I'm back with another travel post, and damn does it feel good. I haven't been exploring since February when I visited my friend in Newcastle, where I also spent a day in magical Edinburgh so this visit has been well over due. My boyfriend Jack and I went to stay with his sister in Buckinghamshire for a chilled few days together. We managed to squeeze in plenty of activities and of course, we spend a full day saying hello to London. We started off the day with a hearty breakfast in one of our favourite cafes, Baker Toms. I had poached eggs, mushrooms and halloumi on toast with a great big cup of coffee. Afterwards, we voted in the EU referendum (my heart is still feeling heavy) and we hit the road...
Jack's sister took us the Marlow, the beautiful town in Buckinghamshire with the River Thames running through it. The red brick houses made me want to move up here asap, and although it was busy, there was such a relaxed vibe - especially beside the river. We wandered the shops, grabbed a coffee and soaked up the views.
We headed into High Wycombe town's Eden Centre, packed full of shops. We bought lunch at Marks and Spencers, peeked into different stores, picked up a 3 pack of Krispy Kremes and went on our way to Hughenden - Disaeli's countryside manor. It poured it down with rain, as we watched it die down the skies soon turned blue and we explored this wonderful building and its grounds.
In other news, I have broken my Ikea virginity and it was great. Although we were in there for hours, I was obsessed with the show rooms and couldn't help pretend they were my future homes... The only thing I came out with were more additions to my cacti fam - but I think I'll be back.
We took a full day to explore more of London, a city Jack and I are obsessed with. We jumped on the underground and headed straight for Borough Market, filled with food and drink stalls, it was simply heaven. After much deliberation, we reached for Pie Minister, I had a sweet potato pie with gravy and mash, five stars from me. We took a walk to St Paul's Cathedral, stumbled across the First Dates restaurant and headed back on to the tube. We went to Camden Market and the sky above us broke. We were soaked, we didn't see as much as we would have liked. At first glance and running through the rain, it wasn't my cup of tea but there was an Urban Outfitters sat opposite so I wasn't complaining and very quickly took shelter. Our final stop was Covent Garden, I love the atmosphere of this spot. There's always something going on, whether it's a juggling act or violinists doing their thing. We sat and ate Shake Shack, listened to the buzz around us and then wrapped our hands around a gelato. Perfection.
On our very last day, we had yet another ice cream in Marlow and then hit the road back to farmland. I also made a little Snapshots vlog, so feel free to have a watch and let me know if you like it, if that's the case - I'll make more!