|BnB in South Creake, Norfolk UK|
This will be our third trip abroad in the past few years and it's quite addicting I might add. Once we went for the very first time, I was hooked and could literally go every year and be totally okay with it.
Our trip in 2011 was quite nice and spending almost all of our time in the UK not too far from London was perfect. They speak English there and so it goes… we really felt at home. The only time there was language trouble was the two days out of the two weeks we spent in France. I could seriously take it or leave it even with the Louvre the Eiffel Tower and those French pastries… C'est la vie.
From the moment we arrived in Norwich and in to the village of South Creake, I was enthralled by the sweet villages and hamlets we drove through to get there. The fields of green and the tall hedges and hares the size of small dogs were all wonderfully exciting. History was unfolding right before my eyes and everything I read about, learned about and was expecting to see was just how I thought it should be. What I didn't expect was to fall so explicitly and immediately in love with the English countryside. Maybe it was the romance of it all with those castles and visions of kings and queens and horses traipsing the countryside or perhaps it was that I was just so darned jet lagged that it all seemed like a dream at first sight.
A few years later and we are doing this all again however, we're leaving France out of this itinerary and taking in the highlands of Scotland… the Whisky Trail to be exact. Flying in to Edinburgh and then high tailing it to Grantown for the first five nights of our journey.
I will enjoy blogging from the UK and sharing stories of my adventures for a month beginning this weekend. Believe it or not, Dallas Texas is our first stop as it's sweet little Lukas's first birthday and we have to be there to help him celebrate it.
I will try not to trapse too far or indulge too much without a note or two along with some photos to share. Enjoy and thank you for coming along with me.
|Bircham Windmill, Norfolk UK|
|Wells Next The Sea, Beach Cottage UK|
note: The cake part comes in at every single tea stop. Sometimes it's Millionaires Shortbread but mostly it's cake. Do you know what the official sweet of Scotland is? Shortbread!!