21/10/2014

Hyde Park Parrots

There are so many stunning places in London. Sometimes, I take for granted how green a city I live in. There are so many wonderful open spaces to explore. 


The other weekend, myself and The Gentleman decided to have a little stroll through Hyde Park before heading off for an early dinner. My poor baby Keya had been ill and I had spent the weekend worrying about her and not wanting to leave my phone in case my sister rang with news. 

Keya had an emergency operation to remove her Uterus, after it had become infected when she hadn't cleaned herself properly after coming into season. Luckily, she is one strong little pup and pulled through the operation. A week on, she's doing much better and eating well. Although, she does now have to live inside (much to my dad's annoyment) as previously, the dogs were outside dogs and lived in a heated kennel. 

So after that slightly scary time, Ben decided I needed cheering up and took me out for dinner. Walking through Hyde Park is a photographers dream. There's so much to snap and it's basically impossible to take a bad picture!

One of my favourite things about London are the Green Parakeets that remind me of the world beyond our small island. They are here throughout the year, come sun or snow and they have such a comforting call when they fly about in their little Company. (apparently a group of Parrots is called a Company - is this the same for Parakeets does anyone know?)


Hyde Park isn't a place for seriousness; Kids and adults alike run about getting excited about feeding the birds, while lovers steal kisses on the park benches. Others sit quietly and just read and some observe everyone around them. 


Above all, I love to watch the birds, flying and gliding along the surface of the lake, ducking under the water and bobbing along in Conga formation. The squirrels steal pieces of food from the duck feeding children and run off up the trees with it stuffed into their mouths, then sit on branches to tuck into their feast. 


In the evening sun; groups play on the paddle boats, flicking water at each other and pretending to push each other into the cool water below. It's the perfect place to put a smile on your face.


What makes you feel lucky to live where you do? Are there any lovely walks you like to do in the evening?
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34 comments

  1. Hope your pup feels better soon :) I love Hyde Park, one of my favorite places to wander in London when I'm there, you look stunning in these photos as well.

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  2. Hyde Park is beautiful, when I lived in London it was my favourite place to go, I have lots of happy memories there which have all just come flooding back after seeing these photos! Love your jacket too. Fingers crossed your pup is back on form ASAP.

    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  3. Fiona Naughton10/21/2014 6:56 pm

    I wish I could have visited Hyde Park, looks beautiful. You're so stylish, fab outfit!

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  4. Love how the two of you are subtly matching. Your blazer is sweet, I want one.

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  5. Corina Sorensen10/21/2014 8:53 pm

    I long for a trip to London! I'm so sorry about your pup!

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  6. your outfit is so chic and pops in front of that gorgeous London background! xx

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  7. Those are some great pictures! I love your outfits. Sorry to hear about your dog! Hope she is doing better now.

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  8. Great outfits and BEAUTIFUL photos. I love that you guys are kinda matchy but not too much. :) I have always wanted to visit London! So jealous! ;)

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  9. Love your outfit-- I love how you guys coordinate :)

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  10. I love Hyde park and I enjoy just taking nature in when I am there.

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  11. Hyde Park sounds and looks lovely! Also, quite large...! Great for a romantic, leisurely stroll. :) Cute outfit coordination, did your guy go along willingly, or did you have to convince him? (Mine would never allow to consciously get matchy-matchy, alas.) Perfect colors for fall!

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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  12. Evening walks are the best! Especially when you have a great outfit on. :) I love those pants!

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  13. Karissa Ancell10/22/2014 2:39 am

    What great photos, I love the sunglasses.

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  14. London is a place I have always wanted to visit. I will have to add Hyde Park to one of the attractions to see. I love your jacket!

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  15. I absolutely love the jacket and i love that you and your beau are matching but not matchy match. And the scenery is gorgeous!

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  16. Laura Milroy10/22/2014 4:10 am

    Love your look! I hope your little pup is doing ok! Sounds like a beautiful place to visit! I hope to make it there someday!

    xoxo

    The Accidental Mama

    www.theaccidentalmama.com

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  17. Hope your pup is alright!! I love love love your blazer, it's so fun!

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  18. I love simple chilled out posts like this! I hope Keya is ok, let me know how everything goes with her. I LOVE that Ben has turned into a fashion blogger!! Mr S now has a dedicated fashion spot on SilverSpoon too!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  19. Thanks Bree, I'm so looking forward to seeing her when I go home! <3

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  20. Isn't it just? You can just imagine people doing the same things there a hundred years ago! <3

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  21. Thanks Annie, I couldn't decide what to wear. The BF actually picked this out! <3

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  22. Haha I hadn't even realised that we were matching! He chose my outfit, so it's his fault ;) <3

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  23. You have to let me know if you do! Arizona sounds dreamy. I'd love to visit there too! <3

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  24. Can you believe he chose the outfit himself Lauriel?! I don't think he purposefully wore something a bit matchy... At Christmas, we wear matching Christmas themed jumpers and walk through Selfridges to choose our favourite chocolates - we're too cool! <3

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  25. Gillian, I crouched down and ripped a massive hole in them! They are no more :( <3

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  26. Thank you, I really wasn't sure about it! <3

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  27. Angie, fab news! Ben is going to start his blog up again based around style and fitness. I'm looking forward to seeing Mr S' dedicated spot! Maybe the two of them could collaborate at some point! <3

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  28. Aw, I'm glad Keya is doing a bit better! It looks like a dream to walk through that park!

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  29. What a beautiful area! So sad to hear about Keya, but glad she's pulling through.

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  30. Aw, sorry to hear about your pup! Glad she is on the mend though. And I love your jacket, so cute and love the colors!

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  31. Aww thats a shame about your wee pup but glad she's on the mend. I love where I live because like London it's so green :-)

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  32. When I think of London I don't think green, this is beautiful though!

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  33. Kristine Foley10/31/2014 6:48 am

    Looks dreamy! So sorry to hear about your pup and hope she's much better!

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