A Long Weekend In The Peak District In Pictures

Rich and I returned to my home village last week full of excitement. Not only were we spending 3 days with my mum, stepdad and two brothers, but it was also Easter, and we were finishing off lots of bits and pieces for our wedding, while soaking up some good old British countryside air before returning to London to fly back to Doha.

For those of you that are yet to visit The Peak District, I hope these photos illustrate why you must pay a visit; why my parents have chosen these rugged hills as their home, and us as the location of our wedding; and why on our last day, I cried and cried and very nearly refused to leave.

Whenever I return to Doha after being amongst all this green, I am struck by the stark contrast. Fields and hills versus sand and dunes. Wild flowers and ancient trees versus irrigated displays and planted palms. Muddy, winding footpaths versus clean, paved walkways. I live split between two worlds of contradictions and it always takes me several days to readjust.

Miss you England.


  1. April 11, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Stunning shots! I am slightly ashamed to say I haven't made it to the Peak District yet but you have now bumped it even higher up the UK to-do list 🙂

    • April 11, 2015 / 5:36 pm

      This makes me SO HAPPY! You definitely should go, and write all about it after you do 🙂

      Polly xx

    • April 11, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks gorgeous. We are so lucky to have all this on our doorstep in the UK!

      Polly xx

  2. April 11, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    You can't beat the feeling of being in the English Countryside! I grew up in a small Yorkshire town and as much as I hated it as a teenager, it is always SO good to go back and visit! x

    • April 11, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Haha, I totally know what you mean about hating it as a teenager – you think there's nothing to DO and then as soon as you move away you realise there's SO MUCH, you just didn't appreciate it when you lived there! Yorkshire is beautiful 🙂

      Polly xx

  3. April 12, 2015 / 6:24 am

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Feeling home sick is just horrible though- I hope you are settled back in Doha now xx

    • April 12, 2015 / 12:10 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! It may take a few more days but I'm getting there…

      Polly xx

  4. April 12, 2015 / 9:45 am

    I *love* the Peak District! I went there for a short holiday with John and his family a few years ago … such a lovely place. You're so lucky to be from there! Gorgeous photos, as always, Polly. 🙂 xx

    • April 12, 2015 / 12:14 pm

      It's a great place for a family holiday isn't it! There's nothing quite like bonding over muddy walks and pub lunches 🙂 Thank youuu lovely Jaime!

      Polly xx

    • April 21, 2015 / 12:26 pm

      Thank you love! You really should visit if you get the chance.

      Polly xx

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