Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A Taste of Lincolnshire

I was born and raised in Lincolnshire, and while I love living so close to the Peaks here I'm magnetised to home and wish I got back more frequently to visit my family and friends there and as today I'm feeling rather homesick I've decided to pop up a few photos of home and of Lincoln itself - hope you'll forgive the self indulgent post!





These four are of my favourite part of Lincoln, at the top of Steep Hill - which believe me is incredibly steep, where the area surrounding the castle and cathedral is almost like a village in itself and there are plenty of gorgeous independent shops and tearooms dotted about.


One of my favourite views in the county - if you follow the the track around the bend you can just see the double gables of home.  Admittedly getting to it down the bumpy farm track is a bit of a bone shaker but at the end wait two very enthusiastic canines - one a lovable, wappy long haired Weimaraner called Belle and the other a sweet little Norwegian Buhund, Kea  - who give a proper welcome, along with my parents and little sister of course!



Home itself is about 4 miles outside the historic market town of Louth, we're on the Lincolnshire Wolds inside a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which also inexplicably includes a landfill site half a mile down the road!    



The house is surrounded by woods and fields, it isn't unusual so see deer wandering through the wood from the upstairs windows of the house.  There are badgers, foxes and owls aplenty and more rabbits than you can shake a stick at along with troops of game birds kept and reared by the local landowner for his shoot. 

I have to give kudos to my partner Tristan for capturing my parents'/the family home, and the dogs so beautifully in the last five photos - thanks to him I have a great selection to pore over when I'm missing the place!

Take care,
Jem xXx

Linking up to Good Life Wednesdays with the lovely Sarah of A Beach Cottage!





17 comments:

  1. Lincoln looks lovely, Ive never been but i'll be putting it on my list of places to visit. :o) Scarlett x

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  2. I really liked visiting Lincs a few yearsago on a riding holiday,people think its flat as a pancake but the wolds are really hilly and in places breathtaking, guessing you'l know Horncastle too?full of antique shops!x

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  3. Wow, what a gorgeous area. I am so glad you posted these pictures. This was not self indulgent at all-you have taught me something new so thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  4. Lincs is beautiful, thanks for the photos :) I've been told there is a little haberdashery shop in Lincoln which is fab, need to visit!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  5. Looks lovely. Its nice to see what other places look like then you know what to expect when you go there!
    Liz

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  6. Grazie della visita turistica,bel posto!!!Ciao,Rosetta

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  7. Oh Jem it looks like something out of a fairy tale...no wonder you miss it so much.

    And how lovely to get such a warm welcome from those gorgeous doggies.

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  8. I've never been to Lincolnshire but it looks so beautiful there! beautiful view of scenery, gorgeous dogs! ( i really want one!) and i do know how you feel about missing home and family and friends also the places that you are familiar with, I do feel homesick too, so bad that sometimes I cried hehehe. Hugs!! Susan

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  9. I just love that 4th almost monotone photo with all the fantastic combination of lines and light and shade. Fascinating looking building...

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  10. Ooh where abouts do you live? My mum lives in Scartho- which is a village just outside Grimsby and Louth is somewhere we often spend Saturdays. I love Lincolnshire. Steep Hill is a favourite place of mine too!

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  11. Oh what gorgeous pictures! I miss seeing the lovely old buildings and stunning views over there! X

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  12. Hola Jen,
    Just popping to say hello and thanks for your comment, i should come back with more time to read your lovely blog!! i need to see more of england, hopefully in the summer!!
    Regards from London

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  13. I love the Peak district. And indeed Lincoln is my favorite. A wonderful old town area & I love the soaring cathedral. Thanks for posting what was for me a reminder of a favorite holiday!
    Ruth

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  14. It looks like heaven to me. I would love to be surrounded by all the history.Your photos are beautiful. Take care.

    Ann-Marie

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  15. Looks like a very special place - I want to go walking in those woods, we have nothing like that here.

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  16. Hi Jem!
    Oh~my~gosh...who wouldn't get homesick for a beautiful place like that. As always, I have learned something from you! Thanks for sharing this post and the lovely pics. It's so great to have bloggy friends from far away places :)
    Hugs,
    Sabre'

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  17. I love these pictures. The buildings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Laurie

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