Staycations have a bit of special meaning for us too (or certainly I like to think so :p) - because when Tom tagged along on a Brighton staycation I organised with some friends that was really the first time we actually spent together and I got a wee bit of a crush on him (I spent the majority of our trip to the Booth Museum trying to work out if he was checking out my bum! Haha) and then, well, here we are now :)
|Lots of laughter, whilst sitting in a boat. On staycation in 2008(!!)|
Today was our first outing as National Trust members and we decided to head up the road to Sheffield Park and Gardens. Neither of us had been there before; despite the fact that it's only a 20 minute drive from our house. The gardens are really beautiful- almost more of a "woodland" vibe, rather than planted regiments of flower beds- with plenty of little patches of wild flowers, and some seriously tall trees. We saw countless butterflies, ducks and geese, and I witnessed a rather intimate moment between two dragonflies...
The best bit was getting to take some photographs- something I've been neglecting recently, and I personally feel that photographic evidence from our days out makes them feel a little bit more special. Here are a few of my favourite shots;
|Apparently this is what pine cones look like before they go brown and spikey and get covered in PVA and glitter by toddlers for cheap Christmas decorations.|
|Tom looking very proud of the scotch eggs he made from scratch :)|
And finally- I felt like a bit of a perve taking this shot, but seriously- aren't you glad "dragonfly-style" isn't a physical option for humans?!
Have you ever been on staycation? Are you a member of the National Trust, or do you have any other favourite green spaces?