Spontaneous little trips are the best

Spontaneous little trips to a lake

As someone who has to always be organised and plan things in advance, being spontaneous can be tricky. However, I find that making spontaneous little trips can be so much fun.

Last Saturday, we couldn’t decide what to do. Do you ever have those mornings where you’re so indecisive and can’t think of anywhere you want to go?

We finally settled on visiting a farm shop, which has a lovely cafe for lunch. Leaving it a little past what I presumed would be peak time, I hoped it would have quietened down when we arrived.

Oh how wrong I was! There was a queue of people waiting to be seated and a huge queue of customers waiting to order. The place was packed and it looked like it would be a long time until we received any food.

Feeling very hungry and not wanting to wait a long time to eat lunch, we were unsure what to do. Located in a rural setting, we were unaware of where we else we could find something nice to eat.

We decided to leave the cafe and figure something out. I had the idea of buying some food from the farm shop and then driving out to a lake just a few minutes away for a makeshift picnic.

So we did just that. Best idea ever.

We chose some goodies, including the biggest sausage rolls that had just come out of the oven. What perfect timing! For afters, I picked up a punnet of strawberries.

Punnet of strawberries

The freshest, sweetest strawberries, as it turns out.

The weather was dreary. It was cloudy and rather chilly, so we we parked the car right in front of the lake and ate inside with the lovely view.

Lake with ducks

We watched the cutest chick wander around in front of us and saw it go running towards a little boy and his mother feeding the ducks.

I was actually really glad that the cafe had been so busy! Eating all of the homemade, fresh food with a beautiful view right in front of us seemed so much more appealing than sitting inside a crazy busy cafe.

Lake view

Lake with ducks

Life can get so busy. I find I often end up rushing around trying to get everything done. It was so relaxing to spend a little time somewhere so peaceful. It tied in so well with the relaxed mindset I’ve recently been trying hard to implement.

Lake with ducks

We enjoyed it so much, we said we will definitely do it again. Next time, I’ll go prepared with comfy shoes so we can walk around the lake too.

Not only did we have a great time, but we also saved money too. We ate the freshest, locally made and fantastic quality food for a fraction of the price of eating in a nice cafe or restaurant.

Isn’t it funny how a sudden change of plans often leads to the best moments?

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    12th May 2017 at 11:56

    Sounds like a great little trip


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      17th May 2017 at 19:52

      It was lovely 🙂 Thanks for commenting xx

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    12th May 2017 at 12:06

    i totally agree that spontaneous trips are the best! lovely photos.

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      17th May 2017 at 19:57

      They’re fab aren’t they 🙂 Thanks so much x

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    12th May 2017 at 13:51

    Your trip sounds fun and relaxing !

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      17th May 2017 at 20:00

      Thank you – yes it was so relaxing 🙂 x

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    12th May 2017 at 14:23

    Sounds like a lovely trip! I totally agree about spontaneous trips! I always have the best days out when they are spontaneous! ❤ xx Robyn

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      17th May 2017 at 20:02

      They’re the best aren’t they! We need to do it more often. Thanks so much for commenting xx

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    13th May 2017 at 19:07

    This looks like a lovely trip! The last 3 blog posts I’ve read have been about little trips away and now I want to go on one myself!

    Corinne x

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      17th May 2017 at 20:20

      That’s the problem with reading blogs – they always leave me wanting to buy holidays or clothes or craving food lol x

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    14th May 2017 at 01:26

    I agree! Spontaneous trips are super fun.

    xx, Melissa

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      17th May 2017 at 20:22

      Yay they’re good fun aren’t they 🙂 xx

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    14th May 2017 at 23:09

    I love that you’ve been trying to implement a more relaxed lifestyle lately, that’s something I’m sure we could all do with striving towards! Your spontaneous trip out looks lovely and so peaceful 🙂

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      17th May 2017 at 20:27

      Thanks lovely – I think it’s much needed and making such a difference! x

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    Sea + Terra
    15th May 2017 at 17:07

    Spontaneous trips are always the best. We are feeling a bit restless too lately, itching to get out of the city, so we are thinking a country/beach trip soon too!

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      17th May 2017 at 20:35

      Hope you have fun wherever you decide to visit 🙂 x

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    15th May 2017 at 23:37

    Spontaneous moments are the best. I hate planning everything and I’m definitely trying to actively be a little more spontaneous! I love that you’re adopting a more relaxed mindset too – I’ve recently been getting into meditating, journaling and affirmations and i absolutely love it!

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      22nd May 2017 at 20:14

      I love meditating, it’s definitely something I want to get into the habit of doing much more often. It’s so relaxing! x

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    17th May 2017 at 12:40

    That is me every weekend. I always wake up wanting to do something, but never sure what! Them strawberries looks immense, my mouth is salivating looking at them! Haha.
    Kate x

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      22nd May 2017 at 20:15

      Glad it’s not just me! We can be so indecisive, it’s terrible. They were so sweet and tasty x

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    3rd June 2017 at 11:49

    Spontaneity is always the best way forward! I am now craving strawberries having read this lovely post 🙂 x

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      20th June 2017 at 11:57

      Haha sorry! They were so yummy! Thanks for commenting x

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