Discovering the quirks of the United Kingdom
From High Tea to Gardens of Eden,
From delights of Scottish Highlands to districts of Lakes,
From English ‘beaches’ to castles and ancient buildings,
From the hustle and bustle of London, to Shakespeare’s stomping ground,
North to South, East to West, the United Kingdom holds quirks and delights for everyone.
The United Kingdom and London in particular will always hold a special place in my heart. Beyond the grey weather the busy streets and the stress there is a warm loving spot filled with lovely memories.
I ventured to Scotland countless times and loved every moment. I always imagined if I returned one day I’d end up living in Edinburgh. The people were always so lovely and the city was filled with stunning architecture, history and culture.
My first trip also involved checking out the highlands and was a nice reminder of New Zealand with it’s landscapes.
Having gained my ancestry visa from my late grandfather who was Welsh, I’m so pleased that I took the time to go to the city he was born in: Swansea and also check out Cardiff and the Mumbles.
Wales is definitely a spot I’d like to see more of, Snowdonia and more of the Gower peninsula were always on my list.
Ahhh England you crafty little thing, how you weaved your way into my heart and pulled various strings to make me notice you. Somehow words cannot quite describe England enough, but here’s a few pictures to illustrate it’s lovely quirks that made it home to me for most of my adult life so far.
I’d add Northern Ireland to this post, but I squeezed that one into my Ireland trip, which I’ve already told you about! Don’t worry, I do realise it’s part of the UK, not Ireland!