20 October 2014

Hello Monday

I've been bouncing around with ways to share what we've been up to and I think I've settled on Hello Monday.  Lisa Leonard, has been writing beautiful Hello Monday posts for quite sometime.  I've always loved them and decided I wanted to follow suit.  Here goes!!

Hello Monday is where I share what we've been doing and greet the new week with a fresh perspective. Monday is a new beginning, right?!  Want to join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section?

Hello cows!!  Our school trip to your farm was so fun and educational.  

cows, farm, Goodwood Farm, West Sussex

Hello Conkers.  For my American friends, that's a chestnut.  Don't ya just love the word "conker?"
I think that's what we need to call it in America!

conkers, chestnuts

Hello unplanned, unorganized trip to Portsmouth.  Even though it was last minute, we still enjoyed some of what you have to offer.  We'll be back!

Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, West Sussex, travel

Historic Dockyard

Historic Dockyard, West Sussex, travel

Hello beautiful pumpkins.  You sure make this season orangy bright.

Pumpkins, Surrey, Farm Shop

Hello Abinger Hammer Clock.  I love coming across these unusual finds.  The man strikes the bell every hour.

Abinger Hammer Clock, Surrey, travel, England, UK

Hello sweet town of Shere.  You are lovely!  (I'll be sharing more soon, I promise)

Shere, Surrey, UK, England, travel

Hello Dabbling Duck.  You are one quaint tearoom with your cute duck serving boards!

Dabbling Duck Tearoom, afternoon tea, travel, Surrey, Shere

Hello film crew, shooting Professor Branestawm, coming out at Christmas.

Shere, Surrey, film crew, Professor Branestawm, travel

Shere, Surrey, film crew, Professor Branestawm

Hello 4 day school week.  The kids are looking forward to half-term next week.

Hello Heathrow Airport.  We'll be happy to have our family of 5 back together again.

Hello new IPhone 6.  I look forward to seeing you next week (when hubby brings you back from America).

Hello Fall Festival.  Don't you love a Fall Festival?

What are you saying Hello to this week?

17 October 2014

Karlstejn, Czech Republic


Only an hours train ride southwest of Prague, you won't be disappointed with this idyllic setting.  Karlstejn Castle is perched above the town with the same name. 

Walk across the Berounka River and into town. 



Berounka River, Karlstejn, CZ

Lined with shops, restaurants and quaint homes the main street through Karlstejn allows for a slow wander up the hill to the castle.

Karlstejn, CZ

Karlstejn, CZ

Karlstejn, CZ

Karlstejn, CZ

Karlstejn, CZ

Karlstejn, CZ

A large Gothic Castle founded in 1348 by Charles IV, it served as a place of safekeeping for his many treasures.  It is one of the most famous and frequently visited castles in Czech Republic.

Karlstejn Castle, CZ

Karlstejn Castle, CZ

Karlstejn Castle, CZ

Karlstejn Castle, CZ

On this particular trip we didn't go inside, but if you're going to hike all that way I suggest you do.

Karlstejn Castle, CZ

However, you won't be disappointed just taking in the view.

Karlstejn Castle, CZ

This is just one of the many beautiful castles that dot the Czech landscape.

Have you ever thought of Czech Republic being full of so many beautiful castles?