Alex and I were very blessed to be able to travel to England a few weeks ago for a babymoon/3 year anniversary trip! We have friends that live outside of London and so we were able to stay with them and we get very cheap airline tickets (if you're looking to fly to Europe on the cheap, check out WOW Air...just be sure to pack light, that's how they get you!). We both absolutely LOVE England. I studied abroad in London my senior year at Clemson and enjoyed going back with Alex last year (see parts one, two, three, and four of that trip) and then again this year. Alex is currently working on a PhD in Historical Theology on Charles Spurgeon who was a famous English pastor in London in the 1800's and so he's gone to England one additional time without me to do a lot of research on Spurgeon.
This time, our trip mainly consisted of driving around the English countryside and visiting small villages and eating lots of cream tea (cream tea consists of a scone, jam, clotted cream, and tea). We were able to spend a few days in the Cotswolds which was a dream come true for me because I have ALWAYS wanted to go there and it did not disappoint! We also got to see Dorset and the coast and the beautiful countryside in Somerset. One of our last days there, we went to the small town of Chawton and saw Jane Austen's house where she wrote all of her novels. I am a huge Jane Austen fan and a big fan of Victorian English literature in general, so that was very exciting (don't worry, Alex enjoyed it too)! We also went to the small village of LaCock which is where the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice was filmed, it was adorable. In addition to Austen's house, picture below you'll also find William Churchill's house, C.S. Lewis' house, and Headley Grange (where Zeppelin recorded Stairway to Heaven).
I'm excited to share that I will be opening a store soon with a few of my favorite prints from my two trips to England! I'll share more soon, but these prints will be high quality photographic art prints and I think they would make great gifts or would be wonderful framed in your home. I can't wait to share more details soon!
For now, here's some of my favorite pictures from our trip: