Thursday, 12 June 2014

A Day Out To Himley Hall. (w/photos)

As mentioned earlier on in the week, I've been off work with an injured lumbar in my back for nearly 3 weeks now.
I was sick of being stuck in the house with the weather being so nice so this morning Mark suggested to me that we should go for a walk through Himley to stretch my legs and get my strength built up.

So I got my camera ready (as usual!) and we packed a light lunch and headed to Himley in the car.

Himley Hall isn't far from Dudley in the West Midlands, it used to be a moated  manor house that was built in the 18th century and it was home to the Lords Of Dudley.
There are 180 acres of land at Himley Hall, including a huge lake and became a country park in the 1970s.

First of all, I will tell you what we had for our light lunch because it was perfect! 
I made a box of pasta, bacon and garlic and herbs soft cheese.
This is such a simple summery lunch, which can be eaten hot or cold, all you have to do is boil a pot of pasta until its softened whilst grilling some bacon.
Drain the pasta and add back to the pot with the chopped bacon, add 2-3 spoonfuls of the soft cheese and stir it up!
It's that easy and really delicious.

Then Mark had the absolute genius idea of making tortilla crisps.
He roughly chopped two tortilla wraps and placed on a baking tray and seasoned well with salt and black pepper.
Into the the oven they went for 20 minutes at 210 degrees (we have an electric oven)
oh my god they were absolutely gorgeous!
They were a little on the dry side, but for the first try they were great!

We walked all around the Hall's grounds and lake, I was snapping away on my camera, I got some pretty good shots too!

We spent around 3 hours at the beautiful country park, just strolling and enjoying the sun. 
It felt so good to be out properly, get dressed up and finally put some makeup on after three weeks!

(I took my shoes off to walk in the grass!)
Dress £14 from Asda.

I loved that I managed to capture the two dragonflies, and the day was just so perfect and sunny!

Have you been anywhere lately?


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