The perfect day in Aldford, my favourite village, 09.04.2017

Here we are, back in UK, and I must say the weather is treating us rather nice for this time of the year. As you probably know, weather in UK is very unpredictable. One minute you could be sunbathing and another, looking for a warm coat and shelter (escaping from a very heavy rain).

I will be writing more articles about Marrakesh later, but today I was inspired by the perfect day, me and my family spent in Aldford, a picture perfect village. If you  are ever in Chester, I would highly recommend to visit this place and it has a great pub – Grosvenor Arms, very popular one, where you can have quick bite to eat or a proper, hearty meal accompanied by local lager.

On a fine spring day, like today,  Aldford looks like a film set for a Miss Marple story. The houses and gardens are all in perfect order.  There is a church, village hall, post office and the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle. The public house is the Grosvenor Arms, dating from 1867, which may at one time have refreshed the ploughman.  Now it caters for a more fashionable clientele, with black pudding and Lancashire cheese fritters served with plum and apple chutney.

Aldford is named for the old ford that crossed the River Dee. Although, the area must have been of some importance as a defensive point for the ford. Ormerod (as my surname is Orme, I would like to think I have some sort of connection to this lovely village:), in this History of Cheshire, considers that it must have formed part of the Bigot estates, which included the nearby village of Farndon.

Anyway, I can keep writing about it, but I think pictures are much more pleasurable way to learn more. I would like to share some pictures of village I have taken today.

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Bridge over Aldford Brook (taken in summer)

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Cherry trees already blossoming in Aldford, and it is only April

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Estate houses with elaborate chimneys

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Cherry tree in a private garden, Aldford

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Me in front of the post office, Aldford

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Local church, Aldford

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Play area in Aldford

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Me and my baby girl, Aldford

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Me, wearing Vera Wang dress, shoes by Gianvito Rossi, glasses by Tiffany

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Grosvenor Arms, public house, Aldford

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Fish cakes in Grosvenor Arms

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Cherry sponge with home made custard

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Bag by Jill Stuart, glasses by Tiffany, Grosvenor Arms

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me and my daughter, enjoying the sunshine

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Perfect food in Grosvenor Arms, Aldford

I hope this article will inspire you to visit this village and dine in this popular pub.

As the weather was so lovely today, I decided to wear one of my favourite dresses by Vera Wang , shoes by Gianvito Rossi, glasses by Tiffany and bag by Jill Stuart.

I love how L.K. Bennett introducing the vibrant colours this seasons. Crafted from the finest silk, crepe and lace L.K. Bennett dresses cover it all. For similar dresses follow the link HERE.

Same goes to selection of  wedges by L.K.Bennett . Wedges are essentials comfort meets style piece.

Great selection of glasses available at SmartBuyGlasses . They cover brands like Gucci, Tom Ford, Celine, Dior and many more and with 50% off at the moment.

 

Love, Samira xxx

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