Monday, 16 December 2013

a chunky knit in chilly cheltenham

We finally managed to get away for our weekend break after a few hiccups! As you can see, the weather was very grey and drab! Just a typical December day in this part of the world! We chose to visit a spa town called Cheltenham mainly known for its horse racing.

There are a lot of lovely Regency type buildings, a lot of which are listed. I felt like I was on the set of Mary Poppins as the architecture was very similar to the Banks residence!

I knew it was going to be chilly so out came my big, chunky knit. I find it warmer than a coat and it is easy to layer up. I just throw a scarf on and I'm usually good to go! I bought this skirt earlier in the year and last wore it here. I'm hoping to get lots of wear out of it during the winter. 

We had a wonderful lunch in a place called The Montpellier Brasserie which was delicious. I had goats cheese and beetroot risotto and Steve had chicken. It was such a lovely, relaxing environment; just what we wanted. 

The rest of the day was spent browsing around some very cute shops and in the evening we enjoyed another lovely meal at a restaurant called Flynns. Delicious food, a warm and friendly atmosphere and gorgeous wine. What more can a girl ask for!















I would love to go again when its warmer to take advantage of all the lovely open spaces to sit and watch the day go by. I would definitely recommend a visit to this lovely town.
Joining up with Patti for Visible Monday.

Have a lovely Monday.

Ark chunky knit sweater - wardrobe
Topshop skirt - last seen here
Topshop booties - last seen here
Primark scarf - last seen here
Topshop bag - wardrobe
Primark sunnies
Primark tights


24 comments:

  1. Awee Rachel you look so pretty, love that skirt and sweater.
    Beautiful! Yummy food. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Claudia, the sweater was perfect for keeping me warm and cosy. Glad you like it :-)

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  2. Lovely warm colours, Rachel, I always like red as an accent with purple/plum too. Haven't been to Cheltenham for many years, but I remember it as a nice town for wandering, and the food sounds and looks divine! xxxx

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    1. Thank you Curtise, I so needed my warm sweater on! It's definitely worth a visit; so many lovely shops to browse xxxx

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  3. Rachel, you look so lovely in those beautiful colours. Makes me want to move back to the UK just for the opportunity of dressing up for winter! :)

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    1. Awww, thank you so much. I'm not a lover of cold, grey days; I much prefer the sun but I do love snow :-) xx

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  4. Foi um prazer conhecer seu blog através da minha amiga do Canada
    eu amo a neve infelizmente nunca pude conhecer nenhum Pais
    só o Brasil.
    Estou levando link para meu cantinho no Brasil.
    Beijos muita paz no seu viver .
    Evanir.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and the follow. It's so lovely of you. :-)

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  5. I have never been to Cheltenham but it looks lovely. Great idea to wear the chunky knit. It looks lovely on you.

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    1. It's a lovely place, you would love it. I needed the chunky knit as it was soooo cold and I'm such a wuss when it comes to cold weather! :-)

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  6. I do like Cheltenham. I have to go for work quite frequently, in fact I am their this Friday. Loving the outfit, that jumper looks very warm.

    X x

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    1. Lucky you, I wish I was going there on Friday! Thanks so much, I certainly needed the jumper to keep me warm :-) xx

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  7. Your chunky knit looks really warm and comfy!
    Glad you had a nice break. xx

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    1. It's very warm and comfy Katia and I don't have to wear a coat with it! We had a lovely time thanks and I can't wait to go again xx

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  8. Hi, Rachel. Love the cozy sweater and how it goes so nicely with the skirt. What a lovely little getaway!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa. It was a lovely place to be and like stepping back in time :-)

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  9. Love the colours of your outfit! And the chunky sweater is adorable, I love this kind of knitted wear, it looks beautiful and is warm and cozy.

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    1. Thank you so much Olga, it keeps me very warm and cosy in this cold weather :-)

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  10. I love how you handled the long look on your small frame! So stylish a way to do cozy casual. The colors and textures are lovely with your fairness. Such cute little shoes, as well. Thank you for the travel photos ... one of my favorite bloggy treats!

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Jan. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post :-)

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  11. oh lucky you to get a weekend away, looks like a great getaway!

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    1. It was a lovely break, it's a very special place to visit. I can't wait to go back. :-)

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  12. I'm so with you & love wearing big jumpers in the winter if its dry! I'd love a weekend escape right now! Ax

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    1. I would much rather wear a jumper than a coat! I always feel restricted in a coat; i'm not sure why! It is a lovely place to go for a weekend break, I definitely recommend it :-)

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