A few weeks ago I went to the Ulster Folk Park for a day out. If you live in Northern Ireland, you should definitely go. I think it’s a hidden gem that a lot of local people forget about after going a school trip there, and never go back until they have their own children.
I really love heritage, so snooping around the old buildings, looking at how people used to live is loads of fun for me! Some of the buildings are less than 100 years old, and it puts into perspective how privileged our living conditions are today. Saying that, it also makes me wish that I could go back to a more simple time. A thatched cottage with roaring fire, freshly baked bread and chickens running around sounds idyllic. It always amazes me to think that the buildings in the park are originals – each brick was transported from it’s original location and rebuilt in the park. It’s such a feat of historic preservation and dedication.
Of course, while I was there I took loads of photographs and G took loads of me running around excitedly.
Whenever I have my own house, I want one of these vintage cabinets and a yellow door. A few chickens running around would also be nice.