

  4. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place! Love your outfit as well.

  5. In love with that stained glass picture - something I wish I'd taken myself!!
    Looks like a beautiful place

    Grace x

  6. Lovely photos, love your jumper too! x

  7. Aww I love Warwick Castle - beautiful photos Michelle! :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  8. Wow, stunning pics. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  9. Pretty photos!
    I really like your outfit, your leather shorts are stunning.

  10. Cute casual chic look, beautiful photos!

  11. I'm not much of a history buff myself, but I'd love to visit a castle someday! That one looks really lovely. The closest I've been to a castle are the ones at Renaissance fairs, and well, those are fake.

  12. Gorgeous pictures! I also find castles stunning, but I haven't been to many. They're just so full of history, and so different from how everything is today. So so fascinating.

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  13. Beautiful place!! I love scones !! That's what i am eating right now and working in the blog. XOXOXO

  14. Warwick Castle really is beautiful! Lovely pics :)

    Maria xxx

  15. Warwick Castle is absolutely beautiful, but yes I can see why you were freezing when you have 24C! :)

    Hmm maybe...