Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Glastonbury Tor

June has barely begun, but this is already the most glorious summer I can remember for a long time.  We have had a good stretch of warm and sunny days - yes, even in Wales - and I have been trying to make the most of them.  On the weekend, my husband and I had a trip to the English county of Somerset.  Home of cider apples, Glastonbury Festival, and Mulberry handbags.

It was early evening when we arrived at the town of Glastonbury.  It was still baking hot.  We'd actually spent all day walking around the massive Shepton Flea Market, so the last thing I planned on doing was to walk up a steep hill.  Somehow my husband cajoled me into walking up Glastonbury Tor, a hill that affords amazing views over the flat country it rises from.  I complained quite a bit - it is not an easy climb in the heat.  It was worth it though!

The tower on top of the tor is all that remains of St Michael's Church, built in the 1300s.  The tower has been rebuilt extensively since then.  It's a site of religious significance still, including for Pagans and those worshipping Goddesses.  Our fellow tourists carried crystals on sticks, and carried out sage-burning, drum-beating and yoga headstands.  I was content to rest in the shade and admire the views.  A film crew was there also, filming a documentary for the Discovery Channel.

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld


Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld
Primark trousers, Clarks sandals, vintage bag, jewellery, scarf, blouse and hat. 

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld

Glastonbury Tor @porcelinasworld
That's not my dog!

I am actually surprised with how these photos came out, as I was a hot and sticky mess.  Not too noticeable I hope!  Have you been taking any sightseeing trips so far this summer?

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11 comments:

  1. You look fresh and lovely as a daisy! Never would have guessed it was hot. Wonderful outfit, and really - you need that darling dog : > xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. What an outfit! I love your style, particularly the choice of hat over white top. Beautiful!!
    Xoxo
    Stephanie
    https://smiletutor.sg/

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  3. Gorgeous pics and outfit. That dog is adorable.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  4. This place looks and sounds so interesting!! Also your outfit! So holiday-comfy-chic! I love it!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  5. You don't look hot and sticky at all. Quite the opposite, you look quite cool and collected, and very stylish too. I love those Primark trousers and the blouse you're wearing is utterly fabulous. So is the view from Glastonbury Tor. It's been many years since I've been there, but I remember the view being fantastic even on a cloudy day. We've been having warm but very humid days, which would have been more bearable if we'd been in the countryside ... Not sure I'd managed to climb the tor in it, though! xxx

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  6. Loved the outfit and the location.

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  7. Such a gorgeous ensemble, just perfect styling! Sounds like a very long day, I'd of been dead tired after that in the heat ;)

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  8. You look fabulous, I love that ruffled blouse and the straw hat.
    Isn't Glastonbury Tor magical (or maybe it's because I only see it in a cider haze at the festival)?
    That little dog is the best accessory ever. xxx

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  9. I think the walk in the heat was worth it ;) Great look - I am loving your bag.

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  10. That's a fantastic outfit you're wearing there! So summery and lovely.

    Standing on the Tor, you can really see why it was seen as an island, back before the Levels were drained, can't you?

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