The joys of home :)

April 21, 2013

The joys of home :)

April 21, 2013

So recently I’ve decided that in a bid to boost the travel fund, I should spend some time (and save some money) exploring and discovering the sights on offer in the UK. I’ve lived here my whole life, so I know why people come here (as I go to other countries) and what they’re most likely going to see. I’m also lucky enough to know of a few hidden gems that tourists don’t get the pleasure to see.

So this year I’m going to spend some time seeing all (maybe most…or maybe just some) of what Great Britain has to offer. Some ill be able to fit in around other trips, some will take a special trip. I’ve driven to Somerset a couple of times and passed stone henge, but never stopped to really have a look. So when my boyfriend & I go to boardmasters – a music festival in Newquay – we’ll stop on the way to see what all the fuss is about at stone henge. We’re also going to pop to Land’s End in Cornwall. I’ve always wanted to go but couldn’t quite stomach the 5 hour drive just to go there. But seeing as we’re going to be in the area(ish) anyway…why pass up such a great opportunity? We’ll also spend some time in London, because there’s always something new to see there, and hopefully we’ll get the chance to visit Borough market again!

So in a bid to really make the most of this country, I’m going to order a guidebook. Might seem odd, but I wouldn’t claim to know everything about the UK and some local tips and knowledge never goes amiss 🙂 the thing I’m currently stuck on is which to get – do I go for the standard Lonely Planet country guide, or do I go for the new ‘discover’ series? Well…I’ve got a city guide for Paris, and a discover Paris book, so ill compare the 2 and see which I think is better. Fear not, I’ll let you know my thoughts 🙂

Just a little update:

Only 10 days ’til Paris! Very exciting 🙂
Anddd…I learnt to skate this weekend! Not that it matters much to you, but we had some lovely sunshine, so my boyfriend and I bought ourselves some roller blades and learnt to skate! Can’t wait for some skate sessions along the beachfront 🙂

Peace 🙂 x


  • gradabout May 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Cornwall is beautiful, I lived there for 4 years whilst at uni!! Still miss it every damn day. Go to Kynance Cove for unbelievable, breath taking stunning-ness, & Falmouth is the little fishing/port/student town where I lived for 4 years which is good for an arty, quirky, oddball vibe with cosy pubs, plenty pasties, hella lotta hippies and a pretty harbour, and do the cliff top walk at Perranporth beach to get lost in imagination about pirate days gone by – before finishing up in the bar in the middle of the beach for a cider as the sun sets……you’ll almost believe you’re in Aussie! I could go on, but I will spare you 🙂 definitely worth the drive if you pick a week/end where the weather’s on your side.

    • Been There, Seen That, Got the Postcard May 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      I’m going to a festival down that way in August, and I shared your advice with a friend who is also going…we’ll definitely have to stop off at Falmouth – sounds like just my kind of place 🙂

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