Laughs at Lolly Moor

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Lolly Moor had to get a visit based on it's name alone. When researching somewhere new to head to for a trip out I stumbled across this small patch of Norfolk Wildlife Trust land. It's a good thing I double checked how to find it online as when we arrived there was an overgrown gate and such an old sign that it had half it's new message peeling away, reading NATrfolk Wildlife Trus, which only served to confirm we had at least reached the right place. Not a whisper of any further information to be found anywhere.

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There were some lovely flowers growing by the gate which on first inspection to be the only sign of colour (although I did find a few more as we went around). A vaguely trodden track headed around the perimeter of what appeared to be a small field surrounded by trees which we followed, although Chris did have to trample down a small patch of nettles along the trail in a gentlemanly fashion to save my bare legs.

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The path then veered off into the trees and that's when it got really sticky underfoot. It was a blazing hot day and there was not a cloud in the sky so the light beamed down, making it really bright even though the canopy was pretty thick. It felt like we had entered a jungle or something, quite a strange feeling! The river or stream meandered along the perimeter and the path looped back around to the field.

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Along the way I saw a moth-eaten butterfly which made for an interesting choice of picture as well as the huge pylon and electricity cables running overhead. There were also plenty of dog paw prints even though I'm sure on the website it said no dogs, but as there were no signs on site I daresay nobody knows.

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I'm wearing a new summery dress and hat, both from Joe Browns. I love the easy fit of the dress, it doesn't hug too tight round my middle which allows some room to feel comfortable so will go on my 'eating out appropriate' list. The bodice stitching adds an almost structured look but it's far from it! It's not often I wear red but I would pop this on the raspberry pink end of the scale and the print just won me over. The pockets have the sweet polka dot ties which match the waist tie at the back.

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A highly safe length too so I can wear it out safe in the knowledge my backside is covered at the same time as not being too low cut, I simply never wear low cut. The hat is super fun, I've never really had a straw hat and this one is wonderfully bright and cheerful so I'm making it my mission to wear it plenty this summer. Hats off to that!

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Thanks to Joe Browns for sending me the dress and hat to review. All opinions my own.

Sophie

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12 comments

  1. Beautiful dress! Your photos are lovely - the photo of the butterfly is stunning.

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  2. Such a pretty dress I love the ribbon details

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  3. awww that dress is stunning and you look gorgeous x

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  4. Seriously gorgeous Sophie! xx

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  5. I knew from that first post that that was a Joe Brown dress- I've been seeing their dresses on several bloggers! It's a really pretty one! Lolly Moor looks really nice x

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  6. What a lovely dress, I used to look forward to the Joe Brown's catalogue arriving and would turn the pages then leave it in a prominent place for my mum to take note - she never did.

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  7. Very pretty dress and stunning photos.

    X x

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  8. I was just thinking 'that looks like Joe Browns' I was looking at that in a catalogue recently. It's lovely and looks fab. The colour is so nice, and the hat is cute too.
    You visit the prettiest of places, the moth eaten butterfly did tickle me though - I have an image of him saying 'Oi, moth, stop nibbling my wings and sod off!'
    And how lovely of Chris to deal with the nettles for you :)

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  9. Love your dress/pumps combo- I urgently need pumps like this for the summer. I used to have loads but they have gradually fallen apart and not been replaced. This looks like a beautiful day out.

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  10. It looks like an enchanted forest, so lovely, but once the sun goes down, I bet it is a nightmare :)
    You look lovely in that dress, so effortless!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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  11. Beautiful photography, as always! Your frock is so pretty. :)

    Tara xo

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