17.6.15

LIFESTYLE || Wanderlust #1: UK Weekend Breaks ||

Weekend's Away in the UK.

Ever find yourself strangely inspired to write in a morning. I don't know, it could be my dream I was having but I woke up and I really wanted to pack a bag and get away for the weekend. So while I've got to get ready for work in the next few hours, I'm going to daydream about what I could be doing this weekend instead...Though I do have an evening off and I'm spending some time with friends in the next few days, so all isn't too bad right now! So here it is, 5 places I want to visit in the UK, as part of a stay-cation weekend. 
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London  
So this is the reason this whole post has come about this wonderful wednesday morning, I woke up this morning and just wanted to get on a train for London. Spot of shopping a some sight seeing, sounds perfect right. I've only been to London, three times in the past but sadly the last time I went it wasn't as enjoyable and since I've been a little put off. 4 years later and I feel it's finally time to try again. I think it's time to plan a weekend away with Tom, a nice little hotel in the middle of the city. Have my camera charged up and visit as many sights as possible within the weekend. Right now in my little imaginary world of an agenda I want to see: A show in the theatre, visit Big Ben & the Palace (just because that feels necessary), The Sky Garden, shop in Harrods and of course as of late Oxford Street  Lush. Also, hands up if you were once a Mary-Kate & Ashley fan? Ever watched Winning London, because right now I have the films soundtrack in my head and I want to visit all the places they do. 
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Brighton

Brighton is where I've wanted to visit for the last few years. I think there's something about the beach and the idea of the little shops around the town. If it wasn't for the fact it would cost me almost £80 in train tickets well I'd have already been and visited this lovely looking town by the sea side. I know Brighton is publicised a lot more online, especially through blog and vlogs and I guess that's made my want to visit that little bit more. But because of all those online posts, it's shown me the places I'll want to visit, the shops look very individual and it looks like I'll enjoy myself a little shopping trip and all the cute little cafes and restaurants makes me sure I'll know where I want to go and eat. 

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Edinburgh

I have family who live near Edinburgh so I've been around Edinburgh so many times since I was little. But during summer Edinburgh is always so much fun, especially when Fringe Festival is about. So much entertainment during the day time for everyone & the evenings include so much fun; including comedians and shows. Around 5 years ago I had my first fringe festival experience where we saw the park filled with entertainment, which was great for my younger cousins and two years ago I went on an evening with my Aunt & Nan, and I watched a comedy show. It was great to see the other side to the festival and ever since I've been wanting to take Tom and to explore the city a little more. I may have been plenty times before, but I don't remember much of the city and I'd love to spend a weekend really getting to know the place, because it really is beautiful! 
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Camping Pods - Cornwall or Wales


While I'm thinking of weekends away, I think this would count as a long weekend. But what a fun long weekend it would be. Camping but with a little more comfort and look how cute these pods are! Honestly I think I came across camping pods through Zoella's blog a few years ago and for a while myself and my friends, we've all been wanting to go camping but we've never actually gotten round to booking somewhere to stay. I'd love to price these up, get every body on board and take a drive down to one of these sites. I'm pretty sure you can find many sites around the UK which have these, however I know Wales and Cornwall definitely have places and when growing up those places were where I spent a lot of time on family holidays so going close to those places again would be so much fun! 

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Center Parcs & Spa


A couple days ago, I had this sudden urge to book some time away and some how Centre Parc's suddenly came to mind. I'm not sure why and I'm not sure if this will happen any time soon. Something about getting away to centre parc's just sounds lovely, the peace and quiet in the woods, but the beautiful looking hotels, the relaxation of spas and all the indoor and outdoor activities they have on offer. Honestly, it wasn't until I was writing this post where my friend Hannah made me aware theres spa's at the centres. Oh I guess until the day I can book a holiday here I'll day dream of the things I can get up to here! 


And there you have it, a little insight to my list of places I'd love to see. Something about this year has really brought out the wanderlust in me. This year is the first time I feel comfortable enough and have the money to book places and get away, and I'd love to look back on my year and think of all the most amazing places I've been and all the great things I've seen. I'm not even lying, I'm so close to packing my bag and making my way to the train station and see what place I find myself, oh if only life were that simple ey! 
Where's the places you want to visit most? Or your favourite weekend get aways, I'd love to know about them? 
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  1. Wow I loved this post! You chose such beautiful images to accompany your very inspiring words. I live in Manchester and I would love to visit all of these places in the UK, and also Liverpool - I can't believe I live so close to it and I've never been!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
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    1. Thank you so much!! Oh I've been to Liverpool it was beautiful and so much fun. I've also been to Manchester one or twice but I'd love the chance to explore the city a little more!?

      Sarah xo

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  2. I really want to travel some more too! I'm trying to sort out a trip to Cornwall this summer. Sun, ice cream and the beach? That's all I want!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I hope you make the plans for cornwall!! My brother lives there currently and weve planned a (pretty big) family holiday to spend a week near him. I'm so excited for our trip there!

      Sarah xo

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  3. Loved this post Sarah! I really want to go to Brighton myself. There is something so pretty about the beach and the little streets :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. OMG, we should go as a little group!? LETS DO IT!!!

      Sarah xo

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  4. The camping pods look really interesting. I'd love to experience that! :]

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    1. It's been something I'd love to do for a while! My mom recently went glamping and now I kind of want to go and do it!!

      Sarah xo

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  5. I would love to go to cornwall, its on my bucket list =]

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    1. I hope you make the trip, cornwall is beautiful!!

      Sarah xo

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  6. London is such an incredible place for a staycation - I've been a few times and I'd love to go again. I went to see The Lion King last time I visited and I'd love to go see another show next time (possibly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!). I'd also love to go for a fancy afternoon tea and shopping, of course!

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    1. I just need to persuade the boyfriend its a good idea haha. Ooh I'd definitely love to see both those shows!?
      and afternoon tea and shopping sounds like a wonderful idea!!

      Sarah xo

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  7. This is such a good idea for a post. Brighton is my absolute favourite little city, possibly because I go there every year and have done pretty much since I moved away when I was two years old (I was born there!) It's so charming and I wasn't at all surprised at how popular it's become over the past few years. I know exactly what you mean about the camping pods as well - ever since Zoella's post I've been dying to go to one but it's just the kind of thing that you HAVE to have a car for, isn't it?

    I always felt like Center Parcs was more of a kids thing... but I've never actually been so I don't know why I thought that. If it has a spa and outdoor activities then it sounds ideal though!

    Imogen // imogenscribbles.co.uk

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    1. As much as I'd love to see Brighton, I'd worry about how busy it would be and if I'd manage because of the crowds ha. Oh yesss, I think for the camping pods and center parks I'd need car as transport!!
      I just wish I had the funds to book weekends away at all places!?

      Sarah xo

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