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A Sunny Day at Scone Palace

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Scone Palace, Scotland
Bernie Dexter floral sundress
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Deer Sculpture at Scone Palace, Scotland
Scone Palace, Scotland
Bernie Dexter floral sundress
Scone Palace, Scotland
Scone Palace, Scotland
Scone Palace, Scotland
Scone Palace, Scotland
The Maze at Scone Palace, Scotland
Bernie Dexter floral sundress
OK, quick headcount: how many of you clicked on this post thinking you were going to get to see a palace made of scones (as in, the tasty baked goods, normally eaten with clotted cream and jam), and are now disappointed to find that it’s just another one of those posts where I ponce around a castle in a dress (me, I mean, not the castle. Castles don’t wear dresses. Not often, anyway.)?

Well, sorry to disappoint, but as awesome as a palace made of scones would be, this one is actually Scone Palace – pronounced ‘Scoone’. No, I have no idea why. Adds a nice twist to the whole, “How do you pronounce the word ‘scone'” debate, though, doesn’t it?

Anyway, Scone Palace is the place where all the ancient kings of Scotland used to be crowned, while sitting on the Stone of Scone. The real stone is now in Edinburgh Castle, but there’s a replica of it at Scone, which you can sit on while shouting “QUEEN OF DRAGONS!” – and by “you”, I obviously mean “me”. We didn’t go there for any of that, though: actually, we mostly went for the sunshine, because OMG, people, do you SEE that sunshine? Yes, summer FINALLY arrived in Scotland this week, so, as is our custom, as soon as the sun came out. Terry and I dropped everything and ran outside to bask in it.

We settled on Scone on our destination for the day, mostly because we had a Groupon for it which had to be used by the end of the month, but also because of the stunning grounds, which were just full of colour, and the most amazing scents – it was a bit like stepping into a painting or something. There were also horses (YAY!), peacocks, a maze (No, we didn’t get lost: Terry prides himself on his navigation skills, and had us in and out of that thing in 10 minutes…) and some ACTUAL scones (the baked ones) in the cute little gift shop. Oh, and there was also a large amount of sunscreen, because did I mention that the sun came out? The sun came out. I am the happiest woman alive.

Bernie Dexter floral sundress
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WEARING: Bernie Dexter dress c/o Unique Vintage; ancient cardigan; Payless wedges

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11 Comments
  • Emma
    June 12, 2015

    Love the picture of you under the yellow trees! So happy summer’s finally here too 🙂

  • Leila
    June 12, 2015

    What a lovely way to spend such a beautiful day!

  • CiCi Marie
    June 12, 2015

    Adore that Bernie dress! And adore that location too; absolutely stunning! This is the time of year I regret that I’m not self employed and can’t arrange my work schedule around when the sun chooses to make an appearance. I mean, most of the time the self employed thing terrifies me, but never when the sun is shining… Funny that.

  • TinaD
    June 12, 2015

    Gorgeous laburnum walk. Terry Pratchett reimagined the Stone of Scone as a butt-sized, practically inedible crumpet, probably because the pun was just lying there waiting to be had, but I wonder if he had a really awful cook in his life 🙂

  • Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    June 12, 2015

    No surprises for me…if Scone Palace was in North America, however…well, I’d be expecting a full-on theme park. And yes, the pronunciation of scone, what up?

    Lovely photos, and lovely dress!

  • Very cute dress and perfect for a day out to Scone Palace (which I knew wasn’t a haven for cream teas!). But what are even cuter are those wedges!

    Beautiful photographs. You had a glorious day for it.

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  • Erika
    June 12, 2015

    What a beautiful day! Perfect for showing off the new dress as well. 🙂

  • Tess
    June 13, 2015

    I was reading your old posts and saw your fringe. You probably won’t cut it again but I actually like your fringe.

    Three days ago, I was reading your post on the bus and didn’t realise I missed my stop. I had to walk 18 minutes home but I didn’t complain because I wanted to clock in more steps. I haven’t own Fitbit though.

  • Peggy Lyu
    June 13, 2015

    Omg! I love that dress and I love that place!

  • Nellie
    June 14, 2015

    It looks so beautiful there! Summer seems worth the wait.

  • char
    June 16, 2015

    Oh wow, that dress is amazing.

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