30 August 2015


The day after our tour of Dorset and Devon, we took a little road trip to Cornwall. Once again we were blessed with some gorgeous weather! Our first stop was the necessary rite of passage--a lunch of Philps Cornish Pasties. The rumours are true. It really ISN'T a true Cornish pasty if you get it outside of Cornwall. Let's just say my life is better for having eaten that steak pasty. I cannot overstate its deliciousness.

Thus fed, we began our whirlwind tour of Cornwall. Picture evidence is below. And also on my Instagram. You're welcome. ;)

Marezion and St. Michael's Mount

Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole

We ate the most incredible Cornish ice cream with real Cornish clotted cream on top as we walked along this fishing port. It was one of the top 5 best ice creams I've ever had in my life. I'm a Blackburn, so I've had A LOT of ice cream in my life.
Land's End

St. Ives

In case you couldn't tell, I sort of liked Cornwall.

22 August 2015

Devon and Dorset

From Wales, I headed over to Devon to stay with my housemate Chloe for a few days. And thanks to it being the school holiday, her mum took us on a whirlwind tour of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

Lyme Regis
It was late and rainy by the time we got there to pick up Chloe's brother from work, so most of my pics didn't really turn out. But it was a beautiful place and I loved walking out onto the iconic 'Cobb'--the harbour wall featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion

The next morning, we headed off early for a gorgeous drive along the Jurassic Coast--a World Heritage site--where we hit all the major highlights.

Lulworth Cove

For you, Tanner: White cliffs!


Fossil Forest
Petrified tree stumps

Durdle Door 

New Harbour
Chesil Beach
This is where the Olympic Sailing events took place 
Portland Bill Lighthouse

We finished the day with a performance of Hamlet in some beautiful gardens. #whyiloveEngland

The performance troupe only had 6 actors to play all of the characters, but they were really good. And because we sat in the front, they came over and interacted with us quite a bit. Definitely the most memorable version of Hamlet I'll ever see.