Our week in Northumberland {Part 2}

March 20, 2017

 

We're having a lovely week in Northumberland, it's already mid week and it's gone soooo fast. 

 

There is so much to see and do here we're trying to give ourselves some time to try and switch off. It's all about balance isn't it? and trying not to watch the clock which is something I am famous for. 

 

On Monday we visited a wondrous National Trust gem, Wallington Hall and signed up to be National Trust members so hope to get as much out of that this year. Best of all they allow dogs in most of their sites so Toby can come too. Wallington was a family home for over 300 years, the house is full of beautiful furniture, family paintings, treasured collections and quirky curiosities.

 

 

Amazing detail and colour in the hand painted artwork in the middle room of the house. Moving on to the grounds and exploring the woodlands of Wallington Hall.

 

 

Cute little fairy door.

 

It's so important to step back and see how small we really are sometimes

 

 

 

TEXTURE of the bark and colours of this tree are extraordinary, wish I'd known what type it was!?

 

 

 

How cute is this?! Fairy washing line. Magical! 

 

 

Obligatory selfie. Me and Mr. Blunt. There is a blanket of purple crocuses which where magnificent 💜 over 100,000 bulbs planted. It finally feels like spring has finally sprung!

 

 

 

 

 

Wallington Hall has a gorgeous Edwardian orangery full to the brim with plants, succulents and exotic flowers. 

 

 

 

 

I'm going to check out what other National Trust places we can visit. If you've got membership I'd love to know where you've been and what you'd recommend?

 

Have a good Wednesday!

Blunty xx

 

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