Thursday, 30 August 2012

What I Wore // Birds of Prey at Shuttleworth



T-Shirt - H&M
Disco Pants - OmgFashion*
Shoes - New Look
Bag - Topshop
Watch - Nixon
Bracelet - Primark

(Note the owls claw digging into my arm - I am now able to say I've *kinda* been mauled by an owl - Yep)!


This year, I've made more of an effort to make the best of whats around me. When I go abroad I'm so keen to make the most of the short time I have, and thus attempt to squeeze as much sightseeing and history into one trip that I possibly can. 
When I realised that I'd been to the capital of Japan more than I've been to the capital of the country that I've lived in for my whole life, I decided that, this year, that had to change, and put bluntly, I need to get out more. The UK has so much to offer and so much to see, yet so much of it is sadly overlooked.

Shuttlworth school of Falconry is a mere half an hour away from me. When I was a child and lived in Sheffield, we had a school assembly in which birds of prey were presented to us - And I was asked if I wanted to hold one. I, at 6 years old, chickened out and regretted it ever since. I'm not sure what took so long to rectify this, but when this popped up on Groupon, me and Dan snapped it right up and got ready for some owl-action! I wasn't too sure what one is meant to wear to such an occasion, but decided to stick to something relatively simple and fuss free, with flapping wings in mind. Can you imagine if I got caught up in a stressed eagle? 

I was still nervous for some reason, but managed to pluck up enough courage to hold onto a young 10lb american bald eagle - I never could've anticipated how heavy it was going to be.
Anyway, I'm sharing pictures of this astounding owl that I flew. They really are such majestic creatures, and we learnt so many interesting facts about them amongst plenty of other birds. We also got to dabble in archery, crossbows, shotguns and handguns, ha! 

All in all, an amazing day out and something I'd recommend to anyone - Check it out here, and let me know if you decide to go! Next on our England discover list, is the gorgeous city of Bath - I can't believe I've never been!

S xx



  1. Shuttleworth is literally five minutes from my house! The gardens there are so beautiful.

    Glad to see you had a lovely day.

    Charlotte xo

  2. Super cute outfit, love the casual simplicity of it - it's lovely. Also is it weird that I totally love your backpack?!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  3. England discover list?lol everyone knows all the good stufdfs in scotland :P XX

  4. lovely outfit! I still can't decide if I like disco pants or not...they look great on you though! Those are stunning pictures of the owl!
    Cara x

  5. Love your rucksack! You're super brave to hold the owl, but he's really cute :) x

  6. Love your tshirt :)
    I'd love to do something like this! It sounds like a great day out. I need to explore England more! I've lived near Birmingham for 19 years and then moved to the South East for uni for 3 years but barely went anywhere! Now I'm back in Birmingham I really regret not going to Bournemouth and Brighton and Portsmouth! :(
    So jealous you're going to Bath, that's top of my list! x

  7. How pretty is that owl!!



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