Where’s Wallis? On a whirlwind UK visit

This August was my first trip back to the UK since leaving at the start of November 2014. I wouldn’t exactly call it a ‘holiday’, but it was absolutely fantastic to catch up with family and friends.Given the amount that we did, I won’t bore you with a detailed narrative of my whereabouts and emotions at hourly intervals throughout the trip. Instead, here are LOTS of snaps, and the ‘highlights’ from each stop: (Bangkok stop en route is getting its own little post)

The itinerary:

  • Sydney
  • Bangkok – 3 nights
  • Gatwick
  • Exmoor, North Devon (parents) – 3 nights
  • Bristol (brother)
  • Oxford (school friends) – 2 nights
  • London (lots of people) – 3 nights
  • Edinburgh (cousin) – 2 nights
  • St Andrews/Cupar (Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents)
  • London (Book of Mormon) – 1 night
  • Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire (sisters) – 1 night
  • York (wedding) – 2 nights
  • Gatwick
  • Sydney
The route got too long for Google!

The route got too long for Google!

Exmoor, North Devon

What we did:

  • Walks (including adopting a runaway dog);
  • Visit to Lynton and Lynmouth;
  • Pub lunch;
  • Afternoon tea;
  • Dunster Castle
  • Visit to Cobbaton combat collection

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With my parents

Doggles

Doggles

Adopted for the walk

Adopted for the walk

Mooove please

Mooove please

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At Dunster Church

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Lynmouth

Overgrown boys playing in the tanks

Overgrown boys playing in the tanks

Oxford (via Cirencester)

Where we stayed:

  • Jesus College, £105 per night including breakfast (only available during university holidays)

What we did:

 

Cirencester stop-off

Cirencester stop-off

Cirencester

Cirencester

Christchurch (Harry Potter) College

Christchurch (Harry Potter) College

Running tours available.

Running tours available.

Our digs for 2 nights :)

Our digs for 2 nights 🙂

Varsity Rooftop bar

Varsity Rooftop bar – drinks overlooking those ‘dreaming spires’

Punting lessons

Punting lessons

They shouldn't have...

They really shouldn’t have…

Beautiful Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Beautiful Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

3rd afternoon tea of the trip in the Orangery

3rd afternoon tea of the trip in the Orangery

Trout dinner with the ladies!

Trout dinner with the ladies!

London

What we did (basically ate, drank and saw friends):

I was clearly have far too much fun, and stuffing my face too much, as I only have ONE photo from London…

My wonderful pal Beth

My wonderful pal Beth

Edinburgh, St Andrews and Cupar, Scotland

What we did:

Angel of the North

Angel of the North

On the Border

On the Border

Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey

Scott Monument

Scott Monument (so many steps!)

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Crags

Edinburgh Crags at sunset

Anstruther

Anstruther

Fish and Chips!

Fish and Chips (Ben admitted ‘maybe better than Kiwi fush and chups!’)

Tunnelling at St Andrews Castle

Tunnelling at St Andrews Castle

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Little Yellow Door in St Andrews

Family walk!

Family walk!

London (part 2)

What we did:

Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire

What we did:

  • Long overdue family time with my sisters and their husbands and my adorable nieces and nephew.
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York

What we did:

  • Duxford Imperial War Museum en route (one of the better I’ve been ‘encouraged’ along to)
  • Visit to the York Minster;
  • WEDDING 🙂
Concord at Duxford Imperial War Museum

Concord at Duxford Imperial War Museum

York Minster

York Minster

Scrubbing up!

Scrubbing up!

Photobooth fun :)

Photobooth fun 🙂

Thanks for the best trip everyone! Until next time! Xx

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