Summer Picnics

Having a picnic is always on the plan for summer. It’s just nice to eat food outside, surrounded by nature.  So that’s what we did, one beautiful Sunday afternoon.

We set our sights on Percy Scenic Reserve. It’s a fairly popular spot, and it has some little tracks you can walk, as well as lots of grassy areas to sit down and have a picnic. It’s also nostalgic for us, as this was where we took our portrait photos for the wedding!

Starting off, with a quick car selfie. I put in contacts so I could wear my sunglasses for a change!

car selfie

We picked the spot, where we did our first look photos almost a year ago!

percy scenic

Now we get to the food. We have a picnic basket which we bought two years ago. Funnily enough, it was at Rory’s insistence we bought it. Because he was planning to propose, and wanted the picnic to have all the bells and whistles. The basket is perfect for two people.

picnic basket

We didn’t get too fancy with our meal. We made sandwiches, and bought some finger food, fruit and drinks to throw in the basket as well.


This was just after New Years, so I brought along some of the cookies I had made as well!

duck pond

After we’d eaten our fill, we rested, chatted and people watched for a bit. Then we went for a wander. We spotted a duck pond nearby. The ducks made a beeline for us, but then ignored us when they realized we didn’t have food for them.


We also wandered down the waterfall track. It’s a fairly easy track, all flat, leading through lots of little rivers, creeks, bushes and trees.

sunglasses selfie

Taking a selfie with sunglasses cause it’s that bright!


It was a nice way to spend time after the picnic.


Finally, we made our way to the waterfall. It’s very pretty, and there were lots of people milling about. I managed to snap a photo of the waterfall without any of the people in it though!

That’s all for this post! Have you guys gone for a picnic lately?


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  1. I absolutely love that you went back to the same spot, so romantic! such a beautiful waterfall & amazing picnic basket ? this looks like such a lovely day!

    1. Haha, thanks Jamie! We’ve always liked that spot, and since we hadn’t been since the wedding, we thought it would be fun ?
      We had such a great day ?

  2. This is so cute! I need to invest in a picnic basket before spring!

    1. Thank you! They’re so nice to have ?

  3. omg how cool!!!!!!!!!!! i love picnics and we often just go to our nearby parks, and it’s just soooo nice to sit on the ground underneath the shade on a warm summer day! ahh! i can almost feel the fresh wind and warm sunlight on my skin 😀 lol
    and how cool that there’s a waterfall there! that’s pretty cool! you eat a picnic and walk around to sight see 🙂

    1. It is definitely an essential summer activity! I cant believe we haven’t done it more! ?

  4. Too cold for outdoor picnics at the moment. I also enjoy car picnics and train picnics. I’m going on a train on Sat so think may take a picnic for the train.

    1. It would be since you guys are in winter. Its nice to make time a picnic ?

  5. Thinking about it I lie; I was walking last 2 day’s of December so did take sandwiches then.

  6. That basket is awesome! Nice post. Its always good to get into the outdoors but uh… were kind of in the middle of a blizzard like winter so ya know 😛 lol

    1. Thank you! We really like the basket . Picnics are probably not a good idea in winter though ?

      1. Heh no not the best idea. UNLESS an indoor picnic but hey… isnt that cheating? haha

  7. I can’t remember the last time we went on a picnic. Yours looks so nice it makes me want to go on one 🙂 hahaha at the ducks, no food, they have no time for you hahaha

    1. It was definitely such a nice time! We loved just sitting outside in the shade, eating food surrounded by nature ?
      The ducks straight up rejected as when they realized we had nothing for them ?

      1. Hahaha too funny. Your basket is wonderful too by the way. I meant to add that my first comment but got tickled over the ducks and forgot 🙂

  8. Beautiful picnic spot and it must of been lovely going back there again ? looks like a lovely visit

    1. It really is! This spot gets really popular in summer ?

  9. Now I’m dreaming of my own summer picnic…and that little picnic basket is adorable!

    1. Summer picnics are wonderful!! Thanks Nina! ?

  10. Great picnic basket! My boyfriend and I did a backpack picnic at the 100-acre park near our apartment (: I made pasta and it turned out to be really fun

    1. Thank you! Having a little picnic is so nice! Eating outside in a park makes it so much nicer ?

  11. What a beautiful day and place! Haha I also love getting photos of places without people.

    1. It really was! Haha, sometimes the people are unavoidable, but i do my best to crop them out ?

  12. Wow Really Nice picnic amazing……

      1. welcome Angela g

  13. It’s so cute how you picked the same spot to have a picnic where you took your wedding photos!! Looks like you had a great time ? xx

    1. Haha, we’d been wanting to go back there for ages! It’s such a beautiful spot and we did have a wonderful time ?

      1. Awww that’s good ? xx

  14. Hey there Angela! I wanted to let you know that I wrote a post about gratitude and tagged you as a blogger I’m grateful for. I invite you to participate in my gratitude challenge. More details on the post:

    1. Thank you so much Keith! I’ll definitely check it out 🙂

  15. This sounds like it was such a lovely day! I love that you went back to where you guys got your wedding photos 🙂

    1. It was really nice! Haha, it’s such a lovely spot, and now it’s got an extra special reason for us to come back for a visit 😀

      1. Exactly! It’s nice to have those special places. I was cleaning today and I found a ticket stub from the play we saw on our second date, it made me smile and I realized how long it had been since we went to the theatre. Definitely scheduling a date night soon! ?

  16. Ohmygod that picnic basket is so pretty, it pleases my aesthetic eye so much! Also that whole location looks so beautiful! Seems like you had such a lovely day! ☺️ xx

    1. We did have such a good time! Haha, that picnic basket is perfect! I’m glad we found it, as it really is aesthetically pleasing 😀

  17. I’m loving your new makeup skills ❤️

    1. Thank you Chey! <3 I've been having lots of fun trying to figure it out :D

  18. I love your picnic basket! It’s so cute, when we have picnics we kind of chuck everything in a bag! I’d love a proper picnic basket though!

    1. It’s so handy! We never really used to have picnics much until a few years back. We loved that we found this basket! 😀

  19. Have I mentioned your Summer posts are killing me? lol. I love picnics, but if I picnicked in central park right now I would turn into an icicle, so I just have to live vicariously through you! These pictures are stunning and that Waterfall! I can see why you took your Wedding pictures (which are stunning!) there. SO beautiful! <3

    1. Outdoor picnics in the middle of winter don’t sound too appealing haha! This reserve is such a beautiful spot, and perfect for going for a wander after you’ve eaten! 🙂

      1. Hehe definitely not! ;p It looks it! So pretty! <3

  20. soooooooo beautiful! it’s very neat having a picnic during summer time! so doing that with my family!
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    1. A picnic during summer is definitely so much fun ?

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