Well there we have it, we’re officially in Twixmas 2021. This is the first year I’ve heard the term but I somehow knew exactly what it meant: the period after Christmas and before New Year’s. A time to relax, blur the days and dates and just be. I’ve been chilling in my Christmas loungewear and slippers watching Selling Tampa on Netflix. Loving every minute.

It’s uncertain what January 2022 will bring in terms of more restrictions (or not) so I thought it might be helpful to share a few fun things to do at home that don’t involve binge watching Netflix or napping. Over the past two years I’ve tried a few different meal kits, activities etc in an attempt to make the weekends feel like an actual break before walking over to my chair again to start the week. Hope these suggestions are helpful and let me know what you plan to try or have already tried!

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Hello! Travel has been on and off the past few months with restrictions but I’m happy to say I now have some fun travel posts lined up. I posted on my Instagram about this trip last month and snapped a few photos of the rose gold bathtub (below) and lots of people asked where on earth I was. Well, here we are and here are the details.

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Mevagissey

 

Did you know the reason for a thick crust in a cornish pasty was so the working miners could hold their meal without contaminating it with their fingers, and that bit would then be thrown away? I always liked the thick crust, but there’s a practical history to the design of a pasty.

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Hello! It’s been a while. I suppose the nature of a travel blog means no recent updates due to the current global pandemic! But I really wanted to share something with you, and so it got me thinking – what can we do right now if not a dreamy holiday abroad?

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About two hours out of London is the small town of Rye in East Sussex. I only knew of Rye because of the famous Mermaid street (photo above), a cobble street that looks very picturesque. We spent four days in Rye and it was a really nice and relaxing trip.

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There is so much beauty in the UK and so much I have yet to see. Most of my UK posts are places within two hours outside of London, so a little easier to plan a weekend or long weekend away. But recently I went to Wales and it was stunning.

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Time Out London recently featured the famous Treepod in Cornwall. I don’t think many people know what it is but it seems to pop up occasionally on social media so people recognize it. I stayed in the Treepod about three summers ago and it was definitely an experience.

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I absolutely *love* England. I’m really starting to explore the country and all the quirky accommodations that come with different destinations. I’ve wanted to go to Dorset for a while now as I’ve seen lots of photos. Durdle Door, the most photographed landmark that’s part of the Jurassic Coast, was just as nice as I imagined.

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Chichester is a really nice part of England that I’d recommend going to. It’s less than two hours out of London, and in a weekend you can get a feel for their local market, have cream tea on the high street, and even go on a wine tasting. This was the best part for us.

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The New Forest is a really beautiful part of South England with wild ponies roaming! It’s about a two hour drive from London and has some beautiful green scenery on the way. We opted for camping this time — my first time in England, and since a teenager. View Post