“I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.” – Winston Churchill
I’m baaaack!! Well, technically I never left- But I did end up taking a longer break from blogging during the holiday season then expected! But I’m getting back into the swing of blogging and the rest of Keeping up With Jacqueline will be posted much more regularly!
I almost didn’t go to Blenheim with everyone else… I woke up feeling super nauseas and didn’t want to get out of the bed (looking back now, I was kind of a hot mess that week. First a migraine, then I found out I do get motion sickness while riding the tube, and then nausea that morning. It seems that while I may like traveling- my body doesn’t.)
When you drive up to Blenheim- you can tell it’s huge (duh- it’s a palace), but it doesn’t seem like much at first. But then you walk into the courtyard and everything hits you all at once. The clock towers, the lion statues, the figurines everywhere. It’s incredible. Especially when you think about how old the palace is, and that all of those things were done by hand! Winston Churchill was also born here- which is very cool! He was not a perfect man, but there are certain things I greatly admire him for!
While the palace was very cool, my favorite part of Blenheim was the gardens. Gardens were my favorite part of England period. Even in London, there are public parks, gardens, and even pubs covered in flowers everywhere- But walking through these with the breeze coming off river Glyme was magical. If I lived in England and had the opportunity to come walk the grounds, I think I’d be there at least 4-5 times every week.
We also took the train to the Pleasure Gardens where the Butterfly house is, took fun head shots, and ate yummy pizza together. After we finished up there it was time for us to head back to the hotel to get ready for our shoot that evening.
Just a little fun BTS until I can blog the Styled Elopement Shoot 😉
Follow along on the rest of my trip to the UK