York

Another fresh autumn day, another beautiful city to explore. York has been on my UK bucket list all year so with 2019 fast coming to an end, I booked a day trip there on an “I have to go!” whim. Continue reading

Blackpool Illuminations

Anyone who grew up in the north of England will be familiar with Blackpool — a seaside resort town on the Lancashire coast. This northern tourist hot spot is known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, its landmark the Blackpool Tower and the Blackpool Illuminations — an annual light show along the promenade. Continue reading

Chester

Chester is a city close to my heart as it was where I chose to go to university all those years ago if I didn’t move to Australia. I got a place on the journalism course at Chester University so I often think what my life would have been like if I’d stayed — perhaps I would have ended up living there long-term?
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A Trip to Downton Abbey

It’s no secret that I love British period dramas. On one hand, I enjoy them because it keeps me connected to my British roots, but I also like the costumes, the sets, literary adaptations and exploring different historical periods. Although not based on a real family, Downton Abbey is firmly near the top of my list (even the theme music gives me goosebumps!). Continue reading

Bognor Regis and 17 Hours In Brighton

Back at the end of July, we were overdue a visit down south to visit Joe’s family. So, on a sunny Friday, we drove down to join them at Church Farm Caravan Holiday Park in the seaside resort town of Bognor Regis (officially the sunniest place in England). Continue reading

Paris Take 2

I last went to Paris in 2010 so this visit was well overdue considering how much I enjoyed it then. That little trip was my first ever blog post on Her Cup of Tea so it has been interesting to see the differences between the two trips, nine years apart. Continue reading