I thought I’d go back to my old ways. Back to 2016 me where I was wannabe artsy and cool and did photo diaries. But now I’ve just got a lot of random photos and I don’t know what to do with them but I want to share them. Most of them are from the past few weeks of exploring my stomping ground – the Cotswolds. I blooming love where I live. And I could never get bored of the picturesque walks and little towns. So I thought I’d do a bit of an easy going post about exploring the Cotswolds.
Weekend walks are always a thing in my household. Whether they’re dog walks, just a quick stroll or a little hike around they’re prime time for a good old weekly detox and self care sesh. Leave the phone at home, or least on do not disturb, and just go take a breath of fresh air. It also leaves for great photography time, which helps keep me inspired after a long week. The thing I love about my neck of the woods is that, even after 20 years I never get bored of it. The only things that change are whether there’s cows in the fields or not really. And yet I don’t think I’ll ever get bored. I also become quite the sheep photographer…
So I spent my bank holiday Monday walking round Moreton in Marsh, somewhere I used to go to a lot. Mainly to go to horse and country shows or just to drive through to go somewhere else. So as the glorious 3 day weekend was approaching I suggested we actually stopped for a wander.
My parents are big fans of antiquing, and the 70 year old lady inside of me has also become quite fond of the trips around random barns and garages to find some absolute bargains. So of course on the way we quickly searched which ones would be open and had a good old mosey. Followed by a spot of lunch. We then spontaneously (I say spontaneously in the most old people way possible) headed around the arboretum. Which has been one of those ‘always drive past and say “we must go there” but never actually go there’ locations. But we finally went to wander around the trees and the garden centre because, why not, really?
So there’s a little photo diary for you. Excuse the waffle and just enjoy the pretty pictures. It’s definitely made me want to write about the Cotswolds a lot more. Where to go, what to do, the whole shabam. Definitely visit Moreton if you get the chance, it’s great for a chill afternoon if you like market towns with some good pubs and pretty interior shops. And there are quite a few bits to do around it that are easy to get to! And on that note, have a good rest of week and weekend chums.