29 May 2017

Travel Diary South England, Day 5, 2017: going back to Belgium

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No pictures to show today. The majority of our day consisted of traveling as it was our last day on English soil for this trip.

In the morning we got up, packed and went out for breakfast. Then wandered around Winchester to do some (more) shopping. I got some books and a little handbag. On top of the DVD's and PS3 games I bought on Saturday x)

I really wanted to eat lunch at a local bakery. The jacket potato I ate last time was just divine. All went well: the bakery was open on the bank holiday, we could order the jacket potato and we had our drinks. Whilst we were waiting for approx 5min the waiter told us that it would be at least a 30min wait as the potatoes hadn't been boiled yet and knowing a jacket potato, they're huge. A little debate, we decided to wait. But then another guy came round and let us know it would be a 30 to 40min wait. We couldn't risk that as we had to leave on time to catch our train back to the continent. What a disappointment :( But that doesn't change my opinion on the bakery or the jacket potatoes.

So we then went to get a Pizza Express take away and ate the delicious pizzas in the car. Got to be flexible hein ;)

Check in at the Channel went very smoothly, got on an earlier train and got home around 7pm.

That is it for my trip to South England. 5 days, of which only 3 complete days. Although we did quite a few bits on the first day. Ooh, if only I could make a job out of traveling. Of driving and walking around the country side day after day ... The dream.


Thanks for reading!
xo - Sara

28 May 2017

Travel diary South England, day 4, 2017: visiting Downton and Pembrook Park

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Today was a day to my heart's content. Visiting film location after film location. How can that be a bad day? First stop was Bampton, then on to Swinbrook and Shilton to ultimately end the day in West Wycombe estate and a quick stop in Alton.


27 May 2017

Travel diary South England, day 3, 2017: the HMS Victory and Nelson's final days

* Disclaimer: this post is written and uploaded the same day as I've lived it. I'm too tired to read and re-read for any typos or other errors. So my sincere apologies in advance! *

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As mentioned in yesterday's post, I've visited the HMS Victory today. The Victory was Horatio Nelson's flagship on which he won the battle of Trafalgar, but sadly lost his life.


26 May 2017

Travel diary South England, day 2, 2017: Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria's family home

* Disclaimer: this post is written and uploaded the same day as I've lived it. I'm too tired to read and re-read for any typos or other errors. So my sincere apologies in advance! *

Halloooo!!

Another beautiful day in South England. I went to the Isle of Wight to visit Osborne House. Family home to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their 9 children. The grounds include the massive house, a Swiss cottage for the children to play in, a flower and fruit garden and a private piece of beach. You know, casual ;)


25 May 2017

Travel diary South England, day 1, 2017: Downton Abbey railway station

* Disclaimer: this post is written and uploaded the same day as I've lived it. I'm too tired to read and re-read for any typos or other errors. So my sincere apologies in advance! *

Hallooooo!!

I am currently on a little break. I'll be touring a bit of South to South West England. With also stops in the Oxford area, so a bit more North.

Today's highlight is no doubt the Blue Bells train station. The film location for Dowton Abbey and many many other films such as the Importance of Being Earnest, the Invisible Woman and the Woman in Black.


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