Spontaneous Countryside Walk

Since the weather has been so nice the past few days, Harry and I decided to go on a spontaneous trip up the countryside to the hills. In Folkestone, we are lucky enough to have the coast one side and the countryside on the other, so we have a choice of either going to the beach or climbing/hiking up the hills in the countryside. As we lived in Chatham for the past two years, we desperately missed the countryside and so we decided it would be a nice idea to walk up the hills and make the most of the sun!


As much as I knew it would be best to wear my trusty Vans up the hills, I still wanted to wear these studded sandals (Topshop) because I love them and they are so comfy! Will most likely create an outfit/style post featuring them soon!

However, I did end up changing into my Vans as soon as we got there. Another slight error with my outfit is that I stupidly wore a skirt. I completely misjudged the wind and ended up having to use my denim jacket to hold it down whilst we walked. Only I would think it would be a good idea to wear a skirt when I knew I would be walking/climbing up the hills... haha



The bag Harry is wearing is actually a DJI drone case, we were hoping to fly the drone up the hills but again, we misjudged the strength of the wind.


His 'n' Hers Vans ft. Pale legs 


We didn't choose a specific nature path to follow, we decided to follow wherever the path took us. However, there are different paths you can follow that will lead you to specfic places and areas in Kent. For example, the North Downs Way is a National Trail that will eventually lead you to Dover from Folkestone. I think it would be nice to actaully follow one of the routes one day and see where we end up.




Of course, I had to stop and take loads of photos of the flowers! :)



After walking for near on two hours, we couldn't take the heat anymore and we both needed food and drink. We decided to take the back road rather than trek through the hills again and we come across this pretty lane! There were so many bright and colourful flowers that I had to stop and take more photos...I think I'm obsessed.

It was so nice just wandering through the countryside and leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a couple of hours. It was so hot but it was worth it! We're planning to go for a longer walk and maybe follow one of the national trails next time and I will actually dress appropriately and take lots of water and snacks with us!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! It's a little different to what I usually post but I'm wanting to expand into the lifestyle more as well as my usual fashion/style posts. Let me know what you think! :)

Have a wonderful day!
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The Bouverie Tap

After a full on and stressful couple of weeks, I have finally moved back to my hometown Folkestone and finally starting to relax. Living away has made me realise how much I took for granted before I left for uni. I'm finding myself admiring my surroundings more and wanting to walk everywhere. Even though I have lived here my whole life...it feels like new (does this make sense? haha). Anyway, due to this I am wanting to find new places to visit, especially since a lot has been built around Folkestone town and harbour since I was away, I want to explore more.  

The other day I visited a new and upcoming restaurant called The Bouverie Tap with my boyfriend and my brother. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and we were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff. The decor of the restaurant instantly sparked our interest and we found out that all the items displayed were authentic, vintage items that the owner had collected over the years. 




The interior of The Bouverie Tap is covered in authentic memorabilia ranging from the 1920s to the 1950s. As well as the items on the walls, all the tables are hand decorated and finished with pages from old, vintage newspapers with some dating back to 1904! It was interesting to read sections of the pages and learn what was happening around the time that they were printed. 





The food was honestly amazing! We ordered handmade beef burgers with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese (you could choose stilton) and a brioche bun. Served with homemade double cooked chips and a side of rocket. I couldn't finish the whole burger due to it being so filling! The handmade chips were divine, I could honestly eat a whole plate of them. I don't actually like rocket so I didn't eat it but the other two said it was nice. 


Out of all the details, I found the lights interesting as each of the lights were made out of vintage army helmets, so each of the lights are different adding the finishing touch to the overall aesthetic of the restaurant. The lighting is that of a orangey tone, making the atmosphere quite soft and relaxing. Our overall experience was amazing and we can't wait to back there again!

If you're out and about around Folkestone, Kent or if you're planning to visit the seaside town, I would highly recommend visiting The Bouverie Tap, whether it is just for a drink or an early lunch; it is the perfect place to have a break and relax. Make sure you take a look on their Facebook or Instagram pages to see what else they have to offer. (Links below)

Facebook - The Bouverie Tap
Instagram - @thebouverietap

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! I'm planning to write more lifestyle posts like this so let me know what you think! :)

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