Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! How are you ? I hope you had a wonderful week, or at least that it was less stressful than mine. Cold and summer nostalgia is coming to bite me in the, well, you know where, and I’m clearly missing wearing dresses, sunglasses and exploring the world.
To make what seems like it’s going to be a loooong winter a little more bearable, I’m taking you back with me this summer, on holidays to wonderful England, with another travelling-diary of sorts. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
This summer, I got lucky enough to plan a two week trip around a couple of cities in England with my lovely twinnie sister. My love for this country is very, very, well, MASSIVE, and needless to say I was thrilled to be back.
First stop : Bristol ✈️
Maybe it’s because we had cheap tickets, maybe it’s because we hadn’t been there yet, but Bristol got its place on our bucket list. A not-too big English city, with its monuments, history, and its share of lovely places. I think what I loved the most here – despite Waterstone’s -let’s face it, I can’t NOT go into a bookshop when I see one. My apologies for my sister, and YES for my self-control. I would have bought the whole store, I swear – well, what I loved the most, is how kind of, cosy it felt.
People sure had a particular accent, and it always takes me a bit of time to get what’s happening when someone has such a massive British accent, but it’s so good to hear it again. This sentence is a summary of my feelings the first two hours walking and hearing people talking in English all around me. Definitely was born speaking the wrong language.
A day-trip: Bath 🏡
Another city we wanted to explore, was Bath, but we didn’t want to make this a two day trip or something. Mainly because we are massive planners and crazy and we are way too fast when we’re exploring a city. We are too motivated I guess. So we choose the day-trip option, and it was just enough to see what we wanted of the city.
A day-trip: Stonehenge 😱
Now THAT was for sure on my bucket list for a long, long time. As a fan of all weirdness in the world, I couldn’t NOT want to see Stonehenge, and I’m glad I did. I mean, what is this, really, and why is it there? In the middle of nowhere? To be honest, there’s a road kind of close-by now, which kind of takes away the magic of the place, as does the whole lot of tourists just as well. But I guess if you just stare at these and forget everything else, you just realize how crazy weird this place is.