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>Love Train

>Apologies to those of you to whom the word ‘Valentines’ brought you out into a cold sweat and have rejoiced that today has been heart-free since a month of reds and pinks have dominated the shops, but here is a full-fat, loved up post so.. embrace the love one last time! For all you other lovely/lucky dreamers and lovers, here’s a post for you. During this past heart-expanding festive time, it just so happened to be me and my boyfriends 3 year anniversary. This is what we decided to do for the day: Revisit our childhood (or be Early Granny and Grandad) and take High Tea up on a beautiful Steam Train on West Sussex’s BlueBell Railway. I was very impressed with how in keeping with the steam age the whole experience was. From the coalmen’s uniforms to the fruit cake on our stand, we had a truly vintage day out. Pity about the rain, but hey it’s February and it’s Britain and anyway, Lovers don’t know it’s Raining
Awfully quaint eh?! I was really happy to know that simply paying for a ticket was helping a good cause – supporting the dedicated volunteers who help preserve one of our beautiful symbols of traditional British life. We donated an extra pound each which would allow 1/2 an inch of restoration work on a new area of track. It’s good to know our romantic day out will please other hearts than ours!

Smart Dress Code Skirt – Charity Shop / Gilet – Next / Socks – Topshop / Slingback Heels – Odeon / Scarf and Jacket – Owned for a long time / Clutch – Inherited Vintage
  • Chuck February 19, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    >Awww… This is super sweet. You and the beau both look very natty!

  • Milly. February 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    >OMG Lucy, this looks absolutely divine. I'm not even lying – I AM SO JEALOUS. This is just the type of thing I'd love to do. Such a brilliant anniversary idea! I am so excited to see you this weekend also…x

  • Vixel February 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    >The Bluebell Railway used to be one of my favourite school holidays daytrip destinations when I lived in Kent – I loved the place as a kid! Now I live just down the road from the Great Central Railway which is similar. This post makes me want to dress up and pay a visit to the dining car!

  • DorkExpress February 17, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    >This looks so nice and romantic! Not to mention vintage and lovely!

  • Sarah February 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    >Love the vintage look of these photos – gorgeous! What a lovely way to spend Valentines Day! Also those cakes look yummy – really want to go to the Bluebell Railway now.

  • lavelle February 16, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    >This looks amazing – jealous!

    Happy (belated!) valentines day!


  • Harriet February 16, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    >Awww looks gorgeous! I went on the Bluebell Railway as a child and you've really made me want to go back now! I met Father Christmas on it once when I was little, so I always associate it with presents and mince pies and good things!

  • Filipa February 16, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    >What a great idea!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, this is one cool adventure and a day well spent! Plus you look gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alice February 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    >Such a nostalgic day captured beautifully, and by far such a romantic way to spend an anniversary. I am so enchanted by this x

  • Shopgirl February 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    >LOVE these photos. what a fabulous way to spend your anniversary!

  • Penny Dreadful February 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    >I am unbelievably jealous. MUST do this. How do you do the vintagey effect on your photos? I must also learn how to do that, they look gorgeous x

  • Lil February 16, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    >This looks absolutely beautiful and so romantic. Happy 3 years! X

  • Hannah February 15, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    >Looks like you had the most wonderful day, the train and tea looks lovely =)

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  • Sarah February 15, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    >This is so cute Lucy! Exactly the kind of thing we'd do too. Happy anniversary x

  • Katie Styles February 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    >this is adorable. i really want to go now! x