Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Welcome to The Cotswold's

Last week was my family holiday. We have never been a family to go abroad, instead opting to go rambling in our own back yard.

This year we decided to go to The Cotswolds, an area dubbed one of the most beautiful places in England, which when we were having such perfect weather, we couldn’t be in a better place. 

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We were staying in a little country cottage; low ceilings, wooden beams and even a fire place- not that we were going to need that! As requested here is the link to the property.

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The owner even left us some Jam. Proper country life, eh?

We were stayed in a village called North Newington- well I say village, there was roughly 10 cottages, and a school. Oh and a pub. I will tell you one thing about The Cotswolds, they LOVE their country pubs. None of this 2 for 10, chain business. Proper country pubs, with home cooked grub, and homebrewed beer. Now that’s what I’m talking about. 

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In the following days we took to the hills, and became country bumpkins, trekking across fields with no maps, or clue where we were going. Just let nature do the talking. 

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We even made a couple of friends.

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Of course in this terribly English place, we had to do what the English do best, and stop for tea and cake. Even if it was 30 degrees!

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I can’t describe enough how beautiful The Cotswolds is. Every single building is a stunning thatched cottage with trailing ivy and an abundance of glorious perfect prize winning flowers. 

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The Cotwolds is one of those places I can just let go and feel free and easy... hence the scruffy t-shirt and no makeup!

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Oh and another thing. They drive vintage cars! I’m sold! 

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Of course, not one to pass up my chance to cook, I whipped up a fresh salad with cod stuffed with pesto risotto and parmesan. I will have to do it again and put up the recipe, as not one to blow my own trumpet, but it was A-Mazing.

The weather defiantly helped make this holiday, as it wouldn’t have been the same rambling in the country in the pouring rain, however it is such a perfect, unspoilt part of the world that I’m not sure anything could have dampened my spirits. However this is not the last of my country adventure, so stay tuned for more soon...

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15 comments

  1. This looks amazing, could you post a link to were you stayed?

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    1. Of course :) I've edited the post to include it, but here is the link too http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439860 x

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  2. What a beautiful place and yes share the cod recipe wih us.
    http://tifi11@blogspot.com

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  3. This looks absolutely divine! I've always wanted to go to the Cotswolds! You still look gorgeous without makeup on!

    Lovely blog!

    xxxx

    http://beautyflutters.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks! Literally didn't have a care in the world that day :) x

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  4. Aww, this looks so pretty! Sounds like you had a brilliant time :)
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

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  5. Wow what a beautiful place! Shame I missed it when I was last in the UK, but definitely on my list of places to visit :)

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  6. such a pretty place, looks so peaceful! makes me want to visit the cotswolds.

    she goes wear
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    1. Defiantly is worth a visit. I think it is best during the summer, as there isn't alot to do in terms of activities, its very much exploring the countryside. x

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  7. I just found your blog, it's awesome. Keep it up!

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  8. It looks like such a picturesque trip, everything seems so much more relaxed and friendly in the country.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! I love that you travel 'in your backyard' i've been doing the same after moving out to Colorado!

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

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  10. That salad does look amazing. I look forward to the recipe.

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  11. I don't like a million miles from the Cotswold and I have to agree it is beautiful x

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