We Went Wandering

At the end of summer we felt the nip in the air as the Autumn mists hovered low and left their kisses of frost. The night air became sharp and wearing socks to bed felt unnatural and strange all over again, as it does every year. We stared at our fireplace, refusing to light a fire, denying summer was really ending; there was still so much to enjoy in the long daylight hours. But sure enough, Autumn was closing in and we began to spend the days enjoying the seasonal vegetables, going on walks and playing with the foggy breath that escaped our lips. It was time to be outside, so we went wandering.

We wandered high and we wandered low. Our boots were dirty but our cheeks glowed a wind-stung pink. We travelled around our little island and took everything in, exploring corners which felt untouched and so new. We climbed the fells and jumped the brooks, we became somewhat lost but the constant adventure kept our eyes fiery alive. The chilly nights were spent gazing into the darkness where the stars looked like bright holes in the sky blanket. Our window overlooked a lakeside which reflected the stars like fireflies. We've never felt more energised whilst travelling with no real direction, we just wandered for the sake of feeling free and slept when we needed to recharge. We felt like earth people just following the wind, and it made us smile to do something we'd only ever thought about. Never before had everything felt so fresh.

The post-adventure blues can bear angry claws and dig into your heart. Home is beautiful, always, but there is always a sense of sorrow waving goodbye to a somewhere that's cradled your adventurous mind. Discovering such beauty and now knowing the little way from home means we'll definitely be going on far more adventures soon. Instead of feeling sad it's over, I can smile that it happened and count down the days until we return to our lakesides and slate fells. Memories were made, stories were completed and we've returned to our little house with books worth of images and writing.

Always wander, you never know where your feet may take you.


  1. Where is this located?

    Sue on the

    1. It is really good :)

      Aleksandra on the

      1. These are literally soooooo good! I keep coming back to your site for inspiration. You really have a gift for this! Never give it up!! :)
        1. Gorgeous photographs!!! I especially love the first one and the one with the birds :)
          1. Wow!! These are the best holiday photos I have ever ever ever seen in my life! So dreamy and fun!! You are definately my favorite "family"! :)

            Klaudia on the

            1. You are lucky to have such amazing scenery, we don't get that where I live in a dusty city. :( 

              Cadenza on the

              1. Wow these images are just amazing!
                1. Can I come with next time? Lol! Very nice photos you took and your writing is dreamy to match.

                  Graham on the

                  1. I was feeling so sad this week because I really wanted to go and photograph the valley where I live but just felt so uninspired. This on the other hand, this has made me throw my scarf on, grab my camera and head outside and now I have 200 photographs I am so happy to edit. Thank you! =)

                    Martha B on the

                    1. I felt this way saying goodbye to Summer too but this post makes me feel better about it. I think I'm ready for the colder months with hot chocolate and wood fires now. x

                      hello! on the

                      1. the bestest blogpost so far. thanks for taking me to dreamland.

                        nihan on the

                        1. I really enjoyed your images. I really felt it. Gorgeous. Thank you.
                          1. Wow, these are so picturesque! Love long autumn walks, and the woodland looks amazing. Your dog looks especially adorable. Keep dreaming hehe.

                            Leigh-Anne on the

                            1. Now that's what I call a relaxing trip! You chose a really wonderful place to wonder around! Florrie looks really happy and adventury! The pictures are amazing! Autumn has some sort of mystical spell that casts upon Earth. I also like the picture with the biiig houses. And the forest ones of course. And, and, the rest of them :D ~~
                              1. These are so lovely! Something about them reminds me of your 365 days and the way you documented life back then. Truly beautiful images & words :]
                                1. OH MY GOD these are SO perfect!

                                  Katie on the

                                  1. Its official...I'm coming to England!!

                                    Terumi on the

                                    1. These are breathtaking!! Makes me want to go and venture right now. How I wish that the Philippines had more greenery :(
                                      1. You are such fairy, Kitty! The words and images in this post are so full of wonder and beauty. Thank you for sharing your adventure. :-)
                                        1. Where do you guys shop from? Like Nathan's gray sweater and your red bag are totally amazing and I want them sooo much! Very pretty post btw! :D

                                          lindsay on the

                                          1. Ohhh <3 those photos are beautiful, it looks like you guys had an amazing time, the landscapes are amazing! :O I specially love the one where the big house appear
                                            1. It is so cute that you went with Florrie! You're such a sweet little explorer family! xx 
                                              1. I know I already commented on facebook, but words are not enough to express how much I love this blog post. It's pure magic, your words and your photos, they make the mind wander and dream. Thank you <3

                                                Marianna on the

                                                1. Looks like you all had fun, what a way to welcome Autumn in! x

                                                  Sera on the

                                                  1.  I love ♥ how wanderlusty this makes me feel. Such beautiful images!

                                                    Meg on the

                                                    1. Oh my, the first photo took my breath away! I love wandering too, and yes, I do agree that smiling because beautiful memories happened is by far a better choice. :)
                                                      1. So beautiful! I love about everything in these pictures!
                                                        1. The perfect break from a morning of work is just looking at your photos, I love your mind. P.s. I'm sorry it's taking me so long to reply, but I will sit down at some point and write you a long email. I miss you.