9:50 AM, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The last stop of our English roadtrip was the Cotswolds. Truly…beautiful..and so different from everywhere else in the UK I had been to. We had a farm stay at Stow on the Wold. And everyday, we were just continually taken aback by the beauty of this place. The area is defined by a certain stone which most of the houses and buildings are made of that is rare in the United Kingdom and now known as the Cotswold stone. The unique features of the Cotswolds include the Cotswolds stone and the predominantly rural landscapes that contain historical towns, stone-built villages, beautiful landscapes and gardens. You can view my photo diary below! We had driven from Stratford-upon-Avon which is of course the famous town known to be where Shakespeare was born and had lived and after a day of pretty touristy stuff, I was ready to be in the real English country. The drive to the Cotswolds from Stratford was only about 30 minutes and such a scenic drive, one that I definitely recommend to anyone heading to this part of England. There is so so much to see at the Cotswolds but we did sadly visit at the wrong time of the year. Guess it only means I'll have to be back next summer to run amongst endless Lavender fields. Being surrounded by much beauty just gave me so much time to be able to find peace within myself. Coming on this road trip has been the best thing I had done getting away from the hustle and bustle of London. I'm personally someone who is always putting a lot of pressure of myself, constantly streesed out about the future but being on the road allowed me to really just, ENJOY what's being presented in front of me. I would sing out loud wherever I went, eat so much, buy a huge loaf of bread to feed the ducks and swans whenever I saw them, shop for teacups and plates for Eat Plate Love. And we'll be back by our B&B usually at about 9pm after a long dinner and wine. So nice to actually be able to do something relaxing and distancing myself from socia media for abit, even if it means taking a nice bubble bath for as long as I need to. So grateful for this trip out. Hope you enjoy the photos! All photos of me taken by my dearest aunt, Jolene, who also planned this entire roadtrip.
I am wearing Zara cropped bustier, H&M skirt, Chanel flats
Reformation dress, Man Repeller X Superga sneakers