• Travel

    Visiting Ickworth House

    My final Suffolk-related post is here! In keeping with the National Trust theme that seems to have emerged, we will be finishing off this little trilogy series with Ickworth House, an impressive stately home just south of Bury St Edmunds, so again, it was another great place to break up the car journey. Ickworth is a huge property, surrounded by countryside and even boasts its own hotel and spa, yet strangely we had not heard of it. That being said, we don’t really go in the Suffolk direction much. Nevertheless, the unusual Italianate style and Rotunda is worth a visit. Ickworth is one of the best NT properties I have…

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    Visiting Suffolk

    Here it is, post 2/3 of my Visiting… series from this weekend. After posting about Anglesey Abbey yesterday, it is time to get onto the main event, which is, of course, Suffolk.Β After leaving Anglesey Abbey, we drove to the coast on the tourist route, which takes you through all the pretty villages and countryside that Suffolk has to offer. There were so many gorgeous chocolate box cottages to even count! We arrived at Southwold in time for a late lunch. As the weather was really warm and it was a Sunday, the seafront was crowded, which was a shame because it would have been lovely to take some photos if…

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    Visiting Anglesey Abbey

    Another one for the Visiting… series. On Sunday, I went to Suffolk with my family to enjoy a peaceful couple of days by the sea. The last time I had been to Suffolk was when I was about four. I will admit that I did not remember anything about it, so it was lovely to go back and refresh my memories. Before I start on the Suffolk post, which will be coming tomorrow, I thought I would share my thoughts on Anglesey Abbey, a beautiful National Trust property near Cambridge. You have probably heard me go on about the National Trust enough by now, but having membership really is great.…

  • Blogging,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    All about #BlogConLDN

    Yeah, you’ve probably already guessed it. Here is my #BlogConLDN post! As explained in my YouTube video (yes, I’ve done a video), this blog post is about the event itself, and you can see my haul of all the goodies I managed to collect on my video which I will post. I cannot even remember how I came across #BlogConLDN, but I booked my ticket in October. I was pretty keen! I knew I wanted to go to a blogger event, but a lot of them are in London, which is hard for me to get to, and if I was going to go to one, it needed to be…

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    Visiting the Cotswolds

    As you may have seen from my Twitter or Instagram, yesterday we went to the Cotswolds, so here is my post as promised. Whilst the weather was not at its best, cloudy with some rain, probably left over from Storm Doris, making photography go completely out the window, it was still a really nice trip and definitely something worth blogging about. First of all, we stopped to check out Moreton-in-Marsh. This was mainly due to the fact that a cup of tea was much needed, but the town is very picturesque and was a great place to stretch our legs for a bit. Visiting these Cotswolds towns and villages always…

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    Visiting York

    Yesterday, I decided to take a trip to York to do something different and refreshing after a heavy week of university work. The last time I visited the city was a good 8 years ago (how long??) on a trip with my primary school, so it was lovely to go back and really appreciate all the wonderful things that the city has to offer. Plus, with a railcard return price of Β£8 and a short 20 minute train journey, it is the perfect day out for a student. Whilst I love Leeds and think it is a fantastic place to be a student in, York holds a certain old charm…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    A Day in London

    Hey everyone! Pleased to say I can now write this post after finishing two assignments. On Saturday, I went to London to see Les Miserables!! After watching the film, I had been desperate to see it on stage, so for my 18th birthday, my parents got me tickets. My family were quite late in discovering the Les Mis phenomenon. We only decided to watch the film because we had heard all the hype, so thought we better check it out. Little did we know that 3 hours later, we would emerge not only crying but true Les Miserables converts. I thought after that experience, the film could not be topped.…

  • Travel

    Visiting The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

    Ever since I have been ‘Up North’, I had been really intrigued to visit the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. I had heard so many positive things about it, therefore I was really pleased when I had the chance to visit on my day off this week. If you are a fan of modern buildings, then you will love the Hepworth. It is in the Wakefield Waterfront area and surrounded by old industrial buildings and canal boats which really help to make a feature out of the building. I love how it looks like it is floating on water! Inside the gallery is just as impressive. You walk into a welcome…

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    Visiting Saltaire

    My lovely parents came and visited me this weekend, and on Sunday, we decided to explore Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Leeds. Saltaire is a model Victorian village, with the main focus being the Salt Mill, but the wonderful setting next to the river with the moors in the background is definitely worth coming for. It took us about half an hour to drive there, although as Saltaire has its own station, the train from Leeds only takes about 15 minutes. I always find places like this surreal. It’s like you’re walking onto a film set, especially with Saltaire’s cobbled paths and tall buildings. I feel as if…