3 January 2016

Winter At The Eden Project




Happy 2016, I hope you have entered it in the best way possible. I however dropped my phone on a public toilet floor, smashing it to smithereens in the process - just 10 minutes after the clock struck 12. Let's hope it's not a sign of how my 2016 will go down, but I'm more optimistic than that - I'm just pissed that my phone is covered in whatever was on the public toilet floor...*Frantically scrubs with antibacterial wipes*.

Anyway, onto today's post. A few friends and I headed down to The Eden Project just after Christmas, it was a lovely getaway - and sometimes it's just what you need to be a tourist in your own home town.

We got in the car and began our mini road trip down to the biomes. You've probably heard of The Eden Project before; but if not it's this spectacular tropical garden, filled with so much to explore, with a ton to do and see. This Winter they have been holding a Winter Festival, we managed to catch The Yule Tide Ark; a transformation of one of the biomes into a Christmassy delight. All you need to know is that there was snow, and it was pretty damn magical. 

We spent the majority of the time wondering around, taking in the beautiful surroundings. It's such a unique and amazing atmosphere, you can see that Eden put so much effort into making it such a special environment to be in, whether your young or old. I especially loved the collection of hanging thoughts in the Mediterranean biome, many writing to those they have lost. It's little things like this which makes this place so lovely. We grabbed a pasty (an expensive one at that) and also a juice drink, because you know, it's detox time again.

As the night grew late, the biomes glowed marvelous colours. We strolled down to the ice rink, which was also alive with lights, accompanied by an amazing chandelier hanging above us. I was really nervous to step foot upon the rink as a few years ago I dislocated my knee - making me super anxious when I have to balance! After a few rounds, my confidence grew and I finally let go of the sides. My boyfriend however was totes showing me up, and was gliding along the ice like an absolute pro. 

So, if you ever get a chance to head down to Cornwall; The Eden Project should definitely be on your lists of things to experience. I'll be back soon, that's for sure.

See you on Wednesday,

Hannah x
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21 comments

  1. I'm all for being a tourist in your own home town, it's one of my favourite things actually. The Eden Project sounds like a great experience as well, too bad it's half way around the world for me!

    Happy 2016 as well, hope you have a wonderful year :)

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  2. It looks so beautiful here. I love the photos! Also, glad to hear you found your confidence again on the ice haha.

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  3. Ah I love the eden project! It looks so beautiful in these photos too <3 lovely post x

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  4. Oh wow that looks absolutely wonderful. I'd love to go there too - such an incredible place!!

    Love, Kerstin
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  5. Ooh nice! I never got round to going to Eden this Christmas, but each year I get less and less keen on ice skating! I've never broken or dislocated anything and I'd like to keep it that way tbh...

    Anna
    http://thecornishlife.co.uk

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  6. I wish I had enough time to visit it on this trip to the UK. Oh well, I'll have to wait until next time I'm home! Beautiful pictures xx

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  7. Looks like such a beautiful place! I'd love to go visit one day :)
    Beautiful pictures too!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  8. This honestly looks like such a lovely day out! How beautiful are these pictures?! It's definitely somewhere i'd love to visit xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  9. Sorry about your phone dear but hey new phone next? Good to see pictures about The Eden Project and knowing you had so much fun really is comforting :) Happy New Year x

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  10. This place looks amazing!
    Happy New Year

    Akane
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  11. This is such a lovely post and it looks amazing! I haven't been before but this post has made me want to!
    Happy New Year!
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  12. These photos are just beautiful! I would have love to seen this behind my lens!

    Happy New Year!

    Shannon
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  13. Looks absolutely wonderful! I would love to go there.

    Isabel Marcelo

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  14. This looks like such a cool place! Exploring your home town is definitely underrated x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  15. There's no words to describe how beautiful this place looks! Your images just make me want to go there myself, lovely post! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  16. I've never been, but I've ALWAYS wanted to. It just looks incredible, and how amazing that it's in your hometown! So gutted for your phone though, Hannah, a public toilet floor on NYE is my worst nightmare x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

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  17. ooooh these pictures look fantastic! adaatude.com

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  18. those photos are beautiful!

    Amy
    thenoiseinwonderland.blogspot.com.au

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  19. Oh my word, these pictures are absolutely gorgeous, Hannah. You've made me itching to go and see this in person! Magical.

    Rhi xo

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