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Springtime at Leeds Castle in Kent, England – Photo Guide

Last year during Easter time I’ve visited Leeds castle and I can say that it is one of the most beautiful and enchanted places that I have seen, with the wide castle grounds making you feel like you are right in a Disney film or The Secret Garden (read here!).

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Leeds Castle is built on one three small islands surrounded by a lake.

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In April, beautiful cherry blossoms bloom everywhere.

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Who doesn’t get spring fever when seeing these?

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You can walk through the huge castle grounds and watch squirrels playing in the grass.

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The history of Leeds Castle goes back to the eleventh century and the castle had housed many famous people of the past such as King Edward I, King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

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I couldn’t stop taking photos. There was magic in every corner.

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This is one of my favourite shots. The scenery was just so romantic.

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I’m proud of this shot. No words can describe how lovely this huge meadow of flowers looked.

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This shot reminds me of this little guy.

I can highly recommend to everyone to visit Leeds Castle. It’s a must-see for everyone who loves nature, beauty and history! Whether you plan a family day trip, or like to take great photos, or need to de-stress, or simply want to enjoy beeing at one of the most beautuiful spots in England – Leeds Castle will enchant everyone. Let me know what you think of Leeds Castle if you’ve been there!

Winter Wonderland in Eastbourne

This weekend it snowed in Eastbourne. The seafront looks so beautiful!

England and the snow

photo (3)England is wearing its beautiful white dress since Friday. It doesn’t come out very often, but when it does, it results in all kinds of extreme emotions in the country.

When the snow flakes slowly started to create a thin layer of soft, beautiful, white fluff on the paths, the roofs and the fields last Friday, I knew that it was only a matter of time until the big panic will begin.

Two hours  and about 1 inch ( 2.54 centimetres – yes, of course I looked that up!) of snow later the office announced that we can all go home. It was 2pm.

Living here for more than 3 years I got quite used to the fact that snow in England causes these kind of reactions, but still – I can’t help but grinning about this. After all, this has happened every year now, at least since I live here. Is it really such a big surprise?

Schools all over the country close down. Airports cancel 50% of their flights with thousands of passengers being stuck. Chaos on the roads as the cars struggle to cope with the slippery conditions (nobody uses winter tyres). The public transport system is, like every year, completely overstrained by the situation, with trains breaking down due to the snowy condition and icy rails, resulting in amended emergency timetables that won’t work anyway, delayed and cancelled trains and confused and angry people running around like crazy chicken before the big apocalypse (Ok now that made me giggle). This country really needs some German rail engineers to show them how to defrost and how to build proper trains in the first place.

My family from Germany is asking me if I am all right, as global newspapers start to write about the snow havoc that we are facing here on this island.

Yes, I am fine. I might even be able to build a shitty little snowman with the mud that is left by now.

But still, people continue to panic buy groceries in the supermarkets, just in case they might get snowed in and need to survive for several weeks without any connection to the outside. I let them continue freaking out and instead had a look at how beautiful the seafront looked like, with the snow on the palms and the seagulls clumsily toddling over the snow – I love winter!