Blooming El



Going for a walk is one of my favourite things to do but as a girl who also loves her bed, I find it difficult to actually get up and go. I'll often make a verbal promise to myself that 'when I get home I will...' or 'at the weekend, I'm going to...' but by the time I get home, or the weekend comes around, I put it off, opting to sit on the sofa and search for wedding invitations for a wedding that I'm not even having...yet

However, on Sunday morning I found that motivation. It was difficult to find at first, I spent a lot of time 'uhming' and 'ahhing', telling myself that I can explore another time, that finding postcard RSVP's was much more important (lol, we're not even engaged)

After a quick Google search and a stop at the petrol station, I found myself at Heartwood Forest in St Albans. Earphones in, camera around neck, my hunt for the bluebells was underway...

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Bluebells at Heartwood Forest, St Albans.

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Heartwood Forest, St Albans.

I didn't expect Heartwood Forest to be as big as it is! There are woods full of bluebells, a magical wood with quirky creatures and a picnic table and you can even go on a Heartwood Hike! 

I think it would be the perfect place for a picnic in the summer but if you want to spot the bluebells, I'd get down there pronto! 

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Magical Meander at Heartwood Forest, St Albans.

I really enjoyed my walk and I'm so glad that I actually got my bottom off the sofa for once! It can be really easy to just put things off, find excuses or stay at home and not do anything but if you can find that motivation, if you can push yourself just that little bit, you may find that it's the best decision you've ever made!

I'm going to try really hard to go out for walks every now and then, even if it's just to the local lakes and back, or to the park on my lunch break, getting a breath of fresh air is good for the soul. My weekends are always free and it's nearly summer, so the conditions couldn't be more perfect! I just need to get my bum in gear and stay away from wedding stationery (seriously though, THERE'S SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT). 

Heartwood Forest, St Albans

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself? Have you been to Heartwood Forest? Do you ever plan for your future wedding? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!