{Try this in Autumn} :: get lost in the countryside, catch a rain shower, then head to the nearest pub for lunch.


Boden-getalungful Misty-country-field

It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern of walking in the same old places, when you’ve got a dog who needs- nay, cries out for- a long daily trek in someplace muddy. There are three spots locally (a lush forest, heathland, and the lake) that we have on dog walk-rotation, plus a fourth that acts as backup for when I’m feeling A.bored, or B.adventurous. Recently though, we’ve been trying to mix things up a little. Venture further afield than our usual welly-stomping grounds, and get lost in rolling fields and on hillsides and in forests.

The challenge we’ve set ourselves this autumn is to just…get lost. Drive into the countryside, ditch the car, and then explore on foot in the watery sunshine and crisp breezes and sharp rain showers. Watch pheasants scatter when Teddy goes charging towards them, and spot deer bounding away far up ahead. And after all that, there’s nothing else to do but stumble into the nearest pub to warm up with platefuls of hearty things.

Country-jacket      Teddy-in-the-rain Cider-with-Rosie-Autumn-todo-list   Jason-and-Teddy Boden-cropped-cardigan-jersey-dress Dog-in-pub Country-pub-lunch Pub-lunch-cider-with-Rosie Cider-with-Rosie-country-walks

p.s. Thanks to the darling folks at Boden for my dress, cardigan, and wooly tights! A little bird tells me that the dress is on sale right now, too…

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  • http://accooohtrements.wordpress.com becky :: accooohtrements

    i absolutely love your outfit, boden are on fire right now! i placed quite a massive sale order the other day so i must step away from this dress immediately…

    becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I especially love the photos in today’s post!

  • http://ceciliaintherain.wordpress.com Cecilia

    This looks lovely – posts like these almost makes me want a dog, even though I am a cat person! Love the dress too!

  • http://www.zoenewlove.com Zoe Newlove

    This sounds dreamy :) I may have to borrow a friend’s dog just to do this. xxx

  • http://www.theperksofbeingahipster.com Cate Cruse

    Rosie I just wanted to comment and say how much I love your blog at the moment – it’s like a cosy autumn hug on a grey rainy day! I just got engaged and I loved reading your engagement posts…your blog makes me feel like I want to be your friend, haha. Anyway, I’d love if you had the time to pop over and read one of my posts (but not if you’ve got the chance to be running about in the rain with your gorgeous dog!) – have a lovely day :)
    The perks of being a hipster

  • http://www.thisparticular.blogspot.com Ala Skrakowski

    I love an impromptu pub trip! Especially after walking in the cold and snugging up on some comfy sofas with a glass of red. Yes, I like it a lot! x

  • http://scrimpingtosplash.co.uk Francesca

    Ahh how lovely, that is my idea of a perfect weekend – nothing beats a good walk, especially if you have a doggy! I’m heading back home from London to the countryside this weekend and I just can’t wait!!

    Scrimping to Splash

  • http://www.thisandthatblog.co.uk Fi at this and that blog

    That photo of Teddy in the pouring rain is just perfect. Also what a lovely idea for adventures. Fi x

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.co.uk Mimmi

    This looks like such a lovely outing. The surroundings are beautiful, and the food looks amazing! I’d love to do something similar!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://inkandnonsense.blogspot.co.uk/ Becky

    This looks like such a perfect autumn day. I love walks outdoors when it starts getting chilly and there is no better way to end the day than lunch in a cosy pub; preferably with a roaring fire! Love this post.

  • http://oddlylovely.com Cat

    Haha, what do you guys do with your wet and muddy Teddy when you head to the pub? I’m lucky enough that my pup loves hanging out in the car. If we just went on a hike, she usually falls right asleep :)


  • http://www.floralandfeather.blogspot.co.uk Zoe – floral and feather

    Love this – we’re stuck in a bit of a walking rut too, you’ve inspired me to get out somewhere new this weekend!

  • http://allienotsally.blogspot.com Allie

    These photos are so whimsical and stunning! I wish I could be frolicking in that field!


  • http://homeatsix.com Jill

    Your dog is so cute! Love these pics! The countryside in the fall is so wonderful :)

  • http://www.littlewanderings.com Terri @ Little Wanderings

    This sounds absolutely wonderful.

  • http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au Rosie

    Thats dress is stunning Rosie. Love the photos.

  • Sunae

    Beautiful picture, Rosie! I love exploring new places not too far from home! My dog would love some big, open fields to run in! xx

  • http://www.thelittlesthings.com Sophie

    absolute perfection! everything! beautiful photos and scenery and you look gorgeous. missing england bad! xx

  • http://www.lottieslittlekitchen.blogspot.co.uk Lottie

    Hi Rosie, such a beautiful post :)
    I just wondered what lens you use for your close up shots. There is such a gorgeous clarity to them!
    Thanks very much xxx

    • Rosie

      Hi Lottie! All the photos above (and most photos on my blog) are taken with the same camera and lens, the Canon EOS 600d with a Canon 50mm 1.8 lens attached. The settings I use for landscape and portrait shots (as in landscapes and portrait style photos, not horizontal or vertical, if you know what I mean!) are v different though- for portrait shots, like the one of Teddy in the pub, I drop the f.stop number which makes the aperture super wide and shortens the depth of field, giving a blurry background and crisp focus on the subject. Then for landscape ones, I shoot with a much longer depth of field to bring more detail into the whole photo. Hope that helps! :) x

  • http://ailishgoes.blogspot.com Ailish Goes

    Ah, that dress & cardi combo is really winning :-) It’s so nice to see such fresh colours in Autumn! Ailish

  • http://www.writteninblackwhite.blogspot.com Bethany Dale

    You take the most beautiful pictures ever Rosie!

    • Rosie

      Thank you SO much, such a lovely comment to read! <3

  • http://www.floraemay.blogspot.com Flora

    Rosie, my love, you are living my dream right now!!!

    You look fab – as does your fella. The country look suits you both very much. :) Hope you did a little notebook scene reenactment in the rain ! ;)


  • http://www.littlethings.org.uk Louise

    This all sounds perfect to me, oh how I miss living in the country side! I’m desperate to get out to the Pentlands here and escape the city life for a bit x

    The Little Things

  • http://amberluiselove.blogspot.com Amber

    Gorgeous photos as usual :) getting lost on long, crisp autumn walks is the best, and even better the hot food after!

  • http://www.blondeofcarbs.com Jessica Edmunds

    Is your life always this perfect? ;) This sounds like heaven to me and a very pretty dress too xx

  • http://www.katgotthecream.com/ Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    Gorgeous outfit choice my dear and lovely photos as always x

  • http://www.owl-girl.com Candy

    You always look so beautiful in your photos, Rosie! I saw a black spaniel when I was walking around in Brighton the other day and I thought of you and Jason!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  • http://www.foreigngeek.com Foreign Geek

    I love the idea of it (and the pics!)

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