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
I was vaguely aware that there is an area in south England filled with quaint towns and villages, honey-coloured stone cottages and rolling green hills, but other than that, I was none the wiser on the details. That was until our family visitors from Australia suggested a weekend away to the Cotswolds. Continue reading
This little spa town in Derbyshire has always been a favourite of mine. I visited Buxton plenty of times as a child so I have many fond memories of eating ice cream, filling up my water bottle at the widely known St Ann’s Well and playing in the Pavillion Gardens. Continue reading
I love Britain in the sunshine — if it gets anywhere above 17°, the jumpers are off, BBQs are out and newspaper headlines run along the lines of “Temperatures to SOAR!” and “Hotter than Spain!” To be fair, I’m the first person to order a Strongbow Dark Fruit at the local beer garden, so I am here for it.