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Postcards from… The Cotswolds in December

I booked our weekend in the Cotswolds on a complete whim one day in October when I was off sick from work. I had no idea then (stressed though I was) how necessary a few days away in tranquil countryside would be. Neither of us had ever been to the Cotswolds before, and while it didn’t capture my heart in the same way that other areas of the UK have, it did possess that special chocolate-box charm that’s quite unlike anywhere else. …

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Postcards from… York in Autumn

Contrary to the vast majority of bloggers and instagrammers who are filling up my feeds with their joy at the return of woolen jumpers, rainy days, and cold, dark nights, the colder months are not my favourite. I dread saying goodbye to warm sunshine and long evenings when this time of year rolls around. But now I live in York, there’s something to ease the transition into the latter parts of the year, because autumn in this city can be nothing short of spectacular. Perhaps because it’s the time of year I first moved here (almost exactly four years to the day as I type, no less), but York’s autumn holds such a special place in my heart. I actually think it’s one of the best times to visit the city, so if you’re heading to York this autumn, here are some prime photo-spots for your cosy, golden-toned Instagram feed.…

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Postcards from… Durham in July

It hadn’t occurred to me just how straightforward it is to get to Durham from York until I took a trip to Newcastle back at the beginning of 2018, and the train sailed straight past it less than an hour after we left York station. I was captured by it then, the astonishing Cathedral presiding over this quaint little city nestled in the northern countryside, and resolved to venture there myself sometime soon. ‘Soon’ ended up being almost eighteen months later, in the middle of summer while I took some spontaneous annual leave from work.…

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Postcards from the West Coast: San Francisco

From Union Square to Lombard Street, City Lights Bookshop to the Embarcadero, Coit Tower to Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco stole my heart.

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