A Thoroughly British Holiday

This started as a book blog, then I included baking, took a brief foray into fashion blogging so why not add travel? Now I just need make-up and I’ll have every angle covered. Apart from I still use the same make-up I did when I was 14 years old so I don’t think I’d be very good at that.

Back to travel. I recently spent four days in Kent and had a very nice time and took some (for me) very good photos so I thought I’d write up my adventures.



Picture a castle in your head. That’s what Bodiam Castle looks like. Turrets, battlements, arrow-slit windows and a moat. Just a stereotypical castle. There’s not a lot to actually see once you’re inside as it’s pretty rundown now but it was still a great day out. And the pub at the end of the road (conveniently called The Castle) does a really good Ploughman’s lunch.



This is not a place I recommend you go to in March. I know, I did it, I was FREEZING. And because it was an overcast, drizzly kind of day The White Cliffs of Dover were more The Miserable Grey Cliffs of Dover. Even a slice of cake in the coffee shop couldn’t save it.



This is about as picturesque an English village as you can get (if you ignore all the cars parked everywhere ruining my photos). There’s lots of little cottages, a church, a manor house (owned by a Ukip fundraiser so we won’t talk about that) and even a proper red post box. I’m not sure why I found that quite so entertaining – we have one at the end of our road – but I went all Japanese tourist while I was there, taking photos of every slightly interesting thing.



This house was owned by Winston Churchill and it became clear looking around it that he was not short of a bob (and, according to all the tour guides, rather grumpy). It was beautiful but massive. And there was a studio in the grounds which was as big as the house again. But another great day out – it did help that this was the only day the sun came out and I was briefly warm!


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