It’s Been a While…

It’s been so long since I last posted on my blog. The reason is that I haven’t been doing anything particularly postable. I’m going to go ahead and blame the pandemic for this.

As frustrating as it is not being able to travel abroad, it seems to have really inspired me to see what’s on offer in the UK, when I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. It’s been a long 10 months not being able to travel properly, so I’m really looking forward to getting away in July, even if it isn’t abroad.

I’ve been on a couple of short trips already this year to Edinburgh and Norfolk. To summarise, Edinburgh was lovely but whilst I was there it featured that bizarre rule which allowed you to eat inside but not drink alcohol, which was annoying. When I went to Norfolk I stayed in Kings Lynn which I personally wouldn’t recommend, although the hotel was great, the rest of it was questionable. Whilst in Norfolk, I drove to Cromer and Great Yarmouth which are everything you can expect from British seaside towns and I will say no more.

I visited Liverpool and York at the end of last year too. There was a covid curfew in Liverpool and the tier system was in full force which made it difficult to get seated in bars and restaurants. I visited Knowsley Safari while I was there though, which was fabulous to be honest. York was really good, I’ve been many times before and I will happily go many times again.

I’ve finally booked my next adventure to Cornwall. That didn’t sound right… It’s somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while and since we aren’t allowed to leave the UK just yet, what better opportunity than now. Cornwall is 7.5 hours from Newcastle, where I live, so I’ve planned a road trip. I’m going to be in Cornwall for 3 days but the actual duration of the road trip is going to be 7 days. I’m in the process of buying my first house, so understandably I’m trying to keep spends on other things down. This is why I’ve decided to use Air BnB for the first time. I’ve used it to book all of the places I’ll be staying. I’ve picked some really random and ‘unique’ places so the trip should be interesting.

I haven’t been on my Life Of Hols Instagram since November last year but I plan on restarting it, now that travel is a bit more doable. Although I’ve never done this before, I’m going to try and record as much of the Cornwall road trip as I can, primarily using my Instagram as a platform to share it. Failing this, I’ll be sure to upload lots of pictures!

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