We are loving the Olympics at the moment especially since South Africa is doing such a good job and making everyone at home proud. Team GB and GB as a whole is also doing an amazing job at hosting. As England is till very much the centre of attention around the world my travelogue takes us on the rest rest of my journey to some surrounds close to London
2009: I took day trip to the home of Lewis Carol, Oxford, with a friend. It was rainy but nothing that a cup of breakfast tea and some clotted cream and scones good not fix.
Blenheim Palace and its beautiful gardens is a great idea for a day trip as well. It is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and was also one of the locations where The Young Victoria with Emily Blunt was shot. We were lucky that many of the props and costumes from the movie was also on exhibit when we were there. The mustard tones of the palace against the grey sky made for beautiful pictures on an extremely icy day.
More photos after the jump.
My husband was working on a project in Maidenhead outside of London where we were based for a few weeks. We were introduced to a cozy restaurant called Longbridge Mill, which had the most amazing selection of proper British comfort food, from hearty pies to Sunday Roast’s Yorkshire pudding and all. I think we went their 3 times in one week.
A drive to the country side brought as to Stonehenge. Eerie and massive but quite impressive. I loved it. A walk around a few small towns close to Stonehenge brought us to some picturesque discoveries. The English countryside is something very special.
All photos taken by and property of Urban Boer