Origami Girl

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

In which there is much less noise here

 Lately London has been like a weight on my senses. It's so loud all the time, always sirens or children screaming or cars revving or that sound of fast trains that go by so suddently, it makes your heart pound in that one half-second you consider them coming off the tracks. I've been so overwhelmed by it lately I feel an urge to put my hands over my ears as I walk down the street. There's so much dirt and smells, and people. Always, so many people, and so much work to be done.

I realised that the last time I was in Yorkshire and in the real countryside was when I was getting married. Perhaps I am indeed romanticising it because of this association, perhaps I last saw Yorkshire at it's best and now London is looking at its worst. But I think not. I just need a break. On Sunday Andy and I went on a train a little bit further out from our home, not all the way north at all. Just the first bit of real countryside we get to. This enormous park has paths leading off it into the woods and we had a beautiful walk all around the fields and the trees for hours.

When we walked into the park I could feel my whole self relaxing, tension I didn't even know was there. The power of that is wonderful.

I still love London too, in it's own way. I love the view from Blackfriars train station, I love seeing sunset behind Tower Bridge. I love the way the Shard looms over and shines like a fantasy villain's tower. I love all the museums and being able to go to life drawing classes. But right now, I'd prefer sunset over the dales and only the trees to tower. In the meantime this trip to the park refreshed me, and I hope the pictures show that.


Outfit details
 Skirt: charity shop
Jumper & tights: H&M
Shoes: New Look
Necklace New Look


  1. I love your coloured tights, especially how they match your cozy knit sweater! And thank you so much for your comment on my blog, it means so much to me :)

  2. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    It's so important to take some 'green' breaks when you live in te city!

    Have the best day ever,

  3. It sounds like you're suffering from a little NDD- Nature Deficit Disorder! Glad you got a chance to get away from the city!

  4. Oh my goodness, I did realize that you can fireweed in England as well, I sort of thought that was a wildflower limited to Alaska/Canada. That's awesome, it's my favorite flower and I think it looks kindda awesome when it goes to seed. (You got some great pictures of it!) I hear you about the noise in the city though, my town is waaaay smaller than London but being a country girl who'd never actually lived in town before, it was overwhelming. (The noise! The crazy amount of people and having no space.) I use to do the same, either drive to the country or go to the bigger parks to hit "refresh" before we ended up moving back to the outskirts so yeah, I totally hear you about the whole thing. At least you have gorgeous parks there and London does sound like a cool city with a lot going on.
    I wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments as well, they were so sweet and its always exciting getting to talk to people who come from a similar climate. Yay cold winters!

  5. This place is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could see it for myself. Also, you can never go wrong with a striped skirt! -Jessica L

  6. There are so many wonderful things about the city but the noise is never one of them - a countryside break is often just what the doctor ordered for city dwellers, particularly in the autumn, when the country is so pretty and the city is just gray. These photos are lovely :)