Hello hello, radio silence over! If you’re following me on Instagram, you are probably aware that I had a blast on my holidays. I’ve been back for a little over 2 weeks now and I still think about my trip every day because it was bloody perfect. I saw some old places that I love and many new ones I quickly fell in love with. I went to a new country (Wales!) and finally had a meal at Ottolenghi’s (heavenly).
I know that I won’t be able to sort out my camera photos for a while as I’ll be away for another 2 weeks starting next Friday so I thought I’d at least post a little overview of those magical 13 days in the UK. I should note that this is a very brief post and only a taste of all my adventures. There’s much more up on my Instagram
and I’ll definitely get to the much more detailed posts after I’ve sorted out all my camera photos.
I took what I think is the best photo ever on our first evening there.😀
I took my sisters to see all the places she fell in love with last year.
And shower her some new ones.
It was very early in the morning when she and our dad left for the airport so I used the opportunity and walked to the Millennium Bridge to watch the sunrise there. It was a beautiful summer morning and I was the only person on the bridge at that hour. For that one fleeting moment, London was all mine.
A morning I’ll never forget.
Then my mum turned up and we got on a bus and went to Bristol.
It’s safe to say I’ve never seen (or smelled) more beautiful roses than those in England. Neither has my mum. Exhibit A. ^
Visiting Brunel’s ss Great Britain is a must when you’re in Bristol. Also it is an absolute blast!
We went to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant for lunch. This pate bruschetta was particularly good.
Also it turns out that my dream garden/doorway is in Clifton Village.
And that the Bristol Suspension Bridge is indeed breath-taking.
And that The Bristolian has got some amazing food on their menu. I had a Quesadilla with chorizo, salsa & guacamole and mum had Goats Cheese Bruschetta. Both meals were incredible!
We also went to Bath. It is stunning and I very much hope to visit it again.
The Roman Baths & the Bristol Cathedral.
We also visited the Jane Austen museum and had afternoon tea in their tea room. What a treat!
And then we took another trip to Cardiff. It was a very Doctor Who/Torchwood-themed day.
Roald Dahl’s Plass.
It probably won’t surprise you to see where we had lunch. The burger was mediocre but the diner is a must for every Doctor Who fan.
Cardiff Bay is gorgeous.
We did the Doctor Who experience, too, of course. We hadn’t booked tickets in advance but we got in! It was so great and I kind of want to go again.😀 I mean… having a real Dalek approaching you and going through a forest full of the Weeping Angels is what dreams (well, nightmares) are made of.
I loved this place.
And then we returned to London for a day and a half.
We strolled through Little Venice.
I do love seeing my mum so happy. ♥
On our last evening there had a late lunch at Ottolenghi’s. It was incredible and worth every penny.
I hope we’ll go again in December.