mother England - #AtoZtravel

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

England is the queen of afternoon tea! But you already know that. So instead of a post about scones, tea, red buses and the royal family, which I'm sure you've read about many times before I'm going to share some of the more quirky reasons why I enjoy living in England so much...

1. The English sense of humour
Yes it can come across as a bit dry to begin with - but over the years 'cracking up' at shows such as Black Adder and Monty Python has become second nature. The English do love a good dress up party as well - and will never miss a opportunity to drape themselves in the Union Jack.

2012 London Olympics
2012 London Olympics

2. Waking up to a view like this...
Well hello London - Christmas 2011. (It didn't snow where I grew up.)

London snow - Christmas Eve 2011
view from our living room Christmas Eve 2011

3. England's love for outdoor music festivals
The line up is grand, the atmosphere buzzing, it always rains at some point and there's always one or two people who like to roll around in the mud at the end of the night for laughs...

Isle of Wight festival - 2011

4. Historic buildings everywhere, as far as the eye can see
When travelling in England and walking around cities and towns I constantly remind myself to look up. The architecture in this country is fab.

Roman Baths - Bath, England
the Roman Baths - Bath, England

5. And boats too...
Rowing or punting. Boats go pretty well with a nice big jug of pimms in Summer :)

Punting in Cambridge, England
punting in Cambridge - summer 2013

6. The way the English take their whole house to the beach, and pretend it's hot enough to swim!
I mean seriously, it may look warm in this photo but the water was freezing! And note the pink potty on the beach...

Broadstairs, England - Summer 2013
Broadstairs, England - Summer 2013

7. Christmas time. Ahhhh
I'm a bit of a sucker for all the glorious Christmas lights. Give me ice skating over the beach any day.

Christmas ice skating at Somerset House, London 2010
Christmas ice skating at Somerset House, London 2010

This November I'm blogging every day in a A to Z travel challenge, where I'll share some of the amazing but more obscure places I've travelled to in the world as I make my way through the alphabet. 

If you'd like to join me on this travel blogging challenge please do. I'd love to hear about some of your favourite travel destinations. Tweet using #AtoZtravel and I'll retweet you, or just share your posts in my comment feed. Enjoy and Happy #AtoZtravel November!

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8 comments

  1. It's so true about the beach, and Everyman and his dog goes down at the first sign of sun as well. Never mind the waters probably negative degrees

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    1. Ha ha - it always make me smile how eager people are here to swim in such cold water!!

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  2. I love this post! I've wanted to visit England for the longest time - I'm just so find of so many things about it!

    Carly xo

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    1. Thanks Carly :) Glad you enjoyed this post.

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  3. Great post! I laughed at the beach comment!

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    1. Thanks - me too. (Is it wrong that I laugh at my own writing?) ;)

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  4. Great, great post - especially about the beach! The photo of the snow is phenomenal! And yes - the sense of humour! Lovely lovely post x

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  5. Love the bit about boating! Break out the Pimms ;)

    http://www.cambridgepuntcompany.co.uk

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