The Lake District

After the fun from riding the heavy horses we buzzed rather quickly through the Lake District towards Keswick. Stopping every so often because the view was so damn pretty that we had to take some photos, we made it to Keswick just as the sun was starting to sink below the horizon. Tonight’s accommodation was [...]

Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Today’s events are why I love travelling 🙂 Mum, Dad and I had left Starbotton in the direction of the beautiful Lake District. All we had was accommodation for the night booked in Keswick, about a two-hour drive away. The rest of the day was up to us to fill. We had stopped in the [...]

Birthdays, countryside and one really big pie.

This morning was a bit of a special one – my birthday! I turned the big 23, however I like to think of it as 21 + 2 years :p I actually wasn’t too fussed about my birthday, it just felt like another day. I guess that means I’m getting old! After a quick brekkie [...]

Youlegreave and the Suffolk Horse Spectacular!

Driving through the English countryside is just a party for the eyes. Especially being a country girl, the huge green paddocks, the flocks of sheep and the quiet roads tend to bring on a sense of home. It was a particular windy drive through Derbyshire and the Peak District, I felt a bit ill as [...]

East Bergholt & Flatford

Note to self (and anyone thinking of it) – allow at least two hours to pick up hire car in England! We eventually got our little black Volkswagen Golf on the road after a veerrry long time waiting around and headed in the direction of Colchester. Our destination was East Bergholt, the home of my [...]

Mammals, Markets & Musicals. . Day 2 in London

Another early wake up (thanks Mum), we chomped down some brekkie and set off towards the tube while B headed off to work. Our first stop today was the Natural History Museum, which I’ve heard is a must-do in London but have never gotten around to going. Mum went the last time she was in [...]

Meeting the Folks – Back in London Town

My time in Turkey came to an end quicker than I had anticipated and before I knew it, it was time to leave and meet my parents in the UK. A solid 15 hours of travelling including three airports, five hours sleeping on an airport bench, two dodgy airplane meals, one expensive box of Turkish [...]