My Summer Exploring the UK

Ella at Wast Water, The Lake District

When I think of travelling, I immediately think of jumping on a plane and flying to the opposite end of the world.

It never occurred to me that there was in fact so much to see in my own country or 'my own back yard', as some might say.

With work reaching an all-time-high in being demanding, I haven't got the opportunities to travel for long periods quite yet and so arises the perfect opportunity to explore this rainy yet picturesque country that I call home. And what better way to do that than to become one with nature and brace the elements?

Oh, yeah! I mean camping out in the wind, rain and occasional splash of sunshine that the UK has to offer.

So for the summer of 2017 I took every opportunity (although they were few-and-far-between) to set-out and explore another corner of the British Isles.

Last-Minute Camping in the Lake District

It started off as just a typical Saturday. Woke up, had breakfast, watched TV, went on my laptop, had lunch etc. The day was an exact replica of every other Saturday that I'd experienced recently. Work has been relentless, constantly asking me to go above and beyond with my abilities. So, when the weekend comes… Read More

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Why You Should Push Yourself out of Your Comfort Zone

I went on a very last-minute camping trip last weekend. It was an incredible experience filled with adventure and fun. However, I almost didn't go. Inside I was torn between having an adventure and leaving my comfort zone. Had I listened to my anxious, comfortable side, I would probably be stuck in the same low-mood… Read More

Friday, 16 June 2017

Why I Encourage You to Explore Your Own Back-Yard

We all dream of flying far away. Let's face it, when we think of travelling, we certainly do not even consider staying in our home country. No! We crave different cultures, different climates and different wildlife. I'm probably exactly the same as you in wanting to book a plane ticket and fly to the opposite… Read More

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Freaked Out by Giant Moths in the Peak District

Adventure was calling once more. We purchased more camping supplies and fortunately, I did not have a meltdown in the shop again! Mainly because we knew what we wanted after being camping once already, in the beautiful Lake District. We put the finishing touches on our camping supplies and prepared to head off. Unfortunately, the… Read More

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A Day at Little Moreton Hall

I've decided that I just don't see enough of my country. I often sit, daydreaming about being on holiday (like reminiscing about my recent trip to the Seychelles) when really there's just so much to do if only I got out the house more! This Saturday was different - I decided to go on an… Read More

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Driving to Snowdonia & How We Nearly Turned Back

It was time for our third camping trip. We'd been holding it off for a couple of weeks in the hope that the weather would pick up. It also allowed us time to finally get the car fixed. 3 weeks later, the weather still wasn't great but I just couldn't hold off waiting any longer… Read More

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Climbing Waterfalls in Snowdonia

I did it! By some way of a miracle, I slept all the way through the night, lulled into a deep and peaceful sleep by the therapeutic rumble of the river outside our tent. It certainly made a difference that I remembered to bring pillows this time. Top tip, a lack of pillows whilst camping… Read More

Thursday, 3 August 2017