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hylands park chelmsford
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hylands house gardens chelmsford
writtle green ducks
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I'm sure you're not keeping up as it's so easy to get distracted by pictures rather than focus on chronology, but we're not in Munich for one post only. I couldn't resist sharing these photos taken on Friday as my mum and I went for a wander round our favourite Essex villages, with mandatory scone stop-off. I know that a lot of blogs focus on emulating street style by shooting literally in the middle of a road, but I'm definitely not cool enough and much prefer a pretty country garden for a backdrop than an industrial estate - just watch out for the ducks.

First stop was the Lordship tearooms opposite the agricultural college in Writtle. If you're a jam connoisseur (yep), you may recognise the little jam jars as this place is run by the people behind Tiptree jam. They've got a few tearooms around Essex, but I've only made it to this and the Tiptree one so far, with Heybridge next on our to-try list; I would definitely recommend them if you're in the area either for a cream tea (about £6 for two scones, jam and clotted cream, and a hot drink) or a proper meal. Afterwards we went for a wander round the village in the afternoon sunshine, which is a pretty-front-door instagrammer's dream.

Making a slight diversion on the way back, we stopped off at Hylands, which is my favourite park by far. The grounds are massive (V festival is based here), but the landscaped gardens are beautiful, the stately house is the perfect location for weddings, and they sell really good ice cream.

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writtle village green
Post written in collaboration with IHG, although I will take any excuse to eat scones.


  1. Such gorgeous snaps Rebecca! xx

  2. These photos are beautiful, what a gorgeous place! And you're looking as lovely as ever, what a perfect trench x

    Josie’s Journal

  3. wow, such beautiful shots! and lovely outfit x

  4. stunning photos and outfit as always Rebecca! xx

    India Charlotte♥

  5. My oh my, I had no idea Essex could be so gosh-darn beautiful! Definitely going to make the effort to visit the place next time I'm in England.
    Oh, and cute outfit, as PER!

    x Michelle |

  6. Such stunning photography! :) xx

  7. Just stunning Rebecca, your photography is always so darn spectacular x

  8. These are really pretty pictures! I love your shoes x

  9. Hello gorgeous shoes! Loving this whole laid back look, you look gorgeous and I adore the photos- hello Mr. Duck xx

  10. back in Blighty yaaaaaaaay! xx

  11. Love your shoes! xxx


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