A little Windermere summer shabby chic outing

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

Happy Friday everyone! It’s easy to feel a lot of pressure while blogging, am I thinking about branding, making my best images? Am I SEO friendly? It is so lovely to forget everything for a minute and go snap happy with the camera on a 27c afternoon in late June, the sun with its haze turning everything milk pink in your gaze. This is why I love blogging. Here is a little summery daytrip photo diary…

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

I try to capture it with my camera, the felicity and fragility of a summer’s day through lavender glazed houses, windows flung open, liquid rooftops and sun caught spider webs. 

Windermere is full of cute holiday cottages, I love photographing it every season. Something beautiful but currently less recognised in blogging is the awe in the every day, one need only seek out flowers/cobwebs/sun warmed streets to find beauty.

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

The Lakes is renowned for being an expensive place but it is possible to enjoy it at little to no cost at all, especially with totally free rail/bus replacement service at the moment. I sip my only just afforded £1 iced tea from Booths, rest my back against the warm whole mound of bench and relish the feeling of being a stowaway. I love the ice cream coloured houses and their beautiful little names.

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

Coming down the hill I spotted this gorgeous vintage style car, a Morris Minor I think (someone correct me haha!) I completely fell for the beautiful colour, tan seats, fingernail curves of the body.

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

The tiny and lovely things we can find everywhere that are little miracles in themselves. By showing, telling, showcasing how beautiful they are through our lens maybe we can create a world far more rich, colourful and opulent than the expensive tropical resort. Maybe that is what blogging is, an insight in to a world different to your own, twisted all beautiful and differently. 

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog

Like when you bite in to a strawberry and taste a little decay, the first roses are now starting to turn and shrivel, making room for the next ones. Where do you go to find peace? For me, I like to find a place with endless flowers, cottages, cobwebs and sun warmed streets ♡



  1. the creation of beauty is art.
    June 30, 2018 / 2:09 am

    How wonderful! I think it is important to focus on being inspired and creating content that makes you happy, rather than over thinking the SEO and all of that stuff. <3

    • elizabeth
      July 4, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much Shannon, that is so kind! I really agree, it's so lovely to take time to reconnect with why you started blogging in the first place πŸ˜€ β™‘

  2. Rebecca Young
    June 30, 2018 / 8:28 am

    Lovely photos of the cottages – my son (who loves classic cars) says that your photo is actually of a V W Beetle.

    • elizabeth
      July 4, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks so much Rebecca! Ahhh thank you, I am definitely not up on my classic cars haha xD so great to know! β™‘

  3. Danielle Alexa
    June 30, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I absolutely adore Windermere, I feel so lucky to love close by!

    Danielle xx

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Ahh that's so cool!! Windermere is so lovely, I love all the cute cafes and diners πŸ˜€ β™‘

  4. Unknown
    June 30, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Your writing is effortlessly beautiful Elizabeth! It's like liquid gold! I love Windermere and I'm so inspired by how you weaved blogging and photography into this beautiful little post!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Aw that is so kind, thank you so much Molly!! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  5. Eva@UrbanWheelz
    July 1, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Great pictures! Looks like an amazing idyllic place Windermere.
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    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much Eva, so kind! β™‘

  6. Mummywho
    July 1, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Beautiful photos and I agree it can be expensive, it depends what you decide to do!
    I just adore the lake district

    Kate xx

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much, haha yes I'm always trying to find new adventures that are affordable too πŸ˜€ luckily there is so much to see and do! β™‘

  7. Cocoa&Chats
    July 1, 2018 / 11:40 am

    omg so gorgeous photos!
    p.s check out my brand new blog post about my favourite pamper products!

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much, I will be sure to! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  8. Julia
    July 1, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Windermere looks adorable! It must feel so nice in the warm summer breeze. An iced tea sounds like the perfect drink for a walk around and a little cottage-hunting!

    Julia x
    Last Post: How to Get your Life Together | juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com/2018/07/lifestyle-how-to-get-your-life-together.html

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Aw thank you so much Julia, that is so kind! It is like paradise in hot weather, I love the warmth so much πŸ˜€ so amazing after such a long winter! β™‘

  9. Jules on the moon
    July 1, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Beautiful post!!


    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Aw thank you Giulia!! β™‘

  10. GlamorousandGeeky
    July 2, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Such a beautiful post

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much! β™‘

  11. Clare
    July 2, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    beautiful photos!


    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks so much Clare! β™‘

  12. UpYourVlog
    July 2, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    What a pretty spot!


    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie! β™‘

  13. franalibi
    July 2, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Your photos are always so pretty aaaah and this post is no exception <3


    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much Fran, ahhh so kind! β™‘

  14. The Furnshop
    July 3, 2018 / 8:07 am

    These pictures are beautiful. I really liked these photos. Thanks a lot for sharing this post.

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you so much, I'm so glad you liked it! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  15. Jessie | jessie-ann.co.uk
    July 3, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Windermere is so pretty! I am obsessed with these photos. xx
    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Aw so kind, thanks so much Jessie! β™‘

  16. Moonsparkle
    July 6, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ I agree, it's good to notice the tiny, lovely things.



    • elizabeth
      July 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you so much Zania, that is so kind! πŸ˜€ β™‘

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    July 27, 2018 / 4:24 am

    The photos you included are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚


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